Fireside chat

July 10, 2012 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Feeling the chill? It’s time to turn in and cosy up beside a roaring fire.


Fire and ice

Eero Saarinen table, R76 265, Tonic Design; Pedrali Queen chairs, R3 078 each, and bespoke velvet cushions, R2 166 each, all Peter JA Stuart; teapot, R895, and Aynsley trios, R1 295 for a six-piece set, all Clyde on Fourth; oval bottle, R724, and bullet bottle, R655, both to order, Ceramic Matters; artworks from a selection at Gallery 2.

Circles of fire

Cocoon Vellum fireplaces in black, R30 995, and stainless steel, R37 795, Paola Lenti sofa, R85 377, Gervasoni side-table, R7 070, Gervasoni mirror, R17 656, knitted cushion, R2 250, bespoke wool carpet, from R3 900/m2, all 03 Cubed; green vase, R250, yellow vase, R190, and plate, R150, all The Blue Room; large scatter cushion, R409, and throw, R1 129, both Loads of Living; squirrel scatter cushion, R149, round scatter, R199 (select branches) and bowl, R199 for a 16-piece set, all @home.

Old flame

Overture standing lamp, R15 300, Ligne Roset; Slay coffee table, R12 275, Bruges armchairs, R8 495 each (excluding 5m fabric), all Tonic Design; velvet runner, R599, Loads of Living; artwork from a selection at Gallery 2; Gervasoni chair, R10 171, The Modern Home Company; Carrol Boyes flutes, R85 each, @home. Other items, stylist’s own.

Hot stuff

Leather and walnut armchair, R16 530, Softline side-table, R4 108, New York Empire fireplace, R32 695, knitted cushion, R1 650, bespoke wool carpet, from R3 900/m2, all 03 Cubed; yellow vase, R150, The Blue Room; crockery, R199 for a 16-piece set, @home; metal letters, R395 each, miniature Bugatti, R330, all Tin Table; silver runner, R599, Loads of Living; yellow scatter in Autumn Blossom, R980/m, Tessa Sonik.

Hearth and soul

Wooden urn on mantelpiece, R850, The Gatehouse; cream throw, R229, and chunky throw, R299, both @home; scatter on daybed in Birdseye, R573/m, Mavromac; white plate, R120, and decorative bowl, R360, both The Windmill; all other items part of guest house. Shot on location at Abbey Guesthouse.


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