Entries in South Africa (57)


More from Tonic design

Just had to share one more project from Johannesburg-based Tonic Design. Is that a bar room I spy? Yes please!

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Green with envy

What to do when the house you are refurbishing is perhaps the most beautiful example of Le Corbusier-inspired architecture in Johannesburg? How to breathe new life into an iconic building by local Modernist hero Rex Martienssen? Keep it true, keep it real and let the owner's personality shine through. I'm green with envy over that verdant entry. Greenside Residence by Tonic Design.

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A contemporary guesthouse in South Africa 

South Africa is on my travel bucket list, and this beautifully renovated 1950's 7 bedroom guesthouse in Stellenbosch is accommodations I could definitively see myself really enjoying. Twice Central is owned by Ané Spies, Liesl Swart and Mandi Smit and they did a wonderful job making this a comfortable, casual and contemporary getaway. 

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A casual glam

What do you get when you mix industrial with bling, Palm Springs with plantation style, all with a South African influence? A house brimming with the owner's personality by Durban-based Douglas and Douglas. Definitely glam but a casual almost effortless glam. We know better ;)

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Hump day getaway

It's Wednesday, hump day, the working week half done but still the promise of the weekend is just out of reach. If we can't escape our everyday humdrum then perhaps we can take a virtual getaway to a slice of South African heaven. From its luxury bedrooms and spa-like bathrooms, to its rooftop jacuzzi and an infinity pool overlooking the African bush, to the quirky hippo skeleton hanging above the dining table, the Leobo Private Reserve lodge hits every fantasy getaway note. It even has its own observatory. Via Luxe Houses.

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