House Fontana is a spacious family home situated in a golf estate in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs.

Looking for a full home renovation, the family moved out for the remodel to take place as we barely left a wall untouched. We completed a full renovation – from the overall stripping of the existing flooring and demolishing of walls and fitting two steel beams, to the last detail of fitting doorstops.

The starting point for the look and feel was considering various metallic finishes (such as aged brass and copper) as well as colours like green and black for fittings. Researching tiles and looking at a variety of samples formed a strong basis for making the right decisions when creating the overall design language.

For the master bathroom we used classic design elements for the Victorian Bathroom taps and customised them with an aged brass finish. The statement marble-look tiles from Tile Space and curved white Atlas Quartz engineered stone basin splashback pairs well with the new oak veneer slim shaker style door and drawer fronts used for the custom vanity. The bespoke curved mirror creates a contrast to the simply shaped existing windows.

In the kid’s bathroom we paired the Niemann board joinery with black taps and handles, which complement the green tiles. The basin recess with white hexagonal mosaics and LED back-lit mirror are from Bespoke Bathrooms. The bath and matching basin are from Boutique Baths.

In terms of flooring, we stripped all of the existing interior flooring and fitted new engineered oak wood floors from Oggie and new carpets from Belgotex in the bedrooms.

With both us and the client sharing a passion for good lighting design, we paid particular attention to the light fittings as well as the lighting plan. The kitchen suspension light is from Arredare and the bathroom-rated wall fittings are from Astro.