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South African Home Owner

South African Home Owner

April 2021
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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.

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South Africa
Times Media (Pty) Ltd
R 42,90
R 235,95
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
elegant micro spaces

More and more people are embracing compact living, making sure they leave as little a carbon footprint as possible. Living in the “new normal” has proven that we can definitely make changes to the ways we did things before. In this issue we share ideas on how to make the most of your small space, looking at your kitchen, bathroom and interiors. Shereen Lurie examines the growing trend of downsizing to tiny yet luxurious mobile homes, see page 160. In kitchens we look at small but fully functional kitchens, including their designs and appliances, see page 118. And who said your bathroom couldn’t look beautiful just because it’s small? Check out tips and ideas on how to achieve this on page 126. I enjoyed speaking to experts on how you…

1 min.
look out for ...

Give your bedroom an update with the latest linen, pillows and mattresses. – page 172 This uniquely designed Curator sofa will impress any guest, or you can make it a statement piece for your interiors. – page 33 I am loving the rich mustard colour of this Alva Day Bed, and its versatility. It can also be used as a single sleeper for sleepovers. – page 142 Your furniture should be both beautiful and multifunctional, like this Kelly Capwell Drinks Cabinet. – page 138 Graphic geometrics are on-trend. Add them to your interiors with these lovely monotone scatter cushions. – page 196 Discover the latest must-haves and expert predictions for our homes in the coming year, including in kitchens, bathrooms, furniture and fabric, lighting, paint and wallcoverings, outdoor entertaining, architecture and much more. CHAT TO US WE…

2 min.
meet matthew fogg and amanda elliott

Amanda Elliott has always had an interest in art and colour, and her passion for interior design followed. After going into another field of study that didn’t resonate with her, she turned to the arts and studied interior design, and has never looked back. Matthew Fogg has had a passion for design from a young age. After qualifying as an architect, his career was greatly influenced by interior design. What sets Design Collective’s work apart? We believe in the principles of originality, loyalty, collaboration and client satisfaction. We treat each project as a journey of design discovery, understanding our client’s dream and making it a reality with the minimal amount of stress on them. We create positive reactions to our spaces and generate an emotional connection to the design. Our designs are based…

1 min.
small yet functional

KAREN STEYN Interior designer, founder and owner of The Home Studio Playing with proportions is very important in compact living spaces. While you might think an oversized sofa will crowd your living space, the reality is that a large sofa that fills a space properly is the best option. You’ll get more people sitting on it and it will feel welcoming and cosy. It also won’t leave you any “leftover” unusable areas. This applies to rugs too. Large rugs make a space feel larger than it really is, while a small rug only highlights small areas. For small open-plan kitchens, we love swapping out the traditional table-and-chairs set-up for dining booths and breakfast nooks, for both practical and aesthetic reasons. A breakfast nook with a small table and bench seat is a space-savvy way…

2 min.
talent watch

LAURIE WIID VAN HEERDEN DIRECTOR AND OWNER OF WIID DESIGN Laurie Wiid van Heerden established his studio, Wiid Design, in Cape Town in 2013. Often working collaboratively with other artists and across a wide variety of materials, his product range spans furniture, lighting, tableware and collectable objects that combine specialist manufacturing with handcrafting. As a creative I am inspired and challenged by the endless possibility of materials, shapes and forms. It has become a natural part of my being to constantly design, rethink and develop new and original concepts. It is a privilege and wonderful feeling to express oneself through design and creativity. Creating something from nothing and presenting it in a physical form. Wiid Design is a Cape Town-based product design studio that provides design services and also manufactures and sells its own…

3 min.
home essentials

Be inspired by Cielo’s wide range of selected furniture and décor, ranging from bedroom and living room pieces to outdoor furniture and cookware. www.cielo.co.za CoralBloom’s cotton table runners feature prints of original botanical artworks and textiles printed with eco-friendly ink. www.coralbloomstudio.com Originally designed by OKHA for a private art collector and tribal arts dealer, the Curator sofa was conceived as a singularly sculpted form on which he could recline, rest and reflect on the artworks in his collection. www.okha.com Although a storage heater usually needs a longer time to heat up due to its mass, Faitsch Products’ solid Brunner makes it possible to enjoy the furnace warmth shortly after it is ignited. www.faitsch.com The Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 provides ultimate flexibility. Its small design footprint allows it to be easily placed anywhere in the home, and…