Home September 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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At the beginning of the year I invited the team for an informal dinner at my house. Everyone helped to make the meal, including our digital editor Shané. Although I’ve been recycling glass for quite a while now, my plastic waste ends up in the dustbin. And when Shané saw this, I was in big trouble. She was right, of course. It’s outrageous. I gave her a weak excuse: something about the Cape drought and how we can’t throw away soiled meat trays and containers until we’ve rinsed them but we’re only allowed 50L of water a day. But her ‘reminder’ made me feel so guilty that for the rest of the day I kept looking over my shoulder before throwing any plastic, polystyrene or empty containers in the bin. I’m writing this letter…

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your space

WINNING LETTER A great paint job Kim Verburgh of Hoedspruit writes I was keen to update the canvas cushions on my pool loungers and thanks to some good advice from Home, they look amazing again! I diluted 1L paint with 1L water and managed to cover all eight cushions. I then finished off the job with wax and applied a fresh coat of varnish to the wooden legs. I’m so happy with the result! Compact and cosy Laura Helen Brown of Velddrif writes The picture on the cover of your July 2018 issue struck me as very familiar and when I read the lovely article ‘A Home Away from Home’, I realised that I had been in that house. My cousin lives next door to Amelia House and we’d asked the previous owners if we…

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ON THE BOX Reno My Reno (Season 1 starts 24 September on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv) dives into the world of renovation projects gone wrong. In each episode, top-notch contractor Dave Depencier and his team right all the wrongs and teach the culprit behind the disaster how to do things properly. In just a couple of days, Dave and his team whip these misguided DIYers into shape to create jaw-dropping transformations. KAMERS/Makers Bloemfontein 26–30 September: Monte Bello Estate, Bloemfontein This pop-up market returns to Bloemfontein with more than 120 exhibitors; expect a wide variety of fashion, jewellery, homeware, décor and lifestyle items. Tickets from plankton.mobi cost R60 and include a limited edition KAMERS/Makers shopping bag and magazine. Tickets at the entrance cost R90; under-18s enter free (excluding shopping bag and magazine). KAMERS/Makers…

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what’s new

Lizl Naude of Lilly Loompa re-uses junk to make fun statement pieces, such as her cute Toona Cans (R95) made from discarded tuna cans – they’re perfect for storage and make a great conversation piece! Browse her other ecofriendly products at lillyloompa.com . Hot products Keen to ditch single-use plastic straws? The c.straw (from R50) and fabulous shweshwe straw storage bag (R27) will fit neatly in your handbag. Go to ebonymoon.co.za/stockists . Fine fabric For a touch of nostalgia, use Alex Latimer’s Iconic SA fabric from Abundant African Art (R650/m; 140cm W) in your home décor and have fun identifying local favourites in the design! Take a look at abundantafricanart.co.za . Beetroot Inc.’s eco furniture range includes a variety of bookcases, storage solutions, patio furniture, servers and utility trolleys – all made from reclaimed wood.…

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unlock your potential

Keys to my castle Jill Marion’s key collection began on her 21 birthday. “Instead of the usual engraved key, my parents presented me with an enormous rusty one from an old Scottish castle,” she explains. “The rest have been collected on my travels – they’re so easy to transport! Keys evolved to locks, bottle openers and even old penknives. The handcuffs are from the old Mossel Bay prison; they were given to me by an elderly gentleman who saw that I had an old jail door on the back of my bakkie.” Jill takes steel nails out of electrical cable clips and uses those to hang the bigger items on the wall; thinly rolled ‘sausages’ of Prestik work well for the smaller keys. All bottled up A vertical garden is still a great way…

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the beauty of rammed earth

Concrete floors and the light pink hue of the red sand walls in the living area provide a beautiful backdrop for Darryl’s furniture. “My second-hand, antique furniture lends itself to the re-used ethos of this home,” Darryl explains. “Many of the pieces were on the ‘out list’ when friends and family moved. I just rearrange items or add a different slipcover, throw or scatter every now and then.” The flooring throughout the home is cement screed; white cement was used to create a limewashed effect. Darryl Freeman’s work as an interior designer for safari lodges has sent her to the most beautiful parts of Africa. In 2012, when it came to designing her own home on a plot of remote land along the Thamalakane River on the outskirts of Maun in Botswana, Darryl…