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South African Home Owner

South African Home Owner April 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

1 min.
luxury compact living

In this issue we give you a breakdown on what high-end compact living is all about. Starting with kitchens, Guinevere Davies talks to us about how modern kitchens blend effortlessly into their surroundings to offer multiple uses in one space. The kitchen has become a space where you can cook as well as dine and relax, see page 142. In bathrooms Hasmita Amtha offers ideas on how you can create a stylish compact bathroom, from the type of flooring to the latest in vanity cabinets, see page 150. Interiors are following suit regarding limited areas, allowing you to do more with less, provided you choose the right statement maker for your small space. Not only will this piece of furniture be more than a conversation starter for your guests, but…

2 min.
saskia weidman

I began showing interest in interior design at a very young age, when I would regularly rearrange my parents’ house. My own bedroom would change more often than the seasons. I have always been creative, and I believe that’s where my entrepreneur side was sparked. What sets Design Muse products apart? We constantly strive to stay current, and plugged into clients’ needs. As industry finishes are just constantly increasing, and clients’ budgets not necessarily following, one needs to not only think outside the box but of how to reinvest the box. What excites you most about local design? I adore how local design(ers) just keep pushing boundaries – not necessarily following trends all the time but rather adapting to nature and current situations. I feel that inspires me. What are your favourite décor…

3 min.
compact luxury

FARZEEN DOCKRAT Owner of So Ya Designs I’d define high-end compact living as cosmopolitan multifunctional rooms that need to be in harmony with the rest of the space as well as providing comfort to its users and making sure that the impact on the environment has been considered. It’s important to use functional elements to enhance a limited space. The creation of modular beauty via clean lines and subtle modernity while maintaining flexibility in a multi-purpose cocoon is also imperative. The intelligent use of colour, contrast, light, form, texture, repetition, patterns, line and space are the essential components of high-end compact living. It’s important to use movable multi-functional units, while concealing appliances and mandatory fixtures to maximise free movement in limited spaces. Get rid of clutter and maximise natural daylight and layer rooms…

2 min.
talent watch

Qefate Lerotholi is a design creative with a growing knowledge in architecture, design, graphics and urban planning, he hopes to create designs that will inspire. Think Design Studio believes in the practice of concise thought processing in everything it conceptualises and creates. Our vision is to be a leading, reputable and unswerving architecture and design studio with a seasoned African and global footprint. Our core focus lies in delivering value-added design products and services that exceed client expectations within clients’ budgets. In order to achieve this, we focus on using our team’s combined capabilities which are deeply rooted and centred on passion for the craft, creativity in everything we do and innovative solutions to our everyday design challenges. Good architectural designs tend to be identified as timeless artifacts, durable and reliable and…

3 min.
home essentials

Designed to act as a centrepiece of home entertainment, Bang & Olufsen’s Beovision Harmony features two meticulously crafted oak and aluminium fronts that open and close automatically, depending on when the device is in use. www.bang-olufsen.com The Ready-2-Fit range of wooden windows and doors come sealed and glazed from the Swartland factory. This saves time and money on installation costs and ensures the windows and doors are adequately protected against exposure to the elements. www.swartland.co.za Now available via Cane Time, renowned outdoor furniture guru Cane-line offers unique designs made from UV-resistant materials and quick-drying fabrics to withstand almost any condition. www.canetime.com Casarredo is now the Johannesburg stockist of iconic British designer Tom Dixon’s statement-making lighting range. Tom Dixon’s products are instantly recognisable for their sculptural qualities and engineered materiality. www.casarredo.co.za Motivated by precision, Kohler’s…

6 min.
bold and bright

When it comes to creating a home entirely your own, the best way to achieve exactly what you envision is to have your décor and design custom designed and built. And that’s exactly how this home owner created his personal masterpiece. “My home is a small piece of my creative thoughts that have been brought to life using pictures in my head. It fits into my lifestyle by being the creation I would like to see after a hard day’s work. It feels sophisticated and original, yet soothing and comforting. This, however, could not have materialised without the creative genius of my interior designer.” The owner adds, “In this home, every room and item has been individually designed and custom-made, while the accessories have been sourced from reputable décor houses countrywide.” “My home…