This lovingly restored Cape Town home reflects a passion for period features and Provencal decor
Quite unusual for a home of this age, the flow of the layout was good and it didn’t require too much structural work to open the living spaces up with the help of builders John Smuts and Ian McAllistair of Mc Smuts Building Services. However, when the cottage and garages burnt down in a near catastrophic fire a few years ago, Charlie took the opportunity to redesign the garage and add a utility room.
To set the scene for the light look she was after, Charlie painted all the wooden floors a neutral shade, Plascon’s White Canvas. Some of the walls were left with their RhinoLite finish for an aged feel, while the rest were painted a soft white. For the window frames and doors she selected a pale dove, Shell Grey from the International Colour Chart, which gives the house a distinctly French feel.