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Condé Nast House & Garden

Condé Nast House & Garden August/September 2020

Condé Nast House & Garden offers the best in contemporary design, decorating, renovating, architecture, gardens, travel and entertaining. We focus on beautiful interiors, the people inspiring the design scene and the know how to help you decorate and live stylishly.

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8 Issues

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1 min
from the editor

Saudade. It’s a word I find myself coming back to a lot these past few weeks. though its usage isn’t wildly popular in English, this 13th-century Portuguese word comes closest to defining, for me at least, how I feel at the moment. roughly translated, saudade is a profound feeling of emptiness and nostalgia, of having lost someone – or something – that one might never have back, while at the same time still maintaining a sense of excitement for the future. A bittersweet symphony, if you will, this ‘new normal’ we’re all living. Change – real, deep, permanent change – is of course never easy, especially when it is most necessary and thus, this dichotomy of loss and growth. At House & Garden, our idea of home has changed. home isn’t just…

2 min
off the wall

Ade Gournay wallpaper is unlike any you can find at your typical store-down-the-road. In fact, you could travel the world and still be hard-pressed to find finishes of this quality, where simple wall coverings are works of art. And it is undeniably just that – hours of countless design are followed by even more time spent hand painting by skilled artisans make it an investment for the discerning aesthete. It was no surprise then, that when it came to collaborating, de Gournay would turn to London-based fashion house Erdem which is headed by Erdem Moralioglu. The designer, long lauded for his impeccable use of pattern and embodiment of halcyon romance, brought painted designs to life for wallpapers as well as fabric for a line of garments, marrying fashion and interiors with…

2 min
switch to digital

HERE’S HOW 1 DOWNLOAD THE APP Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the free Zinio or Magzter app. If you’re browsing on a desktop or laptop, head to or 2 CREATE AN ACCOUNT Once you’re on the app or web page, click on the icon in the top right-hand corner to create a new account. Once the form is complete, you’re ready to shop. 3 FIND YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE Search for GQ South Africa, Glamour South Africa, or Condé Nast House & Garden using the search icon at the top of the page. It’ll show you the latest and previous issues. 4 BUY IT When you select the latest issue, you’ll see two price options: one for that issue only and another for a one-year subscription. Online editions, for both single copies and…

1 min
true to tradition

’the wonders of this astonishing place inspire us every day,’ says Officine Gullo founder Carmelo Gullo of Florence, the city in which he established the now-legendary kitchen brand more than 30 years ago. ‘I’m thinking about the perfect geometry concealed on the frontages of the palazzos, in the frescoes and sculptures, which we have as a guideline while we forge the metal for our creations.’ Today, the company is headed up by Carmelo and his three sons – Pietro, Andrea and Matteo – who continue their mission: a commitment to Italy’s finest metalworking artisans and the production of the finest kitchens. Officine Gullo’s cooking suites are a work of art – without question. Hand-built with every culinary need catered for, each unit is a carefully composed symphony of stainless steel, brass and…

3 min
beyond 2020 vision

When I first met Banele Khoza through mutual friends in 2016, we had easy access to Uber, a picturesque Clifton Beach sunset and I did not own a single face mask. I followed him on Instagram shortly after and instantly fell in love with an illustrated character of his named Glassy, a pair of spectacles that was always going through the motions of young adulthood. ‘He was and still is, an outlet for my humour. All of my characters are,’ says Banele. ‘But they also mirrored what was happening subconsciously. They are sharp, witty and don’t conceal the truth. They are still important to this day.’ During this lockdown, with little to no access to Uber, friends, beaches and a collection of face masks, I cannot help but look at…

2 min
dream on

Deep impact In small bedrooms, exaggerate every element of the design to make up for the limited space. Think tall standing lights, primary colours, and larger-than-life metallic botanical prints, like this ‘Khrôma’ wallpaper by Masureel, available at Hertex. These elements work together to make a tiny room feel grand and spacious. A light touch While you are more likely to be drawn to a warmer bulb, it is the lampshade that will determine the quality of light. If you are a night-time reader or work in bed, your lamp will serve as a task light, in which case avoid thick lampshades that dim light considerably, and will put strain on your eyes. Double duty Ensure that your bedroom is as hardworking as it is beautiful by employing the help of dual-function furniture. a bedside table…