Could there be a downside to being an art director at Elle Decoration?

Afraid so. Two words. The Edit.

It’s agony having piles more beautiful pictures than pages to show them.

So here are some of the unpublished images of the fascinating 300-year-old Wellington farmhouse currently being restored by Anthony Harris and Gerhard Swart of Ceramic Matters.

Their home, a protected heritage building, houses an eye blast of art and artifact. Read the story of this extraordinary revamp by two of South Africa’s most acclaimed artists, in our Elle Decoration Spring Issue No. 86 – now on shelf.


If you’re in Cape Town, seeĀ Ceramic Matters’ latest exhibition, alongside work by Nicolaas Maritz, which opened today and runs till 17 November.

Venue: Lutge Gallery, cnr. Loop & Church Street, Cape Town.

Images by David Ross

Posted by Inge van der Merwe & Jenny Mason