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A renovated farmhouse in South Africa

This is a beautiful 1840's Cape Dutch farmhouse located in South Africa. I am totally smitten with its neutral decor and all the wood floors and beamed ceilings throughout. I could go on about it but I am slightly drunk (I'm writing this Saturday night) having spent a few hours hanging out at a Legion with some of my favourite people on this planet and it's got me thinking (I clearly don't drink much). I have a love affair with interior design (also pretty clear as Jo and I have had this blog for over 10 years) but this past week has really done a number on me. Hanging out at the Country Cat Sanctuary last Sunday whilst managing not to bring home any cats and staying late at work every day this past week with each day being more hellish than the next, and managing to find time on Wednesday evening to go see Kedi at the movie theatre which, being the crazy cat lady that I am, really moved me, and going to a vintage show yesterday and finally leaving 5 hours later where I got to meet some awesome new people (and one vendor I was hoping to visit with was at the hospital with a bleed in her brain) and spend some quality time having drinks with the always fabulous ladies of social enterprise HighJinx whose lives are devoted to helping others....it just makes me stop and think about the important things in life. I am grateful for this blog and this community and my passion for design. So enjoy these wonderful photos of Herbertsdale Farmhouse, and I hope it inspires you. Via VISI. (Photos: Jan Ras)

Reader Comments (11)

Such an elegant, yet simple and rustic home. Love the collections of lanterns and candles. Breathtaking!

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusan L.

Adorable, absolutely amazing and impressive.

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAaditya K. Sharma

What a lovely home. I love the neutral palette.

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Love the bathroom! The closet... swoon!

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIvy Lane

I love the ambiance of this home, warm and every detail done right.

And KiM, we are so grateful for you and Jo right back - for all your efforts here on your great blog, and all the good things you're doing outside of it. Don't forget to take care of yourself too :)

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered Commenteraxie

LOVE this place, especially the bathroom. I have been reading your blog for as long as I can remember and always appreciate it, every day and your thoughts/comments last night were lovely, thank you. I also enjoyed reading about HighJinx, very special. Thank you for putting all of this together every day as it feed my love for interior design and places.

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarcy

Love the bathroom

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered Commenterxavier

Jo and Kim you are legends. You both never fail to inspire and delight. I look at your blog daily and it just takes me out of the mundane into the fantasy. I appreciate your efforts to create such a great blog.

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdonna

...and thank you for the work you put in to make this blog my favourite thing to open up in the morning.

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

@axie, @marcy, @donna, @Christine - thanks so much ladies XOXOXOXO

26 Mar 2017 | Registered CommenterKiM

Lot of ideas ... for my mearge farmhouse

26 Mar 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElvisphile

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