PEARL VALLEY 276 South Africa
DescriptionA young family re-locating to the Western Cape was looking to change from city living to a more relaxed country lifestyle in which to bring up their young family and settled for the exclusive Pearl Valley Golf Estate located near Paarl, just 30 minutes away from the Mother City of Cape Town. The initial architectural footprint for the house was designed by Gauteng based architect, Gardiol Bergenthuin. The owners approached us to focus on the interior design of all the internal spaces. The design approach was to focus on the use of natural organic materials such as timber and stone. These tactile materials added a sense of homeliness and warmth to the contemporary architecture. A number of elemental forces are captured in the use of water features and fireplaces that were added to the project. Raw, natural materials were used throughout the project. Timber flooring was used throughout, which contrasts with the raw off-shutter concrete ceilings, warm stone and marble cladding. The owners of this home love to entertain and wanted the house to reflect their lifestyle. Key features of this include the bespoke wine cellar adjacent to the dining room which has been screened off by laser-cut metal sliding panels. The informal family spaces include an open plan kitchen, informal dining and open bar, all linked to the entertainment lounge. A feature marble clad two-sided fireplace divides and screens off the family lounge from the spa room. These areas of the house flow out onto the outdoor entertainment deck with a sunken outdoor boma (a typical South African outdoor enclosure). Here timber seating is casually arranged around an open fire. The furniture is modern and complementary to the experience of the home. Tactile finishes including timber, textured leathers and raw linens add a sophisticated sense of understated luxury. The clients’ love for colour has been introduced with injections of bold print In the dining room a collection of Tom Dixon’s lights add glamour to this space. In the main bedroom a dramatic statement is effected with the random lights from MOOOI.