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About Karien Slabbert

Karien has a passion for all things design and décor related. When she’s not writing about décor and design, she’s busy redecorating her new home and trying to landscape her garden. Her husband and daughter have grown accustomed to playing musical chairs while she’s constantly moving things around.
Latest Posts | By Karien Slabbert
Sunshine Style
5 days ago

Sunshine Style

Transform your garden into an outdoor haven with striking plants, exotic blooms and statement furniture.

Make every drop count
6 days ago

Make every drop count

Waterwise gardens needn’t be dull and boring. Here’s how to fill your garden with colour and interest without wasting precious water.

Breathing space
2 weeks ago

Breathing space

This home is situated at the edge of a lake, which creates a sense of being enveloped by nature.

A new way of life
3 weeks ago

A new way of life

This welcoming home was designed with laid-back, inclusive living in mind.

From a different angle
3 weeks ago

From a different angle

Green-fingered entrepreneur Denny Mo’s fascinating terrariums will breathe life into your home.

The nature of things
1 month ago

The nature of things

This modern home at the foothills of the Magaliesberg was built on a property that boasts views of the mountains.

In high
2 months ago

In high

Ascribing to a certain technological austerity, the home is characterised by pared-down design and pragmatism.

Kitchen cool
2 months ago

Kitchen cool

The modern kitchen is more than a utilitarian space. As the heart of the home, it’s where we socialise and relax. We share some of the latest kitchen finishes.

Blurred lines
2 months ago

Blurred lines

This estate provides an extraordinary opportunity for an urban lifestyle in the midst of nature.

In black and white
2 months ago

In black and white

As the year draws to an end, it’s time to give your bedroom – and senses – a relaxing reboot. We share the monochrome essentials that will have you dreaming in colour.

The great outdoors
3 months ago

The great outdoors

Katrin Hermann-Van Dyk, marketing director at Hertex, shares tips for choosing chic fabrics for patio and outdoor settings.

Let’s take it outside
3 months ago

Let’s take it outside

Sun-drenched days and balmy nights call for outdoor living. We share a selection of on-trend furniture and accessories.

A French affair
3 months ago

A French affair

Family homes are made for living, laughing and spending time together. While redesigning this home in a country estate, the owner drew inspiration from fond memories of her childhood home in KwaZulu-Natal.

Modern talking
3 months ago

Modern talking

The owners of this home are self-declared modernists and wanted an uncluttered look for their contemporary home in a country estate.

Function follows fun
3 months ago

Function follows fun

The owners of this modern barn-style home in a country estate managed to strike the perfect balance between sophistication and liveability.

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