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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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Contemporary Thatched Roof Project in Cape Town

In Cape Reed Tribute by Karlin van der Vyver

Cape Reed International embarked on a very special project in Cape Town in honour of our late founding father, Louis van der Vyver. For the longest time Louis had the dream to remodel his private residence in Cape Town. Originally built in the more traditional Cape Dutch building style, Louis envisioned a modern thatched roof villa to reflect the clean …

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Poolside Recreation In Arabian Ranches, Dubai

In Blog, Residential by Louise van Niekerk

Originally designed to provide shelter over a sunken seating area overlooking the lush green golf course of Arabian Ranches, this poolside gazebo underwent some major renovations after being sold into new ownership. Even though the structure lived up to the expectations of the original owners, the new residents of the villa soon realised the true potential of this outdoor living …

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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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Embracing Sustainable Landscaping For Your Garden Design

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A report by Global Green Growth Institute shows environmental degradation costs governments and landowners over $10.6 trillion a year, translating to 17% of the world’s GDP. The natural resources have been overlooked and under-protected, leading to considerable economic and social impacts. Environmental sustainability cannot be separated from commercial viability. Both elements must be embraced to create an eco-friendly world. If you’re dreaming …

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Cape Reed Tribute Project

In Cape Reed Tribute by Karlin van der Vyver

It has been six months since we started our very special tribute project in honour of our late founder, Louis vd Vyver. Progress has been steady, and it is quite exciting to see Louis’ dream and vision of this property realized, bit by bit. To kick off the project, we first had to clear the building of all existing interior …

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Light Your Deck Like a Pro: 6 Tips & Ideas

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

When thinking about deck lighting, a lot of people consider it to be a finishing touch or an afterthought of deck design. The truth is, if you light up all the right spots on your deck, there’s very little left for you to do. Just throw in a decent-looking table and a few durable chairs, and you’ve made yourself an …

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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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Outdoor living in Meadows Community, Dubai

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

With a great view of the lake bordering this property in Meadows Community (Dubai) one home owner had the envisioned a cool and comfortable area in which to sit back and enjoy the absolute tranquility and beauty of the area surrounding his property. As experts in the creation of customized outdoor living spaces, the local Cape Reed team accepted the challenge …

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The new Trader Vic’s at the Hilton Jumeirah, Dubai

In Commercial by Karlin van der Vyver

With branches scattered across the globe, Trader Vic’s has become known for its exotic cuisines and signature cocktails in an environment inspired by the South Pacific. Impressed by the stunning product that Cape Reed has to offer, these experts have contracted Cape Reed to help create their unique theme at no less than three outlets in the UAE, with the …