An empty room is a story waiting to happen, and you are the author. In this lies a great responsibility.
When walking into an antique shop and taking in the sights and smells of furniture once loved and cherished by someone else, I start building my story around these characters. I envision ladies on the old chaise lounge, sipping tea from the finest porcelain, I see gentleman standing next to the mantelpiece sipping wine from cut crystal glasses.
I appreciate history, but you have to bring your own experience into your rooms. Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love: The feel of thick persian rugs under your feet, the feel of rich fabrics under your finger tips, the way brass taps reflect light on shiny marble tops.
A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. The detail should seduce you and lure your gaze past the rich folds of the heavy curtains and beyond to where the Olifants River valley lies painted within the confines of the window panes and back to the tones and textures of ostrich leather and antique silver.
Decoration is really about creating an environment where our guests can relive the glory and the overflowing wealth of yesteryear, a space where you can reconnect with your friends and family: it is about creating a quality of life that nourishes the soul.
Enjoy our home,