Home May 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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WINNING LETTER Creative and cost-effective! Janet Bennell of Strand writes Some of us, for various reasons, are unable to renovate but would still like a beautiful home, so I’ve sent you pics of two things I’ve done to solve problems that don’t require renovating. Due to the drought, having lots of plants to water is no longer viable so I emptied a few of my beautiful glazed pots and cleaned them out. I had a circle of glass cut for the top of one and now I use it to store my patio cushions and as a coffee table. I put my shell collection in the other one and also finished it with a glass top. I plan to paint a Moroccan pattern inside one of them (using a technique I learnt at…

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The writer of the winning letter gets a Mervyn Gers Ceramic hamper worth R1 500! Ceramicist Mervyn Gers’s greatest influence is the far Northern Cape – the province of his birth. The beauty of the landscape, the desert sand dunes, the sapphire-blue sky, and the green of the khakibos and camel thorn trees inspired his latest range of glazes. Handmade in his studio in Cape Town, each product passes through 22 pairs of hands before it is delivered to clients. The studio, situated in Paarden Island, is open to the public. Visit mervyngers.com for details.…

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ON THE BOX In Home’s TV show 1, 2, 3 Fix It! (every Thursday at 17:30 on VIA, channel 147 on DStv, with English subtitles) three teams go head to head in a competition to renovate a lucky reader’s home – room by room. And the heat is on! Over the next four weeks, the teams will focus on improvements to the stoep and outside areas. Misi Overturf is on hand as the DIY expert and Home editor Wicus Pretorius has the final say as the main judge. Presenter Lynelle Kenned follows the progress as well as all the drama behind the scenes. 18 April Teams take on the stoep challenge! Structural issues throw a spanner in the works – will they complete their task on time? 25 April Time waits for no one… Have…

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what’s new

CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Sarah Cronin WHERE Johannesburg BUSINESS Sarah Cronin Designs HER WORK Keen to go bigger and bolder in expressing her creativity, jewellery designer Sarah Cronin decided to expand her work to include bespoke water sculptures and indoor lighting. Each piece is hand-sculpted from pure copper or brass, hand-beaten and rolled into shape. “Indigenous flora provides me with endless inspiration,” she says. “I always want my product to look natural and suit its setting.” Sarah designs and makes her lights (including wall-mounted and standing pieces) and water sculptures at her studio at Victoria Yards in Lorentzville, Johannesburg. Take a look at sarahcronindesigns.com. Top brass How stylish is this hand-beaten brass tray (28 x 13cm; R295) and tumbler (10 x 8cm; R175) from boutique homeware store Love Milo? The range includes spoons and soya candles; see more…

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the prizes

• Every week, one lucky entrant will get a R2 000 MRP Home voucher! This winner will be chosen by the Home team. Be sure to use all three hashtags (#rookiestylist2019, #tuishomemag and #mrphome; also include the handles @mrp_home and @tuishomemag); that way we will see all the entries. • At the end of the campaign, the overall winner and official Rookie Stylist will be announced – and a R15 000 MRP Home voucher will be theirs! This winner will be chosen by the Home team. As an added bonus, the Home team will do a shoot at the winner’s house for publication in an issue later this year.…

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At the Home office, we regularly receive pictures sent by readers that feature their favourite nooks in their own homes. Just like MRP Home, we’re passionate about all things beautiful and love to celebrate the ways in which South Africans decorate their spaces. That got us thinking: why not run a campaign to showcase our readers’ creativity and styling talents on Instagram – and who better to partner with than MRP Home! One MRP Home voucher worth R2 000 is up for grabs weekly and, ultimately, the top Rookie Stylist will win a R15 000 MRP Home voucher to spend on whatever delights their senses. HOW IT WORKS • The competition runs from 15 April to 17 June 2019. • To participate, take a photo of any nook in your home, using your cellphone (take…