Break and build
About five years ago, the Louws made a few minor structural changes. The front bedroom was broken through, which immediately increased the open plan space and made way for a fireplace. “Because we spend a lot of time ‘ ‘ ž winter, we wanted a
nice fireplace that also serves as a braai,” explains Leone. The coffee table is a secondhand find; the legs were painted white. Loads of scatter cushions with floral motifs soften space and reflect Leone’s love old world elegance.
Cooking with class
Offering an amazing view of the ocean, the kitchen is enhanced with beautiful items that Leone has collected over the years. She doesn’t believe in skimping or using second best for their holiday home. So a beautiful Royal Albert tea set is at home here, as is a striking Noritake dinnerware set that Leone received 36 years ago as part of her trousseau -because the turquoise works better than in her Malmesbury home. And who’d have thought that this contemporary kitchen is actually 18 years old? –º
I truly believe that nothing should be thrown away; you can easily bring an old piece back to life with a layer of paint or by sawing legs off.
Old farm items serve as ornaments that beautifully complement the seaside theme.