South African Style
Awhile ago, I stumbled across this amazing farm in the Cape Winelands, South Africa, called Babylonstoren. I was charmed by its rustic yet comfortable look. Everything looks so light and airy. I can’t even being to imagine how good a week’s stay would be for the soul. (Better than chicken soup, I’d hope.)
The serenity of that gorgeous landscape is echoed within the walls of the farm/hotel/restaurant. It feels like home and like a luxurious hotel and like a farm all at once – from the barn handle doors to the crisp white sheets.
And just feel how light and bright that restaurant is. I bet the food is to die for. I imagine it to be one of those places where you eat so very well, but you never leave with that uncomfortably full feeling of overindulgence. Everything would just be perfect.
But Babylonstoren isn’t the only spot in South Africa with great design. More recently, I’ve come across two more spaces I’m dying to share with you. Next up is this amazing beach bungalow. And with temps hanging out in the 100 degree zone for the foreseeable future, I could seriously do me some beach bungalow right now.
The view reminds me of Maine, only cleaner and with Caribbean style waters. I am loving the weathered look of the wood combined with the baskets and woven rug.
This bungalow carries the light and airy feel of the ocean right inside with it. I love the contrast of he white walls with the warm wood floors. And the way those dark frames pop in the light color scheme. Below – one of the most incredible bedrooms I’ve ever seen.
Finally, I love this small Cape Town home – at 125 square feet small is being generous! But the bright whites and lots of light make it feel open and airy. Are we sensing a theme here?
Again with the white and wood combination. I can’t get enough of it these days and each of these South African spaces seems to balance the two so nicely.
Such a cool outdoor space! It would be so fun to entertain/be a guest here! Who are we kidding, I’d way rather be a guest…at least a semi-permanent one. It would be hard to leave such beautiful surroundings. And another example of a masterful combination of white and wood.
This final shot is almost too stark for me. But the bed lends warmth, as does the kitty, and I find that it grows on me the more I look at it. Those framed out cathedral ceilings aren’t too shabby either.