Home August 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 love a good story... And the one on page 52 about how the Van Zyls got a new kitchen is currently at the top of my list of the best stories we’ve published in Home. Consider this: you’ve been retrenched from work and that night, in shock and frustration, you grab a hammer and start demolishing your tired old kitchen – to purge all those pent-up emotions! I don’t know all the details, but I wish I’d been a fly on the wall when Sonja van Zyl arrived home that evening. Did anyone try to stop her? Gosh, was anyone even at home or was it a huge, dusty surprise when they eventually saw her handiwork? This whole scenario put a smile on my face. Perhaps because such overwhelming emotion is something…

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your space

WINNING LETTER Bridging the divide Janine Hendricks of Cape Town writes Thank you so much for your potato latkes recipe in the June issue. With Ramadan upon us (the month when Muslims fast from just before sunrise to sunset), I’m always looking for something different to try. It’s tradition to break one’s fast with dates and water followed by savoury snacks and soup. And when I saw the latkes recipe, I knew they’d be perfect! They were a hit. I just added a little grated cheese and served them with a sour cream, chives and jalapeño dip. There’s hope for South Africa when a traditional dish served for Hanukkah can be served (with a little tweak) during the month of Ramadan to break our fast with friends and family. Thank you for a wonderfully practical…

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ON THE BOX Building La Dolce Vita with Debbie Travis (Season 1 starts 14 August on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv) is a documentary series that takes viewers on a personal journey: Debbie risks her life savings to buy and transform a 13 century medieval watchtower and farmhouse into a luxurious 14-bedroom women’s retreat in Tuscany, Italy. The series explores the highs and lows of buying and renovating a large property in a foreign country. Pinotage On Tap 18 August: Casalinga Ristorante, Muldersdrift Diemersfontein Wine Estate brings Pinotage On Tap to Johannesburg as part of their annual roadshow. At the festival, guests can indulge in delectable wine, delicious food and live entertainment. Tickets cost R295 per person at computicket.com and include a signature welcome gift, your wine glass and endless Pinotage (no under-18s).…

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what’s new

We love these quirky clocks by Luco Crispin of The Brassball Co! Luco creates his functional but fun décor pieces by combining various scrapyard finds – his motto is “rescue, recycle, release”. You can view and buy his designs at facebook.com/thebrassballco/ . Fine fabric We’re inspired by the sense of movement in this new fabric, Overfly from Global Fabrics and Interiors (R400/m; 140cm wide). Go to globalfabrics.co.za . On trend! Smart Art offers a modern take on wood panelling with their latest panel effect wallpaper (R359/m²) – an easy and inexpensive way to add a touch of luxury to your interior in a variety of colours and designs. Go to smartart.co.za . Remember these old school chairs? Online store Huisraad Modern offers two-tone options in two colour combos: pink and green, and blue and yellow.…

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create, innovate!

BUSINESS MU Bespoke Design WHO Luca van der Merwe-Streicher and David Sharkey WHERE Cape Town THEIR WORK When practicing architects Luca van der Merwe-Streicher and David Sharkey decided to launch a décor offering, they based their pieces on raw concrete – a material they’re both familiar with from work in the building industry. “After a month of making a huge mess in our apartments, we managed to create hundreds of rejects and a few pieces good enough to gift to friends and family,” Luca says. These days it’s a whole different story. Now their individually handcrafted décor pieces (including planters, candleholders, vases and coasters) are sold at LIM Furniture in Cape Town or directly from them. Find them on instagram@mu.concrete or facebook.com/mu.concrete.…

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off the wall

Jungle fever To create a memorable impression at the entrance to her Durban home, Kara Human added vibrant wallpaper (Ashford Tropics from Hertex) to the staircase. We love the texture it creates as well as the shape it takes on thanks to the steps. A door was removed from a small cupboard under the stairs that now serves as a wine rack – another interesting focal point! Railing from Iron Art A piece of history Years ago in Stillbaai, it wasn’t uncommon to see entire homes built with corrugated-iron sheeting. “Hard clay bricks and cement were difficult to come by in the fifties and sixties,” says Manfred Vietze. He and his wife Louise wanted to retain this bit of history in their Stilbaai home and decided to create a feature in their bathroom. First,…