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House and Leisure

House and Leisure February 2018

House and Leisure – For those who want to celebrate all aspects of contemporary, stylish living in South Africa. House and Leisure is more than just a décor magazine. It’s the local premium brand with authority on Stylish SA at Home and Play. A source of warmth and pride, loved for celebrating the positives of life in South Africa, it’s the only decor home magazine that also offers strong leisure and lifestyle editorial content. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

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6 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

‘FOR ME, THIS PROCESS IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN DECORATING; IT’S A WAY OF DECIDING WHAT SORT OF LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE.’ Looking back at my childhood, I can clearly see why I ended up editing a magazine. From an early age, I used to walk around the house rearranging things, usually wearing one of my mother’s worn-out aprons (I can clearly remember the faded eau de nil colour of the apron, with its floral print and blood-red bias binding) and a pair of her navy court shoes. I’d walk from room to room and shift things around, slowly making my way through the entire house. This process wasn’t about the ‘decorating’ for me: I clearly remember the thrill of figuring out new combinations or groupings of things, and being convinced…

2 min.

DAYLE KAVONIC As a freelance writer and content manager, Dayle contributes to a number of local and international platforms across the realms of print and digital. She got her start at House and Leisure many years ago, and remains deeply passionate about the fields of decor and design. In this issue, she wrote about a renovation in Milnerton, Cape Town (page 70). If you could change anything in your home, what would it be? I love taking afternoon naps in the sun, so I’d build in a bay window with a fitted daybed. A sizeable garden would be amazing, too. What is your favourite room in your home? The dining room. There’s nothing I enjoy more than an evening spent sharing laughter, good food and wine with friends, and the dining room…

1 min.

1 Living creatively There’s more to building a house than bricks and mortar. From a beautifully repurposed water tower to a collection of reconfigured shipping containers, we explore a few of the most unusual homes around the world. 2 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO TOUR GO INSIDE VICKI SLEET AND JUSTIN SPRECKLEY’S CAPE TOWN HOME (FEATURED ON PAGE 128) TO SEE FIRSTHAND HOW IT WAS TRANSFORMED FROM A DATED BUILD INTO A FAMILY-FRIENDLY ABODE. 3 TOP TIPS FROM PRO RENOVATORS In the ultimate guide to home renovations, we consult industry experts for their insider advice and handy tricks. houseleisureSA • House And Leisure • houseandleisure • houseandleisure PHOTOGRAPHS: ADAM LETCH, VICKI SLEET, ISTOCK, SUPPLIED…

2 min.
vote and win

1 CAESARSTONE SURFACES TO THE VALUE OF R10 000 Updating your interiors is easy with Caesarstone’s durable quartz surfaces. From kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities to stairs and furniture cladding, the possibilities are endless. 2 A K LIGHT SOPHIA CRYSTAL CHANDELIER WORTH R10 000 It doesn’t get more glamorous than the Sophia crystal chandelier from K Light’s Royal Crystal range. With its shimmering 41cm-high shade, it’s an ideal way to introduce a modern Art Deco aesthetic to any space. 3 ONE WAZ OUTDOOR AFRICAN SUMMER LOUNGER WORTH R8 950 The first of its kind in South Africa, Waz Outdoor furniture transitions effortlessly from land to water, making the Waz Outdoor African summer lounger – now available in Gary Neil Outdoor fabrics – a must for sunny days by the pool. 4 A HANSGROHE RAINDANCE S300 AIR…

6 min.
#1 walk the line

‘We looked for about two years and often went to show days, but didn’t see anything we liked,’ says Liezl Spangenberg of the time she and her husband Dawie spent house-hunting. ‘Friends of ours live in the same street as our house now and mentioned that there was a place for sale. When we arrived, it was so warm and welcoming that I wanted to live here.’ As an added bonus, Delta Park couldn’t be closer, making the Spangenbergs’ home feel like a private extension of one of Johannesburg’s popular green lungs. Even though the high-school sweethearts were sold at first sight, Liezl had an unwavering condition before agreeing to uproot their four children, who are 4 months, and 3, 5 and 7 years old. ‘I said to Dawie, “We can move to…

6 min.
#2 about turn

The dream of owning a charming Victorian property on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard is one of the reasons why owners Niel Barnard and Lize Viljoen fell for this fixer-upper – and why they put in an offer on a whim. ‘We could see the potential in it and were excited when we found out that the original staircase was intact, but had been covered with a new one to accommodate the needs of the previous homeowner, who was elderly,’ says Lize. A furniture buyer for a homeware brand, Lize wanted to infuse the original vintage charisma of the cottage with modern finishes. Her ‘old meets new’ vision was based on opening up the layout, and she added black metal doors leading outdoors that contrast well with the crisp, white walls. Natural…