Featured on SABC3’s Top Billing, this home in South Africa was designed by Buhle Mathole of Kabu Architects, with the interior finished by the home owner, Sheryl Maharaj. Having a career in IT, being a wife and mother of 2, Sheryl always had a passion for interior design and decoration, taking on the task of decorating her family’s previous homes. With this project, her dream home, she took her passion from being an amateur talent and turned it into a fully developed, professional skillset.
Sheryl took on every challenge, from the steel of the house to the meticulous detail of her neutral toned kitchen. A wooden table for the children to do homework merges with a rugged stone countertop – and a high tech, push down extractor fan ensures these finishes are as neat as the integrated appliances behind them.
The unseen design element in her home is space. For all the features and fittings, Sheryl has ensured that there’s a sense of breathing room and freedom of movement – the ultimate luxury.