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South African Home Owner

South African Home Owner December 2019 - January 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.

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

in this issue

1 min.
celebrate summer...

The holidays are finally here, and it’s time to take it easy. In this last issue for the year we share ideas on how to entertain outside with style, see page 196. This includes how to make an impression on your family and friends with the latest fine-dining furniture trends – whether you prefer something classic, contemporary, or both, see page186. With the weather hotter than ever, we’ll be spending a lot of time in our pools, and on page 216 Trisha Harinath takes us through a before-and-after pool renovation and shares tips from industry experts. Enjoy better temperature control in your home this summer by choosing the right windows and enjoy all the benefits that come with them, see page 212. This is the best time to create a family time-out…

2 min.
nelson kubheka

Interior designer, partner and associate of Source Interior Brand Architecture and director of Ommni Design, Nelson Kubheka is highly driven and passionate about the gift of design and creativity. He strives to maintain a teachable spirit with an inquisitive mind while constantly discovering more of his potential and purpose. What are your favourite décor items and why? A combination of an occasional armchair and footrest are my favourite décor items in a home. Personally I think they serve a more relaxing and comfortable experience than a simple chair. Apart from being commonly placed in a lounge or in living areas, these items can also be featured in bedrooms, studies or even office spaces. I even plan to create a bespoke collection of my armchairs very soon. Which part of your home is…

4 min.
time to celebrate

SHIRLEY MAST, managing director and owner of Woodbender In 1998, inspired by his love of woodwork, my husband Charles Mast started crafting and selling cottage-style furniture. Around the same time he started experimenting with steam-bending solid timber, a process favoured by chair manufacturers of old, due to the durability and strength of the resulting products. The challenge was not only to learn how to bend components successfully but also to build and adapt machinery to process and finish curved parts as opposed to linear parts. It was a huge challenge at a time when little was known about this process and digital access to information was not yet a reality. Fast-forward three decades and today we celebrate a legacy built on our people, product and process. Our dedicated and skilled team…

3 min.
talent watch

Cindy Roseveare left the corporate world of marketing to follow her creative passion and started a sewing business called Red Lolly, accessorising children’s bedrooms. She is now the owner of Cotton Tree, which handcrafts stunning cushions. Cotton Tree is a small business based in Johannesburg that creates beautiful handcrafted cushions with passion. The cushions are 100% handmade, 100% made in South Africa, using 100% locally hand-dyed cotton. Cotton Tree is about authenticity, original design, Afri-Scandi, bespoke, texture, simplicity, contemporary, artisanal and quality products. My interest in knitting and crochet began in 2012, learning the skills as a mindful and meditative activity, which naturally turned into a much-loved hobby and eventually evolved into a small business in 2017. I found as I scoured Pinterest in the early years for inspiration that I was constantly…

3 min.
home essentials

blu_line has recently launched a new wardrobe collection featuring seamless aluminium doors with fume glass and custom-designed internals. Visit blu_line’s new showroom to experience this authentic luxury. www.blu-line.co.za At Motama Kitchens and Interiors, it’s important to achieve customer satisfaction. Here, the company executed a functional kitchen that is aesthetically pleasing, boasting a statement of luxury. www.motama.co.za Forming part of the Vintage Therapy range, DL Furniture’s DIN1261 Umbrella Chair is finished in an antique cream paint technique - one done in-house at the DL factory - and an imported patchwork upholstery. www.dlfurniture.co.za BNC Technology offers outdoor LED screens that unfold to a crystal-clear picture in full sunlight, matched with fully waterproof, powerful, invisible speakers for a seamless, sleek and superior outdoor living experience. www.bnctechnology.co.za At Curtain City, décor, fabric and interior accessories take a leading…

4 min.
luxury beyond expectation

Cheetah Plains Private Reserve comprises an exclusive extended area set aside for guests. It also explores the greater area many thousands of hectares beyond its location in the pristine northwest corner of the vast Sabi Sands Game Reserve. This particular area is revered for its prime game viewing, especially the Big Five, and it shares its fenceless border to the east with the vast Kruger National Park and its southern border with the esteemed MalaMala Game Reserve. It’s this splendid location that inspired the conception of the new luxury Cheetah Plains houses. The three private villas, each with four separate guest suites, pay homage to their unrivalled Sabi Sands Game Reserve location. A bold departure from its humble safari lodge beginnings, Cheetah Plains has undergone a complete metamorphosis. The innovative architecture of…