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Modernizing a young couple's living room

Modernizing a young couple's living room

Our client is a young couple living in an apartment in Windhoek. They are busy renovating their flat and will thus expand and modernize their living room. The couple have some specifics in mind since they share their space with 2 small dogs.


  • More storage space is definitely a must on the list.
  • The existing grey leather couches – a 2-seater and 3-seater – must remain.
  • Preferably use the existing coffee table; it can be revamped.
  • Keep the TV-media unit.
  • Add an interesting focal element to the space.
  • Use different paint techniques on some of the walls.

I decided to incorporate three products from Hertex that can be bought at Spectiles (by Megabuild) – the occasional chairs, the side table and the rug.
  • A neutral colour scheme with beige, cream, black and brown since it has a classical appeal that never goes out of style. These colours make a living space feel larger and brighter.
  • I kept the grey couches, but complemented the greys with black accent colours using the décor & round occasional table.
  • Coffee table was refurbished to look new again. It has a new coat of paint after some spots were fixed.
  • I added shelves against the wall for books and décor elements – thus giving character to the room. Below, the unit offers ample storage.
  • That textured paint behind the TV & the hanging shelves is hugely successful. The new wall art rounds off the classic look of the space.
  • Notice the divider between the kitchen and the living room – perfectly in line with our theme of the month – Reconsidered Layouts.
  • Don’t you agree that those Hertex chairs make a striking focal point?


Now the dogs can be mixed in to give it a wonderful, homey atmosphere! Got to keep them off the elegant furniture, though!


Aleza Basson
Interior Decorator

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