Gretha Bester, co-owner of Makietie Linen, opens her lovely family home to us today. We met Gretha and Janine from Makietie at Kamers vol Geskenke last year, and fell in love with their gorgeous linen range. Some of you may have seen that we used Makietie linen for some of our food shoots. The fabric is not just beautiful, but also super photogenic, and made our job really easy. Gretha’s home is just as beautiful as the linen her company produces. The house was built in 1925, and the family has lived there for six years.
With its big windows, wooden floors and big stoep, this house is everything a family can ask for. It’s a beautiful but relaxed abode with a warm and inviting atmosphere.The kitchen is my favourite room of the Bester home. That vintage display cabinet has stolen my heart!
Yolandé Marx joined us for this adventure.
I love my home because
of the colonial architecture.
What item or aspect do you love most about your home?
The high ceilings and wooden floors.
I am inspired by
My favourite room is
the living room, because it is close to the kitchen and fireplace and leads to the entertainment area outside.
My home DIY projects included
applying wallpaper to the living area walls.
I splurged on
original period woodwork.
My advice for other home decor enthusiasts are
avoid modern trends.
The biggest challenge is
that the kitchen is dark, we plan to put a skylight in the roof.
My style is best described as
lived in and relaxed.
My favourite destination is