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Tuesday, March 2

Finding India in Cape Town..

Antique furniture, chandeliers, jharokas, nandis, silver bed, patina-ed buddhas figurine, kilim carpets, brass thaalis, marble archs, carved pillars, jaisalmer stone floors, incense sticks, sikh paintings, stone idols, mirror work textiles, brass urlis.....you will be forgiven to think that I am sharing with you an Indian palace today. Though, on second thoughts, in a way I am doing just that; just the location of this magnificent home happens to be Cape Town’s historic De Waterkant. This, is Danny and Mitch's home. Their love for collecting and preserving Edwardian and Indian antiquities is evident in each of the photographs below. See more of their museum like home here..



[Credit: All Images Frank Features]

25 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Oh dear....some lovely pieces in there, but altogether? Very emporium-like...that would drive me nuts!!

No21 said...

Love it, so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

Dithi said...

Everything is grand and steeped in heritage about this home, breathtaking photographs, thanks for sharing!

Sunita said...

Amazing!What a lot of nice pieces in one home.
I think I would go crazy if I visited that home, though. My eyes would be bouncing all over the place, seeing one interesting piece here and skittering off to the next one there. And I'd be terrified that I'd bump into something and smash it!

RupaB said...

Thanks you...I die a little death everytime time I see those fabulous pearls (on Jagajit singh- king of kapurthala)

Carole said...

This is beautiful. So much to look at but not overpowering at all. The kind of home that takes a lifetime to assemble.

Designwali said...

so rich and decadent...great post.

Susan Erickson said...

Love it...bit like a museum but still gorgeous!

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Gorgeous!!

Abha said...

That courtyard? I want.

Prem said...

india in abode! uuuuhhhs n aaaahhhs

Anuradha Varma said...

very impressive collection..great post.

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BEAUTIFUL pictures. All of the patterns, trimmings, details... I'm very intrigued. Thanks for posting such eye candy.

RepublicOfChic said...

This looks like a page right out of India! How charming that it isn't IN India :)

Poverty Dieter said...

Good Lord. These pictures REALLY make me want to move away from
Denton, TX. Could they be any prettier?

Camila Flavia said...

Great! Very inspiring!!
I loved your Blog! :)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

amazing find Bhavana.gorgeous home isn it it/
lovely.thanks for sharing.

Lila said...

Wow, everything is so elaborate from the furniture, rug patterns, to the architecture. Very indian style.
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Iniyaal said...

Wow... beautiful antiques. Every corner featured in this post talks of details, art, love for antiques. Beautiful!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures!! How traditional! :)

henzy said...

gorgeous photographs.. i love the doors and windows..

Anonymous said...

my one question: how do they keep it clean? tee hee :)

well jokes apart... my fave was the glass chandeliers and the veranda with the dining table... awesome find. thanks bhavna. - timsy

Neha said...

Wow, I absolutely love this. It's so vintage but modern at the same time. I want everything in these pictures!

Haddock said...

Love the tree and the greenery.

christer rikenberg said...

Hi! do you have any idea where in cape I can find furniture like these? I was in cape town 3 years ago and stumbled over a huuuge store with loads of furniture and decorations. They had a huge stock of indian doors that Im intrested in. Now I have unfortnately forgotten the name and location of that exclusive store, I think they also had a store somewhere in Joburg.
Thank you!
/Christer

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