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Seductive Shadows


This week we’re captivated by the play of light and shadow and the ability that it has to add drama to this simple collection of objects and to transform a space. The careful use of light can have an interesting effect on your mood and that of a room. Like the clock (pictured) tells the time in shades of grey, you can opt for subtle nuances that reflect a broad range of shades. Or, you can go the stark route and juxtapose white and black, as the patent black Joy shoes demonstrate. It’s a classic combination that adds simple elegance to any interior. Keeping the grouping fresh and to introduce a twist, we’ve also included some understated green items. The splash of Phantom Moss softens the sharp black and white palette – which can work equally well with a subtle shade of lavender or blue. My favourite still remains the green!   Naomi Larkin Editor – House and Leisure   Shoot styled by Schalk van Wyk   1. Black Folke Palsson Chair (1968-1971) R5800; Mid-Century Modern 2. Grey Throw R250; Woolworths 3. Chess Vase R199 (small); Country Road 4. Chess Vase R299 (large); Country Road 5. Black Lunch Plate R375 (per set of two); Menu 6. “Ultra Flat” Wall Clock by Kikkerland R450; Big Blue 7. Joy Shoes Colour: Black and White by Alexandre Herchcovitch for Melissa R743; Dillon and Jada 8. West African Brass Bangle R595; Baraka 9. Green Ginger Jar R590; Cecile & Boyd’s 10. Paint, Phantom Moss Y7-C2-1; Plascon   Supplier Contact List (Cape Town) Big Blue: 011-783-0779 Baraka : 021-425-8883 Country Road: 011-215-3800 Cécile & Boyd’s: 031-303-1005 Dillon & Jada: 021-425-3779 Menu: 021-421-8492 Mid-Century Modern: 021-447-1187 Woolworths: 086-002-2002 Plascon: 0860-20-4060