INTERVIEWED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES Reflection 9
TV presenter, celebrity blogger and host of E!’s How Do I Look? SA Roxy Burger took us on a tour of her new home, which she shares with husband Neil Shraga in Johannesburg’s Meyersdal.
Roxy let us in on her design decisions, inexpensive decor tricks and which pieces she’s most drawn to in her home.
How would you describe the style of your space?
The 3 Ms: modern, minimal and mid-century. We have gone for a very clean aesthetic accentuated by white shutters from Taylor Blinds and polished Cemcrete flooring: These two elements bring the look and feel together with pops of colour sprinkled throughout the house. I love the fact that we’ve kept the decor uncluttered and neat.
You have two shelves filled with art prints. How do you go about choosing pieces for your home?
I have a secret – some I bought from decor spots, but most are actually stock images that I’ve purchased online and printed myself! I get bored easily and this way I can swap and change prints whenever I feel like it. The frames open up and I can exchange a print effortlessly. It’s an inexpensive decor trick to constantly keep your house feeling fresh and inspired.
Where is your favourite spot in the house?
I love taking a long bath in my bathroom – it’s my favourite thing to do after a hectic day. We also decided to go with grey Cemcrete polished concrete in the bathroom. It’s versatile, modern and lends itself to so many different interpretations. I love our little pops of colour in there too, like the green porcelain cactus.
How have you incorporated texture into your space?
Texture is important and, personally, I don’t like to match everything perfectly. From the polished concrete to the faux fur and Nguni hide, I’ve mixed and matched quite a bit. Even the old wooden door that hangs above our bed (from our wedding day) brings a new, playful element into our bedroom.
Which three pieces in your home are you most drawn to and why?
- The old drinks cabinet in our dining room is authentically vintage and came from my husband’s parents’ home when they lived in Oranjemund in Namibia in the ’80s.
- The door that hangs above our bed was my gift to my husband for our first wedding anniversary. I bought the door in Cape Town at a junkyard for R250 and used it as our table seating board at our wedding. I converted it into a massive frame and framed images from our wedding day.
- The little cluster of prints from our travels – one larger print of London, a firm favourite city for us, and two prints from New York that I bought in January. Black, white and gold with a hit of mint is my favourite colour combo.
Browse the gallery above for an exclusive look inside Roxy and Neil’s new home.