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Home October 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.

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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
R 288
8 Issues

in this issue

3 min.

The second half of the year is always the busiest, which is probably to be expected. As we count down the months in the run-up to Christmas, the pressure starts to build. Things need to get done and the longer the list, the more you need to multi-task. I love a deadline. If something needs to get done, give me a target date. That’s probably why I feel so at home in the media industry; because it’s all about deadlines. So it’s not surprising that the first question asked when a new project is discussed is usually: “What’s the deadline?” First with an introspective frown, then with narrowed eyes. You can see colleagues doing sums in their heads. Will we make it? And what about the other deadlines? I always say you…

3 min.
your space

WINNING LETTER It’s an original Linda Klopper of Greyton writes Returning to South Africa from New Zealand as a pensioner eight years ago, I realised I would have to be innovative to bring in extra income as the cost of living was expensive then and even more so now in 2019. I saved all the magazines I could afford on my return, Home being one of my absolute favourites! I was inspired by your October 2014 issue recently and want to share my creation with you – I hope it will encourage others to think ‘outside the box’. Your cover plus an origami dress and a hint of colour looks stunning and I’m pleased to say I have sold a number of them and so appreciate the comments on the originality of the…

1 min.

Nespresso, the leader in portioned coffee, has released its new Barista Creations range: expertly-crafted blends designed for their unique alchemy with milk. Now everyone can be a home barista! From a small cortado to larger cappuccinos, a variety of recipes can be created from each one – the Chiaro, Scuro and Corto coffees. Share your coffee creations on social media, using these hashtags: #BaristaCreationsZA #NespressoZA; check out buynespresso.com for more information about the range and coffee machines.…

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ON THE BOX The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (Season 1 starts 7 October on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv) follows architect Piers Taylor and actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin as they discover the world’s most remarkable abodes. The pair travels far and wide – across mountains, through forests, along coasts and deep underground – to find unique and unusual properties. STEENBERG GARDEN PARTY 5 October: The Kitchen at L’antico Giardino, Lanseria, Johannesburg Savour the best of spring with the finest bubblies and wines when Constantia meets Gauteng at the annual Steenberg Garden Party. Enjoy delicious wines and tuck into a harvest table laden with fresh culinary delights, while live music sets the scene for a relaxed al fresco lunch. Tickets cost R600 per person at webtickets.co.za. For further details, go to steenbergfarm.com. DIE…

3 min.
what’s new

Fine fabric Make a statement with dramatic Moorea Pacific cotton curtaining fabric from Stuart Graham (R525/m, 137cm W); visit stuartgraham.co.za. EXOTIC LIGHTING We love the new Moroccan-inspired Tangier indoor pendant range from The Lighting Warehouse – especially this beauty in the colour Old Brass (R1 199, 55cm L x 28cm W). Go to lightingwarehouse.co.za. MANDALA ART Book 3 of the popular range Colouring for Adults – Mandala Art by Lize Beekman has hit the shelves! It features 10 of Lize’s hand-drawn artworks printed on thick high quality art paper that tears out easily so you can frame your masterpieces. The book costs R180 and is available at lizebeekman.co.za or at bookstores listed on the website. Paint & Décor has launched a stunning ‘paint to fabric and wallpaper’ range under the name SophiaHelen, its in-house design studio.…

1 min.
for your bathroom

STOCKISTS Block & Chisel 021 691 0878, blockandchisel.co.za Hadeda 011 788 5774, hadeda-tiles.com Italtile 011 510 9000, italtile.co.za Jeeves 0861 533 837, jeeves.co.za MRP Home 0800 212 535, mrphome.com Mungo 087 135 5988, mungo.co.za Pedersen + Lennard 021 447 2770, pedersenlennard.co.za Poetry 0860 555 529, poetrystores.co.za Rebtex 083 616 0535, rebtexrsa.com Robin Sprong Wallpaper 021 447 9842, robinsprong.com Sheet Street 0800 212 535, sheetstreet.com SHF 033 330 6610, shf.co.za WOMAG 021 447 6161, womag.co.za Woolworths 0860 022 002, woolworths.co.za…