March 1, 2024

Light & shade

When Alisa and Lysandra Fraser were presented with near-identical homes to interior design, they created stunning spaces – one light and airy, the other dark and luxurious – that are as beautiful as they are different.

Alisa used booth seating in her dining area to save space. The Ralph Lauren light sits atop a table Alisa imported, and dining chairs from Satara.

Lysandra’s dining area is layered in textures and materials to create a rich space that stuns on entry. EasyCraft panelling and lights from Beacon Lighting create drama on the wall.
Both Lysandra’s kitchen (top) and Alisa’s kitchen (bottom) were completed with joinery from Kinsman and marble from CDK Stone. Both rooms have butler’s pantries off to the left of shot, while Lysandra decided to forgo some laundry space to include a wine room.

Alisa’s son’s bedroom features wall panelling by EasyCraft in Dwarf Spruce from Taubmans.
The home’s main bathroom has a simple colour palette with curved features, including the wall.
Alisa’s butler’s pantry doubles as a chic bar with arches and textured tiles from Beaumont Tiles.
The master bedroom features the same wall panelling, this time in white, and a neutral palette throughout.
Lysandra’s master bedroom is richly textured with wall panelling, statement marble, pendant lighting and a chic bronze-toned mirror. The thickly woven carpet was sourced from Godfrey Hirst and the stone from Neolith, while the framed print is from Peytil.
Lysandra’s son’s room was fitted with wallpaper that can be changed as he grows.
Flooring in the butler’s pantry from Godfrey Hirst perfectly matches the joinery from Kinsman.
Lysandra’s walk-in wardrobe is one of the spots that both of the twins love for its deep, moody feel.
The master ensuite was made for luxury with double vanities and brass fittings.
Alisa’s light, bright and white pool and cabana (above) and Lysandra’s more dark-toned outdoor area (below) are joined by a gate in the fence and their boys are always ducking between homes to spend cousin-time with each other.


This story first appeared in the October 2023 issue of SALIFE Magazine.

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