Creating a space which is unique and reflects the client’s personality, yet being functional, timeless and comfortable, Frans Alexander infuses each undertaking, from initial vision to final realisation and installation, with sound business knowledge and creative inspiration
A few days ago SA Home Owner’s Editor Kerry Hayes introduced me to the spectacular lighting work of Bruce Munro. Admittedly, I hadn’t heard of his name before, but once I started browsing through images of his light installations, which look like fantasy scenes straight out of the movie Avatar, I couldn’t get enough!
You know that feeling at 7am on a Monday morning, when the shock of your unwelcome alarm shakes you into the stark reality of a long, arduous week? Well, for me, this wake-up call has been made infinitely more difficult after my brand new purchase of delectable bed linen from Loads of Living that has made my sleeping experience nothing less than heavenly.
One of the must-sees on any design enthusiast’s to-do list should be a visit to Johannesburg’s premier design centre, Design Quarter, located in Fourways. With a wide range of decor, furniture and homeware shops and restaurants in the vicinity, you are truly in store for an unparalleled shopping experience.
At the Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair we came across a striking range of home decor products by Makers of Stuff (MOS). Included in their eclectic range are garden sculptures that offer beauty and decoration and are designed to grow plants, silk-screened posters that scream out cheeky phrases and show-stopping pendant lights. We spoke to its multi-talented founding partner, Antonia Morgado.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of having a little one is kitting out his/her nursery with the essential – and not so essential – items you’ll need to look after them. This special space will, in fact, quickly become the heart of the home, so it is important that it meets yours’ and baby’s needs
Goet is a furniture design and manufacturing company with strong South African roots and pride. The company was formed by Georg van Gass (an architect) and Zander van Niekerk (an expert carpenter and company owner). Goet strives to produce timeless furniture with expert craftsmanship
Udo Fesenmeier, co-owner of WSI Designs, is passionate about kitchens. He believes that a new kitchen can dramatically change the look and feel of a home and add a tremendous amount of value to the total value of your home. Here, he shares with us his thoughts on 2012 kitchens trends, what to consider when planning a kitchen as well as other handy tips.
I must admit that I occasionally walk around my house and picture all the beautiful things that will look great in my newly purchased home. Expensive gourmet kitchen, fancy dining room table, gas braai for the hubby…the list could go on and on as I ponder how these items will enhance our lives.
Ever heard of the saying: “The devil is in the detail”? Well, nowhere is this more apt than when it comes to choosing your bathroom accessories, as it is this choice that can really set a bathroom composition apart from the rest. Sandy Turner offers some insight into how to go about choosing the best accessories for your bathroom.
The Kramerville area is a kaleidoscope of dynamic and unique decor and design showrooms. Once an area overlooked by most heading towards Sandton central, today Kramerville is not only renowned as one the leading design hubs within the Sandton area, but displays impeccable upkeep through a project initially started in 2006.
It takes vision to dramatically transform something into what it is not, and vision is exactly what these home owners had. The owners converted a 1952 one-bedroom home into a quasi-Tuscan abode, based on similar designs that they had seen while visiting the more rural parts of Tuscany.