It’s been a busy week of the usual rushing about…the heat and humidity is really exhausting and the constant temperature changes as you jump into a car, switch on the A/C, travel to wherever you are going, jump out into the heat…rush into an icy building, have the meeting, then back out into the heat and obviously a super hot car…. then the car eventually cools down and then you are just getting used to the temperature when you are back out into the heat again at the next appointment! It really takes it out of you, resulting in one arriving home feeling like a wet rag…literally!
I have been taking great comfort in reading one of my favourite magazines from South Africa, House and Leisure-it is winter in South Africa of course, so the decor reflects the season with lovely rich colours and gorgeous wintry vistas!
This contemporary home in particular, caught my eye- the lines are just beautiful and I love the simple colour scheme….
I know I have said this before (and of course I am biased in my opinion) , but South African homes are generally very stylish …..I have proof to back up my opinion!
Yesterday, while looking through the House and Leisure website, I found this incredible home in Johannesburg.
I am a Classic girl through and through, but this contemporary home really speaks to me…
I love the smooth lines and curves and of course the colour!
It is a perfect home for the type of lifestyle which South Africans enjoy..a lot of outdoor living -so spaces are designed to open up and let the outside in.
This kitchen is wonderful…bright and clean and clearly designed for a family.
A view into the atrium-I love how interesting shadows are thrown by the architectural details of the home.
Fabulous bathroom with a view into the trees…
I think this is the kind of home which would suit the UAE type of lifestyle perfectly…I have constantly wondered why more of this type of home have not been built here. The architects here tend to build monolithic two and three story blocks with a flat roof…perhaps it is more economical to air condition a smaller footprint?