Home April 2021

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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Here in Cape Town, walking on the promenade in Sea Point is a thing – in the early morning or late afternoon, people and their pooches promenade (yep, it’s averb too) along the winding walkways of Sea Point, Three Anchor Bay and Mouille Point, an exuberance of sociable togetherness. There are many strange sights to behold when you walk on the promenade. To me, the funniest is a slender blonde man I often see jogging – in flat Bible-times sandals strapped around his calves. It looks painfully uncomfortable, yet his face is a picture of happiness. It reminds me of how Zola Budd stunned the world in the 1980s as a barefoot champion in the 5 000m race. Perhaps the happy jogger is the Zola Budd of 2021 but he’s worried…

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your space

Job well done! Melanie Rothman writes This is my sister Sharon Dracatos of Alberton with her completed 1 000-piece Home puzzle. She is 56 years old and mentally challenged; she also only has sight in one eye. This is one of the most difficult puzzles she has ever done and even though we told her to give up because it was too difficult, she was adamant that she would finish it. She has always loved building puzzles and she is so good at them! A priceless gift Mimi Swart of Postmasburg writes Here in the far Northern Cape, my birthday ritual usually involves phone calls from family spread across the country and, at most, cake and tea for friends who may show up. But when I reached an important milestone recently – Iturned 70! – I received…

4 мин.
new what’s

CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Wendy Viola WHERE Cape Town BUSINESS Muddy Jane HER WORK Wendy Viola played with the idea of running her own business for some time and after leaving a career in the corporate world, decided to use her lifelong passion for photography to create something special: in 2020, she launched Muddy Jane! Focusing on textiles, kitchenware and décor accessories, Muddy Jane’s designs are all original and based on Wendy’s photographs. “My inspiration comes from everyday life, the natural beauty right on our doorstep and new ideas as seen through my camera lens,” she explains. Muddy Jane’s beautiful natural fabrics are printed with ecofriendly ink and can be enjoyed as aprons, tea towels, table linen, scatter cushions and accessories. See more at muddyjane.com. This beautifully designed Craft Cupboard is Milestone Kitchens’ solution for keeping sewing, craft…

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show & tell

A green dream When Johan Else spent a few weeks with his daughter Francéne Bekker in Durbanville during lockdown in 2020, this retired architect decided to design and build a beautiful display rack for her beloved succulents. With limited access to shops for new building supplies, Johan had to make do with what was available at home. And it couldn’t be just any display shelf: with the living area overlooking it, the design had to look good too; it also had to stand away from the wall for when the house needs to be repainted. Johan rose to the challenge, first pre-treating all the steel bars with an anti-corrosive layer and the wood with two coats of acrylic paint to make them hard-wearing. “Without my computer and Autocad software, I had to do…

8 мин.
contemporary in the country

WHO LIVES HERE? Liam Ghani and Brian Prehn with their Irish Terrier Zuko WHERE Stanford in the Overberg SIZE 270m² There is an honesty to exposed beams that I appreciate; it’s like the house has nothing to hide. – Liam “Unassuming on the outside, but unabashed within” is how Liam Ghani describes the riverside home that he and his husband Brian Prehn built when they swapped their house in the southern suburbs of Cape Town for a new life in an estate just outside the charming Overberg village of Stanford. Brian, who works for a literacy NPO, gave the more visually-minded Liam, who studied fine arts photography, free rein with the design. Liam grew up in the Malaysian state of Penang and moved to the UK at the age of 16. He has always been…

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a kitchen to your taste

#1 Classic Neutral colours, simple cabinets, quartzite work surfaces and natural materials ensure that these kitchens will never go out of style. Light and spacious Hannchen Louw and Vernon Boulle had been living in their house in Newlands, Cape Town for three years when they decided to do major renovations in the kitchen and living areas in 2014. “The entire house was dark and there was no flow between the rooms. The dining room – now the living room – was cramped and a wall separated the kitchen from the rest of the house,” says Hannchen. By breaking out one wall in the traditional galley kitchen and replacing it with a support beam and pillars, the kitchen became connected to the living area. An island between the two rooms now provides more than enough…