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Trends SA Home Owner Special Edition

Trends SA Home Owner Special Edition Trends SA Home Owner Special Edition

SA Home Owner Trends Special Edition 2018 is a yearly publication and a forecast on the latest trends, with more emphasis on the interiors, kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike the monthly magazine, where we feature more than one house. Here we focus on one extremely high-end, trend setting luxury home. A detailed focus in the interiors, kitchen and bathroom latest offerings based on international influence and local inspiration. Kitchens will be focusing on high tech kitchen innovations i.e appliances. For bathrooms will be looking at the next level bathroom also high-tech i.e foot spas. Interiors are all about high-end luxury furniture designs and comfort.

South Africa
Times Media (Pty) Ltd
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in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

THE NEW LUXURY I am beyond excited for the SA Home Owner Trends 2018 special edition, simply because it is packed with the latest decor and design looks for almost every part of the home right through to the great outdoors. Dave Nemeth, our trends analyst, talks us through what the “new luxury” means and perfectly sums it up with, “Luxury is not just about what something looks like, but also about how it works.” See page 18. Be sure to browse through our pages on kitchens, where Guinevere Davies, our senior features writer, reports on the two main kitchen trends, page 36. Contributor Helen Grange looks at a combination of timeless design and hi-tech functionality to elevate the bathroom to an ultra-modern space, page 44. Read all about what the colour…

3 min.
future trends will be defined by luxury

“WITH A CONTINUAL BACKLASH TO MASS PRODUCTION, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE PREPARED TO INVEST IN UNIQUE QUALITY ITEMS.” In recent years we have seen a flurry of international furniture, lighting and decor brands entering the South African market, with many of these opening large-scale showrooms. This may seem like a strange move considering the struggling economy, but shows a growing appreciation for luxury brands and products in the interiors market. Many of these luxury brands are Italian and have been around for over 100 years. Often created by world-famous designers, these items are meticulously crafted and generally appreciate in value over the years, unlike mass-produced varieties. With a continual backlash to mass production, more and more people are prepared to invest in unique quality items for their homes that will add a…

7 min.
freedom of movement

PAINT EFFECTS BY ELAINE 082 398 2632 Paint Effects by Elaine is a small company that consists of a group of highly skilled artists and painters. On request, the company created this bespoke feature wall, adding the beautiful deep blue abstract painting opposite to enhance it. Both artworks incorporate different textures that seep through, creating an organic, tactile feel. After having moved in to a new house a jaw-dropping 14 times during 11 years of marriage, the owner admits to knowing the secret of when that magical, sadly sometimes elusive, moment occurs when a house becomes a home. “Whenever we build a new home it’s always difficult to know immediately if it will be a home or just another house,” the owner states, before revealing, “That’s why we rely on our kids to…

1 min.
nouwens carpets launches its fieldturf artificial grass range

For over five decades, Nouwens Carpets has been crafting quality and offering a value engineered product as a perfect backdrop for their customers’ decor. Staying abreast with consumer demands, they now offer artificial grass. Their artificial turf landscape range has been developed specifically to harmonise with the natural environment. With all the aesthetic attributes of an attractive natural lawn, Nouwens’ synthetic turf lawns look superb through every season, year after year, yet are low-maintenance. A fresh green lawn invites you to relax and enjoy the moment, and is a pleasant haven where children and pets can safely play. FieldTurf is covered by the Nouwens Carpets five-year guarantee against patent and latent defects in the manufacturing process. In addition, it is covered by their UV warranty, which states that when installed and maintained…

5 min.
what’s cooking for good-looking kitchens in 2018?

WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING AN ON-TREND KITCHEN SPACE IN 2018, A COUPLE OF FACTORS STAND OUT ABOVE ALL OTHERS: CUSTOM DESIGN AND CUTTING-EDGE CONVENIENCE. FORM: EMBRACE TEXTURE, ADD PERSONALITY One major trend Fabri predicts for 2018 is eclectic style. Create an interesting juxtaposition by mixing and matching contemporary with traditional, East with West, flashy and quiet or minimalist and rustic. According to Fabri, home owners are increasingly looking for warm and cosy spaces, without losing the elegant simplicity that minimalism brings. For Linear Concepts, in 2018 satin finishes and wood materials will bring much-needed warmth and texture to kitchen design. One of the company’s favourite ways to embrace this trend is the use of wood for island units. They also love the idea of using wood for breakfast nooks and seating areas, or…

3 min.
design your bathroom personality

A combination of timeless design with hi-tech functionality has elevated the bathroom to an ultra-modern space. Ergonomic is the word for taps, mixers, showerheads and sanitary appliances, embracing clear geometric lines as well as soft contours, for maximum efficiency and comfort. CERAMIC MINIMALISM Toilets and washbasins have never been sleeker and more elegant, thanks to continually evolving, innovative design that’s in sync with the needs of the discerning home owner. Designer sanitaryware collections typically combine purist contours with organically flowing shapes, resulting in an unmistakable design language. The toilet in particular has evolved, coming in shapes that entirely redefine the traditional-style loo. Take a look at the Cube and Catino wall-mounted toilets, both from Sterlings. Design streamlining has also produced rim-free toilets, like those from Geberit, which are very easy to clean, with excellent…