House Tour: Flo’s Cape Cod Retreat
Name: Florence Masson
Occupation: Retired from Interior Design . Now a past time artist painter.
Location: Yzerfontein, West Coast, South Africa
Type: Cape Cod Style House
Size: 3,200 square feet
Years lived in: 3
Flo and her husband are originally from Mauritius and the French flair is very present in their nest . When they relocated to South Africa they moved to Cape Town but they always longed for a life closer to nature. This piece of paradise with a view of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean was intended as a holiday home but soon became their permanent residence.
As a retired Interior Designer, Flo has made their home her final project and her love for design, textures and colors are on display every where. Her home is a rich tapestry of treasures collected from years of traveling and living in different locations, and she dreams of living in the South of France some day soon. These days, she paints and her inspiration comes mainly from the breathtaking views from the balcony — especially during September and October when the Humpback Whales frolic in the waves.
My/Our Style:Elegant…stylish…classy with a touch of fun…
Inspiration:The sea and nature on the South African West Coast
Favorite Element: Outstanding views over the Atlantic Ocean , the beach and the breakers… and Table Mountain in the background
Biggest Challenge: To have started painting
What Friends Say:It’s stunning !
Biggest Embarrassment: I do not really recall
Proudest DIY: My first painting
Biggest Indulgence: Shopping !
Best advice: Cherish every moment available to one self.
Dream Source: The World…
Kitchen Hardware: Le Creuset France/ Boardmans Cape Town / Banks CT
Kitchen furniture: Local wood workers
Accessories: : @home in Cape Town
Lighting: : Iron Age/ Morgan Associates
Rugs and Carpets: Rowley and Hughes CT
Window Treatments: my own design
Beds: Hans van der Merwe White River
Art: Made some myself and collected from around the world over the years.