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HOUSE #8 – Open Home

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RspSq5zfq08&feature=player_detailpage 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!