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South African Home Owner July 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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luxury living debunked

Luxury means different things to different people. For me it simply means comfort, convenience and durability. Luxury has come a long way from being about very expensive, large ornate furniture pieces that take up space in a room and don’t serve much purpose. It is about one’s taste and preference with a touch of your own personality coming through. In this issue we unpack the real meaning of luxury. We look at the future of kitchen designs where technology, luxe finishes and multifunctionality are worthy investments, see page 130. Bathrooms are also moving into more hi-tech spaces – you get to set your personal temperature preferences for showers and bidets, and have the luxury of motorised toilet seat lids and self-cleaning toilets, see page 142. In interiors we explore different solid wood…

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meet pilani bubu

A creative entrepreneur, TV presenter, interior decorator, singer-songwriter and creative lifestyle activist who believes that the world would be a better place “if we all did more of what we are passionate about”. What does your role entail and is there ever a typical day at work? No week or day is the same in my life. In one week I can be shooting two to three episodes of Design For You, producing and project-managing deadlines on our product collections from product design to product development, marketing strategies and sales tasks, pitching to clients with creative ideas, sourcing design jobs, in the studio recording a song and at night and on weekends, singing at corporate gigs and music venues in the city or across the continent. There is a combination of strategic…

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south african home owner

EDITORIAL Editor Kelebogile Nondzaba, 011 280 5868, kelebogilen@sahomeowner.co.za Senior Features Writer Guinevere Davies, 011 280 5288, guinevered@sahomeowner.co.za Content Co-ordinator Lerato Mphahlele, 011 280 3848, leratom@sahomeowner.co.za Copy editor Andrea Bryce Proofreader Karin Mosselson Contributors Hasmita Amtha, Jo Borrill, Kate Ferreira, Helen Grange, Trisha Harinath, Heidi Olivier, Karien Slabbert Online Editor Shereen Lurie, 011 280 5163, shereenl@sahomeowner.co.za DESIGN Art Director Janine Wait, 011 280 5167, janinew@sahomeowner.co.za Senior Designers Jane Horton, 011 280 5482, janeh@sahomeowner.co.za Shailendra Bhagwandin, 011 280 5946, bhagwandinsh@tisoblackstar.co.za ADVERTISING Gauteng Account Managers Monique Rankine, 011 280 5066, moniquer@sahomeowner.co.za Candice Jin, 011 280 5638, candicej@sahomeowner.co.za Lorna Ioakim, 011 280 5486, lornai@sahomeowner.co.za Glynis Kearney, 011 280 5450, kearneyg@sahomeowner.co.za Sales Co-ordinator Neesha Klaaste, 011 280 5063, neeshak@sahomeowner.co.za Property Co-ordinator Marlize du Rand, 011 280 5730, durandm@sahomeowner.co.za Cape Regional Sales Manager Debbie Grey, 021 469 2476, debbieg@sahomeowner.co.za Cape Property Co-ordinator Nola Seef, 021 469 2493, nolas@sahomeowner.co.za KZN Account Manager Nadia Daniels,…

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sa home owner loves...

SUBURBAN SANCTUARY Metaphor Design take pride in working with clients on an ongoing basis, allowing a design language and relationship to develop. This project is one such example. Having assisted the client with the renovation of their previous home, Metaphor were given a very different canvas with which to work when the client moved to a larger space. But the company already had a head start and knew what would work for the client. At Metaphor, understanding the clients is integral to the design. The company believes your space should speak for you and to you on a practical level as well as an aesthetic one. www.metaphordesign.co.za STYLISH WITH STUNNING FINISHES Fifty shades of grey, with one solution of comfort, sophistication and style – La Forma SA enhances spaces with international trends of…

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luxury living unpacked

ALUWANI MUTAMANI Chief executive officer at MOTAMA Kitchens and Interiors We believe that luxury can be achieved in any space, weather small or large. We do not have a formula that we follow to achieve a luxurious look but at the same time we are firm believers that quality and luxury can never be separated, in fact they complement each other. It is crucial to ensure that one avoids overcrowding the space, hence we always keep spaces clean and simple – we are minimalists. As a starting point, one needs to understand the design style one wishes to go for as well as the elements that are required to achieve a luxurious look. Although we do not conform to a specific formula, we always recommend the use of neutral tones as a base…

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talent watch

PHILIP AND STORM COOTE OWNERS OF COOTE & WENCH Philip and Storm love the old, the eclectic, the interesting. Storm knows what looks good, and Philip has the ability to put that vision into reality. The husband-and-wife team go hunting for hidden treasures in landfills and junk yards to find pieces they can refurnish and give new life as steampunk-inspired light fixtures, ornaments and furniture pieces. Our interest in lighting stems from our passion for finding beautiful old light fittings and other eclectic décor items, during our “junking” and thrifting excursions. We love unique pieces that have character and personality and are not mass-produced. We love the fact that lighting can change the mood of a room, and we appreciate how lighting can add the wow factor in design projects. Coote & Wench is…