Home April 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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It’s hardly surprising that “loadshedding” was one of the most searched words on Google in South Africa in 2019, according to business news website Business Insider. To put it in perspective: it was more popular than Meghan Markle or Game of Thrones... Here we are, forging ahead in 2020, and I’ll bet you my last match and candle that “loadshedding” will once again take the top spot. Even after Meghan and Harry’s unexpected but newsworthy ‘dethroning’ – a whole new ‘game of thrones’. Megxit totally overshadowed Brexit! Since laughing is almost always better than crying, I asked my Facebook friends for their funniest Eskom jokes, because we don’t take ourselves too seriously here on the southern tip of Africa. And as many political commentators have pointed out: SA has been in much…

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your space

WINNING LETTER What a makeover! Tanya Killerby-Korf of Nelspruit writes I absolutely devour every page of your amazing magazine every single month! It’s pure inspiration for my creative spirit. I recently came across a dressing table on a second-hand site; I’ve wanted one for as long as I can remember. Sitting cross-legged on my bed with my make-up spread around me haphazardly has not been the ideal way to get ready in the morning for the past 20 years... Big sigh! That rather uncomfortable position has induced a back spasm or 10, I can assure you! Not to mention the terrible lighting, resulting in some rather interesting eye make-up results. Although this bargain dressing table wasn’t my style, I could see the potential in it. Thanks to Annie Sloan and her amazing chalk paint,…

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ON THE BOX On Best Laid Plans (Season 1 starts 13 April on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv), homeowners call on the experts when their large-scale renovation projects get the better of them. Architectural designer Charlie Luxton and property developer Sophie Morgan formulate a game plan to help rescue these renovations, providing invaluable guidance and sound advice. In the process, they also ensure that they add value to these properties by making smart structural and design decisions. DECOREX CAPE TOWN 30 April – 3 May: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) Visitors to Decorex Cape Town will find this year’s theme, ‘Lifestyle by Design’, well supported by a wide range of new feature installations that talk to the latest trends. See Decorex creative director Anita Bloom’s Top 10 trends for the year at…

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what’s new

Fine fabrics Studio G’s Palmero collection (R800/m) is now available in SA, exclusively at Hertex. This 100% brushed-cotton range features leafy botanicals, statement tropicals, abstract florals, painterly textures and gentle geometrics. Go wild with deep, dark hues and bold florals or create a calm haven with smaller blooms and softer colours. Add sunshine to your desk or bedside table with this Bertie lamp from The Lighting Warehouse (R599; lightingwarehouse.co.za). Paint & Décor has released its ‘Slow Living’ range of 20 new colours, available in 50ml sample pots (R30) or bigger pots from 1L (from R165) to 20L. Go to paintdecordiy.com. Back to basics Sheet Street has launched its very own range of furniture basics, including shelves, side tables, chairs and lamps. The range is available at selected stores, including Cape Gate, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre,…

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creative corners

In tune Stefan Blom and Albie du Toit of Green Point in Cape Town used the colour pink to create flow and interest in an otherwise dull passage. This space doubles up as a ‘music room’ with Stefan’s piano from childhood. Instead of simply painting a pink feature wall, the colour is used on the ceiling and repeated on the lid of the upholstered bench for continuity. A large photograph by Gary van Wyk above the piano creates a striking focal point, while more of his photos as well as others by Antonia Steyn (and Stefan and Albie’s own) are displayed on the wall to the right. A family of ceramic bunnies perched on top of the piano adds to the quirkiness of the space. Peg to differ Chanelle Steenekamp first came across pegboards…

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‘ junk is my thing! ’

WHO LIVES HERE? Carla and Charles Duckitt WHERE Voëlklip, Hermanus SIZE 340m² Hermanus has always held special memories for Carla and Charles Duckitt. Charles’s family has spent many holidays there over the years, and the tranquil atmosphere of Voëlklip provided the ideal refuge for the couple’s student kids while they were still living abroad. I’ve scrounged around in many scrapyards to find what I want. – Carla Carla knew from the outset that she wanted to buy the slightly run-down home when she saw it on a property website, but Charles wasn’t convinced. “He thought about it for two months – a lifetime when you should be making an offer!” Carla recalls. “One morning, out of the blue, Charles said the time was right and I should call the estate agent.” The timing worked in…