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After a short hiatus Design Store's series of designer interviews are back on track. This time I went to visit the Cape Town City Bowl home of design duo Cinthia and Pierre Strydom from furniture brand BIRBA. 

How long have you been together? And when did your cat join the family?

Cinthia We’ve been together for seven years and married for five. We adopted Chenin our cat two years ago and are not very sure how old is she as we adopted her from the street in front of our building and she was already an adult cat.

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My second home interview and shoot for Design Store's series of designer interviews sent me to visit the home of husband and wife team from The Artisan. Ingrid Auret and Jovan Geldenhuys share their house with an array of four-legged children and love life in Cape Town's City Bowl. 

When did you move into your house?

Ingrid We moved in on the 1st of November 2014, just after we get married in October that year. We were so lucky that everything worked out so that we can move into our very own little house after getting married.

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At the start of each new year, we write out a list of changes we need to make and resolutions that we promise ourselves we’ll stick to. But let’s be honest, by now we’ve missed a couple of gym sessions, devoured numerous slices of cake, loaves of bread and all our favourite naughty treats, and shouted at our family members more times than we’re proud of…

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The first visit which I undertook for Design Store's series of designer interviews, led me to meet with the lovely Sera Holland from the textile brand, Handmadebyme. Sera shares her home in Vredehoek with her husband. Sera's pretty designs adorn all things related to your home - think cushions, napkins, table runners, placemats...the list goes on.

You said you just recently moved in, how long have you been living here? And what was the first object you put out? 

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