Rose recently spotted this beautifully renovated Capetonian cottage on My Scandinavian Home. We were super chuffed to see a local home on such a celebrated international blog.
The remodel process of this small and, at the time, rather ordinary home was first shared by local blogger, Diana from Miss Moss.
The owners, wedding photographers Rebecca & Bruce, purchased the tiny property, located in Muizenberg – a coastal suburb of Cape Town, a few years ago. Seeing the potential, they immediately got cracking – transforming the space into something more suited to its name, Sunbird Cottage. Bruce and Rebecca, with the help of architect Donne Atkinson, did the majority of the renovation themselves – and that on a modest budget.
And what a transformation it is!
I can immediately see why Nikki of My Scandinavian Home was drawn to the renovated interiors of Sunbird Cottage. The space is bright and open yet filled with warmth and character. It has that simplistic rustic charm Scandi homes are renowned for – the quintessential white backdrop, beautifully textured wood, touches of muted colour, tons of indoor plants, and a carefully curated collection vintage and modern furniture, art and decorative items.
Be sure to pop over to My Scandinavian Home for more stunning photos of Sunbird Cottage. Or, for a more detailed account of the renovation, read the original article on Miss Moss. Diana also posted a stack of amazing before and after images of the space which makes the transformation all the more eye-popping.
All photos by Rebecca & Bruce Meissner.
So what do you think of Sunbird Cottage? Isn’t it lovely?! Let us know in the comments below…