Caroline was approached to join Gaye Corbett and her daughter, Lisa, co-owners at Tintswalo Atlantic, to imagine and then deliver the reality of a premier hotel on a magical stretch of rocky beach. As the hotel’s blog says, "It may seem a little implausible, but Zanzibar, Antigua, Ithica, St Marie, and even the historic Robben Island are just a stone’s throw from Hout Bay - neatly lined up along the shore below the dramatic Chapman's Peak in Table Mountain National Park."
The Clubhouse at Highland Gate was a yearlong project. Caroline sourced architectural finishes in conjunction with the Building Project Team and the result was a contemporary, and luxurious clubhouse complete with main lounge, boardrooms, 19th Hole and upmarket cloakroom facilities for ladies and men golfers. To date, it has been used extensively for high-end Golfing Tours and is rated one of the best Courses and facilities of its kind in the Mpumulanga central district.
A recently married young couple chose a thatched home in a treed garden as their first home. The project required updating and reworking many fixtures in the house, including thatch repairs, wooden window maintenance, retiling painting. Once complete, the house was decorated with soft furnishings, curtains and artwork in cool blue and grey with the client's favourite access colours, resulting in a home that will meet the couple’s needs into the future.
Robertson Club House
A clubhouse, chapel, and two unit B&B hospitality/wedding complex was built in a golfing estate on the banks of the Breede River in this vibrant Western Cape town. Caroline was contracted to specify colour schemes, finishes and all furniture. She was also contracted to decorate and furnish the estate show house.
Taking inspiration from the river and the lush vegetation along its banks, Caroline chose soft furnishings in a blue, green and taupe palette and complemented this with pared-down wooden furnishings and large format graphic art.
Tintswalo Safari Lodge
This iconic lodge is situated in the bend of a seasonal river bed, beneath imposing indigenous trees. The client envisaged an 'explorer' theme for the main lodge and the eight free-standing suites. Evocatively named after famous explorers such as Livingstone, Stanley and Speke, each suite has a different colour palette with luxurious furnishings, all reminiscent of the times the explorer lived in. Many antiques were sourced from around the country and original art hangs in the restful public spaces.
Apartment Block D
The client built a complex of upmarket suites for the 60+ age group and wanted a welcoming, yet stylish reception area. This is connected by a sweeping staircase to a first-floor pause and lounge area. The significant challenge was the double volume walls which needed to be softened with appropriate artwork.
We chose a neutral palette of taupe and brown with selected accent colours. Clinton Friedman aloe prints were enlarged and hung on the high walls and they were cased with panels created with borders framing wallpaper in soft hues. Ample object and cut flowers on the many surfaces give the rooms a homely yet stylish ambiance.
A farm-house at Gowrie, Natal Midlands needed to be overhauled and injected with comfortable and yet luxurious fittings and furniture that allowed guests to be welcomed and entertained. In addition, the brief included sustainable comfort and housing for all the young adults who frequented the home during weekends and holidays. The house was fitted out and furnished in a country style vernacular that accommodated these requests.
This beautiful apartment overlooking a tropical garden has not been updated for 17 years. The changes internally included new paint colours, lighting, cabinetry and new furniture and artwork.
A further project within the scope of work included the refurbishment of the bathrooms into areas that are fresher, brighter and more spacious. The result is a light, contemporary space for a professional couple who can now enjoy several additional seating and entertainment areas in a space that invites and connects the garden outside to the home within.
This has become one of Gauteng's most successful luxury retirement villages. Centre to the village is a significant clubhouse and over a 12 month period, we sourced the ideal soft furnishing and finishes. The complex included a double volume reception, 50 seater dining room, lounge, library, 30 seater cinema and a patisserie.
The client couple wished to retain many sentimental works of art and object that had been in the family for generations but also wished to update and add a measure of comfort and elegance to their surroundings. To this end, furniture and soft furnishings were procured which provided a foil for the artwork and object previously owned and cherished. The result is a high-end comfortable series of reception rooms that merged traditional with contemporary.
St Anne’s Guesthouse
Caroline's striking Victorian-era home has been carefully updated with an overarching palette of soft, natural colours to create a tranquil sanctuary. Seamlessly merging the worlds of inside and out with heritage and contemporary influences, the tall sash windows, high ceilings and original wrap around verandah offer cool airy rooms to counter the tropical warmth outside. Bold, touchable textiles and light, open spaces greet you.
Silwerstrand Show House
The show house highlights the safe and rewarding country lifestyle in a beautiful, rural environment. Nestling on the banks of the Breede River, at the foot of the picturesque Langeberge, Silwerstrand appeals to golfers, anglers, water sports enthusiasts, bird watchers or those content to be close to nature.