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Posts By Shereen Lurie

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Design Quarters interview and giveaway
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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!
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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.

A family affair
10 years ago

A family affair

Ines Da Rocha is the charismatic head of family-owned and run decor house, Da Rocha Interiors. The company provides clients with a selection of unique decor items, as well as a complete decorating service. It also offers handmade furniture and imported pieces and one of it’s unique selling points is that you can customise your furniture to suit your taste. From selecting the wood grain and material to the colours and shapes, you can create a space that reflects your individual style.

Deep buttoned furniture
10 years ago

Deep buttoned furniture

I have a new obsession… any deep buttoned furniture. Whether it’s a traditional Chesterfield sofa, headboard (both of which I have recently bought from @ Home and Coricraft) or sophisticated scroll armchair, I just love the romantic and plush look of these objects.

Forward thinking furniture design
10 years ago

Forward thinking furniture design

Cutting-edge furniture designer, Aaron Kearney is originally from Northern Ireland and studied a Foundation Diploma and a BA (Hons) degree in Product Design at Central Saint Martins, London. He went on to work for a furniture company in Wimbledon and has been living in South Africa for nearly 3 years.

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