Funky Decor & Design Inspiration: Accommodation Places to stay

It is not negotiable for a B&B or a guesthouse to be clean and stylish with all the basic amenities.  Classic styles and simple decor will always suffice but if you are looking to really impress a guest then some funky design inspiration can win them over.  Take a look at these accommodation establishments that have done  something a little out of the ordinary, something a little funky or a little quirky in terms of design and decor.

Whether you are planning a weekend escape or a long stay  – here are some of the best funky decor, art, and design accommodation establishments on the Cape Point Route .

Villa St James | St James 

Villa St James

Villa St James

Villa St James is a historical national monument built in 1850 in Cape Town, South Africa. It was once home to the British admiralty; the Greek royal family and League of Nations founder Jan Smuts.  Villa St James, simply put, is massive. The Villa accommodates up to 16 people in eight large bedrooms with extra long beds and five bathrooms. Special details include colorful Moroccan kilims, full-length mirrors, art deco light fixtures, antique furniture and accents.  The stately dining room is perfect for an elegant wedding reception or special occasion for up to 30 guests. Among the many visual treats in this room are Venetian mirrors, silk curtains, crystal chandeliers, a gilded ceiling, views of sea and garden, and deco parquet floors. Read More… 

Colona Castle:   Lakeside

Colona Castle

Colona Castle

Built in 1929 in the classical Art Deco Style, Colona Castle has a beautiful location and awe inspiring interior design filled with treasure antiques and objects d’art collected by the Brands from their travels around the world.  From crystal chandeliers to  Chinese vases, serene buddhas and intricately carved screens – each suite has it’s own decorative theme. We loved the mysterious Moroccan room and the lavish Mogul Suite with its vibrant colours and Indian paintings.  The entrance hall is jaw-dropping and there is even a real castle turret! King of my castle indeed!  Read More…

Grosvenor Honeymoon Suite | Simon’s Town

Grosvenor Honeymoon Suite

Grosvenor Honeymoon Suite

Small space with a big heart.  This secluded honeymoon cottage is that idyllic hideaway for a romantic break.  Decorative hearts are strewn subtly around the suite – they tastefully hang on the walls, decorate tables and are found on door handles an in the candlestick holders. We challenge you to count the number of hearts in this romantic suite.  Read More…

Noordhoek Cottages on the Hill | Noordhoek

Noordhoek Cottages on the Hill

Noordhoek Cottages on the Hill

The Stone Cottage is a unique hand-crafted home built from table mountain rock with the main bedroom as a loft -style romantic room with it’s own private lounge area.  There is an open-plan kitchen, dining-room and lounge area with the warmth of the stone. There is an outside shower and an exquisite garden complete with a garden angel that watched over the organic veggies.  There is even a plunge pool set in natural rocks to cool off at the end of the day. Read More…

Rose Lodge | Noordhoek

Rose Lodge in Noordhoek

Rose Lodge in Noordhoek

This thatched country lodge are individually themed and decorated with elegance and comfort. In the African room you can almost hear the distant beat of the African drums and in the Punjab room the warm, bright decor conjures up the spiciness of the Indian sub-continent.   Deep blues and terracotta for warmth  are the basics for the calming Moroccan Room and the Kalahari Room has African masks, sandy shades and rag-washed walls to reflect the drifting dessert sands. Read More…

Mariner Guesthouse |  Simon’s Town

Mariner Guesthouse

Mariner Guesthouse

As the name implies,  Mariner has a marine and nautical theme with original architectural designs of ships in the rooms as well as original acrylic paintings of False Bay surrounding areas by local artist, Marie Prinsloo .  Throughout the house they have “Mariner” touches like the glass bowl, an old ships lamp and phone in the “Pause Area” which they light with tea lights in the evenings.  In the lounge next to the fire place, they have block prints of Simon’s Town in the late 1800 and early 1900’s. Even though these are nice,  the best feature is still the views of the harbour and broader False Bay from where they are located on the mountain above Simon’s Town. Read More…

Blue on Blue B&B | St James

Blue on Blue B&B

Blue on Blue B&B

Blue On Blue B&B, is a business supporting artisans and they donate a portion of their profits to an organisation called Art Aids Art . Architectural detail can be found throughout the property along with colourful contemporary art and bright and cheerful mosaics.  (Artful August special – discounts on stays of 3 nights or more.) Read More…

Tented Camps: Table Mountain National Parks

Tented Camps

Tented Camps

The Table Mountain National Parks tented camps were designed and built as base camps for the Hoerikwaggo Trail (a 1-5 day hike through Table Mountain National Park). There are 4 camps each with a different theme for the setting and the boma (communal area)  and all based on a “touch the earth lightly” philosophy. Orangekloof Tented Camp has an afromontane theme with the feeling of forest reflected in the decor.  Silvermine Tented Camp has a mountain fynbos theme evidenced by plants in the wooden and rock walls of the boma. Slangkop Tented Camp has a marine theme to unwind next to the ocean- look out for the whale vertebra light fittings ! Read More…

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