Home May- June 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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dear reader

I had a good chuckle the other day when someone on a Facebook group quite innocently asked what she could use to turn a black leather sofa into a light brown leather sofa. No, she wasn’t looking for a slipcover, she likes the leather. Just not the colour. My fingers naturally itched to type: you need a light brown cow (with a heart condition). But, of course, I restrained myself because, you know, not everyone’s sense of humour is well developed. Be that as it may, before long there were some ingenious responses, and this one had me laughing out loud: “Magic! You need magic!”. Sometimes magic is indeed the only solution, even if you have to create your own. That’s what Home readers are known for and as I’ve said many times…

3 мин.
your space

WINNING LETTER Paint therapy Rosey Hudson of Leicestershire in the UK writes I studied Fine Art at university but all I really wanted to do was paint pretty pictures! My passion for art started as soon as I could pick up a pencil – even from an early age, I would pick out the most bold and vivid colours. I was stuck in an abusive relationship for seven years and lost my self-esteem; I also forgot all about my love for painting. Mini makeover Tanya Killerby-Korf of Nelspruit writes I love changing things up in our humble abode. We live in a small wooden house that we built ourselves 15 years ago – it was a true labour of love and took a year to complete with us building only on weekends. Every few years, I…

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what’s new

CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Adelai Alberts WHERE Mossel Bay BUSINESS Ad & Co HER WORK Keen to explore a creative outlet, professional architect Adelai Alberts started revamping furniture about two years ago. She wanted each piece to be unique and often struggled to find just the right fabric. Then in 2020, she collaborated with her mother, artist Mari Vermeulen-Breedt, and together they converted some of her oil paintings onto fabric. The Ad & Co fabric range was born! “I love my mother’s classic approach and her style works beautifully with older furniture. Each artwork tells a story,” says Adelai. Today, the range includes tablecloths, napkins and scatter cushions. See more at adandco.online. Make a splash! Create the kitchen splashback of your dreams with customised Plexiglass from Photo Blox (from R1 950/m2 ). Made from 2mm-thick Plexiglass, an acrylic…

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make it your own

Home is where the hearth is The Salt River, Cape Town home of contemporary visual artist Liza Grobler and her husband, painter and sculptor Norman O’Flynn, is filled with art and colour. When they had to work from home during the winter of 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, they immediately had a fireplace installed. The Kratki fireplace is finished off with cheerful blue tiles, with one cheeky red tile as a playful accent that also picks up on other red elements in the space. Liza was thrilled when she found the free-form granite offcut on which the fireplace rests. “There are a lot of organic elements in the house and I knew it would look great here,” she says. Liza’s artistic home is featured in Home Paint It 2021, on sale now. Tiles…

8 мин.
a timeless blend of past & present

WHO LIVES HERE? Anneke and Hannes van Rooyen with their German Shepherd Kate WHERE Montagu in the Little Karoo SIZE 320m² on a property of 1 250m² We use every inch of the house; sometimes I just sit in one of the rooms that I like most. The things I love make me feel safe and happy.– Anneke Just as one starts searching for Anneke and Hannes van Rooyen’s house on a tree-lined Montagu street, the number 5 jumps out – large, graphic and modern against a white boundary wall. The charming front door with its stained-glass detail stands wide open to reveal the view down the passage to the back garden. And then Kate, the Van Rooyens’ German Shepherd, trots out, tail wagging, followed by Anneke and the heavenly aroma of a freshly baked…

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a gem in the country

HOMEOWNER Charlotte Collins WHERE Greyton, Overberg SIZE 165m2 This gorgeous cottage in the charming Overberg town of Greyton epitomises gently worn sophistication. It’s a perfect combination of found and collected furniture and decorative details from yesteryear, while savvy renovations and various additions blend seamlessly with the original look of the home. The owner – seasoned renovator and decorator Charlotte Collins – has created an idyllic country escape where log fires after long walks in the fresh air are part of everyday life. “I went to Greyton to help a friend with the interior of her home and had never spent a night there before,” says Charlotte. “Originally, my intention was to ‘flip’ the house (my friend is a transferring attorney and convinced me to buy it) but when I got further into the project and had spent…