Home May 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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How quickly life can change. Just last month I was complaining about Eskom, and look where we are now. As one of our contributors, Maryke, said to me on WhatsApp: “How I wish that the loadshedding you spoke about in your April editor’s note was the worst thing we had to deal with right now…” We are indeed living in strange times. Unprecedented and unpredictable. So for this ed’s note, I decided to steer clear of the topic of the Coronavirus. I don’t want to tempt fate; heaven forbid we have something worse to deal with next month! Here at Home, there is a very small team of people who put your favourite magazine together every month. Some days there are only a handful of us in the office, because Marian and…

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your space

Write to us at Home, Readers’ Letters, PO Box 1802, Cape Town 8000; email editor@homemag.co.za, fax 021 408 3046, and join our Facebook group (facebook.com/homemag) or follow us on Instagram @TuisHomeMag. WINNING LETTER So many ideas Delene Morgendaal of Gauteng writes I loved your February edition and Retha Swart’s garden is simply stunning. I too live in a compact home, an apartment in Bedfordview on Gauteng’s East Rand. I’m a retired schoolteacher and I would describe my home as colourful – with art and photographs, bright walls (some wallpapered), and painted furniture. Most of it was done by me – inspired by your delightful magazine and with the help of my long-suffering partner who doesn’t even live here! Thank you for a magazine that awakens so many ideas. Decorating my home has given me…

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what’s new

CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Riana Mostert WHERE Durbanville BUSINESS Riana Mostert Designs HER WORK After working as an interior designer for eight years, Riana Mostert quit her job to be a full-time stay-at-home mom. She made her very first continuous line drawing as a gift and soon it turned into a business. “The idea behind a continuous line drawing is to start at one point and finish the drawing without lifting your hand,” explains Riana. “This results in an abstract drawing rather than a realistic one.” Riana has expanded her range of illustrations for home décor items such as scatter cushions, runners, planters and ceramic mugs; check out rianamostert.com. For the love of art Breathe new life into your living spaces with one of 16 beautiful prints from Haus’s new range of framed wall art…

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a layered effect

A singular sensation Sometimes less is more when it comes to adding texture and choosing finishes. In this spectacular doorway, a single decorative tile shines against the soft terracotta backdrop combined with a vintage wooden door lined with klompie bricks. This playful element made us stop and look twice! Don’t be disappointed if you can only find a limited number of tiles in your favourite design or even a tile with flaws. Rather make the most of these special finds and give them pride of place – in a spot that’s unexpected. Panel beater When Kelly and Jonathan Croeser started renovating their home in Fish Hoek, they decided to turn the kitchen into what is now the main bedroom. Instead of moving the distribution box and pay-as-you-go electricity meter, they created a custom ‘rolling…

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far from the hustle & bustle

WHO LIVES HERE? Adrian Lombard WHERE Pringle Bay, Western Cape SIZE 344m² (including stoeps) Spaces are filled with people, so the emphasis should be on the people, rather than on the objects therein. – Adrian Adrian Lombard not only transforms other people’s homes, he also revamps his own houses – like this log cabin in Pringle Bay, which he and his sister Monica Soer have renovated over the past two years. During these projects, he works as far as possible with small, local building teams and entrepreneurs, while Monica provides the creative input. “Monica is good with colour and composition; she has an eye for detail,” he explains. “I call myself a serial entrepreneur because I have an engineering and technical background, which is a good foundation for my career as a creative director, brand strategist…

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[ adrian’s design principles ]

• Work on an 80/20 ratio: spend 80% of your time planning and strategising, and 20% on execution. Most people spend too much time on implementation, which can cost you dearly. • Re-use what you can. Spend money on what you already have, rather than buying new stuff. Restyling and refurbishing items is very satisfying. • Pay attention to flow by taking your daily movements and rituals into consideration. A house is not merely a space that is being utilised, it also has people in it – people with particular personalities and needs. If I design or redesign a space, I always think about what it will look like once people are living there. • Allow yourself sufficient time. You don’t have to rush things – you’re doing the project for yourself, not…