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MAY-JUN 2019

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24 | M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 9 IN BLOOM I meet After a career in garden design, Debby Tenquist brings botanicals inside the home with an exuberant line of textiles By KIRK REED FORRESTER RENAISSANCE WOMAN in a modern moment, South African designer Debby Tenquist has as many talents as she has interests. During her studies in decorative arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the South Africa native realized that many decorative artists were also architects and gardeners, so by a scholarly osmosis, she learned about historical gardens and the principles of their design. After a stint working for Sotheby's auction house and a turn working in antique valuations, Tenquist decided to try her hand at landscape architecture back in Johannesburg. She was fortunate to get commissions that excited her from the start and soon had a bustling business, culminating in her work on A Changing Her Canvas CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Designer Debby Tenquist • A bountiful view of The Garden of St Christopher in Johannesburg, a project that took Tenquist five years to complete • Samples of her Incredible India collection PORTRAIT BY CHRISTOPH HOFFMAN PHOTOGRAPHY. PHOTOS BY ELSA YOUNG (TOP) AND MARIANNE SWANKHART (BOTTOM)

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