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South African Home Owner February 2019

SA Home Owner focuses on showcasing luxury houses across SA, as well as offering decor, trend-watching and lifestyle features, and expert comment on home-related topics. SA Home Owner is a magazine packed with expertise, and has built outstanding relationships with industry professionals and service providers, as well as readers across the country.

South Africa
Times Media (Pty) Ltd
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11 Issues


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a greener state of mind

Climate change is global, and as more and more people become aware of their carbon footprint, homes are becoming increasingly eco-friendly. In this issue we look at sustainable living and share ideas on how you can adopt eco principles in your home. Guinevere Davies gives insight on how you can create a wellness kitchen designed to help you improve your health and well-being. Read about how convenient healthy cooking can be, on page 134. On page 154, we look at eco-friendly interior designs where you can fill your home with beautiful pieces made with the well-being of the environment in mind. Helen Grange explores the latest bathroom innovations and comfort. Read about how you can have a sensational shower without wasting water, and save electricity by minimising the water-heating process,…

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meet david krynauw

David Krynauw was born and raised in Mkhondo, Mpumalanga, one of South Africa’s largest forestry regions. Krynauw studied agriculture at the University of Stellenbosch and after a year of working in the business, he decided to follow his passion and pursue woodwork. Tell us about your work? I constantly have new projects on the horizon. The past 10 years have been incredibly transforming in terms of interesting jobs. From working on my first lodge project making every single item with my own hands to the most recent, completing an 830m venue for Kleine Rijke. For the Trenery Guild, I have created a bespoke shoe horn and bench, which I am very excited about – and the shoe horn with be given away as a gift. What projects have made you proud? Every…

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sa home owner loves...

SIMPLICITY, ELEGANCE AND REFINED TASTE Vabene’s products are the personification of Italian design and innovation, through a wide range of colours, finishes and accessories. The company’s kitchens, bathrooms and wardrobe systems are characterised by simplicity and elegance for a refined taste, with functional design being the key ingredient in every Vabene product. www.vabenesa.co.za THE HOUSE ON THE HILL Found via Homify SA, this R45 000 000 home sits atop a hill in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, and commands exquisite views over most of the city. Unsurprisingly, given its unique position, this wasn’t the easiest project Francois Marais Architects has ever completed, but it is one of the most impressive. www.fmarchitects.co.za MODERN TIMELESSNESS This image depicts the timeless elegance of a “modern” kitchen. The sleek lines, neutral colours and high-quality materials all ensure the longevity of this functional…

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living with intention

NICKI ELLIS Designer and founder of sustainable décor and homeware brand Love Milo Nature is part of our make-up and people are becoming more aware of our role in being environmentally responsible. We spend a lot of time in our home and it’s a space that can reflect our eco-values. It’s becoming increasingly important to be constantly reminded about sustainability and being able to interact daily with eco-friendly design in your home can help with this. I think, especially as a parent, we need to set an example for the next generation by living consciously. I think eco-friendly design can inspire positive behaviour changes in us. If we surround ourselves with sustainable design and products that promote well-being, I think it instils an awareness about sustainability and the desire to live a holistic…

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talent watch

NICOLA ORPEN DESIGNER Nicola Orpen is the co-owner of Bone Interior Design Studio. Together with Hayley Turner, Bone Interior Design Studio has completed over 100 projects, spanning across residential, retail, commercial and hospitality fields. With a cohesive, detail-attentive approach to design, they have created a reputation for spaces that are inspired and playful yet progressive. The talented duo has also recently launched Marrow, a procurement and décor company. My love for interior design began when I was about seven years old, and my parents were renovating our home. I loved to pretend I was the architect and started redrawing the layout and conceptualising what the end result would be. My work is inspired by constant visual stimulation – magazines, places, fabrics, colours, movies. It’s a marriage of a multitude of inspiration. I would describe…

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home essentials

Available in a range of colour finishes (from white to soapstone), the Spartherm Ambiente a7 wood-burning stove features thicker side panels for longer lateral heat storage. www.faitsch-products.com The Marthan chair is part of LaForma SA’s Mahon collection. It’s a stylish and simple armchair upholstered in Varese fabric or velvet, while the arms are available in solid natural ash wood or in a wenge finish. www.laformasa.co.za Made from powder-coated aluminium and upholstered in quick-drying fabric, Mobelli’s Turin lounge chair and ottoman make for a stylish, durable and comfortable outdoor seating solution. www.mobelli.co.za Two-and-a-half times stronger than normal glass, Duralex’s classic Picardie tumblers are available in a few timeless colourways – including pink – making it the perfect summer accessory. www.yuppiechef.com A strong and durable fabric that only improves with age, linen makes for the perfect…