house #3 - high style
Photographs Micky Hoyle WHEN April 2012 ISSUE Art WHERE Bantry Bay, Cape Town WHAT A glamorous apartment with an exotic Seventies feel, enveloped by a lush private garden and pool area, and with expansive ocean views. This is the home of well-known interior designer Robert Sherwood and curator Alberto Rodriguez, clearly evident in the chic decor – all warm neutral hues and natural textures against rich, wooden floors and, in the living areas, the original timber panelling. It sets the scene for custom-designed furniture pieces with an emphasis on comfort, and a superlative collection of contemporary South African painting, photography and sculpture. A perfect mix of classic and laid back, there’s also no shortage of playful personal touches – Robert is particular about interiors that are ‘emotive’. WHO Robert Sherwood and Alberto Rodriguez Robert Sherwood Design, robertsherwooddesign.com.