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Monday, May 2, 2011

Lovely Local Home

Today I want to show you some pictures of a beautiful home in Cape Town. I was lucky enough to visit it a few years ago and have always remembered it. It is a private house but is available as a venue for certain functions such as small weddings or birthday parties. The owner, along with her partner, caters for these functions and does all the decor as well. Her catering business is called Ottimo Cibo which is Italian for "Great Food". She is clearly a very talented person with exquisite taste! Take a look at these pictures and I'm sure you will agree with me.

The house is painted in the perfect shades of grey

The interiors are all muted and uncluttered

Isn't this fireplace beautiful?

I'm sure we are all going to be copying this idea with our mismatched candle holders!

French doors lead out of every room

The accessories all match the muted colour palette

The pool area is so inviting
Even the colour scheme in the garden is limited to green, white, blue and lavender. No loud yellows or oranges in this garden!

Isn't this water feature beautiful?

I love this table and cafe style chairs combined with  the chequerboard paving

All photos via here

Have a lovely week. Till next time.

Sharon x


  1. You do show the most beautiful homes. Your local area must be stunning. There isn't anything I don't like about this home. The gardens and outdoor areas are exceptional. I just love your blog Sharon and seeing your local area. Leahxx

  2. I have never been to South Africa but Sharon guess what... you make me want to pack my bags right away with these images. In all these photos you show I feel I could be in France. It appears to be a stunningly beautiful area that you live in xx

  3. Another perfect post to have my morning coffee with Sharon!
    This place is gorgeous! I love the white and grey serene!
    I love her garden colours too. I am not a fan of loud yellow or red in the garden. I perfer the colours she has.
    South Africa is so beautiful!!

    Pamela xo

  4. What a beautiful home! Adore the soft and muted colors. Very soon will be wishing for that pool.

  5. Hello Sharon,Love great that you share local homes and talent..thank you! have a lovely week and good luck for school. xoxo Colette ~ Afrique Du Sud

  6. This home is stunning...especially love the gorgeous outdoor space!!