house #8 – open home

An immaculately renovated Cape Town Victorian is the perfect showcase for its collected treasures…

Styling Jeanne Botes Photographs Micky Hoyle Original text Leigh Robertson

WHEN September 2011

ISSUE Spring

WHERE Observatory, Cape Town

WHAT An imaginatively renovated Victorian house in a busy cosmopolitan area, filled with the tools of this couple’s trade… It’s just what you’d expect from the owners of O.live Chemistry of Living interiors stores – a magpie’s collection of beautifully curated objects in an appropriately stylish setting. A central courtyard (with plunge pool) ensures abundant light, while the pristine whiteness of the floors and walls makes a neutral canvas for their art, Persian rugs, and classic and vintage pieces.

WHO Rupert Smith and Warren Matthee O.live, 021-426-5773, 021-447-6392, olivestudio.co.za

If this home is your favourite, vote for it now and stand a chance to win home appliances from Siemens to the value of R30 000!