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South African Home Owner

South African Home Owner Trends

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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in this issue

1 min.
africa and nature-inspired designs

I am excited to see that the term “local” is finally receiving the attention and celebration it deserves. The concern for green living is being embraced by local designers choosing locally sourced material that is environmentally friendly. Find out what is trending this year on page 16 and we take this discussion further on page 96 on how the idea of 2020 vision is expressed in an African context. In this issue we bring you what is trending when it comes to your interior spaces. Starting with kitchens on page 42, functionality remains key while allowing the kitchen to merge seamlessly with the living room. Moving on to bathrooms on page 48 we see how sustainability in design is a necessity, as is functionality that is in sync with the environment. Check…

4 min.
design and décor trends for 2020

Anew year means a fresh start, and is the perfect time to revamp your home. If you’re trying to figure out what to do with your home next year, here are a few trends we believe will make their way into homes in 2020. NEUTRALS COLOURS Neutrals come in pretty classic and serene shades; shades of grey and beige. Neutrals are not super-busy, and therefore are not heavy on the eye. Our prediction for 2020 sees warm neutrals making their way in, while cool neutrals fade into the background. The reason for this is that in a world where everything is becoming more and more sophisticated, homes are increasingly becoming a space for escape; a haven of simplicity. GEOMETRIC PATTERNS Geometric patterns will surely make their way back in 2020, since they have been…

5 min.
out of africa

AN TRENDS 072 780 8621 The company’s main objective is to create a product that is site-responsive, inspirational, innovative, sustainable and exceeds client expectations. For this house, AN Trends provided full architectural services encompassing the complete design process, with a special focus on design development and construction documentation. From inception to close-out, AN Trends provided innovative design solutions reflective of the latest developments in the industry. The result is a home with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape that effectively promotes private spaces for family living. The architecture draws strength from the use of raw, rustic materials to capture a farm atmosphere with full-height glass panels to provide contrast. While the need for a house filled with natural light and a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience may have served as the catalyst for…

3 min.
making it modern

Nestled in the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg, this recently renovated home was designed for family living comprising a spacious open layout, communal living areas and entertainment spaces. “The design of the home is very open-plan, which is exactly what we wanted. We love that the living areas all flow into each other. The open-plan bar-and-patio space that overlooks the pool and garden is perfect for us to enjoy our weekends with family and friends. And, when the sun goes down, the home cinema is the ideal spot to bring the family together to relax and enjoy an awesome movie experience.” For the finishes of the interiors, the owners wanted to keep it natural and neutral. “There are many natural elements we tried to incorporate: the wooden floors and wooden ceilings, in their…

4 min.
natural innovation

The kitchen is central to everyday modern life, and for this reason it needs to offer more than just cooking functionality – it should be as inviting and as comfortable as the living and dining areas that surround it. For these reasons, the current décor trends will continue to find direct translation in kitchen spaces, allowing the kitchen to merge seamlessly with the living environment. CONSIDERED CRAFTSMANSHIP As far as look and feel are concerned, 2020 will bring even more texture, natural materials and cosy, cocoon-like colours to the kitchen. Heidi Arenstein of Future Classics says, “Kitchens are becoming more and more focal as a living space, rather than just an eating or cooking space. Kitchen elements are going to look increasingly like furniture. Appliances will, of course, be present and fully functional,…

1 min.
new kitchen wonders

The AGA Masterchef Deluxe 110cm cooker is perfect for those aspiring to own an AGA but would prefer the instant control of a conventional range cooker. The next-generation five-zone induction hob with bridging capability offers a safe, cost-effective and efficient way of cooking. www.agaliving.co.za Miele’s Generation 7000 appliances help users attain culinary excellence via onboard smart assistants, including a heat-protected, built-in camera that transmits images in HD quality to a tablet, PC or smartphone. www.miele.co.za This Whirlpool DDLX 80115 freestanding tumble dryer features a spacious 8kg-capacity drum as well as exclusive 6th SENSE Technology that constantly monitors the moisture in the drum, protecting your clothes and providing ideal drying results. www.whirlpool.co.za Available from Hirsch’s, the Grundig Connoisseur four-door wine cooler fridge is as practical as it is elegant. One of the sections allows…