ISSUE 4  |  The Rustic Life

Steal This Look: Bedroom at Babylonstoren

January 24, 2012 2:30 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

We have been having a love affair with Babylonstoren lately; see Hotels & Lodging: Babylonstoren in South Africa. We just can't get enough of the white-washed color palette and rustic texture.

The resort, located in the Cape Winelands outside Franschhoek, was designed by former SA Elle Decor editor Karen Roos and is one of the oldest farms in the Cape Dutch style, dating back to 1690. In her design, Roos chose to preserve the historic elements while updating the rooms with modern furniture from notable designers like the Bouroullec brothers. We've singled out some of her additions below.

Above: A white-painted barn door opens into a bedroom suite.

Above: The suite is furnished primarily in white.

Above: Jute rugs delineate the sleeping area.

Above: Dark wood furnishings and a black coverlet stand out in an otherwise white room.

Above: The Tree Coat Stand by Michael Young and Katrin Petursdottir; $699 from Generate.

Above: The Steelwood Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Magis is $679 from Nest Living.

Above: Steelwood Table; $1,719 from Nest Living.

Above: Botanical Illustration Posters; prices range from $2 to $14 at Emerald Honeybee.

Above: Cappellini Basket Two-Seat Sofa by Bouroullec; $9,921 from Unica Home.

Above: Antique English 19th-Century Turned-Leg Stool with Wicker Top from Yew Tree House Antiques; contact 1st Dibs for pricing and availability.

Above: The single pelt Auskin Sheepskin Longwool Rug is $69.95 at Sierra Trading Post.

Above: The Edland Four-Poster Bed Frame in White is $299 from Ikea.

Above: Antique American Wicker Side Chairs from 1910 from Corner House Antiques; contact 1st Dibs for pricing and availability.

Above: Tarnby Jute Rug; $99.99 from Ikea.

Above: The adjustable-height Tolomeo Reading Floor Lamp has an aluminum frame and parchment shade; $620 at Room & Board.

Above: John Lewis Plain Lambswool Throw in black; £60.

Above: Faux Fur Stool; £79 from Dwell in the UK.

N.B.: Liking Babylonstoren's bedroom suite? See 886 images of Bedrooms in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.