High on the mountainside overlooking Plettenberg Bay Lagoon, designer Yvonne O’Briens beach home embraces a Mediterranean palette of blue & white.

White walls and fixtures, frame sand coloured natural wooden floors and soft furnishing in shades of Indigo blue. North African fabrics and artworks evoke daydreams of wooden dhows and sun bleached sails, while touches of bamboo, pearlescent shell and glassware perfectly finish the relaxed spaces. 

Inspired by the natural light and sea vistas, this restoration project was a labour of love. Outdoor spaces were designed to encourage reading and afternoons that slip into long warm evenings. A casual sophistication was achieved with built in day beds, white slipcovers, Yvonne’s collection of Matisse prints and woven pendants for texture.