The open kitchen shelves are practical and are used to store glassware, crockery and some items that the owner has collected on her travels.
Transcending seasons, countries and cultures in many ways, there is a little bit of black and white in everything. It is neither warm nor cold, neither dark nor light, this is why it works. From the classic chequered floors of well worn classic cafés of Paris to the traditional Mexican embroidery patterns, pared-down design in Scandi minimalism or the opulent colonnaded interiors of Venice with their rich marble and black glass Murano chandeliers.
We all love a bit of black and white. In this simple home in Cape Town the owner has mixed design classics with junk shop finds and elements sourced from nature. Burnt black protea tree stems live in handcrafted irregular white vessels, black clay bowls are used for casual meals, and photographs are preserved in simple black frames. Some might say its a bit of everything, all held together by this powerful color combination.
“Rough linen cushions are embroidered with images of their two cats and favorite drawings”
Black and white homes are disciplined and easy to live in. Simple white spaces can be transformed by black and white photographs, black hemp bed linen, or an old table lovingly restored by spraying it black and paring it with a set of white ever classic Panton chairs. In this space, the owner has added texture to the mixed, old-weathered workstations, hand-knitted throws and roughly-crafted black clay crockery all add a soulful, earthy touch.