Established in 1996, La Grange Interiors was initially set up in a 200-year-old barn in the picturesque town of Franschhoek. In the following two years Sumari Krige expanded the brand to open a second outlet in Pretoria and shortly after a third sprawling showroom in the décor hub of Kramerville, Johannesburg. The most recent retail space was opened in 2015, located in the heart of the supremely trendy area of Woodstock in Cape Town.
The brand has a unique offering in that each item is handpicked or custom designed by Sumari herself, and invariably has an unusual tale or experience attached to it. Her passion for the extraordinary takes her all over the world – to little known crafters’ exhibitions, dusty antique stores and to artisan families who have been plying and perfecting their skills for generations – all in a quest to uncover distinctive, handmade items that speak to her and that she knows her clients will covet. New stock is unpacked weekly, ensuring discerning visitors to the La Grange showrooms are always treated to some new inspiration. The brand effortlessly marries contemporary interiors with industrial influences and eclectic additions and above all, promotes easy, refined living.