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September 2021

Home is a practical, inspiring guide for the home and garden that enables people to make their home prettier and increase the value – inside and outside. The magazine makes life easier for people wanting to buy a home, build, or make alterations, or even try their hand at gardening, cooking and decorating. Home doesn't just demonstrate what looks good – it explains what adds value, and why. The magazine offers readers affordable and accessible choices, help with do-it-yourself projects, and provide advice for renovations. It’s for men and women with ordinary lives, ordinary careers and ordinary homes; people who want to add value to their home with a limited budget.

Land:
South Africa
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Media 24 Ltd
Erscheinungsweise:
Monthly
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21,04 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
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2 Min
dear reader

I smiled when I read the caption for the photo on page 40 (taken in the Diceys’ container home in Wolseley): “cushions and covers by Tannie Elmarie”. Just like that, with no surname – like Princess Diana. Like a celeb. And I’m sure Tannie Elmarie is just as well-known and loved. Tannie Elmarie sounds to me like one of a kind, and don’t we all need a ‘Tannie Elmarie’ in our lives? In my case it was Tannie Anna, who has sadly been gone for many years… When my mom (Tannie Anna’s youngest sister) was at a loss, she’d always say: “Call Tannie Anna”. From green fig jam with too-thin syrup to planning the tombola table for the church fête. And boy, could she crochet! Spanish doll-type covers for the toilet…

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3 Min
your space

Write to us at Home Readers’ Letters, PO Box 1802, Cape Town 8000; email editor@homemag.co.za, fax 021 408 3046, and join our Facebook group (facebook.com/homemag) or follow us on Instagram @TuisHomeMag. When submitting a letter, please include your full name and the town in which you live. WINNING LETTER The back story of a Stellenbosch home Professor Emeritus Rousselot Pienaar of Somerset West writes I thought your readers might like to see what the house featured in the article “From the inside out” on page 40 of your May/June 2021 issue looked like in 1964-65 when it was built. In 1963, my wife accompanied me to the USA during my studies. Whilst there she came across a magazine featuring plans of American houses, and we fell in love with one particular house. Back in South Africa,…

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4 Min
what’s new

FUN FOR ALL BenBen designs and makes fun yet mindful items for kids that grown-ups will love too! Their locally made range avoids single-use plastics and boasts re-growable labelling, sustainable birch ply timber, and non-toxic and biodegradable paints. Take a look at their selection of clocks, height charts, pegboards and lights; check out @benben_studio and benbenstudio.com. AN ARTISTIC TOUCH The latest design in Lemon’s ‘The Artist’s Story’ range of wallpaper is by artist and illustrator Ronelle Pienaar Jenkin. Called Isadore and inspired by love and loss in Italy during the early 1900s, it features a stylised interpretation of unruly rambling bougainvillea. It is digitally printed on paper-backed or vinyl wallpaper and sold in rolls; visit lemoncollection.co.za for details. Floored! Italtile has unpacked its finest example of remastered natural wood by Italian tile masters Atlas Concorde.…

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3 Min
down to earth

Look out! This all-in-one built-in bedroom wall unit seamlessly integrates headboard storage for books and toys with a desk area, which doubles as a work and play space, and a bedside table. The unit takes up less space than freestanding furniture pieces and the inclusion of a large window at desk level allows natural light to flood the small room and offers a view of the garden. Everything is connected The use of airbricks for the balustrades on the upper level of Asher and Gina Stolz’s Johannesburg home is a practical way of maintaining a visual connection between the upstairs and downstairs areas, enhanced by striking geometric patterns. A faceted, pyramid-shaped skylight pours natural light into the centre of the house through a lightwell or ‘cut-out’ in the first-floor slab, which creates an…

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9 Min
between trees and mountains

WHO LIVES HERE? Matti and Erik Roon with their five daughters, Anika (14), Jessika (11), Matti-Alisa (10), Kari (7) and Lilia (6) WHERE Brandwacht, Stellenbosch SIZE 509m2 Stairs from the courtyard lead to the two upper wings housing the main bedroom and children’s rooms. Matti says she has developed green fingers, and her plants are thriving under the high glass roof. “I love all the greenery; it brings nature indoors.” Erik’s brother Wilko did the paintings of the children. Plants from Plantify and Folha Shop Matti went through 14 000 photos of their children’s early years and family holidays to select pics for the panels in the main bedroom. “Sometimes we sit and just gaze at them for ages, remembering all the good, beautiful and fun times we’ve had,” says Matti. When the panels…

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8 Min
a happy homecoming

WHO LIVES HERE? Charrisse Johnston and Ian Macduff, Oscar the British Shorthair cat, and Winston the Chow Chow WHERE Kommetjie, Western Cape SIZE 195m2 A bright coral and green tallboy immediately catches the eye when Charrisse Johnston and Ian Macduff’s front door swings open. But, as it turns out, this is by far the boldest décor statement in an otherwise muted neutral palette. The couple built their off-the-grid home last year on one of two neighbouring plots that Ian bought in 2007. The plots form an ‘L’ and their house is on the long leg, 40m from the beach. As Charrisse puts it, their vacant beachfront plot “serves as Winston’s personal dog park”. For Ian, the move to Kommetjie has been a homecoming; he has been surfing the village’s waves since he was…

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