Cape Town's De Waterkant has steadily pocketed a burgeoning collection of the city's chicest upmarket boutique stores, restaurants and hotels, having locked in its status as one of the most design-savvy enclaves. No surprise then, that when Jenny Kouwenhoven sought out a space to debut her flagship beauty concept, the suburb offered a perfect fit. Cue the opening of Lume, a design-driven luxury beauty atelier in the heart of the Mother City.

Tasked to local interior studio ARRCC, Lume’s design is the brainchild of Mark Rielly and Jon Case, who treated the space to high-fashion touches with luxurious rose gold and brass metallics, offset by a monochromatic palette of white marble, wood accents and black finishes. French-oak panelling and cleverly placed screens separate the spaces within Lume, seamlessly speaking to their unique functions. The result matches an understated indulgence with a tranquil atmosphere, mirroring the wide range of treatments on offer.

Guests can experience Oribe hair products in the Minotti furnished hair salon, move through to an intimate nail bar, or transition to the private treatment rooms for any number of therapies using Biologique Recherche, Terres D’Afrique or Académie Scientifique de Beauté products. Though vibrant in character, it would be hard to leave the space without a renewed sense of calm as you re-enter the neighbourhood’s energetic streets.