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Before and after sunroom renovation

November 5, 2020

As you, may or may not know we are busy renovating our house so I thought that I would share a few corners of it here so you can have a look at what we’ve been up to. I always like a good before and after so I’m going to start with our ‘once upon a time open-air balcony’, which has now become our enclosed (well, it has sliding windows) sunroom.

A few months ago we started the process by having the room tiled with these amazing Wolkberg Ndebele tiles (another local wonder). Then we sat with it empty for a while because we weren’t sure what to put in it until we received this amazing dusty-pink coloured cabinet from The Ayris Collection! I knew, as soon as we unboxed it that it would be the piece that we would style the rest of the room around.

If you are unfamiliar with The Ayris Collection, which is an extension of the Lei Lester Design Brand, then let me fill you. This local company which sells carefully curated pieces from local design houses, as well as pieces that they have designed exclusively themselves, aims to bring spaces to life through amazing furniture, art, decor, lighting and more.

If you jump onto their website I guarantee you’ll be lusting after pieces left right and centre. They have just added this red beauty to their site, which I absolutely love! And how gorgeous is the wardrobe below (and a few other pieces I added)? Swooooon.

With the sunroom we wanted a space that was warm, homely and plantie (yes this is a word!). I also wanted to frame and hang up some of my own photographs, which I have actually never done before. So when we popped the pink cabinet in I knew exactly which of my photos I wanted printed and framed.

I took these two shots of my kiddies in Yzerfontein last year before the world went coo-coo… I love all the blue hues and then the pink in Nina’s dress, figured it would complement the set-up perfectly 🙂 I actually framed them myself, by buying two A1 frames from Mr P Home for R1000. Boom.

I then added similar tones to the rest of the room in the form of some of my favourite sculptures from Frank Van Reenen, this cream and red planter, which I actually made myself, a Kewpie vase (I can’t remember where I got her from), a round jute rug and lots of plants, which I bought from that super cute nursery I visited a little while ago called Fernatic – So worth a visit.

On the other end of this sunroom is a 3-seater couch from the 1950’s which still needs to be recovered, that’s why it’s not in any shots 🙂 I’m thinking velvet because velvet is awesome! There are also more plants and soon there will be a little bench too.

I have listed all the items below with links if you’d like to check any of them out.

Dusty Pink cabinet – The Ayris Collection

Tiles – Wolkberg Casting Studios

Little boy and girl sculptures – Frank Van Reenen

Rug – Superbalist

Plants – Fernatic Nursery

Planter – Was made by me under my label Unlucky Ceramics.

A1 frames – Mr Price Home

I’ll be sharing my kitchen here soon, so please do come back xxx

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5 Comments

  • Reply Yvonne November 6, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Love it all! A creative beautiful space 😍

  • Reply Gabi November 6, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Everything is so so beautiful!!! Love it all!!!! Job well done!

  • Reply Sarah November 9, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I am absolutely in love with your sunroom! The green plants and photos on the wall tie everything together, and the cabinet from The Ayris Collection is stunning. Do you happen to know the exact color of the cabinet? I’m having my kitchen cabinets redone by a local cabinet refinisher and want to do cream upper cabinets and some sort of dusty pink color on the lower cabinets. The color of your cabinet is very similar to the one I would like to use, so I may have to see if they can color match it using your photos!

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  • Reply Lalannie Knoll November 12, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Looks utterly gorgeous!! My favorite is the tiles… there are none like them. Everything curated so beautifully!!!

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