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Principia Presents A Dunblane Equestrian Home

This modern-elegant home situated in the blissful surrounds of Johannesburg’s Dunblane Lifestyle and Equestrian Estate was designed by Principia Design. It features a high-end interior with furniture, lighting and artwork that complements the modern aesthetic.

Dunblane is situated in the East Rand around a magnificent Equestrian Centre, made up of 133 prime, large stands, dams and breathtaking countryside. Dunblane Lifestyle & Equestrian Estate combines the convenience of modern living with old fashioned values; a get-up-and-go lifestyle with the added benefit of safety and security. This upmarket development is situated in Bredell near Benoni & Kempton Park and is close to schools, the R21. Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport.

The Brief

The design brief was to design a unique and modern-elegant interior and to make creative use of all spaces in a very large home. The design team blended dark stone textures with marble features and metallic accents. Lighting played an important role in the large spaces, so the designers made use of the latest ambient lighting features in the ceilings, walls and floors, and filled high-void ceilings with gorgeous chandeliers.

Indoor and outdoor living merge beautifully in this modern home. Open outdoor areas become an extension of the contemporary indoor space. An outdoor patio and wooden deck becomes a wonderful spot to enjoy the moderate climate and entertain in style.

A Sophisticated Interior

On the inside, double volume living areas call for large windows and a flow of natural lighting. The contemporary living room boasts a sophisticated floating stairwell with glass balustrade overlooking the entire area. Here, a central fireplace is clad from floor to ceiling, making for a grand statement in the living room. An installation of round lights add to the chic appeal of this space. Doors lead outdoors to create seamless flow from the indoor living areas outside.


We also love the seamless design of the kitchen where modern lighting and seamless grey cabinets offer a beautiful and contemporary feel here. The design team pulled out all the stops here as they cleverly merged modern materials with lighting that accentuates this space in all the right places. A large peninsula further creates a blissful seating area and state-of-the-art appliances elevate this kitchen to another level.

About the Designers

Principia Design is an internationally active creative design firm with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London – providing clients with a personalised turnkey project solution in interior design and architecture. They design and realise unique bespoke spaces that captivate, inspire and successfully solve the individual needs of clients.

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