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South African Home Owner

South African Home Owner July 2019

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

1 min.
luxury living debunked

Luxury means different things to different people. For me it simply means comfort, convenience and durability. Luxury has come a long way from being about very expensive, large ornate furniture pieces that take up space in a room and don’t serve much purpose. It is about one’s taste and preference with a touch of your own personality coming through. In this issue we unpack the real meaning of luxury. We look at the future of kitchen designs where technology, luxe finishes and multifunctionality are worthy investments, see page 130. Bathrooms are also moving into more hi-tech spaces – you get to set your personal temperature preferences for showers and bidets, and have the luxury of motorised toilet seat lids and self-cleaning toilets, see page 142. In interiors we explore different solid wood…

2 min.
meet pilani bubu

A creative entrepreneur, TV presenter, interior decorator, singer-songwriter and creative lifestyle activist who believes that the world would be a better place “if we all did more of what we are passionate about”. What does your role entail and is there ever a typical day at work? No week or day is the same in my life. In one week I can be shooting two to three episodes of Design For You, producing and project-managing deadlines on our product collections from product design to product development, marketing strategies and sales tasks, pitching to clients with creative ideas, sourcing design jobs, in the studio recording a song and at night and on weekends, singing at corporate gigs and music venues in the city or across the continent. There is a combination of strategic…

1 min.
sa home owner loves...

SUBURBAN SANCTUARY Metaphor Design take pride in working with clients on an ongoing basis, allowing a design language and relationship to develop. This project is one such example. Having assisted the client with the renovation of their previous home, Metaphor were given a very different canvas with which to work when the client moved to a larger space. But the company already had a head start and knew what would work for the client. At Metaphor, understanding the clients is integral to the design. The company believes your space should speak for you and to you on a practical level as well as an aesthetic one. www.metaphordesign.co.za STYLISH WITH STUNNING FINISHES Fifty shades of grey, with one solution of comfort, sophistication and style – La Forma SA enhances spaces with international trends of…

3 min.
luxury living unpacked

ALUWANI MUTAMANI Chief executive officer at MOTAMA Kitchens and Interiors We believe that luxury can be achieved in any space, weather small or large. We do not have a formula that we follow to achieve a luxurious look but at the same time we are firm believers that quality and luxury can never be separated, in fact they complement each other. It is crucial to ensure that one avoids overcrowding the space, hence we always keep spaces clean and simple – we are minimalists. As a starting point, one needs to understand the design style one wishes to go for as well as the elements that are required to achieve a luxurious look. Although we do not conform to a specific formula, we always recommend the use of neutral tones as a base…

3 min.
talent watch

PHILIP AND STORM COOTE OWNERS OF COOTE & WENCH Philip and Storm love the old, the eclectic, the interesting. Storm knows what looks good, and Philip has the ability to put that vision into reality. The husband-and-wife team go hunting for hidden treasures in landfills and junk yards to find pieces they can refurnish and give new life as steampunk-inspired light fixtures, ornaments and furniture pieces. Our interest in lighting stems from our passion for finding beautiful old light fittings and other eclectic décor items, during our “junking” and thrifting excursions. We love unique pieces that have character and personality and are not mass-produced. We love the fact that lighting can change the mood of a room, and we appreciate how lighting can add the wow factor in design projects. Coote & Wench is…

3 min.
home essentials

Home automation is made easy and affordable with coviva, the wireless smart home technology for quick retrofitting, allowing you to control your home with the swipe of your finger. www.coviva.co.za The Milan corner sofa from Gardens & Roses offers a clean line, modern style and a very inviting reason to snuggle with loved ones or friends outdoors this winter. www.gnrsa.co.za Presented extensively at the Milan Furniture Fair this year, the NATIV collection embodies Roche Bobois’s core values of bold creativity and high-quality manufacturing. www.roche-bobois.com/en-ZA Featuring deep-buttoned, dark grey upholstery and gold-plated steel feet, the three-seater Malone sofa from Mobelli Furniture + Living makes for a timeless style statement. www.mobelli.co.za Inspired by bare trees, pumpkins and brown, orange and gold tones, Audi Snÿman Interiors combined these natural shades to create a warm and mesmerising winter…