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South African Home Owner

South African Home Owner

May 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.

South Africa
Times Media (Pty) Ltd
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11 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
keep safe and warm this winter

On 23 March, with just over 550 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, our president made an announcement that would forever change the way we all live: South Africa would go into lockdown to slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. With that announcement, the sanctity and safety of our homes suddenly became even more important. Now, as we ease into Level 4 lockdown restrictions, we are still faced with the challenges of dealing with our new reality. This includes taking extra precautions to keep our homes hygienic and virus-free while maintaining a balance between work and home life as most of us adjust to our new work-from-home schedules. On page 156 Lerato Mphahlele shares cleaning tips for your home to keep the virus at bay. And on…

2 min.
primrose charmz

I am an upcoming design entrepreneur. I completed an undergraduate degree in architecture from Wits University. However, after I started working in the industry, I realised that my talents would be better fitted to interior design than to the architecture field. What sets Primrose Charmz products apart? My business is focused on creating eco-friendly home décor products for the interior design industry. I have also integrated my talent for art into the mix. This means I create all the pattern designs myself, which also makes me a surface designer. I am currently working on my first eco-friendly wallpaper collection, which will be printed by Robin Sprong. What excites you most about local design? I am excited to see how local design has taken off internationally. With the help of talented creators such…

2 min.
cosy winter cocoons

AYESHA NOBANDA Owner of Urban Glam Interiors There are numerous winter colours on-trend this year, from warm shades of green to burnt oranges. However, one of my personal favourites for this winter is the range of spicy bohemian shades made up of rustic burnt oranges, saffron and gold hues. These shades are inspired by both the beauty and strangeness of nature. Now without home owners having to break the bank, they can incorporate small elements into their homes using these colours on softer touches like throws, scatter cushions, softer plush rugs etc.to create a cosier, warmer mood. These can be introduced into your living room, bedrooms and so on. It is also very important to note the texture of fabrics used in cushions and throws – the softer the texture, the warmer…

2 min.
talent watch

Nicole van Heerden is a creative consultant recently relocated from Johannesburg to Cape Town. She has started and run three companies in the South African fashion and design industries over the past 15 years. One of them is Studio Glass, an art printing studio based in Johannesburg and Cape Town specialising in glass ceramic ink printing and coloured mirror tinting. A unique feature of our glass is that it is truly versatile due to the indoor and outdoor capabilities and the wonderful light play glass offers. Ceramic printing is true to colour so we have had the pleasure of working on some fantastic art and branding projects. I have personally worked on museum displays and wayfinding, art murals, table tops and cabinetry. Other interesting applications I hope to work on are…

3 min.
home essentials

Keep clutter at bay with the Beckett open wardrobe from Block Basics. Made from powder-coated steel, the wardrobe is hardwearing and stylish. www.blockbasics.co.za Neutrals needn’t be boring, as this stoneware set from Zara Home effortlessly proves. A bit of texture and pattern is all that’s needed to elevate your dining experience. www.zarahome.com/za Exclusive to Italtile, AF New York’s Program One collection is inspired by the circle and offers a timeless matt black, architectural statement to every bathroom space. www.italtile.co.za Mobelli Furniture + Living’s Franklin occasional swivel chair features a contoured shape and traditional deep button effect. It’s also available in two new colourways, including the gorgeous Raspberry pictured. www.mobelli.com Oggie Hardwood Flooring’s Versailles Living panels come pre-assembled with some small character knots. The colour variation is minimal, and the sap content of this product…

6 min.
dream design

“The first time I saw this private estate was when I was 19, in my first year at university,” says the home owner. “I would come here once a week to pick up a friend who was working on the building site as part of his civil engineering training. “Back then, in 2008, there were only a couple of houses, a polo field and sand everywhere. But I could see that one day it would be a wonderful place to live and it was my dream to move here.” Fast-forward from 2008 to 2020 and the home owner and his wife are living on the estate with their child. “My dream came true,” says the home owner, who has built a four-bedroomed home at the exclusive luxury polo estate in the Cape Winelands. “We…