Cape Town Venue
This Cape Town Venue photography project took us into the leafy suburb of Plattekloof near Cape Town. We were commissioned by the lovely Liza van Schalkwyk to photograph her gorgeous VinBoHo establishment. Not only is VinBoHo a wonderful function and conference venue, it also offers accommodation facilities.
Why the name VinBoHo? Says founder and owner Liza: “Ever since I can remember, I was always in touch with nature and Mother earth. I had a flair for all things unique, creative and interesting. I felt that earth was a gift from God and therefore all of my projects were to include the elements of nature in one way or the other. While planning my best friend’s daughter’s wedding the inspiration for vintage and bohemian themes transpired in combining the definitions of Vintage and Bohemian and so…VinBoHo was born!”
Liza’s very special Cape Town Venue is surrounded by an eclectic mortar and iron wall. You are immediately drawn as to what lies beyond. For us it truly was like stepping into another world. We were amazed to see what Liza had done with an ordinary home. She has literally transformed it into and establishment that reflects her own personal style. With a sensory overload buzz it was not hard to start clicking away with so many gorgeous subjects in every nook and cranny!
On entering you find yourself in the reception lounge. This area can be used for intimate functions and serves as a welcoming point for guests. The lounge area definitely has a green, natural vintage feel about it. Scattered around are beautiful succulents and plants offset by found natural objects. A few vintage pieces add a feeling of nostalgia.
Tucked away in the corner is a wonderful breakfast nook and coffee bar. We loved the bright, enticing colours and the use of a few retro elements.
To one side is a beautifully decorated cozy little buffet area from which breakfast is served. Judging by the smells emitting from the kitchen while we were shooting, Liza is a fantastic cook, and we are sure the meals she whips up are just fabulous!
We moved on to the second lounge area. This room is perfect for a cozy indoor evening. Equipped with flat screen television, slide projector, sound system and indoor braai, it’s perfect for those chilly Cape Town winter evenings. We loved the old fashioned family games too. If you love animals, you may just find that your place on the sofa has been taken up by one of the furry members of the household.
Moving on to the accommodation areas, the first suite we photographed was the ‘Rustic Wonder.’ We loved the earthy, rustic finishes and cuddly woolen throw. There is a little garden courtyard outside perfect for that morning coffee. All of the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities. The ensuite bathroom has a large shower and elegant fittings.
The second room, ‘French Flair’ has a patio door leading out onto the garden area. The room is decorated in tones of browns and beiges with the use of a few vintage elements. We loved the book stacks attached to the wall, touches of French lace and the clever use of the old suitcases as bedside tables.
The sunken bathroom is gorgeous.
The final room, ‘Tree of Life’ is the honeymoon or executive suite. It also has a patio door out on to the garden. The finishes are light with splashes of mints and blues. We loved the interesting light fittings.
There is a gorgeous ensuite bathroom with both a bath and a shower.
The patio area is a real treat. It’s filled with countless treasures, both vintage and natural found objects. The outdoor are can easily cater for a medium sized wedding or function. We loved the use of so many natural products like the use of log stomps as chairs.
The back garden area also has so many quirky little aspects to it. How awesome is that little herb garden?
The front garden is really lovely. There are interesting water features and little hidden gems inbetween the trees and plants. Such a peaceful spot to maybe sit and contemplate life.
Liza, thank you for giving us a glimpse into your beautiful Cape Town venue. You certainly are a very talented and passionate lady. We wish you so much success, and may the love you have put into creating something so special come back to you a thousand fold!