houses, small spaces

Opulent Small Space Living

A glimpse into interior decorator Astrid van der Heim's Killarney apartment reveals a treasure trove of collectibles that echo the sentiment of opulent living. Our March House of the Month is a Johannesburg gem that reflects the eclectic tastes of its owner. The space is filled with luxury pieces, from a range of Georgian antiques, and objects with an Art Deco influence, to plush fabrics and cabinets brimming with a playful mix of ornaments. Astrid's apartment is proof that, even if you do live in a relatively small space, it is still possible to retain your passion for collecting and make your living space your own. In fact, the things you collect over the years can very well be the key element that give your house that special something. The secret is to find some order in the chaos and to find ways to store and display your belongings to best reflect your home's unique character. Turn to page 48 of our March 2012 issue to see more of Astrid's delightful collectibles and to read about her exquisite sense of style.