This Victorian cottage is proof that beautiful materials and great design stand the test of time
We’ve owned this house forever,’ says Marianna Furman as she walks through her cleverly updated Victorian cottage in Tamboerskloof towards the glass doors that lead onto the pool deck. ‘In other words, since the early 1990s,’ she adds, laughing. Around that time, almost 25 years ago now, Marianna’s husband Jarome was k
A luxuriant house is the perfect backdrop for its owner’s idiosyncratic style
Instead of a normal dinner service, Durbanite Kirsty Machen has a collection of beautiful plates, similar in size but each different from the other. Once, taking my place at one of her frequent dinner parties, I decided that I preferred a different plate to that set in front of me and swapped them around. A few minutes later, our hostess quickly surveyed the table and summarily returned the plates to their original position, giving me a challenging glance.
[caption id="attachment_121314" align="alignnone" width="600"] The open-plan kitchen and dining area of vintage online-store owner Kirsty Machen’s modernist Durban