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SA Garden and Home January 2020

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 big easy

The January issue is one of the last we have to produce before we can take a break over Christmas. And in the hot, dry months leading up to the print deadline, you could hear each one of us sighing with pleasure as we gazed at the gorgeous photographs of the beach houses in this issue. The views of Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay from the Kommetjie house on page 26 are quite breathtaking and the house itself is the quintessential whitewashed beach cottage with laid-back decor that has you instantly relaxed. Just a few kilometres down the coast is Scarborough where the stunning renovation of a timber home (featured on page 34) had us oohing and aahing. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint and new contemporary decor can…

3 min
home front

VIBRANT VELVETS We love the sophisticated feel of these luxurious, printed velvet scatters. Featuring bold hand-painted artwork by Lucy Jane Turpin, they’re bound to add a glamorous note to any setting. Designed and made in SA, they’re R960 at wanderland.co.za Kashmir COOL GP&J Baker’s new Coromandel collection is a celebration of Indienne textiles. The range includes beautiful botanicals, Kashmir paisleys and scenic prints – all drawn with a delicate hand in shades of indigo, tobacco and green. Available from St Leger & Viney. stleger.co.za NATURAL LINES Architectural elements meet the subtleties of nature in Momentum 6 – the new wallpaper collection from Harlequin. Striking and glamorous, the organic forms and bold patterns are captured in the hues of the natural world. Available from Black Fabrics. blackfabrics.co.za STYLE MADE SIMPLE Minimalist simplicity for maximum impact is the aim…

1 min
at a glance

THE ARCHITECT Laurianne Steere of Laurianne Steere Architects in KZN. THE CLIENTS A syndicate made up of families who live all over South Africa and meet here for holidays . THE BRIEF A holiday home with spacious, flexible living areas, seven bedrooms and plenty of parking. THE HOUSE A seven-bedroom home with an open-plan kitchen, two dining areas, living room and TV area all opening onto a deck. Outside is a heated rim-flow pool, braai and covered patio. There is a separate scullery and staff quarters.…

2 min
beachside bliss

The setting at Sheffield Beach on the KZN North Coast was perfect for a holiday home – right on the beach with beautiful views of the sea – but the dated cottage was a little on the small side. “It was virtually the only grassy site like this along the entire stretch of coastline,” recalls architect Laurianne Steere, who was asked to design a contemporary house on the original footprint of the cottage. The brief was for a home with seven bedrooms, flexible open-plan living spaces and lots of parking. No build comes without its challenges and, in this case, it was managing the groundwater and working around the very steep driveway. “By creating a level, retained parking platform at the top of the slope, we solved those issues and introduced…

2 min
porcelain and paper

Tell us about your background. I studied fine art in the 1980s, but it was while living in London in 1988 that I attended Mo Abdalla’s ceramics classes. He suggested porcelain after seeing the earthenware work l had done years previously. Porcelain can be a challenging medium, what drew you to it? I found the medium compelling in terms of my preferred method of construction, with coils on a pinched base. The translucency adds another dimension to the work as the drawings on the inner and outer surfaces can be seen simultaneously. What inspires your use of colour and line? While porcelain fired to high temperatures is extremely strong, the thin walls of the vessels have a paper-like quality to them, so it was an obvious choice to begin drawing on the…

1 min
catch the trade winds

EXPERT TIPS Stephen Black, owner of Black Fabrics, shares his tips on combining patterns Ensure that there is a unifying element linking the different fabrics. This could be colour or theme. For example, if your theme is tropical, as in this room, choose two patterns that reflect this, such as the palm-leaf designs shown here. Keep the scale of the patterns in mind; use a large-scale design with a smaller one that has a complementary nature to create a connection, yet still have a little differentiation. Look for brands like Sanderson that have coordinating wallpapers and fabrics. Use one of the fabrics to treat the windows and a wallpaper on the walls. They are designed to work together, so the effect is harmonious, but exciting. SOURCES @home home.co.za Black Fabrics blackfabrics.co.za Block & Chisel blockandchisel.co.za…