I just love this facade with the deeply recessed French doors, the wall and trim colours, the lanterns and the wonderfully long table under the plane trees. It is just pure romance.
This house is based in JHB but many of the fixtures and furnishings were brought over from France. The daybed, light fitting and columns in the picture below came from various places in France.
The house is an original farmhouse and has many of the features of these old houses such as numerous fireplaces and thick walls. The picture below is the house's original serving area. What a wonderful place to serve drinks from.
The kitchen is large and inviting. The copper pots are from Rue Montmarte in Paris. Don't you love the basket full of eggs in the background. That would make one very large omelette!
This French settee is covered in original Aubusson fabric.
These carriage lights are 16th century Venetian and the table is from a French bistro. The beautiful herringbone floors are white oak.
The stone fireplace you can catch a glimpse of to the left was hand carved. The "calissons", a French confection, in the foreground were made by the home owner. Clearly someone with many talents!
The sitting room is so beautiful. The mirror is an antique from the Empire period.
The main bedroom is triple volume with an antique chandelier and silk curtains. I just love the scale of everything in this home.
The main bathroom with matching French porcelain basins. Beautiful!
This pretty Toile de Jouy bedroom belongs to the eldest daughter. The bed and canopy are also French finds.
Truly a beautiful home don't you think?
All pictures from House and Leisure magazine
Till next time