Natalie Bulwer truly adores eclectic interiors
Cape Town-based decorator, Natalie Bulwer tells us how her study of fine art and fashion translates into her own interiors.
Why did you choose a career in interiors?
I studied Fine Art and then went on to work in the fashion Industry. This exposure helped me understand balance, color, and texture which I have always translated into my own interiors. I was asked by a few individuals to decorate their spaces while still in the Art industry and the rest is history!
Do you have a specific style, what inspires you?
I still love a neutral palette, BUT the inspiration comes from the beautiful textures and splashes of surprising color that I introduce into each individual space.
Tell us about your latest project?
I am working on a new build in the Constantia Valley with breathtaking views over the valley. This large home is inspired by the Cape Dutch vernacular and the architecture has been a huge inspiration in creating a cross over that also translates this into the interior spaces. I would call it a classically inspired modern Cape homestead.
What advice do you have for our clients if they wish to redecorate?
Don’t be scared to have an eclectic mix of furnishings, most B&C products can so easily hold their own in an existing environment.
What is your favourite piece in your home?
My Oak Armoire which is used as our drinks cabinet, Its so gentle and its obvious age is so charming.
Share with us your simplest décor tip.
Decide on a finished style or room scheme for your home before you start buying anything! Create a storyboard, it really does work!
If you would like to contact Natalie or book a consultation, please contact her directly on:
084 926 6393Landline:
021 686 2476Email:
Below are a few of Natalie's recommended Block & Chisel pieces