A while back we posted on Babylonstoren in South Africa, a resort in the Cape Winelands outside Franschhoek designed by former SA Elle Decor editor Karen Roos. We’re also fans of the hotel’s Babel Restaurant, especially the vegetable-based table decor (we’ve been following suit and adorning our tables with radishes, fennel fronds, pots of herbs). With this approach, who needs flowers?
Above: The airy interior features Plexiglass dining chairs mixed with rustic wood benches and farm tables.
Above: A deep green leafy cabbage undergoes a bath.
Above: The daily menu is handwritten on large white tiles.
Above: Beet greens stand in for traditional floral arrangements.
Above: A variety of garden herbs in pressed-glass vases.
Above: A cabbage sliced in half makes a compelling centerpiece. Photo via Gandas on Flickr.
Above: Consider the artichoke. Photograph from Africa Bespoke.
Photos via Babylonstoren, and Flickr.