Tasked with renovating the interiors of a rather dated three-bedroom Ballito home in a prime location, OLALA INTERIORS enthusiastically took up the challenge. The client’s brief was to uplift the interiors to a modern design throughout creating a clean, contemporary, and importantly, inviting home which paid homage to their Indian heritage..
After gutting the house of all fixed cabinetry, flooring and sanware, OLALA INTERIORS’ Schanè Anderson and Designer and Kyle du Preez, turned their attention to the design of the Interior.
We decided to go with a lighter finish throughout with touches of natural wood textures. A grey tile with a slight texture was used as part of a trichotomy to draw attention to a striking of rough, smooth, and mid-grained textures throughout the house. The smooth, glossy neutral doors also worked well with the contrasted wood details such as the kitchen island oak vertical strips”, says Schanè.
Ceilings were dropped on the ground floor so that recessed alcoves, featuring wood-look finish, could be created over the dining room and lounge areas.
The Team used accents of gold in key locations to highlight and draw the eye, such as the gold framed glass display units in the kitchen. This, together with clever lighting, ensured a touch of elegant glamour was added to the space. Neutral toned fabrics were chosen by Schanè to be used throughout the home, utilising textured, colourful scatter cushions with beautiful designs and patterns to create bold highlights.
Having the ability to design all the cabinetry for this home and have it manufactured in-house, is fantastic. The OLALA INTERIORS factory, based in Shaka’s Head and led by Riaan Grobbelaar, brought my ideas to life. The attention to detail and quality of work is second to none”, says Kyle.
OLALA INTERIORS uplifted all the bathrooms, transforming the spaces with very few changes. The new tile continued through the bathroom and even into the shower. Frameless glass has been used in the showers which opened the space up beautifully. The old bath was removed, and a new free-standing bath was installed with a floor mounted spout.All linen and towels were procured by Olala interiors and personalized with uniquely designed embroidered names for each family member.
A darker, more sophisticated scheme with 3D geometric wallpaper and dark wood BIC’s featuring gold handles was chosen by the client’s son. The wallpaper was a perfect choice as it integrated colouring used in the home, but with a dark twist.