I met my dear friend Frank in 2003 when we started our chef’s training in Stellenbosch. We hit it off instantly, and I was soon introduced to his wonderful family. Since then we’ve had many wonderful times at their home in Caledon, as well as their beautiful beach house in Kleinmond.
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 scarfs or flattering tops.
I have been bugging Tasha to photograph her home and let us feature it ever since we started working together on our food shoots in the beginning of the year. That was even before I had seen her house. You see, Tasha shows up every month for our shoots with the most beautiful props, all her own collectables!
Today we visit the home of Cape Town caterer Nelleke Elston. Nelleke and her husband Micheal bought the darling cottage 2 ½ years ago, and has transformed it into an airy and tranquil home. They took on a lot of DIY projects. And by this I mean DIY in the true sense of the word. With the help of family and friends they sanded the floors, painted walls and even transformed the kitchen.
Since we can’t get enough of Pinterest, and we love to share our finds with you, we have decided to share some of our favourite Pinterest trends with you. Our first trend is the dipped trend. I have been spotting it for quite a while.
This week we bring you the newly renovated loft apartment of Cornel Dunn, journalist and decor editor at Rooi Rose Magazine. It is hard to believe Cornel bought the space only four months ago. Cornel says it was love at first sight.
Remember the stunning house we featured last week? Well this week we bring you part 2. There were just too many inspiring pictures to fit into a single post. But if you want to read more about this beautiful home, then see our short interview with the lady of the house, Esmé van Heerden.
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