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Tshemba Lodge, Hoedspruit

It was truly an honour to work on this project. The Tshemba Foundation https://www.tshembafoundation.org is a luxury lodge open to medical professionals in return for their services in the local clinics. We worked closely with the client and the architect to create the right furniture for this special place. Colours are vibrant and high quality custom made pieces are understated.

This project is truly something special. Tshemba is a bespoke volunteer center creating humble and beautiful refuge for medical professionals to come home to. My brief was to curate a home, not a lodge in architect Kevin Mitchell’s avant guard circular creation. Each of the nine bungalows is en-suite and has a private lounge and deck. Kingsize and twin options are available and have all been carefully thought through and personalized by colour. Slipcovers for each bed were and stitched by hand in specially dyed cloth for me (beadstudio.co.za) so that every room is unique. Each bungalow is painted a wild (by bush standards) colour on the outside and each boasts a framed scarf from the awesome lalela.org initiative. The main buildings are a homely place to rest and rejuvenate. The cabinetry is all unique, sofas and dining table is custom made to fit the curves of inspirational architecture. Really the design here was all about the individual’s experience of the space. A calm palette of organic textures breathes fresh respite from the Hoedspruit heat. Beautiful pieces from Tonic, La Grange, Anatomy and Metaphor showcase some of SA’s design talent.

Photographs by Elsa Young 

Location
Hoedspruit
  • Dining Room:  Hotels by Metaphor Design

    Dining Room

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    ["ZA"] [Published] The new Tshemba lodge by Johannesburg interior designers

    The main buildings are a homely place to rest and rejuvenate. The dining table was custom made to fit the curves of inspirational architecture. Really the design here was all about the individual’s experience of the space. A calm palette of organic textures breathes fresh respite from the Hoedspruit heat. Beautiful pieces from Tonic, La Grange, Anatomy and Metaphor showcase some of SA’s design talent.

  • Main Entrance & Garden:  Hotels by Metaphor Design

    Main Entrance & Garden

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] The new Tshemba lodge by Johannesburg interior designers

    A calm palette of organic textures breathes fresh respite from the Hoedspruit heat. A coat rack and bench greet you as you walk into the main building.

  • Lounge:  Hotels by Metaphor Design

    Lounge

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] The new Tshemba lodge by Johannesburg interior designers

    The colours are vibrant and high quality custom made pieces are understated. The curved sofas were custom made to fit the curves of inspirational architecture.

  • Bungalows:  Hotels by Metaphor Design

    Bungalows

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] The new Tshemba lodge by Johannesburg interior designers

    Each of the nine bungalows is en-suite and has a private lounge and deck. Kingsize and twin options are available and have all been carefully thought through and personalized by colour. Slipcovers for each bed were and stitched by hand in specially dyed cloth for me (beadstudio.co.za) so that every room is unique. Each bungalow is painted a wild (by bush standards) colour on the outside and each boasts a framed scarf from the awesome lalela.org initiative.

  • Bathrooms:  Hotels by Metaphor Design

    Bathrooms

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
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    ["ZA"] [Published] The new Tshemba lodge by Johannesburg interior designers

    The bathrooms were designed curved and the joinery had to be custom made in order to utilise the curves of the space. The wooden vanity contrasts the grey washed walls perfectly. Big windows allows light to flood in the bathroom make it a light bright space.

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