“Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines,
it’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul,”
PRIVATE HOME CELLAR
We were given the task to come up with a design for a private home cellar – a cellar that is special, a cellar out of the ordinary, aesthetically stunning and practical as a private home cellar, meeting the needs of the house.
We created a wine cellar that doesn’t overwhelm the room and compliments the minimalist interior of the rest of the house. The theme of three grape bunches hanging from the wall as storage for wine bottles was approved and commissioned. Solid oak timber was used as the uprights, with a dark brown jax classics finish, all joined together with 8mm steel rods finished in a satin black – all in the shape of three different grape bunches.
To complement the wine storage, a table flowing from one wall with a wall-mounted shelf to serve as a display unit and a storage cupboard was also added. The finished product gave the owner enough storage space for his wine collection, as well as enough space inside the room to entertain guests and enjoy the created ambience of the home cellar.
DULINI RIVER LODGE
Dulini River Lodge, in the world-renowned Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve was being completely rebuilt in 2018. VanderNest Furniture was commissioned to design, manufacture and install the bedroom furniture and amenities for the new five-star sleeping units as well as the wine cellar in the main reception.
Solid oak timber was used with a light grey oil finish.