Yesterday we posted on Satyagraha House, a Johannesburg guesthouse on the property of what was Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi's house a century ago. Since many of us at Remodelista are city or near-city dwellers with countless distractions and noise pollution, we were especially drawn to the calm, summery bedrooms.
To recreate the look we sourced the essentials of the monastic Satyagraha bedroom; see the rest of the property in our post Serenity Now: A Guesthouse That Channels the Spirit of Gandhi.
Above: Bedroom light is filtered through a set of curtains fashioned from layered cotton dhotis. Photograph via The Satyagraha House.
Above: A black and white bedroom with minimal storage is a reminder to pare down and pack light. Photograph by Elsa Young via House and Leisure.
Above: Photograph by Elsa Young via House and Leisure.
Above: Designed by Giulio Gianturco for Boffi, the Air Fan is available with black varnished or natural wood blades; to source in the US, contact Dzine in San Francisco. For more ceiling fans to choose from see our previous post: 10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans.
Above: The Italian Vintage-Washed Percale Sheet Set is $319 from Restoration Hardware.
Above: Coyuchi's Cotton & Linen Birch Duvet Cover is made from flax grown in France and Belgium and 100 percent cotton from India; $387 for the full/queen size.
Above: The Lampe Gras Model 222 has a pivoting base and articulated arm; designed by Bernard-Albin Gras and adopted into projects from the likes of Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Man Ray, and Robert Mallet-Stevens. The 222 model is available directly from Lampe Gras. The smaller Lampe Gras Model 304 Sconce Lamp is currently on sale for $283 (down from $333) at Design Within Reach.
Above: At Satyagraha, vintage lab glass and a drinking glass function as bedside carafe; a similar option is the Alessi Tonale Carafe; $54 from Y Living. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Bedside Water Carafes.
Above: Senufo Stools, made by the Senufo people across the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Burkino Faso, are carved from a single piece of wood and are available for $300 from the Hamill Gallery. See another interior with the stools included in our post: Design Sleuth: Senufo Stools.
Above: Ikea's Tårnby Rug is flat woven from jute material and is available in two sizes, with prices ranging from $99.99 for the small to $149 for the large.
Above: Ikea's simple Mulig Clothes Rack in black (also available in white) is made from steel; $9.99 each.
Above: The Lampe Gras Model 205 Task Lamp is made from cast steel frames without screws or welded joints and has a 40W candelabra base; $435 from Design Within Reach.
Above: For a minimalist branch or two, the Single Stem Vase is available in six different finishes and made in Sausalito, California; $81 from Heath Ceramics.
Above: In the corner of the guest room at Satyagraha sits a woven charpoy with ebonized wooden legs. The Gold and Gray Woven Charpoy (shown here) is €344.25 from Bharata Designs. Charpoy beds can also be sourced from Ouma Productions and on eBay.
For other places to stay and visit in the region, see our South Africa City Guide for more hotels, restaurants and shops.