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SA Garden and Home

SA Garden and Home October 2019

SA Garden and Home is the ultimate magazine for home lovers of all ages. It features gorgeous homes and gardens and is filled with great tips and ideas for both decorating and gardening not to mention the latest info on lifestyle trends, creative people, entertaining, travel and more.

País:
South Africa
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Caxton Magazines
Periodicidad:
Back issues only
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2 min.
spoilt for choice

There’s something about this time of year that makes me itch to redecorate. But in my job, I see so many different styles that it’s difficult to decide on one. One half of me wants to paint everything white and slipcover all the furniture, the other half is drawn to exotic fabrics in vibrant colours. I adore the beautifully romantic Cape Town home of Wanda and Peter Georgeu on page 28. It’s my dream of classic slipcovered furniture offset by natural textures. It’s a look that never dates, and remains stylish and relevant. Wanda says that if she had to redo it today, she’d do it exactly the same. The part of me that loves colour is drawn to the update of the Edwardian house on page 34. Although the owners originally…

3 min.
home front

Sound Byte Memphis is the new Osborne & Little collection by designer Margo Selby. Inspired by the recording artists from Memphis and Motown, the woven fabrics include gorgeous cut velvets and wool in a vibrant palette. Available from Home Fabrics. hf.co.za MAGNETIC MAGIC Magicode and USM Modular Furniture have launched a new generation of furniture. Magnets hold individual modules together, creating tool-free, easily assembled pieces. See the range at Magicode’s Jo’burg showroom in Hyde Square, Dunkeld West.magicode.co.za BOTANICAL Marvel The Glasshouse collection from Sanderson is a celebration of flowers and foliage. From embroideries to finely detailed prints, look out for palms, ferns, terrariums and king proteas. See the range at Black Fabrics. blackfabrics.co.za ADD TO CART Room Service’s online store is now up and running. Peruse their digital marketplace for all your home decor essentials, including bed…

2 min.
compact comfort

AT A GLANCE THE ARCHITECT: Cazir Naroth of Cazir Naroth Architects. THE CLIENTS: A family with two young children. THE BRIEF: A contemporary farmhouse that takes advantage of the views and minimises wasted space. THE HOUSE: Situated in a secure estate in KZN, it has an open-plan living and dining area, kitchen, scullery, pantry, powder room and TV lounge on the lower level. Upstairs are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a family area and a study. Orientation is important when designing a house and, in this case, posed the greatest challenge for architect Cazir Naroth. “The north sun, which is great for daytime living, came from the opposite direction to the panoramic golf course view,” he explains. To take advantage of both, the house features windows strategically placed to allow the sun through to the south side, where the…

2 min.
mind’s eye

What is your artistic background? I took art for matric, but since I have had no other formal training, I have studied masters like Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbugvic closely. They are world class and, together with Herman Pekel, are inspirations. They represent a level of excellence I hope to achieve one day. Any other influences? I used to watch Nils Anderson’s 16mm movies during art classes at DHS in Durban – he was amazing – and Douglas Treasure, a South African artist who excelled at painting seascapes and fishing boats in Arniston, has been an inspiration. Richard Rennie, the legend I painted with when he was still alive, had great technique and was a master landscape artist. What appeals to you about working in watercolour? The spontaneity and the way it…

1 min.
expert tips

The first step is to choose the perfect white – it shouldn’t have grey or yellow undertones and should look crisp and inviting. When selecting a paint shade, take the effect of daylight and artificial light into consideration. It’s worth getting sample pots and trying out the different shades in the room first. As it adds depth and interest, texture is essential in an all-white room. Keep this in mind when choosing fabrics, flooring, wallpaper and accessories. Incorporate natural materials such as wood, metal, stone and glass. Timber, raffia and jute make the room feel warm and relaxed, while smooth, shiny elements look more modern.…

5 min.
on the bright side

WHO LIVES HERE Sue Lederle, who spends holidays here with her children, Tammy and Dean, and their families. THE HOUSE A three-level, six-bedroom house with two self-contained wings on the second storey, accessed via separate staircases. I grew up in Hermanus and loved every minute of my childhood, so it was always a dream to have my own holiday home here,” says Sue Lederle of Lederle Holdings, a design and travel consultancy in Cape Town. The opportunity presented itself in 1998 when she came across a ’70s-style two-storey house in Voelklip, a suburb clinging to the Kleinrivier Mountains above Hermanus. “It had a rather unassuming façade, but I was intrigued. Once inside, I fell in love with the sea and mountain views,” she recalls. Sue says the home grew as her children’s circle of friends did. In…