Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TUESDAY: Inspring Spaces by John Jacob Zwiegelaar

Nope, he's not a model - he's an interior designer, and a pretty darn good one! JJ Zwiegelaar the CEO of John Jacob Interiors is responsible for some of the most beautiful interiors in South Africa, and has been the inspiration for posts from hundreds of design bloggers. So, no surprise that you're finding a post about him here, too - hopefully giving you a bit more than you've seen before.

I was first introduced to John Jacob through photographs of this kitchen. The photo had no credit to the designer, but it spoke magic to me and I set out on a wild goose chase that lasted more than 3-months! Finally, I found him and have been inspired ever since. Hope you find the same ...













22 comments:

  1. "LOVE his work"... I find him unique and it was "LOVE at first Sight" as I saw that kitchen... I'm with you Art, I would have tracked him down too... All the rooms here are Elements, Time and Style combos that work perfectly together...Thank you SO much for introducing us to him... Hugs to you, Donna

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  2. OH I have a question... Is this ONE HOME??? I think I see a consistent flow throughout??? "LOVE IT"!!!

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  3. These rooms do all have a common thread. He is a master at neutrals. Black and white with a touch of green. I love that combo.

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  4. Oh..Artie-How very beautiful. Handsome is as Handsome does! Wow! Diana

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  5. Artie,
    I am in love! Not only is this guy gorgeous, but his interiors speak to me. That kitchen! OMG! The dining room, so soft and soothing. And that living room with the brown wall is wonderful. I am so glad you introduced me to him. I'm off to research more about John Jacob Zwiegelaar.

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  6. Beautiful. I love the black and white tile, the chaise lounge with the large mirror, and...well...everything white. But even still, all the photos are lovely, really. Have a great day ~
    Alexandra

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  7. Thanks so much for this post, Artie. The kitchen in the first photo is a favorite of mine. Loved it the first time I saw it. Gorgeous images, including JJZ!

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  8. I do like his style! Love that kitchen!

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  9. thanks a lot!!!
    i have to get out my drool bucket now!!

    gorgeous, just gorgeous.

    xxx

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  10. I enjoyed looking; I found something in each photo that my eye was drawn to. I love the way he mixes old with new.

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  11. WOW! I could spend all day here, just taking in all the wonderful details of each and every space! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. This man knows what he is doing.. I love his work. The Kitchen is for me, gorgeous.
    Thanks so much.
    yvonne

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  13. Artie I am not familiar with Mr Z. I am so glad you introduced his work to me. Love it. I love his use of black and white and how he always has green in the form of plant life. Beautiful!! Kathysue

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  14. What a great style; love every single thing about the elements and the way they are pulled together.

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  15. Artie, I had some of these same pics saved- LOVE his work. That kitchen!!!
    xoxo Pattie

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  16. Hello Artie, I feel so proud for JJ ..I am a fellow Capetonian- South Africa, and is familiar with the work of John Jacob .We are privileged here that we often see his work in local magazines and on lifestyle television programmes...not so long ago he was interviewed about a home he did in Cape Town - the kitchen had mirror clad cupboard drawers and cabinets in order to create the feeling of space...It did more than that! he IS amazing!!
    kind regards
    Colette

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  17. WOAH! Yup! You were right...I do love this guys work. That kitchen, I've seen it before and LOVE IT! Thanks Artie...

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  18. Artie, Gorgeous rooms and every one has something I am really drawn too. The kitchen is my favorite...fabulous.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  19. This guy has talent.What I admire most is his ability to design in a way to please both feminine and masculine taste. Much of his work appears gender neutral and he has a great command of working within a limited palette of color, not always an easy task. Form and texture take center stage when color is not the key.

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  20. OH Artie, I AGREE. Simplicity, serenity and class at its best, yet not at all boreing.
    Thank you for introducing him.
    -Brenda-

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  21. The kitchen is gorgeous as well as the other rooms. So many rooms now have a very minimal amount of "jewelry", but he's really not afraid of putting many objects together. I like it.

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