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Top Billing meets interior designer Erica Schalkwyk

Top Billing gets style tips from decor visionary Erica Schalkwyk

Erica Schalkwyk is a champion of local design, art and creativity. As an interior designer, she has a talent for bringing these diverse art forms together in South African homes - and she’s done it again, this time in her own, historical cottage.

Top Billing Erica Schalkwyk

A century old this year, Erica and her husband Werner Schalkwyk’s Joburg home is an amazing mixture of old and new, with a clever use of textures and colour.

The house is a blank canvas for Erica to innovate new styles and techniques for her business, Form Interior. The kind which have won her selection as one of South Africa’s Top Forty Next Generation Creatives. 

Top Billing Erica Schalkwyk

With her father an engineer and mother a jewellery designer, Erica reflects strong artistic and subtle industrial influences.

In exteriors or interiors, Erica sees paint as our best, most affordable friend - and she’s unafraid to use it in her styling, as is evident in her home’s striking black walls.

Top Billing Erica Schalkwyk

Bringing old and new together, the farm-style cottage contrasts with the warm and sophisticated interior’s diverse textures and colours. Erica also added touches of green to the black to balance the homes red wooden floors.

Top Billing Erica Schalkwyk

Texture is most important to this designer. From her experience, we feel with our eyes and look with our touch. Light plays a big role too, in bringing texture to life. Whatever is in the light gets to shine against the black tone of the walls, like a film screen does in the dark surrounds of a cinema.

As for furniture and décor, Erica’s take is not to one-stop-shop but rather buy a single, investment piece a year to add value to your home.

Top Billing Erica Schalkwyk

Surrounded by art, design, and a beautiful garden, the Schalkwyks have got it made.

Tune in this Saturday at 6PM for the full tour!

Photos: Sara de Pina 


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