A Floral Designer's Colorful, Contemporary Cape Town Home

A Floral Designer's Colorful, Contemporary Cape Town Home

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Lana Kenney
Nov 18, 2017
Lana is a talented floral designer, installation artist, and creative conceptualist. For her, flowers unlock a language of texture and color and allow her to express her inner creativity. After working as a wedding and event consultant for a top Cape Town florist, she opened her own business, Myūzu, which offers floral design, creative conceptualization and direction.
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My Style: Modern minimalism with eclectic touches.
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The artwork is by Lana's brother, Byron Fredericks, and the green metal sheet was originally used on one of Lana's shoots as a backdrop. The cushions on the sofa are from Evolution Product and the ceramic platter is from Dayfeels.
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Favorite Element: Open-plan living
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Lana is currently drawn to terracotta and turmeric hues. The marble base under the glass vase is from Country Road; Lana added the leather cuff.
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The unique wall art was created specifically for Myūzu and forms part of their objet d'art collection, which is used in various ways for their events and installations.
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The candlesticks are from India.
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Biggest Indulgence: My first furniture purchase — a set of Pierre Cronje carver chairs.

The dining table is from Guideline MNF and the side tables are from IKEA and @home.

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A green vase from Weylandts holds one of Lana's creative floral arrangements.
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In the future, Lana hopes to create an intimate dining area on the balcony.
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What Friends Say: Clean cut and modern
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Biggest Challenge: Creating a functional dining and lounge area, as the apartment has been built with the idea that you lounge at the kitchen island and not a formal dining table.
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Proudest DIY: Modernising two cane bar stools that I inherited from my parents.
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The copper platter is from La Grange Interiors and Lana inherited the ceramic jug and cups from her gran.
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Best Advice: To live in a space before you make furniture purchases. To buy and add on as you live in your space, and to purchase items that are timeless and not what you can find at that moment and time. Keep searching until you find what you are looking for.
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The cabinet is from Quirky Me and is filled with nostalgic pieces handed down to Lana by grandparents as well as finds from antique shops. The green vase is from Weylandts and the geometric sculpture is from the Myūzu collection.
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The bedroom is her favorite part of the apartment. "I've created a place to unwind and contemplate ideas," says Lana.
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The wall hook is from Country Road, the African ceramic bracelets are made locally by Klomp Ceramics, and the sandals are from Espadril.
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The lamp is from Mr Price Home and the metal side table is also from the Myūzu collection.
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The ceramic vase is from Hemelhuijs and the wire candle holder from Country Road.
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The en suite bathroom features a rug from Design Afrika. A marble tray from Country Road is filled with Aēsop body products.
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Much of the art in Lana's apartment is by her brother, Byron. As he currently resides in New York, some of his pieces are temporarily being stored in her apartment.
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The guest bedroom also doubles as a work space for Lana. The table and chair are from @home and the metal unit is also one of the Myūzu pieces that gets used in installations.
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Name: Lana Fredericks
Location: Green Point — Cape Town, South Africa
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

In contrast to its vibrant urban setting, Lana's apartment has a calm and collected ambiance with plenty of botanical touches thanks to her line of work. After studying events management and culinary arts, Lana chose to work as a wedding and event consultant for a top Cape Town florist. It was here that she discovered that flowers unlocked a language of texture and color and allowed her to express her inner creativity. Lana has since then launched her own business, Myūzu, which offers floral design, creative conceptualization and direction.

Lana creates the most beautiful installations, often experimenting with seasonal and forgotten blooms. Wherever possible she creates custom art pieces/sculptures/decor for these installations...and naturally a few of these items have made their way into her apartment. Along with artwork by her brother and vintage collectibles, Lana's home has a wonderfully unique feel with plenty of character.

Resources:

KITCHEN
Vintage cabinet — Quirky Me
Geometric sculpture — Myūzu collection
Green vase — Weylandts
Bar chairs — inherited them from her parents
Copper platter — La Grange Interiors
Ceramic jug and cups — inherited from her grandmother
Lights and fitted kitchen cabinets — existing

LIVING AREA
Sofa — Weylandts
Scenic Cushions — Evolution Product
Velvet cushion — H&M
Artwork above sofa — Byron Fredericks
Green piece — was originally used on one Lana's shoots as a backdrop
Green tray table — Ikea
White side tables — @home
Ceramic plate — Dayfeels
Brass plate — Mauritius
Origami sculpture — Byron Fredericks
Round table — Guideline MNF
Green vase — Weylandts
Karoo Carver Chairs — Pierre Cronje
Candle sticks — from India
Marble platter — Country Road
Vase — Weylandts, Lana added the leather cuff
Brass structures — Myūzu collection
Rug — Hertex

LANA'S BEDROOM
Bed — Weylandts
Textured cushion — H&M
Cape Town map cushion — FabricNation
Side table — @home
Lamp — Mr Price Home
Metal grid unit — Myūzu collection
Wall hooks — Country Road
African ceramic bracelets — Klomp Ceramics
Sandals — Espadril
Art — Byron Fredericks
Small photograph of Lana's grandmother
Mirror — @home
Baskets — Weylandts
Wire candle holder — Country Road
Vase — Hemelhuijs

BATHROOM
Rug — Design Africa
Tray — Country Road

GUEST BEDROOM
Bed — @home
Velvet Cushions — H&M
Yellow tray table — Ikea
Art — Byron Fredericks
Desk: @home
Chair — @home
Metal unit — Myūzu collection

Thanks, Lana!


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