African Interior Design Inspiration A Minimalist Home in South Africa
When I first came across the idyllic image of the open doors of this house on Pinterest, I spent ages trying to track down images of the rest of it to no avail; however the house has found me after an unrelated search. Marrying modern minimalism with traditional style, this airy open plan home situated in South Africa makes for a cooling; relaxing retreat in gloriously, hot summer days and offers up some wonderful African interior design inspiration and ideas.
I could not find much information about the house, but hazarding a guess, the build appears to be in the traditional Cape Dutch style, complete with thatch roof; and has been renovated to incorporate contemporary fittings such the central skylight, and housing a dining room at the rear of the house with folding doors to completely open up the house, allowing the outside in. What I like about the home is how beautifully and effortlessly the main part of the house flows through from one end to the other; the feeling of light and airiness maximised by the skylight located over the living area.
Decorated in white from top to bottom further elongates the home, adding to the feeling of soothing, endless space. Decorating with just the colour white and not much else can make for a boring bland space, but the decorators have used textures seen in floor tiles and luxurious shaggy rugs; in addition to natural finishes of warm wood to counteract this, softening the edges to make it more inviting. The addition of locally sourced contemporary African interior design and decor accents, such as art and sculpture, and making design features of the fireplaces add personality to the home, which features a cosy library; and a glass walled bathroom for the more… shall we say adventurous!