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South African Home Owner April 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.

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Times Media (Pty) Ltd
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11 Issues


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high-end compact living

The need for city or urban living is growing, and in this issue we unpack the concept of luxury compact living. We offer tips and ideas on how you can turn a small space into a stylish and multifunctional one. A kitchen can double up as a dining and entertaining area, and your bathroom can be part of the bedroom instead of being separate – allowing for a seamless flow between the two spaces. Look out for the ‘before and after’ bathroom feature, and get to see a bathroom being transformed, on page 194. Moving on to kitchens, storage needn’t be a problem anymore. On page 146 we explore ways to maximise storage without sacrificing on style, and we also look at drawers vs doors. Shereen Lurie tells us how to…

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meet aluwani mutamani

Aluwani Mutamani resigned from the chemical engineering profession after 10 years to pursue her passion for interior design. Growing up she enjoyed re-arranging furniture in her mother’s house and creating a tranquil environment. On her journey to interior design, she assisted friends and family to transform their spaces. She gets actively involved from inception until handover of the completed project and has developed a business model that offers turnkey solutions for her clients. How would you describe your journey in the interior design industry? The industry has many opportunities and each project is unique and exciting. In this industry you can never say you know everything – trends are always changing. Basically it is a continuous learning space. Most importantly, it is fulfilling when you have managed to make someone happy…

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sa home owner loves...

BEACH HOUSE BLISS Decorated by Joseph Avnon Interiors, this living room blends classic and contemporary design with a coastal-inspired colour palette to create the perfect space to unwind and enjoy the panoramic ocean views at this Kenton-on-Sea holiday home. www.josephavnon.com ICONIC INTERIORS Beneath the exterior of an unassuming Cape Town row house lies this iconic interior design. With huge passion and understanding for all things interior design-related, Hendre Bloem pioneered this studio in 2012. It quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with through local and international projects that focus on one-on-one service. www.hendrebloem.com MODERN LUXE This dining living room space was created to be modern yet simplistic in palette. The soft colours and clean-line furniture were designed to be sophisticated and timeless. The furniture is customised by Décor Identity Studio and Interiors,…

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space saving solutions

LISA SWART A multi-faceted designer and artist who focuses on high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects. When I hear the words “compact living”, my mind inevitably goes to rows and rows of high-rise apartment blocks in Hong Kong where some people live in so-called coffin homes. According to a Daily Mail article, in 2017 around 200 000 people lived in apartments of about 1.5m . Our reality might not be quite as dire, but as our population grows, the need for city housing is growing; densification is on the increase and space is becoming a luxury. Home owners are demanding more creative use of their space and local designers are looking East for inspiration on how to fully utilise their available square metres. Compact living doesn’t mean you have to cramp your style; in…

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talent watch

DEBORAH KRAUSS INTERIOR DECORATOR AND CO-COLLABORATOR ON PAZZ MODERNIST Deborah Krauss is a co-collaborator on Pazz Modernist, a bespoke steel furniture company that stocks dining room tables, side tables, cabinets and shelving units at their Parkhurst store. In addition to Pazz, Deborah is a well-known interior decorator who has completed both local and international projects in the residential, retail and hospitality sectors. I decided to use steel as it is such a versatile material – it allows you to explore a range of creative looks and be experimental on any project you are working on. Pazz Modernist stocks bespoke steel furniture that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing in any living and working space. All our products are fully customisable. It isn’t easy to list all the things I am inspired by but I…

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home essentials

Featuring a wood insert with a modern design, the Bellido Llama Cristal DF 80 is safe for the whole family to enjoy as the door is fitted with a security lock. www.homefires.co.za Available in 100 different fabric options and colours, Taylor Blinds & Shutters’ Roller Blinds also offer four distinct fabric finishes – from light filtering to full block-out – to suit your room needs. www.taylorblinds.co.za For those who demand the best, biggest and loudest, the HEOS 7 wireless speaker system is top of the line. Bluetooth ® -enabled, this speaker connects to a range of sources with ease for your listening pleasure. www.homemation.co.za Striking and sculptural, Eagle Lighting’s OM801 features five three-dimensional triangles of warm white LED light. www.eaglelighting.co.za This relaxed and reclining cast aluminium figure balances a perfectly curved glass dish that…