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Featured Home & Design August 17, 2018

Grand CENTRAL

The main bedroom was designed around Laureen’s passion for the Bauhaus period and incorporates two of Christian Dell’s Kaiser Idell lamps, bought on a work trip to Belgium. Fifties Drinks trolleys have been used as side tables and two huge botanical paintings by artist Frauke Stegmann serve as a kind of headboard. The wall was originally covered in an arts-and-crafts patterned paper, which Laureen replaced with gold leaf when she had her Bollywood moment. The chest of drawers was designed by Laureen and custom-made and the bed cover is from Saint Verde.

The main bedroom was designed around Laureen’s passion for the Bauhaus period and incorporates two of Christian Dell’s Kaiser Idell lamps, bought on a work trip to Belgium. Fifties Drinks trolleys have been used as side tables and two huge botanical paintings by artist Frauke Stegmann serve as a kind of headboard. The wall was originally covered in an arts-and-crafts patterned paper, which Laureen replaced with gold leaf when she had her Bollywood moment. The chest of drawers was designed by Laureen and custom-made and the bed cover is from Saint Verde.

 

 

 

 

The dining room features a steel Trek-style table by contemporary designer Gregor Jenkin, a throwback to the owners’ Afrikaans roots. Laureen extended and customised it by adding two lacquered half-moon tables, which can also be used separately as a round server. The church chairs were found at an antique shop, the copper candelabra is by Michael Guy – a play on the religious theme – and Laureen has had the piano since she was a child.

 

 

The French dresser was stripped and returned to the original wood grain and then customised with semi-precious handles bought from Anthropologie. A ceramics collection – one of several “still-lifes” Laureen has curated around the apartment – is displayed in front of a painting by SA artist Christo Coetzee. The marble side-table is an original Eero Saarinen and the copper ashtray is a collector’s item by Danish silversmith George Jensen.

 

 


Words: Kate Wilson
Photos: Greg Cox

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