Thursday, September 9, 2010

Perfection in White

John Jacob Zwiegelaar of John Jacob Interiors is one of my all time favorite designers. Only in his early 30's, he opened his Cape Town firm in 2005 and already has an impressive portfolio. This home appeared in the May 2006 issue of House & Garden South Africa. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do. It's almost Friday!


All images via the site John Jacob Interiors here.

27 comments:

Empress of The Eye said...

I have never heard of this designer but he is on my radar now. Amazingly beautiful designs. LOVE+

Debby said...

Gorgeous!! I love that round table in the first photo! xo

p.s. I am having an Ann Taylor Loft giveaway if it interests you!

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

All of that fretwork, carvings, and inlay are what make these spaces go from boring white to nuanced and beautiful.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Very beautiful spaces, what a talent at such a young age! So much great texture. I especially like the all white convex mirror with the eagle. It's always fun to see something classic and traditional given a new twist!

The Zhush said...

I am blown away by these images! So young and yet so sophisticated! Adore him!

Teresa Hatfield said...

Absolutely beautiful images. I love the mirrored cabinets, the mirrors, and the Louis chairs against the beautiful white.
Have a nice day!
Teresa

Visual Vamp said...

The South African n designers are really coming into their own.
I'm a sucker for pretty white room.
xo xo

pretty pink tulips said...

Layers of white always soothe and calm me. These are beautiful layered!

abode love said...

this space is to die for-- all of the mirrors are so elegant, and I love, love the two convex mirrors with the eagles in white-- traditional but presented in a modern way! Lovely!

Kristen White said...

Stunning! I love that mirror above the tub in the bath.....everything is TDF!
Kristen

Lila said...

Wow those are stunning rooms. I love the hallway with the three mirrors. All gorgeous!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Madame Meg said...

Wow, no kidding perfection in white! My husband is Indian and we own a Cape house in New England that wants rather traditional New England styling, and I've been trying to think how to incorporate some of the traditional Indian look- this is some great inspiration! Thanks for sharing it!
- Meg
PS- Do you think there are actually that many carved screens in the house, or do you think they just carted the same one into every shot? :)

DesignTies said...

Very elegant and glamourous. Love the mirrored cabinet doors and the dining area. The lacy screens are beautiful too.

Kelly

AnneHH said...

Oh, what a find!! Gorgeous. Each room has a detail that is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this designer who is new to me.

angelesdiazcueva@hotmail.com said...

Hola!!PRECIOSOS AMBIENTES,muy relagantes y armoniosos.
Un saludo de.
Angeles Diaz
Asturias

Tess said...

Yep - I love it too. The white on white is just so serene and peaceful.

mydesignchic said...

This house is stunning!! I adore a neutral palette and this is done to perfection. I'm heading straight over to John Jacobs Interiors.

Marlene Williams said...

one word: stunning!

reminds me of versailles! very pretty!

Wendy said...

Pretty. Love that tufted ottoman...among other things!

Savvy in the Suburbs said...

This is stunning work! Beautiful.

Francine Gardner said...

Pure white perfection! love the balnace of the styles, shades of white and proportions. So glad to have discovered your blog...will visit often

Emom said...

What a lovely creamy work of art! smiles.....

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~ WOW such a talent he has!!~*~* Just beautiful and so peaceful~*~*

pve design said...

Can I move there - now - alone!
I am afraid it would not stay white for long, with my family! (even though I do love them and all their imperfections) That place is va va va voom!
pve

Coco Coterie Boutique said...

These were lovely pictures, and I love the name of your blog. Have a wonderful day ~ xox Alexandra

Annie, bossy color said...

Love those kitchen cabinets! How inspiring!

Dining and Decor said...

This is heavenly! I am really loving all white rooms right now.

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