This renovation lasted four months, where the existing floors were lifted and replaced with Oggie oak floors, the main en suite was completely gutted and a new swimming pool was built.
Rather than creating the ubiquitous white home, Andrea bravely broke the mould by using vintage wallpaper from Cara Saven Wall Design. The simplistic vertical lines of the trees draw the viewer’s eyes to the high-pitched ceiling creating a sense of grandeur in height and space.
The bespoke Casamento sofa became the starting point for the colour and material palette for the living room and drinks area. The hand-embroidered botanicals inspired by the Fynbos kingdom of the Western Cape creates a strong sense of place and transports one into to the world of nature.
Interior renovation, decoration, furnishing, object and art
The clients’ love for African art and traditions is celebrated through the use of Mud cloth linen curtains, African baskets and tribal objet pieces.
‘’My approach is completely layered- the house is a treasure trove of finds. I was fortunate enough that the clients gave us complete freedom to express our vision and we had fun choosing one-off pieces and designing custom furniture’’ - Andrea Graff
The bedrooms are a cornucopia of clashing fabrics where nothing matches but a sense of balance is achieved through Andrea’s ability to curate. Andrea loves creating guest bedrooms with vibrant, unexpected textures and colours as it is more palatable for shorter stays.