Modern Holiday Retreat Infused With Ethnic Interior Design Details

Already familiar with the amazing work that interior design studio ARRCC does, the owners of a holiday retreat located in Cape Town asked them to their magic and to infuse their house with their signature style. This time, however, the studio did something a bit different as they also included lots of ethnic details in their design. The house looks amazing, inside and out, with the Twelve Apostles mountain range as a backdrop and gorgeous views all around it. The interior design is modern and sophisticated with a hint of playful and with strong African references spread across the floor plan.

The soft texture of the area rug combined with the metallic chandelier and wooden ceiling looks amazingView in gallery
The soft texture of the area rug combined with the metallic chandelier and wooden ceiling looks amazing
The ground floor features marble flooring and has an open floor plan organized into several zonesView in gallery
The ground floor features marble flooring and has an open floor plan organized into several zones
Glass doors seamlessly link the living spaces to the exterior terraces and the panoramic viewsView in gallery
Glass doors seamlessly link the living spaces to the exterior terraces and the panoramic views

The interior spaces are organized on two floors, with the public functions such as the living room, kitchen, dining area, study and a guest bath on the ground floor and the private areas including the master bedrooms, two kids’ bedrooms and a dressing room on the upper floor. The upstairs volumes are separated into two wings connected by a glass bridge. On the ground floor, the living areas open onto a wooden deck, with the swimming pool just beyond that. Glass railings which don’t obstruct the amazing views also give the house a very airy and open feel.

The house is framed by stunning views of the mountain range and the valley and forests around itView in gallery
The house is framed by stunning views of the mountain range and the valley and forests around it
The marble floor and accent wall give the living room a refined and sophisticated look while also looking timelessView in gallery
The marble floor and accent wall give the living room a refined and sophisticated look while also looking timeless
Large glass surfaces and huge openings allow the outdoors inside the house and the views to become a part of the decorView in gallery
Large glass surfaces and huge openings allow the outdoors inside the house and the views to become a part of the decor
The house is infused with various ethnic elements and references, including pieces done by local artistsView in gallery
The house is infused with various ethnic elements and references, including pieces done by local artists
The upstairs spaces have wooden floors and accent walls and look extremely welcomingView in gallery
The upstairs spaces have wooden floors and accent walls and look extremely welcoming
As expected, the bedrooms have large windows which allows them to enjoy extraordinary viewsView in gallery
As expected, the bedrooms have large windows which allows them to enjoy extraordinary views
In general, the colors of the walls and furniture are neutral while allows the artwork to stand out moreView in gallery
In general, the colors of the walls and furniture are neutral while allows the artwork to stand out more
The two bedrooms designed for the children are very chic and playful but retain a simple aestheticView in gallery
The two bedrooms designed for the children are very chic and playful but retain a simple aesthetic
White marble was also used extensively in the bathrooms, where it complements the minimalist fixturesView in gallery
White marble was also used extensively in the bathrooms, where it complements the minimalist fixtures