La Petite Ferme enlisted the help of interior designer Clinton Savage to refurbish its five Vineyard Suites, and the result is something to be admired.
Nestled on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, La Petite Ferme – or ‘the small farm’ – is a boutique wine estate that emphasises quality over quantity.
This philosophy is applied to every aspect of the farm, from its intimate wine cellar to its guest accommodation consisting of a Manor House and five Vineyard Suites, the latter having been recently updated by interior expert Clinton Savage.
Previously designed with reed ceilings and Cape cottage-style decor, the Vineyard Suites now boast a contemporary look complete with statement furnishings, bold colour palettes and a personally curated feel.
‘Amongst the changes made, we replaced the reeds with white ceilings, the gas fireplaces with wood-burning ones, we redid the flooring and new air-conditioning was installed,’ says the estate’s general manager Riaan Kruger.
The bathrooms received a complete overhaul and feature en-trend elements such as underfloor heating, black fittings, ceramic slabs and accent walls made of handmade tiles that mirror the theme of the particular suite – the five being Provençale, Léman, Florentine, Moresque and Africa.
Outside, the exteriors have retained their original Cape Vernacular appearance, but have been improved with retiled private plunge pools and the addition of bigger glass windows and doors that maximise the views of the vineyard out front.
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