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Home September 2020

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.

Paese:
South Africa
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequenza:
Monthly
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3 minuti
dear reader

The magazine you’re holding in your hands is an historic one. This is the last monthly issue of Home; from now on, South Africa’s No. 1 home and garden magazine will only be published eight times a year. While I write this with a heavy heart, I’m still full of hope and have plenty of plans up my sleeve. Because I’m a glass-half-full type of person. I’d rather be part of the solution than part of the problem. And as much as our enthusiastic, creative and hard-working team would have liked to continue putting together 12 monthly issues of this beautiful magazine each year, the Covid-19 pandemic has also hit us hard. Like so many other magazines. The good news is: it’s far from over! And in addition to these eight issues…

3 minuti
your space

WINNING LETTER In the garden Dawid Sekgoro of Kimberley writes My love for gardening comes from my childhood; my uncle worked at a nursery and he would call me to come and help him because he believed I had green fingers. When I started my own garden nine years ago, there was only a shack on a barren piece of land. Fortunately, it had good red soil. I started by collecting stones and bricks for the layout. I didn’t buy any plants; I planted cuttings. My neighbour had a leaking tap where grass grew and I started replanting the grass. The size of my garden is 14 x 11m. I use empty paint buckets for pot plants and my neighbours have also started collecting paint buckets for me. My favourite part of my garden is the…

3 minuti
what’s new

Fine fabrics Inspired by goddesses, rare botanicals, insects and camouflage, these ink-dyed cotton canvas fabrics from the Room 13 Collection (1.48m wide; R860/m) are not only gorgeous but ecofriendly too! Go to room13collection.co.za. CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Wilmie Smith WHERE Cape Town BUSINESS Mathilde & Amélie HER WORK Mathilde & Amélie was born as a result of Wilmie’s lifelong love of crafts, knitting, embroidery and needlework. “When I came across textiles, tapestries, lace and handwork at brocantes (flea markets) during the 10 years I lived in France, I was struck by their quality and imagined the many long hours devoted to these nostalgic items,” Wilmie recalls. “I developed a desire to restore dignity to these neglected but once fashionable objects and to renew them as items that could be useful, decorative and desirable.” Wilmie started…

1 minuti
local is lekker!

STOCKISTS @home 0860 834 834, home.co.za Evolution Product 010 900 0631, evolutionproduct.co.za Knus knus.co MRP Home 0800 212 535, mrphome.com Mungo 044 533 1395, mungo.co.za Yuppiechef 021 702 4969, yuppiechef.com…

3 minuti
coming up roses!

Bedroom beauty In this guest suite at Galashiels Lodge in Stanford, owner Rosalind Nale created a fabulous fabric focal point with a colourful cherub-and-roses print that turns an ordinary bed into a showstopper. “The angels and roses are a tribute to my mother Gill, who passed away in 2017,” says Rosalind. “She adored flowers and fervently believed in guardian angels. When I saw this beautiful linen fabric at a décor shop in Cape Town, I knew it would be perfect.” Taking advantage of the extra-high ceiling, Rosalind used wooden cladding at headboard height all around the room as a functional decoration that not only ties the space together but also serves as an actual headboard and provides a solution to rising damp in this old heritage home. “We stripped the walls down to the…

10 minuti
building with containers

# 1 Make a connection With the arrival of their two children, Rina-Marie and Niel’s 90m² cottage on the family farm soon became too small and they were keen to extend However, with the old shepherd’s cottage dating back to the late 1700s, they were sensitive to preserving its original character. “We didn’t want to build on and make the new part look old to match the cottage,” says Rina-Marie. “Instead, we planned a very modern addition so that one could clearly see the difference between the old and the new, thereby retaining the charm of the existing dwelling.” The Van Veldens looked at various building options and under the guidance of architect Stephen Hitchcock of Stretch Architects, they opted for containers. “With the site located on a slope, containers worked out…