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SA Garden and Home August 2019

SA Garden and Home is the ultimate magazine for home lovers of all ages. It features gorgeous homes and gardens and is filled with great tips and ideas for both decorating and gardening not to mention the latest info on lifestyle trends, creative people, entertaining, travel and more.

South Africa
Caxton Magazines
Back issues only
R 33,50

in this issue

2 min
life lessons

Some time ago, decorator Peta-Anne Stroud and I were asked to decorate a townhouse as part of a promotion for a leading furniture company. We spent hours planning the furniture layout to make the most of the compact proportions and to ensure that the colours flowed naturally from one area to the next. However, when it came to the installation, there was one factor we hadn’t taken into account. There was no way the large statement-making sofa would fit through the door. The delivery guys tried every different angle, but no luck. As the townhouse was due to be photographed in the next few hours, we had to make a plan. In the end, they had to take out the back door, security gate and all, and then slide the sofa…

2 min
write now

DISPLAY BENEFITS I was so pleased to read in the July issue that making a beautiful home is not about what you have, it’s how you arrange it. Not all of us have unlimited budgets to buy the latest accessories, but we all have things we love and have collected over the years. I was so inspired by the feature on page 48 that I immediately started going through my cupboards, bringing out all the lovely china I inherited from my grandmother. I had put it away for safekeeping but realised that by doing this, I never get the benefit of it. It now looks gorgeous set out on the sideboard. I’ll be following your advice from now on and not hiding things away, but making them part of my life. Jo…

4 min
home front

Hot RODS Haldane Martin’s new Cha-Cha collection features occasional tables with a base of closely spaced rods. Topped by an Über-simple circular top, the effect is light and plinth-like – perfect as a display or centrepiece. Available in various sizes and monochromatic colours, these gems are also suitable for outdoor spaces. haldanemartin.co.za Freshly squeezed We love the bold design and cheerful colours of this Smeg citrus press designed in collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana, R7 999, from @home. With an anti-drip spout and compact shape, it’s winter’s answer to fresh, healthy juice.home.co.za WELL EMBROIDERED St Leger & Viney’s new Melsetter collection from Morris & Co showcases the talents of May Morris, William’s youngest daughter. As one of the most influential figures in English embroidery, the designs echo her flawless techniques and distinctive style. Fourteen prints…

2 min
a gem of a family home

When this young couple decided to move closer to their workplace to spend more quality time with their children, they came across a stand in Eagle Canyon, Jo’burg, with stunning views over the golf course. Georg van Gass of GASS Architecture Studios, an architectural design studio that focuses on urban regeneration, was brought on board. Their brief to him was simple – design a house where the children can play and the family can spend time together. “They wanted a home that was contemporary without being trendy. The beauty of the site also needed to be considered, as this had to be a house that blends with the surroundings and doesn’t draw attention to itself,” Georg explains. The result is a two-storey house arranged around a central courtyard with the main living areas…

2 min
in colour

How did your art career develop? I’ve been drawing since I was five years old. When it was time to decide what to study at varsity, my business-savvy father wanted me to pursue a business degree (my brother and I had been awarded the Absa Young Entrepreneur award when I was 13). As I wanted to be a professional artist, I studied both, and now have a fine arts degree, an honours degree in business and a diploma in film-making. Have you always been a professional artist? No, I was a commercial artist for a decade. While it paid the bills, I wasn’t able to truly express myself. Then, as I wanted to make a living and spend time with my children, I started teaching art, art history in particular, to…

1 min
eastern promise

SOURCES Cécile & Boyd cecileandboyds.com Duram duram.co.za JVB Furniture Collection j-v-b.co.za KNUS knus.co La Grange Interiors lagrangeinteriors.co.za LIM lim.co.za Norick Interiors norickinteriors.com SHF shf.co.za SHOPPING MANDY BUCHHOLZ PHOTOGRAPHS MAREE HOMER/BAUERSYNDICATION.COM.AU/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA AND SUPPLIED PRODUCTS ARESUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND PRICES WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT. SEE PAGE 2.…