Home & Garden

Home May 2019

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.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
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In our travels across the country in search of gorgeous homes and stunning spaces, we’ve recently noticed more and more black in people’s décor. For the past year or two, grey in all its shades has been the trend but it seems that our readers’ appetite for the dramatic has increased. Just look at the photos in our feature ‘Black is back!’ on page 56. This bold colour, which many are now describing as the “new neutral”, makes an impression on everything from stoeps to kitchens and even a kid’s room. I could be flippant and say it’s all Eskom’s fault because when the lights go out after sunset, everything is indeed black. I reckon you might as well embrace it because if you don’t, you’ll just be miserable. (For the record:…

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EDITOR Wicus Pretorius • editor@homemag.co.za Office Manager Amina Essop 021 406 2401 EDITORIAL Features Editor Kim Arendse • kim.arendse@media24.comCreative Editor Marian van WykFood Editor Johané Neilson • johane.neilson@tuis.co.zaArt Director Andrew MaritzDesigner Jade CupidoChief Copy Editor Tessa Jean-JacquesCopy Editor Gillian EvaDigital Editor Shané Barnard • shane.barnard@media24.comMultimedia Journalist Suné EsterhuizenPhotographer Francois OberholsterRetoucher René Nortjé CONTRIBUTORS Shelly Bergh, Karin Brynard, Sally Chance, Elza Cooper, Deon de Goede, Gerda Engelbrecht, Marié Esterhuyse, Desiree Hartney, Kay Montgomery, Beatrice Moore-Nöthnagel, Juané Scheepers, Ludwig Taschner, JJ van Rensburg, Kosie Jansen van Rensburg, Amanda van Wyngaardt Brand Manager Andile NkosiProduction Manager Kerry NashGeneral Enquiries Donvé Myburgh 021 406 2387 ADVERTISNG HEAD: Advertising Sales (Cape Town and KZN) Sarah Curtis-Bowles 021 461 2396 Key Account Manager (CT) Charlene Meyer 082 928 5970 Sales Manager (JHB) Susan Pienaar 083 281 7300 Classified Sales Evonne Mehl 021 461 2396 LIFESTYLE CREATE Creative…

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your space

WINNING LETTER Creative and cost-effective! Janet Bennell of Strand writes Some of us, for various reasons, are unable to renovate but would still like a beautiful home, so I’ve sent you pics of two things I’ve done to solve problems that don’t require renovating. Due to the drought, having lots of plants to water is no longer viable so I emptied a few of my beautiful glazed pots and cleaned them out. I had a circle of glass cut for the top of one and now I use it to store my patio cushions and as a coffee table. I put my shell collection in the other one and also finished it with a glass top. I plan to paint a Moroccan pattern inside one of them (using a technique I learnt at…

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The writer of the winning letter gets a Mervyn Gers Ceramic hamper worth R1 500! Ceramicist Mervyn Gers’s greatest influence is the far Northern Cape – the province of his birth. The beauty of the landscape, the desert sand dunes, the sapphire-blue sky, and the green of the khakibos and camel thorn trees inspired his latest range of glazes. Handmade in his studio in Cape Town, each product passes through 22 pairs of hands before it is delivered to clients. The studio, situated in Paarden Island, is open to the public. Visit mervyngers.com for details.…

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ON THE BOX In Home’s TV show 1, 2, 3 Fix It! (every Thursday at 17:30 on VIA, channel 147 on DStv, with English subtitles) three teams go head to head in a competition to renovate a lucky reader’s home – room by room. And the heat is on! Over the next four weeks, the teams will focus on improvements to the stoep and outside areas. Misi Overturf is on hand as the DIY expert and Home editor Wicus Pretorius has the final say as the main judge. Presenter Lynelle Kenned follows the progress as well as all the drama behind the scenes. 18 April Teams take on the stoep challenge! Structural issues throw a spanner in the works – will they complete their task on time? 25 April Time waits for no one… Have…

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what’s new

CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Sarah Cronin WHERE Johannesburg BUSINESS Sarah Cronin Designs HER WORK Keen to go bigger and bolder in expressing her creativity, jewellery designer Sarah Cronin decided to expand her work to include bespoke water sculptures and indoor lighting. Each piece is hand-sculpted from pure copper or brass, hand-beaten and rolled into shape. “Indigenous flora provides me with endless inspiration,” she says. “I always want my product to look natural and suit its setting.” Sarah designs and makes her lights (including wall-mounted and standing pieces) and water sculptures at her studio at Victoria Yards in Lorentzville, Johannesburg. Take a look at sarahcronindesigns.com. Top brass How stylish is this hand-beaten brass tray (28 x 13cm; R295) and tumbler (10 x 8cm; R175) from boutique homeware store Love Milo? The range includes spoons and soya candles; see more…