Vivez Bien * Live Well

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Laid-back local style

I posted previously here about a restaurant that I went to where the decor was so appealing. The restaurant is owned by a Capetonian interior designer by the name of Salome Gunter. I have found some more images of her work to show to you. She has a very relaxed French eclectic style and creates such unpretentious and livable interiors.

These slipcovers look as though they are made from old French tea towels or mangle cloths. I love the humble old school bench paired with the Persian carpet.

This setting is wonderful in its simplicity

A bedroom with a very French country flavour

I love the soft green of the island, the ceiling and hanging pot rack.

The muted colours in this bedroom are so peaceful

Chequered floor, striped bench cushions and cafe tables make a very inviting combination

This rustic French farmhouse style is just perfect (via Elle Decoration)

The bathroom of the same house and ....

...the kitchen. Aren't those rustic beams and exposed attic amazing?

This picture and the few following are from her weekend cottage. So simple and pared down. (via SA House and Leisure mag)

Pictures via Salome Gunter Interiors

I hope you are all having a lovely and relaxing weekend.

Till next time

Sharon x


  1. Sharon these interiors are just stunning. I would love to live this way! I love that first photo of the slipcovered pieces.
    I agree with you on the exposed beams and attic...oh sensational!!
    Thanks for sharing such gorgeous viewing these with my first coffee of the morning!!

    Pamela xo

  2. Hi Sharon these photos are gorgeous!! I LOVE those chairs in the first picture! Enjoy your weekend my friend, I am off to do some planting. Martina

  3. Hello Sharon,
    Lovely inspiring Images- I have always admired Salome Gunter's creative take on every thing she takes on- so nice to see these pic's.enjoy the rest of your weekend. xoxo Colette~Afrique du Sud

  4. Hi Sharon, Such lovely images. So many ideas I haven't seen before. I love the bedroom with the window screen backdrop. A Very inspiring post. Thank-you. Leahxx

  5. Thanks for sharing those fabulous pictures, Sharon! They are a wonderful inspiration for me. I love her style too (even tho I have never heard of her before now).

  6. This is very relaxing! Thanks for sharing!...Daniel

  7. These are gorgeous rooms. I love the simplicity. I would love to move right in. Have a wonderful Sunday.