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Dolphin Coast New Build – Cutting Edge Design

About The Project

In the new year, we will be doing the full interior design of a new build on the Dolphin Coast, Zinkwazi.

The intention for this holiday home is a no mess no fuss space. Simple lines, minimal feel but most importantly effortlessly functional. Our clients want to arrive and simply relax in a beautiful space whilst taking in the ocean views.


The architects Boogertman & Partners drew inspiration from the Magney House, designed by architect Glenn Murcutt, an absolute love of our client. When planning their dream holiday home there as no doubt that that is the look they wanted.


The home will feature cutting edge, modern designs with simple finishes to show off the style. The most special part of the home is that being the globe trotters our clients are, along with their love of architectural beauty they also share of love of beautiful artworks. Herein lies a challenge we are excited to tackle head on, the home should function as a rotating gallery. We have some amazing ideas on how to achieve this and cannot wait to share with you.

The Plot
Elevations of the Home
General Inspiration

Large parts of the home will feature concrete, such as off shutter on the walls, and polished concrete on the floors. This will give the home a modern and contemporary feel. Dark colours and natural materials will be seen throughout the home to give it interest and depth. The double storey home will boast a large floating staircase, which will certainly be a feature in the home.

Love this off shutter look? You can read more about off-shutter in our blog post here.

Kitchen Inspiration

Being a holiday home, the kitchen is going to most definitely be a gathering space. So we thought it best to make a bold statement by using dark cabinetry with a touch of washed oak to tie in with the internal doors – spoiler alert, oak too! This space needs to be functional and everything will have its place. I simplistic seating area to be added will make for a cozy area for the family.

Need some kitchen inspiration, you can find some more here.

Bathroom Inspiration

The bathrooms will be understated and simple, yet luxurious. The bathrooms will boast beautiful tile styles and designs, along with modern san-ware.

With the plan of having open plan bedroom and bathroom areas, we really want to capsize on the full glass front of the home facing the ocean. Again the no fuss approach will be taken in these areas but designs will be thought out and practical.

Bedroom Inspiration

Bedrooms are such an important part of a home, especially in a holiday home. They need to be comfortable and a space to relax and unwind in. The headboards will be unique and tie into the wall behind the bed. The bedrooms will have access to balconies with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

We will keep you updated with this new build! Are you dreaming of your own?

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.


Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors


( images sourced from Pinterest )