Overlooking a leafy park in Jo’burg, this cluster house is set in an amazing location. The owners enlisted the help of interior designer Peter Thomas to create a warm, inviting home that they could enjoy with their family.
Finished with a tin roof, bagged plaster and stonework, the house has beautiful proportions and a wonderfully light aspect. Peter’s brief from was simple: create a relaxed and easy-to-maintain space that could accommodate a brood of children and grandchildren.
The lounge and dining room share an open-plan space so Peter kept similar shades throughout, picking out the blue in the dining room and leaning towards green in the lounge to subtly highlight each area’s individuality.
In the dining room, Peter chose oversized pieces such as extra-tall lamps to balance and make a statement of the room’s wonderfully high ceilings. He added six weathered frames to the family’s original three and grouped them together to create a dramatic picture wall filled with photographs.
The family spends much of their time on the patio, so Peter transformed this area into a garden room that can be closed off from the elements if necessary. A grass rug gives the area a furnished look, while the wrought-iron daybeds maintain the feel of relaxed outdoor living.