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Incanda Furniture: Step Inside Mila’s Place

Incanda Furniture continues to WOW  – this time with a beautifully streamlined and modern apartment revamp as part of their new design service offering.

Incanda has always been synonymous with quality, durability and a timeless, uniquely South African sense of style. The brand is firmly rooted in high end, yet comfortable furniture. And so, the natural next step is to offer additional design services and to help customers bring their vision for their homes to life.

Helene De Waal is the interior designer and manager at the Hermanus showroom. She recently completed this extensive and exciting project in Eastcliff, Hermanus in close collaboration with her client, Karin Louw.

Riempie bench

The design brief

Helene explains, “Karin contacted me near the end of last year, asking me to assist with the renovation and revamping of an investment property that would ultimately be aimed at short-term rental or AirBnB. The small apartment in Bayview had previously been a beautiful old hotel.
I was very excited to be given the opportunity to work on this project, especially because AirBnb’s in Hermanus tend to be exclusive and unique. I knew from the onset that this would be a special project.”

Tankwa Bookshelf

Karin’s brief was clear and focussed. She wanted a botanical theme throughout the apartment. She also wanted colour – teal to be specific. Furthermore, Karin envisioned a space that would be easy to clean and maintain and that could handle a lot of traffic. Simple and durable.

Neutral and inspired

The team started off with the wall colour – a crisp Arniston White. This provided a beautiful neutral backdrop. The neutral feel extends to the kitchen. Here, tiles were chosen for the floors and a concrete look embraced in the room. Caesarstone Pure White was selected for the countertops.

To soften the colour scheme, the cupboards were also painted white. A colourful splashback brings a burst of freshness to the space – with teal coloured tiles laid out in a herringbone motif.

“When Karin first walked into our showroom, she fell in love with some curtains we have on display. This particular curtaining fabric from Hertex – Tabi Linen – not only drapes beautifully due to its weight, but also has a lovely semi sheer. New curtains were made up for the apartment – some with patterns and some plain – in combination with matt black rods to pick up on black iron details in the furniture. We used a double rail. The Tabi Linen was used in front for light filtering and at the back we decided on a blockout fabric to ensure privacy.”

Ulundi Pouffes

A custom space

Karin designed her own wallpaper for the main bedroom. It features lovely shades of teal. The bay window curtain in this room is a favourite as it blends beautifully with the unique, oversized wallpaper.

The fact that Incanda can customize furniture was certainly a big selling point. Karin loved Incanda’s Vrede chair and chose a stunning fabric from Hertex called Papua Nightfall for the upholstering. This fabric’s design blended in very well with the overall botanical theme. The chairs were subsequently paired with Incanda’s Cape Town couch. The couch is upholstered in bovine, ginger coloured leather.

Hamlet Fabric Daybed

Extensive Services

Incanda now offers an extensive interior decorating service wat all showrooms across the country. This includes:

  • Wallcoverings including supply and application.
  • Manufacturing of custom window made dressings such as roman blinds and curtains.
  • Supply and installation of curtain hardware, roller and venetian blinds.
  • Individualised guidance with spatial planning and colour palette co-ordination.
  • Expert advice when it comes to choosing the perfect décor items to complement furniture.

Clarens Chair

For more about their furniture and design services, visit Incanda.

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