The scenic coastal town of Mossel Bay can be reached via the stunning garden route in the Southern Cape of South Africa – it is the southernmost tip blessed by both sun and sand. And it is here that we are about to explore the unique and lavish beauty of House Riana Scheepers, an abode which is a creative medley of old world charm, modernism, stylish rusticity and dashes of quirk. Luxurious furnishing, modish design accents, individualistic décor, pops of lively colours and lavish use of natural wood make this residence a joy to be in. You will be equally impressed by the elegant living spaces, grand kitchen, opulent bedrooms, as well as classy bathrooms. So get ready for the tour of a lifetime, thanks to the architects at Coetzee Alberts Architects!
The bold red and plush couches with their patterned cushions pay homage to the vibrant South African landscape, while a grand carpet decks the marble floor. Beyond the living area lies the dining arrangement on a raised platform with furniture crafted from solid wood for an earthy effect. An extremely trendy and futursitic coffee table in glass balances the splashes of colour in this area, while a bright and traditional lamp engulfs the setting in a soothing glow.
The luxurious kitchen brings art to the table besides delectable foods, with paintings and sculptural wall installations. The horses seem like they are in a race as their heavy metal bodies project from the wall on the left, while a painting on the opposite beige wall makes a stately expression. The sleek and expansive counter offers ample room for prepping while the sleek white drawers provide generous room for storage.
The classic tufted leather couches in the lounge will make you yearn to take a seat as you relax in the luxuriously appointed space. The molten golden and burgundy hues in this room as well as the stone fireplace flanked by silken suede upholstered chairs will take your breath away! The intricately patterned rug and the neatly arranged candles on the mantelpiece complete the look of this room, while the shelves holding books cater to hours of leisurely reading.
The staircase has a curvy thatched ceiling overhead which is quite a contrast when set against the sleek chrome railing. As the meeting ground of the industrial and the tropical styles of decor, the staircase design makes an interesting and quirky statement here. A lone artwork and quirky windows line its wall, which winds sensuously to take you upstairs.
The master bedroom features a luxurious sleigh bed in teak with solid beams running across the ceiling here. The warm wooden glow of the room is further accentuated by the ornately carved chest at the end of the bed and the earthy natural wood floor. Large glass doors lead to the airy balcony, while a classy seating arrangement in solid wood caters to idle chatting. A sleek bureau and bookshelves add to the comfortable vibe of the bedroom, while golden lamps lend a hint of glamour.
The golden hued bathroom has a classic curvy bathtub with an asymmetrical mirror above, which lends a quirky vibe. The thatched ceiling, the wooden bureau holding the rounded sink, and the earthy floor tiles add tropical grandeur to the space, while a patterned glass screen adds contemporary style.
The gilded four poster bed in this bedroom and the quaint cushioned bench at the foot end ensure that you get to enjoy plenty of charm and luxury in this space. The rich drapes, the pretty chandelier, the golden mirror, and faux animal rug engulf this room with oodles of lavish comfort.
The deck rendered in solid dark wood is perfect for admiring the natural beauty surrounding the property. Beautifully carved balustrades edge the quirky twists and turns of the deck, while a picture perfect gazebo offers shade for seating.
Different design styles coupled with vibrant hues, earthy textures, sleek touches of modernism and artistic accents make this villa one of a kind! Here's another tour which might inspire you too - A Tiny but Artistic House in Mumbai.