The May issue of SA Home Owner is packed with fabulous design ideas to inspire our readers to create cosy and chic homes. Here are a few – just to whet your appetite.

David Wantling, a member of macD, says fireplaces come in classic and contemporary designs in both an in-built and freestanding format. Popular in the fireplace market are “modern closed woodburning fires that are very safe, efficient, eco-friendly and considered to be carbon-neutral”.


Cobus Lourens from Swartland: “Making sure that your home is well insulated goes a long way to making it more of a comfortable space to live in. It also promises that you will use much less electricity to warm it up in winter, which will also save you a lot of money on utility bills”.


Selma Zaifoglu, director of Linear Concepts, says the latest bar trends incorporate minimal or linear designs that create a sleek and sophisticated look in the entertainment area. “A bar design can complement the modern feel of an open-plan home layout if the design moves away from a heavy look.

Linear Concepts

If you’re looking for an option that forms the focal point of your kitchen space, you need look no further than a stand-alone range, says AGA South Africa’s Raig Russell. “A stand-alone becomes the centrepiece in the home. Should one wish to renovate, it is easier to work around a stand-alone than a built-in oven.”

AGA South Africa

Dulux South Africa’s colour consultant Palesa Ramaisa suggests adding warmth with neutrals on your walls. “A great colour to use is the Dulux Colour of the Year (2019) – Crème Brûlée. The honey-toned colour will not only provide a cosy feel, but also sophistication to your bathroom.”

Dulux South Africa

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