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Hotel - Upgrades, Interiors & Décor Selection for the Cape Winelands Trailer

Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2021 - Completed

As part of the 2021 Decorex Cape Town Design Trail, the team partnered with Decorex Africa and 100% Design South Africa on an exciting refurbishment and interior design project, where we set out to revamp the Cape Winelands trailer at the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel - the only designer Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park in the world. The Cape Winelands trailer is carefully curated with interior décor elements inspired by the rich colour palette of the region’s fynbos, sandstone and vineyards.

The existing walls were rendered in light tones, timber slats were limewashed and the head of the bed was replaced with a light and contemporary birch-slatted headboard.

Custom designed wallpaper evokes the sense of walking in a vineyard. The grape leaf motif on the wallpaper is repeated in the framed pressed vine leaf artwork and printed leaves on scatter cushions. A more abstract reference to grapes and leaves can be found in the green tones of the feature wall, wall tiles and blinds.

Each décor item tells a story that originates from its artist or crafter. Most products are local and handmade: wine-stained cushions, sketches of historic Winelands buildings, handmade ceramic vases, hand painted and stitched cushions and hand-woven throws.

The end result was a welcoming space where guests can relax and appreciate the creativity and craftsmanship of South African designers and experience the ambiance of the Cape Winelands.

One of the challenges that was tackled during the design phase of the building, was the need to work within an extremely small space.

“What started off as an idea on a piece of paper turned into a beautifully renovated airstream trailer. Our aim was to create an intimate space that represents the beauty of vineyards. With the introduction of natural fibres, layered textures, mood lighting and a soft calming palette we were able to achieve this look.” – Natasha Raphiri

“Our mood board for the project introduced nature into the space. We did this with natural textures, plants and vineyard imagery. The colour palette of soft, natural tones, timber accents and vineyard colours creates a welcoming and relaxing space.” – Carla Jooste


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