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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

French Eclectic in Johannesburg

This home belongs to a very creative South African couple who live here with their 10 year old daughter and a number of dogs . This conservatory with its gorgeous shutters opens off the kitchen.

The house is over 100 years old and the current owners spent a year restoring it. The rose garden is a riot of colour.


The conservatory, with 100 year old French shutters, opens onto the vegetable garden.

The chandelier in the conservatory houses a real bird's nest!

The impressive staircase leads off the entrance hall. What a beautiful light fitting!

The beautiful silk curtains ate from the UK, the chandelier from the Czech Republic and the chairs below from Buenos Aires.

Daughter and dogs on the exuberantly coloured French sofa.

The main bedroom with beautiful French bed and chaise longue.

This beautiful glass door in the main bedroom was imported from Brazil.

I hope your enjoyed this tour of another South African home.

Till next time

 Sharon x

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  1. I could tour South African homes like this all day long! This was perfect in every way! I'm so glad I saw this post! I love the curtains from the UK and I love the shutters! We have some that are similar in the shop right now! What a beautiful and happy home! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. I did I truly enjoyed seeing this stunning home Sharon. Those shuttered windows off their kitchen are fabulous. The whole house is really wonderful and so is their daughter and big dogs. Thank you for sharing!


  3. Hi Sharon, what a gorgeous house! The conservatory and its doors (and shutters) are stunning. I love the eclectic mix of furniture and doses of cheerful color throughout. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow, that was gorgeous. Such a fun and livable home. Fiona

  5. Wow Sharon, this is absoltuely exquisite!

  6. You bring us into the most spectacular homes Sharon. I really enjoy these posts. Happy Wednesday...or is it Thursday there?!

  7. The conservatory is divine! And so are the dogs....maybe deer hounds?? I love the shutters :) Cheers, Loi

  8. Une restauration très réussie et toute en élégance ... Il doit faire bon y vivre.
    Bonne journée

  9. I love it when you show us the beauty of architecture, and snippets of lifestyle from your corner of the world.
    Amazing images, Sharon.

  10. I am in love with all the blue shutters! I have been looking for some antique ones. The dogs are adorable to.

  11. What an incredible place! I love the exterior and how they make it a bit less formal and serious with jolts of color and great art. What a unique, beautiful home.

  12. That is an absolutely stunning home.

  13. Sharon, I always love your posts, and this one especially. I think those 3 big dogs with the little girl are Briard's. My son has 3 of them too and they are so sweet. But besides that I love the subject of this post entirely. xx's

  14. Looks absolutely lovely! Really has a certain charm to it! J'aime beaucoup! Merci!