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MASTER SUITE FOYER – The foyer to a master suite displays a French Art Deco console dressed with jade, cameo, opalescent, and recycled blown glass. Artwork a monotype by Jessica Webster.

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MASTER SUITE BEDROOM – A master bedroom in tones of dusty purple and blue. A pair of English Art Deco pedestals by Harry & Lou Epstein used as bedside tables. A pair of Indian balustrades hung vertically off the wall form the headboard. Artworks by Robert Hodgins and Stefanus Rademeyer.

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MASTER SUITE READING NOOK – A lemon rind cotton armchair offsets a Victorian mahogany barrel table. The hand blown vessel houses an air plant. The 1930 Indian iron bookshelf displaying collectibles and Russian lacquered nesting dolls.

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MASTER SUITE DRESSING STATION – A faux reptile skin dressing table displays a selection of Russian lacquer boxes, Lalique and Daum glass next to a Ralph Lauren tray. The linen curtains in a gauche floral, lifting the colours in the room.

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MASTER BATHROOM WET AREA – An open plan bathroom designed by deconstruction of use. Marble clad bathroom vanities defined by existing windows whilst the shower and bath concealed in a bay window.

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MASTER BATHROOM VANITY – An open plan bathroom designed in deconstruction of use. Marble clad bathroom vanities defined by existing windows. The yellow stool and deco trolley offset by work from artist Minnette Vari.

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MASTER SUITE DRESSING ROOM – An open plan dressing room layout concealing storage whilst allowing display. The circulation works around a his and hers Island anchored by a sculpture by artist Willem Boshoff.

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MASTER SUITE CORNER WINDOW – A new corner window for the master suite. There is an early colonial rattan chaise and an Art Deco coffee table placed next to the fireplace. The artwork by Jessica Webster.

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FORMAL LOUNGE STAIRCASE LAMP AND STARCK GHOST CHAIR – Victorian rosewood games table complemented Louis Ghost Chairs in black by designer Philippe Starck. The staircase lamp a cherished gem in silhouette against the zebra striped azure linen curtains.

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FORMAL LOUNGE WEST – Westerly view of a sophisticated formal lounge with a collection of Syrian marquetry tables and antique Chinese candle stands. To the back a fully serviceable bar island and oxidised copper lamps.

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FORMAL LOUNGE BAR – A granite and teak bar island which conceals both appliances and wet preparation area. Hand beaten oxidised copper lamps shaped like a series of eastern pagodas hang elegantly above the counter. The artwork by Cecil Skotnes.

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FORMAL LOUNGE COFFEE TABLE DETAIL – A cement coffee table displaying a collection of Art Deco silver bowls, recycled blown glass and sea themed objects d’art. Effectively capturing light as a focal point.

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FORMAL LOUNGE EAST – Easterly view of a sophisticated formal lounge with Morso fireplace, contrasting linen in tones of azure, ochre and sienna. Artwork by Brett Murray.

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FORMAL LOUNGE ROOMSCAPE – Panoramic view from the entrance hall into the formal lounge and out the oversized vista doors. An Indian tannery table is decorated by late 19th Century Japanese bronze vases and bronzed décor.

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ENTRANCE HALL – The entrance hall and gallery where the use of colour and texture creates interest on a vast scale. The original rustic lighting preserved and enhanced by ironmongery and decor.

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GUEST POWDER ROOM – A guest powder room where a pair of Fortuny Venetian silk lamps suspend before a sandstone clad wall, anchoring the basin upon a teak vanity top. The Mexican mirror speaks with a French styled chair, softening the space.

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MEXICAN BREAKFAST CONSERVATORY – A Mexican themed Breakfast Conservatory with hand painted Mexican tiles and brass chandelier. Inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Sculpture table center by Eduardo Villa

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MEXICAN BREAKFAST CONSERVATORY KITCHENETTE – A vibrantly bold breakfast room with a glass roof. Mexican blue and berry offset with lemon shop fitting and dragons egg green glass.

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CHEFS KITCHEN – Simple and elegant crisp white chefs kitchen. The quiet tones used to offset the vibrant Mexican kitchen that flows from next door.

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FAMILY ROOM FIREPLACE – The original fireplace was kept, the brick exposed to highlight a now colourful display of feathered hats and an eastern themed artwork by Abe Oppermann.

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FAMILY ROOM PICTURE WINDOW – Family room panoramic bay window. Centre to the window a rare 80 year old Bonsai English Oak, homage to the 220 year oak outside from the same family. The cement sculptures Amber Jade Geldenhuys.

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FAMILY ROOM DETAIL – Family room reading nook with glass chained standing lamp in mangrove wood. One of pair of Roche Bobois Art Deco styled armchairs in burnt red leather with Autumn linen curtaining.

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FAMILY ROOM MEDIA CENTRE – Media Room with an over-sized family sofa in linen. Custom storage hides all media and utilities whilst accomodating speakers and entertainment system. The Artwork a cone virus by Gordon Froud.

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RUSTIC HALL TABLE – A late 18th century oak refectory hall table with glass side lamps play against a curiously crafted mirror reflecting a selection of recycled hand blown glass vessels and ornaments.

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GEORGIAN HALL TABLE DETAIL – A collection of German glass paired with paperweights and a bronze lamp all reflected by the Indian mirror. The D-end Table is Georgian Mahogany, a set of two on brass castors.

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DINING ROOM OCCASIONAL TABLE – A monochromatic collection of hand blown vessels made from recycled glass on an intricate horn marquetry table. The artwork by Kendell Geers.

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DINING ROOM FIREPLACE – Fusion styled dining room. Victorian mahogany table and escheresque inspired wool carpeting. The cantilever beam recycled from the old Patio now used to define the gas fireplace. Artwork by Walter Oltmann.

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DINING ROOM FEATURE WALL – An eccentric formal dining room juxtaposing elements of Mexican mirror, Chinese server and a Victorian mahogany. A custom wool rug inspired by an escheresque pattern offsets the lemon walls and celing. The reproduction chairs are upholstered in a Jean-Paul Gaultier designed fabric.

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PASSAGE INTERLUDE BAMILEKE – A rare carved Bamileke throne from North north-west Cameroon contrasts the light linen curtaining in this pause area. Embracing the contrast a sculpture by artist Gordon Froud.

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GUEST BEDROOM INTERLUDE – A small Chinese tea chest with traditional sculpture of an old man and his dog, a focal point in this passage area. The artworks are recycled oil drum lids with stencilled graffiti.

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TEENAGE BEDROOM – Bedroom of a teenage boy with beautiful modernist Danish chairs in their original leather. The artwork by Sam Nhlengethwa.

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TEENAGERS BATHROOM – A colonial themed boys bathroom in lemon with hints of orange. Inspire by travel and a sense of adventure.

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CHILDRENS BEDROOM – A playful room for a 6 year old boy. Mural themed in Warplanes inspired by artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

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CHILDRENS BATHROOM – Joyful bathroom design for a 6 year old boys bedroom. Sensitive words on the porcelain timber textured tiles encourage sensitivity and nurturing.

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POOL AREA KITCHEN – A pool house kitchen in a vibrant blue contrasts the “ice-creamed” granite tops and cladding. Colourful primary wire lamps offset the room with simple, cheerful silhouettes.

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OFFICE SPACE 1 – A simple and warm office space with uncluttered storage, flooding with light the retro Moller office suite contrasts the contemporary walnut and cream leather armchairs.

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OFFICE SPACE 2 – A quirky classic Morso fireplace warms this uncluttered office space. The contemporary meeting table contrasts the Art Deco desk and Moller credenza. Artwork by William Kentridge.

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OFFICE SPACE WAITING AREA – This cheeky seating arrangement is a waiting area for an office space. The punch of Chartreuse velour pops against the grey walls. Artwork by Eileen Lipchin.

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GUEST COTTAGE LIVING AREA– Living area of a luxurious guest suite in French oak flooring compliments the satinwood, velour sofas and wool carpeting.

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GUEST COTTAGE DINING AREA – Guest suite “dine – in” kitchenette with French oak flooring and ‘ice-creamed’ granite. The table, chairs and servers beautifully revived modernist style suite by Roche Bobois. The artwork by Walter Oltmann.

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GUEST COTTAGE MASTER BEDROOM – Master bedroom of a guest suite is home to an old bookcase secretaire. A pair of oversize rattan woven armchairs in striped velour are softened by neutral cotton and linens.

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GUEST COTTAGE MASTER BATHROOM – An en-suite master bathroom of a guest suite utilising wet areas instead of traditional floor to ceiling tiling. The slipper bath inviting you to gaze through the window and relax.

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GUEST COTTAGE BATHROOM – An en-suite bathroom of a guest suite utilising wet areas instead of traditional floor to ceiling tiling. The angled dimension of the shower cleverly allows more room inside.

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FRONT DRIVEWAY – The front driveway of s Spanish styled hacienda with terracotta roof tiles. The façade remains untouched during the renovation, draped in a Wisteria vine.

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POOL AREA – Completed new design of the training pool with play area and islands. The decking and fountain hide a Spa Bath on the upper level perfect for entertaining. The sculptures by artist George Holloway.

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POOL AREA AND DAYBED IN TWILIGHT – Teak decking set with pyramid daybed and orange beanbags. An oversized Iroko lantern juxtaposes a hammock by playing with colour. The sculpture in the background by Edoardo Villa.

Conceptual & Spatial Analysis

We begin by settling on a feeling and then understanding practical needs within the desired space. Deconstruction and analysis of volumes whilst nurturing the concept with established expectations gives an accurate understanding of the intricacy and timeline needed to complete the scope of works. Utilising strong visual presentation and technical skills, we manipulate the physical space whilst aiming to be minimally invasive and respectful both to the environment and context of any given site. The footprint of an existing structure can often be re-invented by maximising the space you already have. Optimizing energy, light, and flow – the striking of a balance between form and functional harmony.

Design & Visualisation

Modelling a project into life allows freedom to remain playful and refine your vision whilst building on a sound creative process. Generating 3D renderings presented together with accurate working drawings allow effective, clear and concise cross-disciplinary communication.  Compliance within municipal bylaws and national building standards govern parameters and encourage sound structural creation throughout as council submission drawings are finalised and specialist contractors quote on the final cost of execution. Upon appointment and approval, the management of works and delivering the concept towards a new reality with efficiency is of primary focus.

Decoration & Detailing

Establishing a personal palate that will enhance the desired mood and communicate your personal vision. With comprehensive international brand awareness, broad knowledge of products, and cutting edge industry developments – we focus on procurement and commissioning any custom work ensuring all furnishings, décor, objects, and artworks are to your taste. We place emphasis on quality locally produced goods, supporting local artisans, craftsmen, and artists alike. Working closely together as a team –  clients, contractors and specialists – the outcome is to create an environment that allows for expansion of your personal collections. True luxury is time dedicated to the organic discovery of creating a unique language of personal expression.

“Attaining recognition and acclaim as a respected modern designer a mere three years after graduation is not something that just happens in the design industry; it takes hard work, wise decisions, and fundamental talent.”

– Mrs. Liezel van Zyl – Former Head of Interior Design – VEGA | The Design School Southern Africa –

Hello

I am a professionally qualified Architectural Interior Designer currently lecturing across all three-year groups of students at a private provider of Higher Education. I have specialised in Design Communication (Autodesk REVIT and AutoCAD), Material Studies, and Drawing Art Techniques. 

As an active professional, I focus on bespoke Architectural Interior Design on an array of projects. Exploring historically sensitive areas of heritage structures, renovations, residential, hospitality, corporate, retail, and exhibition design, notwithstanding furniture restoration and event planning.  Each brief is individually tailored to clients’ needs whilst executing solutions that remain abreast of international trends.

I have collaborated with experienced architects, draughtsmen, product designers and technical specialists covering all stages of the design process. A motivated self-starter who delivers under pressure and thrives on seeing the results of meticulous planning. Managing communications of clients and suppliers from inception to completion.

Feel free to contact me as I would gladly learn more about your journey and how we can find balance through symbiotic collaboration. 

Sincerely,

Warren Walkinshaw 

“We are very happy with our new beautiful home! Warren dedicated his time to creating a space that encapsulates the essence of our family life. The result is an exquisitely expressed home that we are very proud of. With an eye for beauty, and attention to detail, we look forward to working together in future on other international projects that we feel Warren would embrace with the same passion and enthusiasm. We will gladly refer him to anyone who is looking for a truly bespoke interior designer.”
“I certainly appreciate all your hard work, creativity, passion and especially your support of my wife whilst I was away. We will certainly not hesitate to recommend your services as you have done some outstanding work which will make for some amazing photographs. It has been an exciting assignment that has dramatically changed our house into a warm home that we will be very happy in.”
“Thank you for taking what was a smaller budget (and my sentimental heirlooms) seriously… I could have never imagined my space would be so different with so little intervention. It’s been a massive change to how I live… I love my “new” space. You encouraged me to express myself! It’s hard to beleive I get to live here every day.”
“There are some lecturers you will forget and others that change the way you see the world. Thank you for keeping us inspired throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  With your help and guidance, adapting to a new way of blended learning was made easy. Your way of explaining complex software simply, makes you a wonderful dosent. Dankie Mnr.”
“You inspire all of us to be better designers, to push ourselves beyond our comfort zones and rise to every new challenge. Thank you for always being willing to go the extra mile and help us blossom into young professionals.”