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South African Home Owner

South African Home Owner

October 2020

SA Home Owner focuses on showcasing luxury houses across SA, as well as offering decor, trend-watching and lifestyle features, and expert comment on home-related topics. SA Home Owner is a magazine packed with expertise, and has built outstanding relationships with industry professionals and service providers, as well as readers across the country.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Times Media (Pty) Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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11 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
celebrate summer

As much as I love winter with its cosy fires and fluffy blankets, I adore South Africa’s warm sunny skies and balmy nights just as much. I now get to sit outside with my family on the patio, enjoying my garden while watching the flowers bloom. With the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions starting to ease a bit, and being able to visit and spend time with close family and friends (while still making sure that we adhere to all the safety rules, of course), check out page 136 for some dining and entertaining ideas that you can use to charm your guests. While on the topic of entertaining, on page 148 Guinevere Davies speaks to experts about the latest manual and automatic pool covers. With the unpredictability of load shedding, we…

2 min.
mia senekal

“My style is inspired by nature and the endless wonders of shapes and forms that it provides us.” Mia Senekal’s interest in interior design started when she studied fabric design in high school. She has been a retail designer for 10 years, and started a furniture design business in 2019. “I have always been wondering which field of design I would like to work in forever, and then furniture design just found me,” she says. What inspired you to be a furniture designer? When I studied fabric design I was inspired by Gavin Rajah and Marianne Fassler and how they created pieces of art from elaborate concepts. I then realised that the fabrics I was creating were only the starting point for me and that they could be transformed into any style…

4 min.
exciting times ahead

KEVIN ROSSI Founder of Kevin Rossi Design The first thing that comes to mind when I think of SA décor and design is ingenuity – South Africa has a long history of hard-working sculptors and artists who have influenced the design industry. For me SA décor and design come with a surprise element. I generally refer to it as “design with a twist” – when concepts are unconventional and have a unique element. For example, take South African entrepreneurs like Atang Tshikare, a Cape Town-based multi-disciplinary creative who has been designing sculptural furniture since 2016, and designer Adam Court at OKHA. Together they created a table famously known as the Metsing table – which has long been a favourite of mine. Court shared the design process and materials, while Tshikare brought the form and shape…

2 min.
talent watch

FAZLIN HOOSAIN DESIGN DIRECTOR AT COLLECTIC Fazlin Hoosain is an interior and product designer. She is a firm believer that great design begins with a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and expectations. With Collectic Interiors she aims to design spaces that are an extension of their personal style or brand – a space that is unique to the client. Collectic is a lifestyle brand creating bespoke interiors, furniture, homeware and handbags. Good design is practical, useful and aesthetically pleasing. Good design should make you feel good, whether wearing it, using it or just looking at it. It should tap into all your senses, starting as a visual experience then moving into touch, smell and even taste. The more you learn about it, the more you appreciate it. It’s kinda like art! My interest in fashion…

3 min.
home essentials

Specialising in brass, blackened brass, floral brass and gold bathroom and kitchen taps and accessories, Trendy Taps has recently launched its basin and extractor hoods collection. www.trendytaps.co.za The stylish ConceptD laptop from Acer has been designed with creatives in mind. Its 4K UHD resolution screen is Pantone-validated, ensuring accurate colour matching as well as good picture quality. www.shopacer.co.za FLEXA’s furniture collections are both safe and stimulating for kids up to teens and focus on the fundamental areas of child development: sleep, play and study. www.flexaworld.com Meet Italtile’s new range, Intarsi – elegant patchwork porcelain tiles that prove that warm wood and cool marble belong together. www.italtile.co.za With a track record of over 70 years, BMI Coverland launched its 30 Year Functional Concrete Guarantee in July. www.bmigroup.com/za Obbligato manufactures handcrafted mosaic planters that are each unique…

6 min.
beautifully bold

“My home is my small world.” – the home owner ‘‘My home is my small world,” says the owner of this striking contemporary home. “I love that it is big, beautiful, comfortable and – most importantly – homely. It’s where my family and I get to do so many different activities, building memories while feeling secure.” In an estate situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, this Highveld home boasts captivating views of the beautiful landscapes that surround it. Complementing this beauty, the architecture and interior of the home are refreshingly contemporary, while exuding a welcoming ambience. “I opted for a contemporary style to enhance the beauty of the interiors.” – the home owner Entrusting an interior designer to assist in achieving this, the owner shares on the process: “The first thing I looked at was the…