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SA Garden and Home April 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.

South Africa
Caxton Magazines
Back issues only
R 33,50

in this issue

2 min
true reflection

Beautiful surroundings definitely have a positive effect on your life. One of the perks of this job is that we get to visit some lovely homes and gardens, and the experience is always uplifting and inspiring. Just being in an attractive space makes you feel so much better. And if that space is your bathroom, the first place you see in the morning, then you’re set for the day. Bathrooms should be a sanctuary where you can escape life’s demands and enjoy a bit of pampering and alone time. Of course, the lighting should always be flattering. And, if you have to look at your face post sleep, it may as well be reflected in a beautifully framed mirror. If you’re planning to revamp yours, journalist Dina Venter has put together a…

3 min
home front

TRUE TO NATURE Hermanus-based Leoni Aucamp is the latest artist to collaborate with MRP Home, and the rustic collection reflects the country’s landscapes. Applied to rugs, cork placemats, gift bags and furniture, the designs are both delicate and timeless. Maddox chair, R3 700. mrphome.com Great on Paper Cabo Prints is the fruit of owner Cathy Mill’s passion for botany. The vast range, which is equally appealing to the classic and modern wall art enthusiast, is available in different sizes, framed and unframed. Based in Cape Town, they ship nationwide. cabodesign.net Artist’s IMPRESSION The new 2020 collection from Manuel Canovas looks to both Paris and the Orient for inspiration. Influenced by artists like Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, expect statement florals and bold geometrics. Salengro is a standout, available in both fabric and wallpaper. See the…

1 min
overcoming obstacles

The extremely narrow, sloping site posed a challenge for architect Julia Rutherfoord when designing this house in Salt Rock on the KZN North Coast. “The owner wanted a light-filled house that would feel private, while embracing the sea views and open vegetation to the east of the property,” she says. “The architectural code in this estate is a contemporary vernacular response to site and context, which is quite an open design code and stimulates good architecture.” To maximise the light and space, Julia opened up the north side of the house completely and created a small courtyard on the south side next to the stairwell. The house, built by Sycor Construction, features lots of glass. “This gives the illusion of space, drawing the eye to the courtyards and emphasising the compact,…

2 min
walk the line

How would you describe your work? It explores the use of lines as a basic function. The structure of the subject matter is reduced to its simplest components – the broken lines connect content, or simply emphasise structure. I have named this technique ‘Caturism’. My use of colour is secondary, but it can be used symbolically. On one hand, I use colour, shape and texture to evoke the emotions of the viewer, but my work often addresses wildlife conservation and awareness. What are your greatest influences? I am inspired by Post-Impressionism, German Expressionism and Cubism as developed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. My early work was also influenced by South African artists Ayanda Nkosi and Richard Scott. Where did your passion for painting originate? I was introduced to the visual arts at…

1 min
a mellow mood

SOURCES American Shutters americanshutters.co.za Coricraft coricraft.co.za Duram duram.co.za Eurolux eurolux.co.za Italtile italtile.co.za KARE kare-design.com KNUS knus.co Mobelli Furniture + Living mobelli.co.za PHOTOGRAPHSJOHN PAUL URIZAR/BAUERSSYNDICATION.COM/AU/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA AND SUPPLIEDPRODUCTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND PRICES WERE CHECKED AT TIME OF GOING TO PRINT. SEE PAGE 2.…

1 min
expert tips

A professional will be able to give you expert advice on which range would suit your home and furniture layout, as well as the correct panel width for the application. This will help you avoid expensive mistakes. The louvres of white shutters reflect an amazing amount of light into the house, so choose shutters in a light colour for dark rooms. They’re available in a choice of louvre widths; wide options have larger gaps between them, which maximises the amount of light coming in and offers better outward views. To make updating a colour scheme a simple matter, stick to neutral shades when choosing permanent fixtures such as shutters. This way, you can tweak a room by painting a wall or buying new scatter cushions.…