Beachfront Apartment, Tableview, Onnah Design, Hanno de Swart

Beachfront Apartment

This one bedroomed apartment at Dolphin Beach was in desparate need of an update​. The layout was rather restrictive and uninspiring and the finishes and furniture very outdated. The extensive refurbishment now allows for relaxed open plan living and easy circulation through out. Finishes, furniture and objet choices ooze understated style and laid back comfort. New engineered timber flooring adds warmth and a mix of stainless steel and polished concrete counter tops define the contemporary open plan kitchen. Perimeter bulkheads with deep shadowlines introduce depth and more artificial light whilst textured wallpaper forms an eye catching focal point in the bedroom. A modern slatted screen wall defines the lounge and study area without compromising the open plan feel of the living space. The contemporary theme is continued through out to the en suite bathroom, defined in a timeless black and white theme with a marble and wallnut double vanity and freestanding bath that radiates luxury.
Photographs courtesy ​Karl Rogers​,

Onnah Design Hanno de Swardt

The Cottage

An add-on room to an existing 1970’s style dwelling receives a contemporary make over. This refurbishment was a major exercise in space planning and the manipulation of small spaces. A long, thin and compact kitchenette extends into an L-shaped built-in bench that serves as lounge and dining area. A fold-away wall bed allows the space to be freed up when required, whilst a feature tiled wall in the shower adds some fun and drama.