This nifty ‘trestle table’, a project by Home’s DIY guru Deon de Goede, was featured in our July 2020 issue. To showcase its versatility, we used it here in a different configuration with the trestle in the middle and the freestanding cupboards on either end to create two work stations. “The desk really works for me because it’s accessible from both sides, making it ideal for sewing and cutting fabric,” Cheryl says. Basket and water caraffe from Sofa Company; paint supplied by Paint & Decor
Photographs Francois Oberholster
Styling Marian van Wyk
In the 30 years that Cheryl and Trevor Button
have lived in their house in Bantry Bay in Cape
Town, they’ve accumulated many hand-medown items of furniture, trinkets, kitchenware,
clothing, books and toys.
“There was just too much of everything!”
exclaims Cheryl. “We had to create space by
getting rid of our mismatched furniture and
various pieces passed on by friends and family.
I wanted to be free of all this clutter and keep
only the items that we use and that hold meaning
for our family.”
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.