One of my favourite shops in Cape Town is O.live Chemistry of Living, an interiors boutique run by Rupert Smith and Warren Matthee. The shop is an amazing and ever-changing mix of flea market finds, modern classics, sophisticated ceramics and glassware, all arranged just so. Rupert and Warren must have a closely-guarded little black book, because somehow the things on the shelves at O.live are not to be found anywhere else.


O.live is always so impeccably styled, I’ve always been curious to see how Rupert and Warren’s home looks, and the Celebrate! issue gives us a peek into their newly-renovated home, on pages 98 – 107.

The wallpaper in the sitting room is by Osborne & Little, while the lounge suite was a lucky second-hand find.

The kitchen has echos of the shelves of O.live, with beautiful things arranged beautifully, creating an air of bounty and care.

If you like what you see, do check in to the blog again tomorrow, for an interview with Rupert, and some more pics of O.live too.

Production: Lauren Shantall
Photographs: Mark Williams