Spaces: Simple Decor

PHOTOS Lien Botha, Dook, David Ross WORDS Debbie Loots


It’s true: it doesn’t take much to imagine the home you want. Just a few basics. A bath. A bed. A fire. And a view. Purpose is key. And herein lies beauty. It’s that simple. 

1. A bed

Rest is not negotiable in this pared-back bedroom. Keep unwanted guests at bay with sheer netting, custom-made according to your preference by Kiwinet.

2. A bath

Step out of your bath in style onto a deliciously heated cement floor. It takes the edge off the cold and makes going about your bathroom business a breeze. 

3. A fire

An authentic fireplace is the essence of this country space, with its eucalyptus-beamed ceiling. Add a wooden table and four chairs and you’re good to go. Get the cool cement-floor look with grey stoep paint available from Plascon’s range of floor colours.

4. A view

Drink in the majesty of the mountains, the flavours of the veld. Walk barefoot across the wooden deck, sit down, rest your back against the timber table. Listen. Rustic wooden tables are available from Eco Furniture Design.