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Just off the living area is the main bedroom, which intentionally has no door and features a mixed-media artwork by Jenna Haviland positioned above the bed. A chaise-longue from Roos’s childhood home is the only colourful addition in the house and picks up on the gold bedside lamps from @home.

Eduan Roos and Melissa de Villiers created an oasis of calm in the seaside town of Strand. They share their advice on how to create your own dream home

Here is Roos and De Villiers’ sage advice for helping you feel completely at home in your space:

Find a design aesthetic that speaks to you ‘We love the “slow-living” aesthetic of KINFOLK magazine and The KINFOLK Home books… it’s all about having a home that has integrity and authenticity, that reflects your ideals.’

Use texture and detail to create interest and variety ‘Texture and detail are important to us, from the rugs on the floor to the rough cement bathroom walls, to the throws on the beds and the marble countertops in the kitchen.’

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Roos, De Villiers and Patchouli, their black Russian terrier, spend a lot of time on the enclosed veranda.

Enjoy every space in your home ‘We use all the rooms, enjoying different parts of the house at different times, depending on whether it’s the weekend or a working day.’

Don’t be afraid to create your dream home ‘We hate doors (and cupboards), so when we renovated we got rid of all the doors, except the one to the guest loo. We wanted to create open spaces that flowed into one another.’

See the full house tour in our December Art of Entertaining Issue.

Photographs: Adam Letch

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