Home January 2020

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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The other day, while in the company of three older women, the topic of cell phones came up. It started with me complaining about poor reception because the signal was so bad and then, of course, you start feeling like you’ve lost a limb. Or, rather, several brain cells. Because you soon realise how dependent you’ve become on your smart phone when you can’t quickly Google something, right? I’m convinced that hell won’t have flames but a weak signal. Or slow WiFi. What a painful thought. In the middle of the conversation, one woman said, emphatically, that she’d never have a smart phone because her ancient old Nokia “already had more than enough stations”. True story! Some people’s cell phones ping like slot machines. Unbearable – and in company too! Just over…

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your space

Kitchen confidential Hayley van der Ahee of Middelburg writes It’s been 12 years since we moved into our home with just a bed, a couch and a few pots. We had our two darling kids in this space, and eventually I decided it was time to save up for my dream stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc. I purchased them and then they sat in my study while we tried to work out where to fit them in... Not so easy! That’s when we got our trusted friend in Middelburg to create space to accommodate my new appliances. Here are a few of the other changes we made... I changed the colour scheme to ink-black and a green that blends with my indoor plants as I felt the old turquoise-green kept ‘competing’ with any…

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ON THE BOX Check out flamboyant home style consultant Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on Laurence of Suburbia (Season 1 starts 27 January on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv). The series sees this iconic designer visit a different suburban neighbourhood in each episode, where he will invite members of the local community to show him their inferior interiors and decorating disasters. One lucky resident, selected by Llewelyn-Bowen, will win a home makeover, incorporating design and architectural influences from their area. The transformation is then revealed to the owners, while being livestreamed to the community for all their neighbours to see.…

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january flashes

1: Happy New Year! 1–31: Visit Stellenbosch Hills for a fun Polkadraai-&-Popcorn pairing in the Winelands. Try four Polkadraai wines, from a Sauvignon Blanc Brut to a Pinotage/Merlot blend, paired with gourmet popcorn from Guzzle & Wolf. Tickets cost R55; visit stellenbosch-hills.co.za or call 021 881 3828. 2: Enjoy a live performance by Watershed at the Music Kitchen in Port Elizabeth. Tickets cost R180 per person from quicket.co.za; call 041 364 1964 for details. 2–12: ABBA fans can look forward to a full-scale concert production by internationally acclaimed ABBA impersonators at the Sibaya Casino in Durban. Expect two hours of fun and dancing, along with a live backing band, replica costumes and theatrical lighting. Tickets at online.computicket.com cost R250 per person. 10–11: Dress up in an elegant blue-and-white ensemble for the annual…

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celebrate the new year!

31 December: Visit the Bethesda Arts Centre in Nieu-Bethesda for a joyful festival of lights to ring in the New Year. Make your own lantern at the centre or purchase a ticket and get one when you arrive. Tickets cost R180 per adult and R90 per child and include your lantern, food and drinks, as well as performances; call 049 841 1731 to buy yours. 31 December: Celebrate in style at Spier’s New Year’s Eve Dinner in Stellenbosch. Indulge in a delicious farm-to-table feast while the kids enjoy their own buffet and supervised entertainment. You can also look forward to a live performance by the Rockets. Tickets cost R1 400 per adult and R300 per child. View the menu at spier.co.za and remember to pre-book your seat; call 021 809 1100…

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what’s new

We’re smitten with these new colours from local chalk paint supplier Tjhoko Paint! Dori’s Dance is a dreamy dirty-pink, Dani’s Dare is a deep midnight-blue and Da’vid is a beautiful antique white. The paint is available in 250ml, 500ml and 1L pots (from R140) or 28ml sample pots (R40). Visit tjhokopaint.co.za. Fine fabrics Inspired by Holi (a Hindu festival celebrating colour and the arrival of spring), brightly coloured silk saris and roses in full bloom at The Viceroy Gardens in India, these cotton-printed fabrics from St Leger & Viney are a feast for the eyes! Visit stleger.co.za to view the full range. 1 Viceroy’s Garden (R688/m) 2 Grandiflora in Cobalt (R1 240/m) 3 Jaipur in Festival (R849/m) MADE TO LAST Made with the finest wool, cotton and mohair, Coral & Hive’s handmade rugs and…