Commissioned by the owner, a Dutch businessman who had stayed at AtholPlace and liked the style he saw there, this extension to a private lodge in the Madikwe reserve is a combination of contemporary, urban living and subtle safari and bush references. Working with the clean lines of the architecture, Sumari Krige and Adele van der Merwe, her partner on the project, created a scheme that accentuates the sense of easygoing, contemporary living ensuring a sense of comfort remained key, from the cushion-backed sofas and soft rugs underfoot in the living areas to the layers of tactile blankets in the bedrooms.
Each and every item of furniture was either specifically sourced for this property or custom designed by La Grange Interiors.
“We wanted to create a space where guests would feel at home despite the exotic bush surrounds on their doorstep. We tried to reflect the external environment as much as possible by using a variety of different textures and an earthy palette of browns, sage greens and understated slate shades, and then we worked in some quirky touches and splashes of colour to take things away from the traditional safari look” says Krige who had much of the furniture custom made according to her specifications.
The result is an ultra comfortable space, with plenty of pockets of privacy for the guests staying there and a sense of being at one with the beautiful bush surrounds.