Recreate a look: Uptown Chic

Does the modern and confident look of this living room appeal to you? If so, we’ve done all the work of sourcing the various items to help you recreate the essence of this look in your own home. So now when you see an image you love instead of just sighing over it or pinning it onto a Pinterest board to grow virtual dust you can actually make it a reality in your own life!

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Furniture & curtains


  1. Mod Coffee Table from R3,795
  2. Lazytime couch from Sevens on are tailor made, so price is upon request.
  3. Embroidered Flower Voile 230x218cm Curtain by Mr Price Home. R149.99


  1. Skipper Floral Cushion Cover White & Black from R412
  2. Plain Cranberry Scatter Cushion from Volpes. R210

Volpes is a PE-based family firm that deals in linen products. The company was started in 1929 by Reuben Volpes, whose business philosophy was “I want to be able to look the customer in the eye”, and Chuck, his son and present-day CEO, says the company continues to be guided by this principle.

  1. Classique Cushion Cover Black And White from R365
  2. Pu Weave Scatter Cushion from Mr Price Home. R179.99
  3. Linen Blend Scatter Cushion from Woolworths. R250
  4. Mock Suede 40x60cm Scatter Cushion from Mr Price Home. R99.99


  1. Slant Top Bottle Vase Black from Mr Price Home. R69.99
  2. Crackled glass votive from African Affair.  African Affair, based in Sedgefield, offers a range of solid brass, nickel plated lamps, trendy and affordable furniture, and décor items for every room of the house.
  3. White Wood Alphabet Letters from Dominique’s. R60/characterDominique’s is a PE-based business that sells home décor for kids’ rooms as well as toys. Its products sell in various stores throughout SA but it also offers online shopping.
  4. Belfiore Olympia Blanket Black/White, Aranda Blankets from Spree. R550
  5. Planes from The Frame & Art Factory. The Frame & Art Factory is a CT-based company that offers a picture framing service and also provides a range of quality decor art.
  6. Desert Tree 60x90cm Wall Art from Mr Price Home. R199.99
  7. Style Icons by P. Duncan from Exclusive Books. R322. Excl. Books says “Style Icons is a remarkable, varied collection of places designed and decorated by tremendously talented [South Africans], some of them very well known, others less so.”
  8. Dream Rooms by A. von Einsiedel and J. Thornycroft from Exclusive Books.“With an extraordinary array of ravishing interiors from 100 contemporary homes of all styles around the world, Dream Rooms is a sumptuous sourcebook that will spark countless new ideas for transforming any and every room in the home.”
  9. A Home of Your Own by S. Coulthard from Exclusive Books. R574. “In this new book, interiors expert Sally Coulthard explains just what it takes to turn an uninspiring space into a personality-packed home, whether it's a cottage, an apartment or a modern family house.”
  10. Ashton Rug from Surya. This gorgeous rug comes in various sizes, is hand woven, and is made from 100% New Zealand wool.
  11. Crochet Dark Bowl from Little Honeypot. R525. Little Honeypot’s slogan is “It’s about making a statement!” and this is true – all its items are unique and interesting pieces that will help individualise your living space.  
  12. Black Jack Oval Mirror from The Pickled Fish. R205. The Pickled Fish is an SA-based online Décor Emporium Shop that embraces all things home grown and African, and as such supports local artisans and artists.
  13. Cuban cornice from DAS. You can’t see the upper edge of this room, but we imagine a black-painted cornice would look phenomenal against the grey wall, and pick up on the other black accents in the room. Our Cuban cornice is the one we’d recommend, having a subtle design that would fit in with this modern room.

Do you know of any great products – preferably from local suppliers – that would help someone recreate the look of this room? If so, please share with us.

We wish you all the best with your makeover efforts!

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