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Newlands Family Home {Home Tour}

November 20, 2012 by
Stylish fashion brand Desray needs no introduction. In fact Desray
dresses make a regular appearance in South Africa’s leading glossy
magazines. You will also find Desiree Jearey’s beautiful garments in
more than 60 boutiques all over South Africa, or in one of their four
exclusive shops in the Western Cape. But today we will not be gushing
over her classic dresses, trendy scarves or flattering tops. No, we are
heading to Newlands for a peek at Desiree’s gorgeous family home.
Desiree says she never really fell in love with the house. They bought
it purely for position and area. “It was quite an ugly 1950s house but
it had huge potential and was easily moulded. After having our first
child, we knew that we needed to leave the long summer nights in
Fresnaye to go to the very leafy suburbs of Newlands to be near all the
great schools,” says Desiree. The once ugly house is now a beautiful and
comfortable home where they like to spend time with family and friends.
We really love the relaxed feel of the house, which reminds me of a
holiday villa.

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7 Responses to “Newlands Family Home {Home Tour}”

  1. Adventures in Dressmaking November 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    How peaceful and beautiful! Love the mix of antiques and softness with some modern lines. It does have a Ralph Lauren feel!

  2. Serene Motherhood November 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    What an amazing house, the creativity is astounding…

  3. Desiree Jearey November 21, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Thank you to an amazing team for an incredible job. Love Desray X

  4. À pieds de chaussettes November 21, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Tellement calme et jolie ! Accueillante aussi :)

  5. Juné Joubert November 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Absolutely love this!

  6. Karla Basson November 22, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Absolutely beautiful, just like you Desray! Love your home.

  7. Hermien November 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    How absolutely pristine…! And an owner who perfectly personifies her house rules!

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