Hybrid haven

This high-rise Cape Town apartment in the city centre belongs to a blended family. It’s their base when visiting the city from their smallholding just outside Somerset West.

Decorated by Lifestyling’s founder and publisher Jean-Pierre de la Chaumette, the Cape Town apartment is an example of a successful approach to the merging of a personal space with an Airbnb-rental opportunity.

The interior is a mix of South African and Scandi. This eclectic approach offers just enough personality: a unique experience for paying guests, whilst still feeling homely for the owners. Most people prefer quirk to cookie-cutter (and if they don’t, then they should!).

Those fortunate enough to own a city pied-à-terre should take note of this successful hybrid space. Contrasting textures and materials, with a few playful accents, bounce off a neutral palette. A considered art collection adds a signature.

The result is a compact, comfortable and usable space for all who engage with it.


PRODUCTION & WORDS: J-P de la Chaumette
INTERIORS: J-P de la Chaumette

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