This Zimbali home was in desperate need of an update and lightening up. We opted for a light neutral palette and kept all the major pieces of furniture and wallpaper light and natural.
Ground Floor Interiors was commissioned to give this Kloof home's master bedroom a fresh new look. The bedroom design was inspired by the pantone colour, radiant orchid.
A collection of images taken of projects and work that we have done.
Framed upholstered headboards
This man cave was created in secret for a clients husband's birthday. We kept things simple and masculine and made sure we had all the necessary items for him to enjoy his own space.
Before and After
Sheffield Beach Home
Ballito Family Home
Simbithi Project #1
In this full turnkey project ground floor interiors created a classic contemporary look, as per the clients brief. We specified all fixed finishes throughout the house with emphasis on a neutral base with some feature colours to create interest, as well as furnishing to match both the architecture of the home as well as satisfy the client’s style requirements.
For the main living area we incorporated cool greens and natural grass cloth wallpaper.
For the formal lounge a duck egg blue and brown combination was selected with the incorporation of dark woods, abstract seascapes and pure white accessories.
The pre-teenage son’s room had to reflect masculine youth and this was created by using a pop of colour in the multi stripe wallpaper, with furnishing in grey duco. The teenage daughter had a preference for damask and she was pleased with the use of the crisp black and white damask, with accessories in turquoise. The master bedroom called for a dramatic statement yet sticking to a clean feel, natural wood 4 poster bed was used, and a pop of a clean red on the wall, the incorporation of hanging pendants beside the bed formed a practical replacement to the normal bedside lamps. The clients mother also has a room in this house and here there is a clear classic style represented (without the tassles) with accents of warm orange.
Simbithi Project #2
In this project the client initially just commissioned ground floor interiors to design a new look for her bedroom, originally the design brief was rather classic with heavy draped curtains in decadent colours, however with another design proposal we were able to convince the client that a more contemporary approach should be taken to complement the existing contemporary architecture and finishes. With this said, we were still able to create a warm tranquil environment with cool colours and light natural furnishings and accessories. We used natural wood furniture with grass cloth wallpaper and also incorporating custom forest scene wallpaper in the nice behind the bed, design team fabric for the scatters, and natural jute rug.
The client was extremely happy with the outcome and commissioned us to do some other areas in the house in phases, these included the dining room, lounge, upstairs study, and guest room.
For the lounge we took a comfort approach using modern classic furniture which has timeless elegance and ergonomics, artwork and accessories reflect the outdoors. For the dining room we used a solid wood heavily grained kiaat custom size table, and a grey, silver and charcoal striped wallpaper to reflect this grain on vertical element, the chairs are crisp white for contrast, with a yellow geometric scatter on them for a pop of colour.
For the guest bedroom we opted for a contemporary colonial look, using the existing furniture and reupholstering it in a luxurious leopard print fabric. We incorporated a chartreuse palm leaf wallpaper to finish off the look.
Simbithi Project #3
This was a turnkey design project, where we specified all the elements of the interior architecture, these included bathroom designs and specifications, all joinery and kitchen as well as the decorating elements.
For the floor finish we selected a neutral porcelain tile to extend throughout the entire house, there was a clear contemporary look throughout the home with a few classic personal touches requested by the client. for the main living area we incorporated a buckskin sued feature wall, hanging white glass pendants for a 3 dimensional effect, giraffe print duck-egg comfy occasional chairs, and accessories to match which include custom acrylic and charcoal artwork, the kitchen has clean lines but the warmth of a mahogany wood and clear glass pendants over the nook. The dining room being open plan toward the lounge had to merge in colour way, with interest included by embroidered Asian look silk carvers.
The separate TV lounge is practical with leather sofa, and has warm coral colour accents in the scatter cushions and roman blinds.
For the master bedroom we used a soft dirty green to reflect the outdoor colours of the landscape surrounding the home, the second bedroom who is inhabited by a teenage daughter was inspired by Indian paisley designs, with repetitive soft teal and taupe accents as well as mirrored furniture.
The bathrooms throughout the house form part of the neutral base, with the inclusion of tumbled travertine listelli and mosaic, also included are custom niches to stray from the norm.
For this full furnishing job we had a great new contemporary base to work with. The clients brief was “white & natural with a pop of blue”, we achieved this by using natural wood tones with accents of white in the dining and outdoor chairs, as well as white American shutters, and a similar light blue and grey tone accessories throughout the entire home.
Ocean View Holiday Home
Umhlali Golf Estate
For this project the client wanted the entire top floor of their existing home to be transformed into a master suite. We demolished most of the existing interior walls, and created an entrance lobby/study/pyjama lounge with a tea and coffee station. Also included was a luxurious master bedroom with pure white cotton percale linen and hints of light airy duck-egg, existing inherited furniture was given a new life with pure white duco, leading off of the bedroom area is a spacious bathroom and open plan dressing room, sporting a freestanding bath, double shower and ultra slick double vanity. To top off the design brief the entire space had to subscribe to feng shui principles, which ground floor interiors successfully implemented into the interior space.