Monday, 28 July 2008

Issue 56 - Heritage Counsel

It's a brand new week, and still there's more to share from the brand new issue of Elle Deco SA!

Today, we're looking at the out-takes from pages 72 - 81, showing an apartment in the glorious Mutual Heights building in central Cape Town.

Mutual Heights is an Art Deco gem that originally housed the offices of Old Mutual insurance, and after standing empty for a few years, it was renovated for residential apartments.
Now the high ceilings, prismatic windows, grand entrance and old world detailing makes it a landmark address of in the Mother City. (Photos above from the Mutual Heights website)
This apartment is a pied a terre in the city, occasionally rented out to style-seeking visitors. Interior designer Camilla Fraser was commissioned to undertake the aesthetic overhaul.

High volume ceilings and windows meant that blinds and curtains needed special attention, as they take up so much of the visual space.
Deco touches, like this drinks trolley, link the past to the present.
Philippe Starke's Louis Ghost chairs at the dining room table add a playful touch to the serious air of luxury, as does the laser cut wooden chandelier by Mila.
Drawings of Cape flora by local artist Kurt Pio grace either side of the highly symmetrical central living area.

Production: Lauren Shantall
Photos: Mark Williams

1 comment:

Freshly Found said...

Ooh Just the Inspiration I needed for my new cement finish floors and warm grey walls! Will buy my copy later today!