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

Read these articles in the September issue of SA Home Owneravailable to purchase at major retail outlets and online.

Easylife Kitchens’ John Dammermann says that clean lines, uncluttered countertops, functional layouts and maintenance-free cabinetry and worktops tend to be what South Africans gravitate towards most. “Grey and black colour palettes with a splash of bold colour for the adventurous or toned down with warm woodgrains are the top trends.” Read more in Close to Home – pages 144 – 149.

Easylife Kitchens

Sandy Warner of Bathroom Butler: “Tiles need a chapter of their own after being put in the dark during the ’90s; tiles have made a comeback and this trend continues. The advent of digital imaging has created a wealth of natural looks on porcelain such as wood, cement and stone, which has fed the increased demand for texture in the bathroom.” Read more in Let’s Talk Tiles – pages 154 – 158.

Bathroom Butler

Shara Mordt of Fabric Bank: “The wonderful thing aboutcontemporary African interiors is that we have a history filled with richness, and that exuberates a fearlessness and certain poetry. The combinations of organic elements, natural décor and accessories create a striking and bold space.” Read more in Afro-Chic – pages 172 – 177.

Fabric Bank

“Trending colours for the season are crisp, clean and earthy colours such as tones of raw and burnt umbers. Interestingly, pinks are also making an appearance on the colour chart this season,” says Palash Moodley, Olympia International Paints’ CEO and technical director. Read more in Spring into Colour – pages 182 – 184.

Olympia International Paints

“Rim-flow and infinity pools are still popular when it comes to creating a designer pool. Recently we have seen the emergence of shallow sections being used for internal sun beds as well as internal hot pools,” says Elmar du Plessis, owner of Splendid Pools. Read more in Just Keep Swimming – pages 188 – 190.

Splendid Pools