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Posts By Shereen Lurie

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Beautiful vases
8 years ago

Beautiful vases

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While browsing the net I came across these gorgeous vases available from US store Anthropologie. Bold, unusual and attention-grabbing they would make a focal point on any table, desk, shelf or surface.

Bathroom transformation
8 years ago

Bathroom transformation

The bathroom of the 21st century has certainly evolved throughout the years. No longer merely used for basic hygiene purposes, the bathroom now offers home owners a plethora of uses. If your bathroom is bland, dull and in major need of an upgrade, making a few simple changes may be just what you need to bring a bit of pizzazz back into this serene space.

What makes an interesting room?
8 years ago

What makes an interesting room?

What makes an interesting room? Is it important, as prolific architectural and interior designer John Saladino says, that “colour cannot be isolated and must only ever be seen in juxtaposition with other ones”?

Design Quarters interview and giveaway
8 years ago

Design Quarters interview and giveaway

We recently spoke to specialist interior designer and decorator Michelle Trimborn, who owns Design Quarters – a group of specialist design professionals based in Cape Town.

Fitting furnishings
8 years ago

Fitting furnishings

It goes without saying that furniture provides you with the ultimate home accessory that is practical, while allowing you to express your personal style. Today’s furniture pieces are designed with comfort, function and of course style in mind.

Funky chairs from Robert Thomson
8 years ago

Funky chairs from Robert Thomson

I have always had a soft spot for lighting. When I entertain, one of the first things I ensure is that the lighting provides the correct ambiance for my chosen theme; and that theme extends to the outdoors as well.

BRITA water jug giveaway
8 years ago

BRITA water jug giveaway

BRITA invented the first water filter for domestic use forty five years ago, and the family business has since become the global leader in home water filtration. Designed and manufactured in Germany, BRITA focuses on their vision ‘a world where drinking water of the highest quality is always available to everyone’. This is increasingly relevant as the world’s water resources are under greater pressure from urbanisation and industrialisation making fresh water becoming an increasingly scarce resource.

Local is lekker!
8 years ago

Local is lekker!

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Over the last few years the number of local fabric producers has increased exponentially. I personally find this new offering of fabrics to be as unique and exciting as they are diverse.

Staying on top
8 years ago

Staying on top

When it comes to the current trends for vanities, sinks and taps, designs vary from modern and symmetrical to organic shapes that are reminiscent of plant and body forms, reflecting the current interest in wellness and all things natural.

A haven of tranquility
8 years ago

A haven of tranquility

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I have just returned from a lovely vacation in Umhlanga Rocks, a place that I love as it has been my trusted childhood-long holiday destination, and it was my 18-month old daughter’s first beach holiday. So it feels almost like a family “heirloom” being passed down to the next generation.

Lighting dos and don’ts
8 years ago

Lighting dos and don’ts

By  •  Trends

Lighting has the ability to change the mood and feel of any room. And depending on the room, can be manipulated to perform a multitude of functions.

Splash of colour
8 years ago

Splash of colour

By  •  Kitchens

Our kitchens are now as fashionable as they are functional. “Colour has become a means of expression in a kitchen. The kitchen is no longer a practical room purely for preparing a meal. It is a room that can seriously affect the sales value of your home, and is now a room where the decor is as important as that of the living area.

A design aficionado
8 years ago

A design aficionado

SA Home Owner recently spoke with Susan Perry, MD of The Modern Home Company, a woman whose enthusiasm for design has inspired her to promote the cause of furniture as investment pieces.

Greening your garden
8 years ago

Greening your garden

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on my garden. Pruning, planting and composting… it’s been a great way to unwind at the end of a long day and reconnect with nature. As part of the process I’ve also investigated different ways to garden in an environmentally sustainable manner.

The inner light
8 years ago

The inner light

By  •  Modern

There’s nothing better than coming across a home which captivates your every sense. Visually, this home is a testament to 21st century architecture. It displays clean-cut lines, is surrounded by an expanse of large windows, and has a simple yet interesting design as well as a refined yet contemporary appearance.

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