house #2 - little luxuries

Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs Patrick Toselli WHEN March 2012 ISSUE Small Spaces WHERE Killarney, Johannesburg WHAT The layering of rich colours and textures, fine furnishings and artfully curated ornaments gives a sense of a home that is considerably larger than the modest dimensions of this unique Joburg apartment. Decorated in a style both opulent and elegantly restrained by its owner, interior designer Astrid van der Heim, it’s in keeping with the block’s national heritage site status. An adjustment to the layout afforded a lighter, more open living area, contributing to the illusion of space, while preserving its ‘soul’. Proof that less is not always more, its abundance of collectables gives this home substance, grace and inimitable style. WHO Astrid van der Heim, Van Der Heim Interiors International, 072-477-4400