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Watercolour beach house
2 years ago

Watercolour beach house

In its former life, this property was plagued with outdated bathrooms and closed-off spaces, but, thanks to the vision of the new home owners and their interior designer, it is now a functional, serene family hideaway, where simplistic beauty meets spectacular views of the Zimbali coastline.

Practice makes perfect
2 years ago

Practice makes perfect

This double-storey, 450m2 free-standing cluster has space for eight cars and boasts four bedrooms en suite, as well as a central pyjama lounge and study area.

Wild symmetry
2 years ago

Wild symmetry

Set against the rustic backdrop of the Silver Lakes Golf Estate, this home takes full advantage of its natural surrounds, and the home owner was keen to allow the outdoors in, while maintaining a chic interior.

A fresh start
2 years ago

A fresh start

A design combination of Plantation and French styles produced a unique home that makes the most of large, open indoor spaces.

Lifestyle refresh
2 years ago

Lifestyle refresh

On deciding it was time for a change, this home owner sought out a new home and applied a fresh decor style that brought life and inspiration to the spaces.

A home in the trees
2 years ago

A home in the trees

The unobtrusive and modest exterior of this home belies an architectural wonder that offers its inhabitants both a sophisticated lifestyle and privacy from the outside world.

How to select kitchen appliances
2 years ago

How to select kitchen appliances

Keep the following in mind when investing in small or large kitchen appliances.

Curves and waves
2 years ago

Curves and waves

The beautiful curves of this unusual building reflect the natural shoreline and echo the waves of the ocean, to create fluid interior spaces that the home owner wanted to complement with a modern, contemporary design aesthetic.

How to be a maximalist
2 years ago

How to be a maximalist

If you’re not too keen on the clean lines and streamlined approach to interior design that’s all but everywhere, you may feel more at home with a maximalist approach…

Upcycling for the future
2 years ago

Upcycling for the future

Forget the new; it’s time to reinvigorate the old.

Increase the value of your home
2 years ago

Increase the value of your home

If you’re looking to sell or rent out your house, a few small changes could bring big monetary gains.

Functional luxury
2 years ago

Functional luxury

This five-bedroom house, situated in a Johannesburg estate, has gorgeous grounds, and views from almost every area of the home.

Living outside the box
2 years ago

Living outside the box

Set in the midst of lush, green lawn on the Waterfall Equestrian Estate in Johannesburg is a home that does not fight for attention, but gets it nevertheless.

Love the home you’re in
2 years ago

Love the home you’re in

Do you spend hours planning your dream home and pinning your inspiration to your “home decor” Pinterest board? Why not take some of that inspiration and start loving the home you have right now.

Impressionist moments
3 years ago

Impressionist moments

This two-bedroom home is streamlined and unassuming on approach, but packs a punch the further you venture into this example of modern architecture at its best.

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