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SA Garden and Home September 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.

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in this issue

2 min
the promise of spring

Thanks to our long deadlines, I’m usually writing the editor’s letter for the September issue on the coldest day of the year. And this morning didn’t disappoint – frost on the lawn and the birdbaths frozen solid. But the jasmine has started blooming, the banksia is out and the sweet peas are busy climbing up the netting giving the impression that warmer weather is on the horizon. For this issue, we looked for houses that have that promise of spring. The house in Hout Bay featured on page 20 is a wonderful example of welcoming the outdoors in. The renovation included installing glass doors that open completely, linking the living areas with the deck. And who wouldn’t want to spend time on the veranda of the Simbithi house that features on…

1 min
at your service

To give you more of what you want to see in your favourite magazine, we’d love to get to know you better and get your input and opinion. Join the exclusive Garden and Home discussion group and all you’ll have to do is answer a few questions on your cellphone. It won’t take more than five minutes of your time. WHAT WE KNOW ALREADY Of the 76% who are pet owners, 100% consider pets, like Frankie who lives in the Hout Bay house on page 20, to be part of the family. Of all the rooms in the house that you’d renovate, 44% chose the kitchen. Be inspired by the sleek, modern kitchen in the KZN house on page 26. 89% of you would buy a magazine with a garden on the cover. Watch…

3 min
home front

A LIGHT TOUCH We fancy the rattan pendants, from R999 › R1 499, from The Lighting Warehouse’s Pescatore range. Delicate and textural, they’re suited to various looks from modern loft to relaxed beach cottage. lightingwarehouse.co.za LUNCH PARTY Nothing beats pure linen napkins for a gorgeous spring table. Mungo’s Selvedge serviettes, R200 each, are a generous 55 x 55cm and feature a stripe detail in an array of new colourways. This is modern country at its sophisticated best.mungo.co.za Bold and BEAUTIFUL The latest collection from Romo, Japura is a strikingly rich compilation of vibrant, sophisticated and wildly spirited fabrics and wallcoverings. There is a stunning array of colourways and textures for all tastes, and all are right on trend. Cape customers can now visit one of Romo’s two new showrooms in Wynberg or Durbanville. romosouthafrica.com NEW GROWTH Indoor…

2 min
best of both worlds

AT A GLANCE THE ARCHITECTS: Frederik Lötter (centre), Alma Mentz and Neill Mathews of S-Design Architects (formerly Skep Design). THE CLIENTS: Cor Booysen, his wife Adriette and their four children. THE BRIEF: To design a traditional farmhouse-style family home in a leafy cul-de-sac. THE HOUSE: A double storey consisting of four barn-like structures. Two form the double garages (one with a loft playroom above), the third features the living areas – kitchen, dining and two living rooms below, and four en suite bedrooms upstairs. The fourth houses the main en-suite bedroom above and a guest suite below. When Cor and Adriette Booysen asked Frederik Lötter and his team at S-Design Architects to design a modern family home in Stellenbosch, they already had a strong idea of what they wanted: contemporary barn style with eco-technological features…

2 min
capturing emotions

What is your background in art? I have always loved being an artist – it’s the only thing I’m good at. I studied Fine Art at Natal Technikon after matriculating, but didn’t appreciate the opportunity or complete the course. Life took a series of wrong turns, but in 2001 I enrolled for a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Unisa and graduated in 2015. You work mainly in oils. What appeals to you about this medium? The study of art through Unisa was conceptually driven, focusing on experimentation with media. I didn’t do much oil painting (my final work was in textile) and sometimes longed to paint something just because I found it beautiful, which is what I do now. I still work in textile, but always come back to oils. I…

1 min
palm beach

SOURCES Bespoke Home bespokehome.co.za KARE kare-design.com/za/en Mr Price Home mrphome.com NetDécor netdecor.co.za SHF shf.co.za Sofaworx sofaworx.co.za St Leger & Viney stleger.co.za Van de Sant netdecor.co.za…