ISSUE 68  |  Africana

Steal This Look: South African Beach Bungalow Bedroom

April 16, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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We’re admiring this whitewashed, airy bedroom with graphic black accents in Bakoven, a Cape Town coastal retreat. The elements are simple: crisp white sheets, a vintage campaign trunk, and touches of black here and there. Recreate the look with the following elements:

Above: The bedroom in a family bungalow designed by Pieter Silberbauer House and Leisure.

Above: The Simple Low Bed Frame from West Elm is available in white or dark brown; the queen size is $254.

Above: Coyuchi’s organic percale 100 percent cotton sheets are available in white or ivory. The 300 Percale Sheets run from $86 to $140, depending on size.

Above: The Fermob Opera 26-inch Round Table is available in 23 colors and is $363 at French Bistro Furniture.

Above: South African company Dokter & Misses Table Sad Lamp.

Above: The handmade Black Crocheted Bedspread is $1,150 from A Détacher.

Above: A black and white basket from Nairobi/Helsinki Mifuko is handwoven from reclaimed telephone wire; €49 from Retonki in Finland.

Above: Antique hemp rugs from Private 0204 (an offshoot of the Danish fashion line Kristensen Du Nord) are washed in the sea and reworked through a process of deconstruction, reconstruction, and dyeing; available via San Francisco shop Carrots.

Above: The Recycled Canvas and Leather Trunk Table, lined with stitched Kantha cloth, is $845 for the coffee table size (39 by 19.5 by 18.5 inches); $845 from Clayton Gray.

Above: Wooden Rosary Beads from France; £55 from Bodie and Fou.