Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator

Durban Interior Decorator

Interior Decorator Celeste Bushnell is based in Umhlanga where she lives with her husband and three sons. They recently bought and renovated a home in the area to create their ideal family home.
Surrounded by boys, there is a lot masculine energy which inspired Celeste to style the home in an industrial, contemporary way which has a calming feel to it.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Front Entrance. Image: Anne Roselt

Formal Dining Area

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Formal Dining Area. Image: Anne Roselt

On entering the home you are welcomed by this magnificent chandelier over a beautiful natural wood dining table. The chandelier was customized by Celeste to fit the space and table perfectly. The wood floors and chandelier soften the otherwise industrial feel of concrete walls on one side and black textured wallpaper on the opposite wall. Celeste commissioned Umhlanga artist  Karen Dennyschene to do the artwork.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt

Guest Bathroom

In the guest room Celeste wanted to do something special. She ordered this 3D tropical wallpaper – which was specially made to fit the dimensions of the bathroom – from a company in Spain.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Guest bathroom. Image: Anne Roselt

Kitchen and Living Area

Black and white with neutral shades form the basis of the colour scheme throughout the home, with green plants and flowers bringing in nature and metallics adding some glamour. There is a great use of lighting throughout the home – including unexpected places like under the kitchen island top.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Kitchen and family room. Image: Anne Roselt
Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt.

Everything went a bit blurry when my eyes were drawn to the glass jars filled with chocolates. Something that wouldn’t last long in my home for sure. Visiting this home reminded me how flowers add so much beauty and uplift a home. There was a bunch in nearly every room.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt
Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt

A closer look at the 3D wallpaper in the entertainment area and also the Surilight chandelier specially customized in a rectangular shape for Celeste by Egg Designs.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is the only room in the house that Celeste added a slightly feminine touch. She used her favourite colour white together a with a soft grey and white wallpaper on two sides of the room and a soft dove grey paint on the other two walls.  Pink and silver accessories and artwork create a calming atmosphere which makes the master bedroom a wonderful place to escape and recharge – male or female.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Master bedroom. Image: Anne Roselt.

Celeste’s dressing room is a dream. The chandelier was given a coat of pink chalk paint to fit in with the colour scheme.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Dressing room. Image: Anne Roselt.
Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Master bathroom. Image: Anne Roselt.

Teenager’s Bedroom

Celeste’s sons room has 3 feature walls that work really well together and help demarcate the different spaces in the room.  A geometric design wall paper behind the bed, a glossy wood paneled wall behind the desk and TV and a black wall with a funky painting by Karen Dennyshene behind the couch. The cushions on the bed were made specially using artwork from one of Celeste’s artist friends.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Teenage bedroom. Image: Anne Roselt.
Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt.
Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt
Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt.

Patio Living Area
It is rare to see a living room that is just as beautiful outdoors as it would be indoors. This is sure to be a space the family spends lots of time together.

Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Patio. Image: Anne Roselt.
Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Patio. Image: Anne Roselt.
Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator
Image: Anne Roselt.

I love how well connected the interior is to the exterior of the home. The way in which a neutral colour scheme was used as a base for the home but how touches of colour and texture made it so interesting. For me the cherry on the top was the fabulous artworks that add so much personality to the home.

Celeste’ has worked for clients around South Africa and abroad and can be contacted at bushnell.celeste@gmail.com. Tel: +27 73 718 9602

Have a wonderful week.

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With 20 years experience working with colour and trends in the paint industry, this blog is about sharing my passion for colour and the ability the right colours have to improve the environment and people's lives.

2 thoughts on “Step Inside the Home of this Durban Interior Decorator

  1. What a stunning home ….. there wasn’t anything that I didnt love….. got some nice ideas for my own home too

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