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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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Something wonderful happened in October: for the first time since March, we held an event – our first Décor School in partnership with MRP Home. The ‘students’ came from all over and for three days we had tons of fun: expert talks, a photo shoot, cover discussions, a visit to a breathtaking home and an inspiring fabric designer. Ithink it was due to the fact that all of us were so hungry for the ‘old normal’ that this get-together in Cape Town was so awesome, even though we all had to wear masks, fill out forms every day and have our temperatures taken when we arrived. With Covid-19 restrictions still strictly enforced, we weren’t able to hold the event in Media24’s boardroom because the building was still off limits to visitors. So…

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your space

WINNING LETTER Time to shine again Sue Reid of Durban writes As an avid fan of your ever-inspiring magazine, I thought I’d share my own inspirational ‘lockdown light bulb moment’. I created this lampshade from old ‘skadonk’ and unusable paintbrushes that had previously been used at a pottery studio, a remedial school and by some of my well-known artist friends, with some of my own brushes in the mix as well. I loved the different splodges of paint that had been layered and built up over time and just couldn’t bring myself to throw them out. I simply had to find a way of repurposing them and so decided to create a paintbrush lampshade! The patterned and cosy glow at night is so pleasing and a constant reminder of all the colourful artworks that these…

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what’s new

CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Jana Leonard WHERE Durbanville, Cape Town BUSINESS Baskiti HER WORK During the initial 21-day Covid-19 lockdown, Jana Leonard’s 14-month-old son practiced his ball skills with their veggies! Jana’s solution was Baskiti, a beautiful range of hanging storage baskets (R290 each). The handwoven baskets are designed with a handle, a flat back and a big belly with ample space; you can use them for a variety of purposes such as storing veggies, bath toys or braai tongs – or use one as a shopping basket! The Baskiti range includes basket accessories and wall hooks (from R85–R325) perfect for hanging up your baskets – or face masks! See more at Instagram.com/baskiti_cpt. Colour crush The colour experts at Dulux have announced Brave Ground™ as the Colour of the Year for 2021. “This warm, natural colour provides a…

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store & display

Top drawer This striking cabinet in Janine O’Grady’s home in Paarl not only provides practical storage for scarves, belts, handbags and magazines, but together with the shelves and artworks above, it also transforms the hallway into a one-of-a-kind gallery. “I don’t really like hallways,” says Janine. “When I was a child, we had a long passage where my brother would hide behind a piece of furniture, waiting to scare me. “Fortunately, this space is short and wide, which means it can be put to much better use.” The cabinet previously stood in a car mechanic’s workshop. “The drawers were black with oil,” recalls Janine, owner of Makietie Linne. “I sanded them down, painted the legs and replaced the wooden top with glass – and look at it now!” Janine installed shelves for displaying her…

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a home filled with memories

THE HOMEOWNER Pieter Hoffman WHERE The farm Twist Niet, between Vanwyksvlei and Carnarvon SIZE 170m² Pieter Hoffman believes that here under the hot Karoo sun you have to create your own magic with whatever you can lay your hands on. For him, it all started one day in his post-matric year while sitting on Twist Niet farm’s stoep in that blissful silence so synonymous with the platteland. In solitude. No dogs at his feet, but a supply of wors and salted rib drying in the air-drying cabinet on the stoep. It was the year 2000, and Pieter had come to the realisation that he had no clue where his life was headed. Twist Niet, the farm his dad Stephen bought before he retired, is situated about 30km from Vanwyksvlei and 110km from Carnarvon, the…

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the best of bali

WHO LIVES HERE? Jodi and Allan Lawrence with their kids Luke (19), Meg-Rose (17), Benjamin (13) and Levi (10) and dogs Jackson Brown and Enyo WHERE Kommetjie, Western Cape SIZE 410m² For Jodi Lawrence, co-owner of homeware business 8 Degrees South, and her husband Allan, a dated house on a double stand in Kommetjie just outside Cape Town proved irresistible. The couple were able to see past the yellow facebrick exterior, old timber windows and doors weathered by sea air, and the old-fashioned kitchen and bathrooms – and fell in love with the home’s potential. “The fact that it’s ashort walk from the beach was also a drawcard,” Jodi notes. She and her business partner Lola Casey set about transforming the house, guided by the natural laid-back style they favour at 8 Degrees South and…