Home June 2018

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.

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I’ve never been a big fan of curtains. Maybe it’s because of my mom’s exaggerated idea of what constitutes window coverings. Layer upon layer, complete with lace curtains and blinds; eventually, you couldn’t see out of the window, no matter how glorious the view… A while ago I was busy with my favourite obsession: searching for second-hand bargains online. Having just sold the blinds covering the French doors in my bedroom on Facebook (the darn rope kept on getting tangled!), I found myself in an awkward situation. My bedroom faces the street and let’s just say there was a slight mishap with the towel around my waist at the precise moment when my neighbour from across the road came out of her front gate. The time had come for curtains. I found…

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your space

Write to us at Home, Readers’ Letters, PO Box 1802, Cape Town 8000; email editor@homemag.co.za, fax 021 408 3046, and join our Facebook group (facebook.com/homemag) or follow us on Instagram @TuisHomeMag. WINNING LETTER From drab to fab Tanya Killerby-Korf of Nelspruit writes I love dabbling in furniture makeovers. If a lick of paint can enhance its beauty, then why not? I found two tables on a local buy-and-sell Facebook page and immediately saw their potential. My family weren’t convinced and couldn’t see past their drab, aged varnish and old-fashioned design; “hideous and ugly” were the words used, if I recall. I used chalk paint (it’s so easy) to transform them into these vintage, shabby chic, incredibly elegant beauties! It took the whole weekend but I loved every minute of the transformation. I also bought some decorative resin…

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ON THE BOX It’s moving time! In Moving the McGillivrays (Season 1 starts 26 June on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv), property expert Scott McGillivray and his wife Sabrina plan and build a forever home for their family. In each episode, viewers get a glimpse into their busy lives – Scott also helps build a home for a hardworking family in need, all while making sure his new house is done on time and within budget. Expect plenty of laughter and a few tears! Quilt in Clarens 26–30 June: Clarens, Free State This is the ideal getaway for beginner quilters and those keen on peace and quiet. The festival offers quilting, knitting, Tunisian knitting, wool-spinning, weaving and crocheting with eight daily classes hosted at the Clarens Primary School. For details, call 082 577…

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what’s new

Stay on trend with a teal velvet-upholstered Bob dining chair from @home (R999 each), also available in berry, blush and mint. Visit home.co.za . Online shop stokedmelon.co.za run by Lelané de Sousa of Johannesburg offers unique pieces such as this cute heart-shaped log holder (R760; 64cm H x 26cm W). New products are launched regularly and their range includes farmhouse-, industrial- and vintage-style finds made by local artists especially for the store. We’re charmed by Magda van der Vloed’s hand-painted ceramic planters (R960 each; 25cm H) from kamersvol.com. So cool! Trend alert! The stylish Hadley daybed (R15 199, sofacompany.com ) with its soft lines, wooden frame and natural string in the armrest is a real beauty – simply move the end cushion to the backrest and it turns into a sofa! CREATE, INNOVATE! BUSINESS Eat a…

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these focal points are on fire

Tiles save the day When heat from a newly installed fireplace caused the plaster on the wall behind it to crack, the owners of this Oranjezicht home came up with a practical but beautiful solution. They opted to tile the damaged area with these hexagonal Acuarelas porcelain tiles from Douglas Jones (R450/m²). The ADF Panora wood-burning fireplace usually comes with storage space for wood attached beneath it, but they decided to have it removed so the fireplace sits directly on the concrete shelf. Without a doubt, the fireplace is the central feature of our lounge. – Ute Faure Design in mind For a touch of drama, an oversized black stainless-steel flue was added to this open fireplace in Ute Faure’s Bo-Kaap home. Designed and installed by Berrisford Construction, the fireplace features a hearth made…

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STOCKISTS @home 0860 834 834, home.co.za Cara Saven Wall Design 082 696 6062, carasaven.com H&M Home 0860 690 707, hm.com/za Hertex 0860 437 839, hertex.co.za Mexican Imports 082 553 4625, mexicanimports.co.za MRP Home 0800 212 535, mrphome.com Woolworths 0860 022 002, woolworths.co.za…