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Outdoor Living On The Palm Jumeirah

In Outdoor Inspiration, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, this waterfront outdoor living area is perfectly positioned to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area. This beautiful thatched gazebo with square structural timber beams sports a double roof design that allows free movement of air, providing excellent ventilation and air circulation in an area prone to high humidity. Working alongside award winning …

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Cape Reed International and Katsura Garden Design Collaboration

In Blog, New Products, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

As world leaders in creating a desired lifestyle, the Cape Reed team in Spain recently teamed up with international landscape design company, Katsura Garden Design. Cape Reed’s eco-friendly, sustainable timber and thatch structures pair exceptionally well with the East Asiatic influence of Katsura’s design principles, turning ordinary gardens into extraordinary outdoor living spaces that transpire not only beauty in its …

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Spectacular Outdoor Transformation

In Blog, Residential by Louise van Niekerk

One would think in order to escape the ever present Middle Eastern heat and humidity a swimming pool would be an absolute necessity. However, one VIP client in Jumeirah Islands (Dubai) had a different idea. In this instance our client approached us with a very specific request to investigate ways in which to transform their swimming pool. Due to its …

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7 Outdoor Ideas To Get Your Home Summer Ready

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

There can be little doubt that summer is the season when Spain comes alive. Blessed with a lovely climate and an exquisite natural environment, the best part of summer is the time one gets to spend outside. Although there is a plethora of outdoor activities one can engage in during the summer, spending time outdoors does not necessarily need to …

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15 Customized Outdoor Kitchens to Spice Up Your Life

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

Those among us who have tried it, will tell you that al fresco cooking is much more fun and adventurous than the conventional indoor version we are used to. Especially when the weather is pleasant and warm, dining outside is quite satisfying and surprisingly refreshing! An outdoor kitchen can range from an elaborate set-up with plenty seating, serving and cooking …

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Our new square timber daybeds

In New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Isn’t it time you spoil yourself with the pleasure of daydreaming in the privacy and tranquility of your own garden…In keeping up with ever evolving design trends in our line of work, we recently extended our product range to include square cut timber in our designs and structures. Our square timber daybeds are stylish yet functional and make for a …

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Al Seef, Dubai

In Commercial by Karlin van der Vyver

Al Seef, a leisure destination by Meraas, tells the story of Dubai through architecture and ambiance, enabling visitors to rediscover the heart of the city along its much-loved creek. With the rich Emirati heritage, history and culture at its core, this development consists of a heritage area, inspired by traditional architecture and a more contemporary area inspired by modern design …

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Outdoor Living in Sotogrande, Spain

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

Now would be the perfect time to get that outdoor living space you’ve always dreamed of! And it doesn’t have to be a schlep or mean months of construction, noise and dirt – we have mastered the art of transforming mundane properties into havens of relaxation and style, as we recently did with this property in Sotogrande. In less than …

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Introducing our new square timber beams

In New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

In keeping up with ever evolving design trends in our line of work, we recently extended our product range to include square timber in our designs and structures. Timber is the most widely used building material in the world – it’s versatile, environmentally friendly, lightweight and affordable. A number of clients have already opted for this new style and we …

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Happiness is a great outdoor living space!

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If there’s one place that should be the centre of your happiness, it’s your outdoor living space. As the great Anton Chekhov once said “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy”. And it’s true. Few things are better than endless days of relaxation (in its many ways and forms) in your own private paradise. Taking full …