SA Garden and Home2 min de lecture
Thinking BIG
To give the illusion of height, Dustin Chaplin of Landmarq Road designed and made an elegant four poster for this bedroom at The Precinct Luxury apartments, Waterfall Estate. “The slender posts draw the eye upwards, but don’t dominate the room, while
SA Garden and Home2 min de lectureGardening
South Africa’s SUPER PLANT
As a result of the world focus on global warming and climate change, the common spekboom (Portulacaria afra) is attracting a lot of attention. What makes this succulent unique is its ability to absorb huge amounts of carbon, one of the main greenhous
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Tips For Aspiring Collectors
“Because of the way cloud glass is made, the pressed glass often has bubbles in it. These are often mistaken for chips, but don’t detract from the value of the item,” says Reg Taylor of Skyscraper Cape Town. “Brown is the most common colour, while pu
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EDITOR Mary Jane Harris PRODUCTION/EDITORIAL COORDINATOR Mandy Buchholz 087 158 0279 ART DIRECTOR Geoff Maher geoffm@caxton.co.za KZN CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, DECOR Candice Botha candicebotha@gmail.com CAPE CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, GARDENING Marianne Ale
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Divide AND CONQUER
The owners of this Umhlanga home loved the idea of a spacious, open-plan bedroom and bathroom, but also wanted privacy when necessary. The solution was a series of stacking screens that can be opened or closed as desired. By fitting them with paper i
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At A Glance
Position: Full sun. Spekboom will take some shade, but become leggy if they don’t get enough light. They’ll also grow indoors in good light. Soil: No special soil requirements, but must have good drainage. Water: Water wise, they’re able to survive
SA Garden and Home2 min de lecture
Treasure Chest
Can you please tell me a bit about this silver teapot, which I inherited from my grandmother? T Rathbone Specialist online silver dealer David Murray of Leopard Antiques says, “This style of teapot, oval with flat base, straight spout and domed
SA Garden and Home2 min de lectureGardening
True REFLECTION
Beautiful surroundings definitely have a positive effect on your life. One of the perks of this job is that we get to visit some lovely homes and gardens, and the experience is always uplifting and inspiring. Just being in an attractive space makes y
SA Garden and Home2 min de lectureArchitecture
TIME To Shine
By stealing space from the kitchen, designer Sue Lloyd-Roberts was able to create a showstopping cloakroom “The ground floor of my client’s home in Cape Town didn’t have a stand-alone bathroom. To access one, guests had to go through a bedroom,” expl
SA Garden and Home2 min de lecture
Sunshine INA blossom
A member of the daisy family, calendula is a versatile, spicy herb that’s easy to grow both in the garden and in sunny containers. A hardy annual, it flowers from late autumn throughout winter into early summer. Grow it from seed in full sun in well-
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Find Of The Month
I bought this bottle of cognac from a deceased estate about five years ago. Can you please tell me if it’s worth anything? Grant Teasdale Carrie Adams from Norman Goodfellows Fine Wine and Spirit Merchants says, “The ullage on the bottle (level o
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Home FRONT
Hermanus-based Leoni Aucamp is the latest artist to collaborate with MRP Home, and the rustic collection reflects the country’s landscapes. Applied to rugs, cork placemats, gift bags and furniture, the designs are both delicate and timeless. Maddox c
SA Garden and Home1 min de lectureArchitecture
This month’s GOOD IDEA…
Instead of buying a new vanity unit, have a look at your existing furniture. Old desks, console tables and sideboards make very attractive alternatives. Whether you fit them with an above- or under-counter basin will depend on the height of the piece
SA Garden and Home1 min de lecture
At A Glance
Position: Full sun. Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil. Size: 60cm high by 60cm wide. Flowering season: Late autumn to early summer. Harvesting: Harvest young leaves and open flowers from late autumn through to summer. Parts used: Leaves and petal
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Write In And Win
EVERY MONTH we give away a *prize for the most valuable or interesting item sent in. This month, Grant Teasdale has won two cases (12 bottles) of Middelvlei Free-Run Pinotage worth R1 560. Made from 100% free-run juice, this superior quality, uniquel
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At A Glance
THE ARCHITECT Julia Rutherfoord. THE CLIENT A professional woman. THE BRIEF A light-filled home that maximises the sea and forest views, while maintaining a sense of privacy. THE HOUSE From the triple garage, a bridge walkway leads to the entrance
SA Garden and Home1 min de lecture
A golden MOMENT
SOURCES Block Basics blockbasics.co.za Eurolux eurolux.co.za Homewood homewood.co.za Lifestyle Home Garden lifestyle.co.za Weylandts weylandts.co.za Woolworths woolworths.co.za PHOTOGRAPH BUITENZORG/PERFECTHIDEAWAYS/HENRIQUEWILDING PRODUCT PHOTOGRAP
SA Garden and Home3 min de lecture
Citrus FOR SMALL SPACES
Hardy, evergreen, with health-giving fruit, citrus trees are ideal for small city gardens. They’re self-pollinating so you only need one, and can be grown in containers or pruned to suit the space. Although they prefer temperate climates, many variet
SA Garden and Home2 min de lecture
Khanyisile MBONGWA
Khanyisile’s extensive involvement in the art world as an artist, curator and sociologist was almost inevitable. “I come from a family of creatives,” she says. “My mother designed and made all our Christmas outfits when we were kids and is still desi
SA Garden and Home1 min de lectureEconomics
Overcoming OBSTACLES
The extremely narrow, sloping site posed a challenge for architect Julia Rutherfoord when designing this house in Salt Rock on the KZN North Coast. “The owner wanted a light-filled house that would feel private, while embracing the sea views and open
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Expert Tips
Bucket Makwela, plant manager at Lifestyle Home Garden has these suggestions for creepers with gorgeous autumn foliage Parthenocissus tricuspidata or ‘Boston Ivy’ is a perennial climber that grows in full sun or partial shade. In autumn, its leaves
SA Garden and Home6 min de lecture
Easter PARADE
Guests arriving for Easter lunch at Pippa de Charmoy’s home in Mount Edgecombe, Durban, were greeted by a hint of the charmingly decorated table inside – a bunch of carrots nestled among pastel-coloured tulips hanging from the front door. Pippa loves
SA Garden and Home2 min de lecture
WALK the LINE
How would you describe your work? It explores the use of lines as a basic function. The structure of the subject matter is reduced to its simplest components – the broken lines connect content, or simply emphasise structure. I have named this techniq
SA Garden and Home3 min de lecture
A City Sanctuary
A professional couple who travel frequently. A contemporary, 300m2 garden in Inanda, Sandton. One of the first rules of landscaping is to take your cue from the architecture of the house. And this is exactly what landscape designer Gregory Mark did
SA Garden and Home1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Quick Chat With The Cook
My store cupboard staples are olive oil and fresh herbs – I don’t know what I’d do without them. The kitchen gadgets I can’t live without are my herb chopper and air fryer. My table decor always includes flowers, candles and napkins. My family’s f
SA Garden and Home1 min de lecture
THE GREEN AND gold
SOURCES Block & Chisel blockandchisel.co.za FabHabitat fabhabitat.co.za KARE kare-design.com La Grange Interiors lagrangeinteriors.co.za MRP Home mrphome.com SHF shf.co.za The Storer thestorer.co Weylandts weylandts.co.za PHOTOGRAPHS SUPPLIED PRODUCT
SA Garden and Home3 min de lecture
Riverside ROMANCE
Maryanne and Alan Watkins, a pharmacist, who own and work in the local pharmacy. A two-acre garden on a 20-hectare smallholding in the Underberg where Alan hobby-farms Dorper sheep. “I still remember the excitement when Alan brought me here to look
SA Garden and Home1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Bon Appetit
The East African Cookbook by Shereen Jog, R260, Penguin Random House, is packed with recipes featuring East African flavours, Indian spices and an abundance of fresh ingredients. Find the recipe for Chicken and Vegetable Spring Rolls (pictured) on ou
SA Garden and Home1 min de lecture
A mellow MOOD
SOURCES American Shutters americanshutters.co.za Coricraft coricraft.co.za Duram duram.co.za Eurolux eurolux.co.za Italtile italtile.co.za KARE kare-design.com KNUS knus.co Mobelli Furniture + Living mobelli.co.za PHOTOGRAPHSJOHN PAUL URIZAR/BAUERSS
SA Garden and Home2 min de lecture
LOOKING Forward To SPRING
If you’ve always admired spring gardens, be inspired by this Centurion garden and establish your own. Start working on the design and laying out beds, then all it takes is good soil preparation and regular care, and you’ll have a pretty garden overfl
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