Changing Spaces Interior Design

Soulful Sanctuary

Cheryl Herweg, interior designer and owner of Changing Spaces Interior Design, and her team were commissioned to design the interiors of this Cape home. Offering a professional and personalised service, the firm is known for its passion and distinguished design style, and is proficient in delivering high-end interiors. For this home, rich textured fabrics and gorgeous materials were chosen for the bespoke furnishings and perfectly manufactured for each space. The custom-printed wallpaper throughout makes these interiors unique.

Moving from the bustling city life of Joburg 14 years ago, this family found refuge in their new home in Melkbosstrand, a small village along the West Coast. Settling on an estate that ticked all the boxes, the owner says: “We love that we are right in the middle of beautiful indigenous fauna and flora, yet within walking distance of the ocean and large stretches of beautiful beaches.

“We have views of the lovely golf course, which apart from the daily golfers has springbok, birds and other wildlife frequenting the space. All of this and only a short 30-minute drive into the city centre of Cape Town.”

The owners opted to renovate the original house. “We loved our house from the day we walked into it, and that was before we made changes and alterations along the way. We wanted to modernise our home, and update it with new bathrooms and a kitchen. “We have always wanted solid wood floors as well, so those were installed throughout the house. We needed to move the windows and doors to allow for proper placement of furniture.”

ABOVE: Available exclusively at WOMAG, the Nova Calacatta Phoenix Stone was used for the island top in this bold kitchen. This engineered-quartz perfectly mimics real marble and brings extreme durability to the heart of the home – the kitchen. Phoenix Stone is resistant to scratches, stains and household acids, allowing you to work directly on the surface.

Commissioned with the manufacturing and installation of this exquisite kitchen, De Ville Cupboards & Joinery brought the interior designer’s vision to life. Charcoal finishes, satin brass handles, engineered stone tops and excellence in craftsmanship are the perfect combination for a dreamy statement kitchen.

Opting for the latest satin brass cabinet handles and knobs from Handles Inc.’s exclusive range, the owners wanted to complement their modern kitchen cabinetry with fine details. Handles Inc. also supplied the towel rails and toilet roll holders, hooks, door handles and locks for a unified aesthetic.

Handles Inc. is an importer and retailer of cabinet hardware, door handles, ironmongery and related household products. The company is also an exclusive importer and distributor of premium European brands: FritsJurgens, Groël, Justor, Mandelli, Olivari, Sipam and Valenti.

“We want people to feel at ease when they are in our home.” – the home owner

For the interiors, the couple wanted a plush and glamorous aesthetic while being comfortable and relaxed.

“We want people to feel at ease when they are in our home. Not only should the furniture and décor be beautiful, but it should be useable and functional.”

For this family, their home is a place for family and friends, and creating memories. “Our home is our sanctuary. It’s spacious, warm and inviting. It’s our happy place and it embodies our personalities beautifully

BELOW: A luxe bathroom is achieved through fine finishes and attention to detail, which have been accomplished by De Ville Cupboards & Joinery with shaker-style cabinetry. From contemporary to classic designs, De Ville Cupboards & Joinery is the perfect solution to all joinery needs for both residential and commercial spaces.