a journey into the heart of design
Nestled in the heart of this charming town, Die Kiuerhuise is a timeless architectural gem, with its roots dating back to 1856. Its enchanting gable and thatched roof have a magnetic allure that captures the essence of bygone eras. A time when craftsmanship and slowing living were innate in the architecture and design of homes.
As a designer with a history in sustainable architecture and a penchant for renovating the interiors of heritage buildings, I was irresistibly drawn to the charm and heritage of Die Kiuerhuis. Transforming this space has allowed me to weave my passion for preserving history, sustainable design and authentic interiors into every corner.
The interior has been rejuvenated into a captivating blend of farmhouse antiques and eclectic contemporary decor. Imagine the charm of antique wooden furnishings blending harmoniously with the clean lines of modern art pieces. This interior bursts with character, and I've added pops of vibrant colour throughout, injecting life and energy into every corner. Every item of furniture, every rug and all the paintings hold stories and secrets collected from my travels throughout the world. Each piece is carefully placed to create a narrative of my life that has embraced many cultures, explored many design styles and come full circle to exploring whole-hearted living.
Beyond the doors lies a hybrid living experience that's a truly unique Karoo affair. Our beautiful garden beckons, offering the perfect setting for a morning coffee or an al fresco dinner while the gentle hum of windmills and the soothing hoots of owls serenade you. It's a tranquil escape, embodying the very essence of slow living—a respite from the fast-paced world outside.
But there's more to this story. If you find yourself in Prince Albert, why not extend your stay and be a part of my design journey? Join me for an exclusive interior design workshop, where I'll personally guide you in creating your dream space. You'll learn the secrets of seamlessly blending old and new, and leave with the skills to transform your own living space into a work of art.
I extend an invitation to you to step into my world at Die Kiuerhuise. Whether it's a brief visit or an extended stay, I promise an unforgettable experience where history, style, and creativity converge. Come and stay with me, and let's bring your design dreams to life in the picturesque town of Prince Albert.
The private guest bedroom, 'Die Stilte Kamer,' boasts an exquisite antique wooden bed, adorned with crisp white linens and a plush duvet for a restful night's sleep. Vintage-style lamps with ornate bases cast a warm, comforting light by the bedside. A distressed, farmhouse-style dresser not only adds character to the room but also offers ample storage for your belongings. A Wooden-framed window fills the room with abundant natural light, while farmhouse shutters ensure your privacy.
“My favourite gifts of embracing slowing living are reclaiming the time and tranquillity to make meaningful connections–with people, with culture, with work, with nature, with my own body and mind”
BOOK YOUR STAY IN 'DIE STILTE KAMER'
I invite you to step back in time and embrace the comfort and simplicity in a room that marries antique farmhouse charm with contemporary decor.
The centrepiece of the room is an exquisite antique wooden bed, complete with crisp white linens and a plump duvet that beckons you to sink into a peaceful night's sleep. The bed is flanked by softly glowing, vintage-style lamps with ornate bases, casting a gentle, comforting light.
A distressed, farmhouse-style dresser offers ample storage for your belongings. Its aged wood adds character to the room while providing modern conveniences. The dresser has an antique mirror which reflects the room's soft lighting, creating a sense of spaciousness and serenity.
The room's large, wooden-framed window, offers ample natural light and farmhouse shutters for your privacy. The bed is perfectly positioned to receive a sun-dappled patch of light that invites you to curl up with a good book or simply bask in the warmth of the sun.