Our Hopes for a Future beyond CORONA

21 Days That Will Test Our Nation’s Fortitude To our Dearest South African Clients … We can say that in our lifetime (so far) we lived through load shedding, the severest of water restrictions and now a worldwide corona pandemic and self-quarantine. It’s a lot to throw at us over … Read more

7 Best Garden Film and Photoshoot Locations in Cape Town

Forest Zen in Newlands Cape Town. Beautiful Garden Photoshoot Location

Top Film and Photoshoot Locations Agency in Cape Town Shoot My House is the top Filming and Still Shoots company in Cape Town. We manage many of the best garden film and photoshoot locations in Cape Town and the Western Cape. The glorious rains we experience in the winter of … Read more

Season’s Greetings 2019!

SMH Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas 2019

To all our clients, our homeowners, scouts, producers, photographers, suppliers and all the new customers and clients we have yet to meet – we wish you the greatest Festive season. Our wish for you is that you are surrounded by Love and Kindness and that regardless of what you believe in, you remember that this is a time of year when we need to celebrate our similarities rather than our differences.

We are so grateful for your ongoing support and for the friends we have made along the way. Thank you.

Be safe but also a little silly this season.

All our Love

Red, Sharleen, Liz and Yolanda

Music Credit

Jingle Bells by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100187

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

DAWN 777 Modern Design for Family Living

Extraordinary homes to Inspire and delight We are so excited by the onslaught of summer that we thought we would give you an eyeful of extraordinary homes – as inspiration for the coming months. These homes are as different from one another as can be and they so beautifully demonstrate … Read more

Le Jardin – A Wonderland in Stellenbosch

Step into a bygone era, a wonderland where time stands still. Current owners, Sue and Bernard, bought this expansive Stellenbosch property almost two decades ago, and with the help of architect Gerrit van der Wolf, transformed it into a fun and exciting land to be explored by child and adult … Read more

The Pearl – Film and Photo shoot Location Listing

We are So excited to introduce one of our latest Film and Photo shoot locations. The beautiful PEARL. The name well describes this gem of a property! The Pearl is a most beautiful family home overlooking the Constantia Valley and False Bay beyond. Interior designer, Gregory Mellor has combined Nantucket … Read more

Terrace House – Oranjezicht

Located in Oranjezicht at the base of Table Mountain. The building is redesigned single storey mid century modern 4 bed house with indigenous garden and swimming pool. With views to the city. Available for Stills READ MORE >

Feature Films And Series That Have Featured Our Film Locations

Top film locations in Cape Town available through our extensive movie location database The most rewarding part of what we do, apart from seeing some of the most beautiful properties around) is seeing them immortalized on screen as film locations. With an extraordinarily extensive movie location database, Shoot my House … Read more

Top 10 Photoshoot Locations in Cape Town

Photoshoot Locations Cape Town and Surrounding Areas : Picking Our Top Stars It’s the end of the financial year and a brilliant time to look back at the year that’s just passed and see who our top stars have been. We like to think of it as our very own … Read more

Top tips for preparing your location for stills photography

Get ready for your first stills photography shoot. The first time a stills photography shoot confirms your home or property can be a little daunting. What should you expect? What do they expect? Using private properties for stills photography is big business both in South Africa and world wide. Here … Read more

Guidelines for shooting with Shoot My House

Over the last few months we have formalized the relationship between location agencies in South Africa and have given strength to the National Association of Location Agents. our terms and conditions are outlined here and are in line with what has been discussed between the production companies that we work … Read more

Your Own mini meadow in the city. Magnificent!

houzz = How to Have your own mini wildflower meadow in the city Inspired by all things English today thanks to another royal wedding – plus just love the idea of a meadow in the city. Gravel paths also such a great idea to keep our gardens waterwise and they … Read more

Outdoor room ideas

Borrowed directly from Houzz – here are some great outdoor room ideas as the Northern hemisphere heads into summer. Down South, we’re hunkering down for what we hope will be a wet wet winter in Cape Town but in the meantime, we’ll be dreaming and planning that outdoor area for … Read more

Simplicity in a Time of Overwhelm

If one word could sum up the last few years – that word would be OVERWHELM. DECLUTTER AND SIMPLIFY YOUR HOME I don’t have the courage to face my inbox before I am 2 strong espressos down.  Our inboxes are filled daily with online courses, ways of making money, ads, … Read more

New Year – New interior Inspiration!

I dont know about you, but in our world, things are ramping up for a big spring market!! So I thought I would share a few design tips and trends for the New Year…. Please remember, not all of this applies if you are selling a home. It is great … Read more

The New Tropical Obsession and How I met India Hicks

It’s November, the sun has returned, days are longer and for the last few days, the wind has been pumping. Yes, it’s early summer in Cape Town. Each season we are all breathless for what the fashionistas will prescribe as the overwhelmingly popular look for interiors and exteriors for the … Read more

Creating an Inspiring Work Space

A home office can be one of the most important rooms in a house, but it often gets overlooked. As a place of work, home offices are often cold, bland and uninspired. Here’ are a few tips on how to make a more creative, inspiring and productive space. Lighting Getting … Read more

A Home What really matters – Flowers

A very very wise man once said that “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing that God has given the world” Well thank you, Mr. Dior, there is no doubt you are very astute and that we are very lovely indeed, but enough about us girls and more about … Read more

A Home -What Really Matters – Part One

I have long been a fan of Lucia van der Post, daugher of our own Laurens Van der Post. Regarded as one of the most stylish women in England and a doyene of good taste, I have always agreed with her that the things that matter in a house, apart … Read more

SA Design Royalty – Julian and Trevyn McGowan

required, Trevyn and Julian were able to present products in a way that that would be well received abroad. South African design has come a long way very fast and right now it is celebrated around the world. There are many players involved in the renaissance of South African design … Read more

Pump up the Jam!!

Beautiful locations and extraordinary places are not only about visual aesthetics, the fact that they are unforgettable requires that they fulfill another prerequisite –  they need to uplift us – to transport us from the humdrum to a new frontier of possibility, elation, joy, peace. To truly do this there … Read more

Got A Light?

Being without power for over 80 hours can wake you up to the realities of how life is for far too many.

Exciting new Interior trends on show.

It’s been a while since our last post. Sometimes life comes at us full throttle and the pressures of work, family, health become a little overwhelming. But I’m back now and so excited to share with you the trends that were on show this weekend at the yearly Decorex exhibition … Read more

The Romance and Nostalgia of days gone by.

We have seen so much interest in the 1920’s, 1940’s, 1950’s and 1970’s this season. Stills, TV Commercials, feature films. You’ll find it informing furniture design, Clothing, interiors, architecture and of course advertising.Everyone seems to be looking toward bygone eras for inspiration. There is nothing new in this of course … Read more

Dying for A Drink

Its hot in Africa. Everyone knows that. Even if you still wrongly assume that Lions roam the streets, pretty much everyone knows it gets hot here. Well its summer and not only is it hot but it is dry in South Africa. Sadly for us we are now in a … Read more

Interior Fashionista – Trends We’re Loving

There are such exciting things going on in the world of interiors and such amazing new trends that we thought we would share some of our favourites right here this week!! 1.Wallpaper. Everywhere you look there are examples of extraordinary wallpapers. Long gone are the safe wallpapers of yesteryear. Wall … Read more

The Inspirational Iris Apfel

There is something about Grand Dames that is so fascinating. Ladies of a certain age who have conquered their field and who seem to get stronger and better with each passing year. Right up there with the cream of the crop is the extraordinary Iris Apfel!! You may not be … Read more

The Art and Science of Success

A slightly different blog post today. I’ve been thinking a lot about excellence and success this week – pondering what that looks like and how one can attain it. There is so much written on mindset, success, the law of attraction you could continue reading forever and never get to … Read more

A Natural Concept of Beauty at Home

The story of a German couple who came to South Africa and have created a remarkable architectural and interior design company through talent, hard work and good old fashioned grit!

Filling the Well

Once a year its imperative (if we wish to remain creative and sane) that we take a break from the everyday grind and we go and explore a new place – a new way of thinking and of looking at the world. Hence we found ourselves this year on a … Read more

Designers we’re Loving – Tom Dixon

Slumped glass, metallic orbs, 1970’s retro looking hanging lights, art deco inspired decor – this is the glorious world that Tom Dixon inhabits. He has come a long way from pottery and life study classes in the 70’s to being honoured with a medal for service to design at Buckingham Palace. Today … Read more

Help Us Help You

Today’s blog post is a little different from the norm because today i’m imploring anyone who reads this blog and who lives in the Western Cape –  who either cares about the film industry , makes their living from it or cares about the huge revenue that this industry contributes … Read more

Preparing Your Home for a Photo Shoot

We’re in the business of beautiful spaces.Whether its gardens, homes, restaurants or offices – the photographs are one of the most important tools that we have to sell your property to Directors, producers, art directors etc who see beautiful things all day everyday. that is why it is so important, … Read more

Top tips for keeping warm in the bleak midwinter

It’s the 4th of July. A day for fireworks, festivals and parties in the US of A. For us its the middle of winter and really pretty chilly. Every winter I complain bitterly about the fact that South African houses are not designed to handle the cold. It seems the … Read more

Welcome to the Shoot My House Blog

This year Shoot My House is 8 years old. Its been an exciting journey so far and now we are ready to take it to the next level. The company began because of a love both of film as well as a love of architecture and interiors and also a … Read more