The kitchen, being the heart of the home for many, as well as Richard’s area of play (he is a world- renowned chef) is a complete mix of old and new. Open shelving spans across the top and bottom
of the space, with a filing cabinet converted into kitchen storage as well. With two islands, one containing a prep bowl and the other a stovetop, it’s easy to see why everyone loves to gather here while hot, hearty meals are being prepared for the family. Copper pots and pans adorn the tops, adding to the fullness, but still being completely practical in their space.
The open shelving extends into the lounging areas too, which houses a window seat that is perfect for curling up with a good book or two on those resting days. The wood used is reclaimed wood, promoting sustainability within the home. Richard and Mouse were rather resourceful when it came to certain items and areas, being very careful to pay attention to every little detail they could.
On appearance, while everything seems very overwhelming at first, the decor pieces and furniture work well together to create a continuous flow throughout the home, really showing that over time and with careful consideration, everything will work together. Styles can and should be mixed to create your personal home space that works for you and your family, as the Poynton’s have shown us. For more information, visit: www.perfecthideaways.co.za/self-catering/ tashdon-homestead/
Words by Yashna Balwanth
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