Home January 2019

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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My godchild is cheeky. She’s 11, and has more than enough to say for herself. Full of witticisms, that one. The other day she was moaning to my mom about something. Ouma, fast approaching 80, was irritable and clearly at her wit’s end when she snapped at Leake: “Just do whatever you want”. To which Leake replied: “When a lady says ‘Do whatever you want’, rather take a deep breath and do nothing.” What’s that saying? Out of the mouths of babes... It was also she who one day said to the poor Labrador: “Stand aside, you are in my beauty space”. And told her father that they needed a bigger car because then her sisters could sit “there at the back in Hartenbos” and she could be “right at the front in Stellenbosch”…

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your space

WINNING LETTER Garden inspiration Suzette Nortjé of Sasolburg writes One day I happened to be travelling through Sharpeville when I came across this beautiful garden. Residents really battle with their refuse as the municipality doesn’t take it away. There are hardly any clean open spaces but as the locals explained to me: what must they do when they don’t have a vehicle to take it to the dump? But in the middle of all of this is a garden oasis: it’s tiny – about 5m – but absolutely lovely. The grass is green, the plants are healthy and avid gardener Samuel Thokoa has created a focal point with thoughtfully placed plants in an interesting design. I’m lucky to get bags of kraal manure, so one day I decided to deliver some to him.…

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ON THE BOX On Fill Your House For Free (Season 1 starts 21 January on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv), property and interior design guru Kirstie Allsopp helps people s , proving second-hand is definitely not second best! With assistance from salvage expert and designer Charis Williams, inventor and furniture hacker Max McMurdo, and artist and upcycler Lee Baker, Kirstie shows how simple it can be to give old, neglected furniture a new lease on life, without compromising on style. Don’t miss it! DELHEIM’S 2019 HARVEST FESTIVAL 26 January: Delheim Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Make the most of Delheim’s tranquil picnic area along the shady banks of the Klip River vineyards and spend the day grape-picking and stomping or enjoy a vineyard tour and tractor rides. Tickets on quicket.co.za cost R650 per adult and R150…

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what’s new

CREATE, INNOVATE! BUSINESS Velt WHO Nicola Andrag WHERE Cape Town HER WORK Nicola turns her love of nature into striking, one-of-a-kind pieces. She uses a special preserving and pressing process for the plants, flowers and seaweed she collects before adding them to her handmade glass frames, combining the rustic elements of nature with sleek modern frame designs. To order her pieces, which range between R450 and R1 300, call 081 333 3077 or email veltcapetown@gmail.com. Save the date Keep track with this beautiful 2019 wall calendar (R330; shop.babylonstoren.com); it features images of produce from the Babylonstoren farm and quick-and-easy recipes by Maranda Engelbrecht. The glossy pages can be re-used as wrapping paper, colourful table runners or placemats. Fine fabric Add a chic coastal touch to your interior with the 100% cotton Boat Club Cobalt and Coral Seaweed curtaining fabrics…

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a change is as good as a holiday!

Block party When we featured Bryony Webster and Johnny Scholtz’s Melville home in our June 2018 issue, their kitchen cupboards were off-white. Soon after, Bryony jumped in and started a quick kitchen renovation with a pastel palette – and just look at the dreamy results! In three days, they transformed their kitchen with a few (carefully applied) licks of paint. Bryony was inspired by an image of a 1960s colour-blocked kitchen she spotted online. “People either love the cupboards or they think it’s too much. Mostly, they seem to like them,” she says. “I’m a maximalist and a ‘thrifter’, so I’m always picking up bits and pieces from second-hand shops which I use to add to the layers in my home.” Bryony created a digital mock-up of the space to plan which…

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a pop of colour!

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