Gallery: Indulging in a dark passion

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  1. Designer Ruth Duke chose the same large L-shaped sofa from Weylandts that she bought for her own home, its a 'Linteloo' sectional sofa, upholstered with St Leger & Viney's 'Slubby Linen'. Picture: Elsa Young, House and Garden
  2. A black feature wall gives depth to the dining area. Picture: Elsa Young, House and Garden
  3. The main bedroom is Paul's favourite room in the house. 'It's spacious and intimate all at the same time,' he says. Ruth brought colour into the space with a quilted throw from Pezula Interiors. Picture: Elsa Young, House and Garden
  4. The exterior of the home, which has its entertainment and kitchen areas upstairs. Picture: Elsa Young, House and Garden
  5. The black theme has even been taken outdoors to the terrace. Picture: Elsa Young, House and Garden
  6. Black subway tiles from Douglas Jones add polish to this bathroom. Picture: Elsa Young, House and Garden
  7. This feature appears in the June issue of Cond� Naste House and Garden, on sale now.

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