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It’s been 24 years since the launch of the first edition of SA Décor & Design – The Buyers Guide and in that time so much has changed in terms of the fast paced digital world we find ourselves in now. With so many décor magazines titles falling by the way-side this year has presented us with a unique opportunity to build and strengthen the SA Décor & Design brand.
"I’m proud to look back on the past few years and see how we have adapted The Buyers Guide, and our digital platforms to these fast changing times. The Guide itself continues to be the most comprehensive reference for designers, decorators, property developers and home owners – the perfect directory for anyone wanting to transform a home or corporate environment. It’s a stylish view of the industry, beautifully presented and featuring thousands of carefully vetted and accurately listed suppliers and service providers. When producing the Buyers Guide each year, we continue to work with the vision of not only ensuring that it continues to be regarded as the Number One sourcing guide to the décor industry in South Africa, but also that it proves to be an informative and interesting guide for the user.
This year we once again received a positive response from our clients, and the guide shows a healthy representation of the South African décor scene. The cover is a gorgeous representation of post - modern chic, and Key elements are spotted to make this cover really stand out on the shelves. We are going hard cover and back to a matt paper, as this year many clients found the soft cover and bond paper to be a poor reflection of what should be the Number one Décor Guide in the country." - Marcia Margolius
This year, one lucky winner stands the chance to win a Bedroom Makeover sponsored by Sealy worth R50 000.00
Purchase a copy of the 24th edition of the BUYERS’ GUIDE and stand a chance to win this phenomenal prize.
Answer the question below and send it with your full contact details, including your email address and original proof of purchase to: SA Decor & Design, PO Box 15446, Vlaeberg, 8018 or email your details and proof of purchase to email@example.com.
Question: WHO IS THE SPONSOR OF THE 24TH EDITION COMPETITION?
Welcome to the 2019 edition of The Buyers' Guide. With 22 years of publishing this guide under their belts, South African Decor & Design are equally proud of all that has been and excited about all that is still to come. The Guide has grown progressively over the years with the recent launch of their new website, the establishment of their digital platforms, and the ever-popular blog ‘Marcia Loves It’ collectively facilitating positive change through innovation and creativity. Once again they have compiled a remarkable directory of over 3 000 key industry players, home décor specialists, interior designers, architects and lifestyle brands.
The Guide continues to facilitate networks between industry players and provide inspiration and valuable information to all our readers. As well as offering the latest trend inspiration, newest product collections and optimal brands, they also strive to be at the forefront of international exhibitions, events and shows, while embracing the rise of the social and digital spheres.
The choice of cover this year was inspired by all that is good about living in South Africa. We so often forget about the beauty of the country and are so inundated daily by all the negatives that go with living here that South African Decor & Design wanted to create a shout out for all the reasons why we do live here.
COMPETITION: When buying this book, inside you'll find details on how to enter and stand the chance to win a Bed and Bath makeover worth R 70,000.00, including sumptuous bedding from Sealy and bathroomware from Duravit.
With 23 years of publishing this guide under their belts, South African Decor & Design 2020 are equally proud of all that has been and excited about all that is still to come. The Guide has grown progressively over the years with the recent launch of their new website, the establishment of their digital platforms, and the ever-popular blog ‘Marcia Loves It’ collectively facilitating positive change through innovation and creativity. Once again they have compiled a remarkable directory of over 3000 key industry players, home décor specialists, interior designers, architects and lifestyle brands.
The Guide continues to facilitate networks between industry players and provide inspiration and valuable information to all their readers. As well as offering the latest trend inspiration, newest product collections and optimal brands, they also strive to be at the forefront of international exhibitions, events and shows, while embracing the rise of the social and digital spheres.
The choice of cover this year was inspired by all that is good about living in South Africa. We so often forget about the beauty of the country and are so inundated daily by all the negatives that go with living here that they wanted to create a shout out for all the reasons why we do live here. Credit goes to photographer extraordinaire DOOK for creating that exact image to portray their theme.
COMPETITION: When buying this book, inside you'll find details on how to enter and stand the chance to win a furniture makeover worth R 50,000.00.
The Real Interior not only allows the reader a behind-the-scenes peek into the glitz and glamour of design and décor, but into a career once never considered an option for a young girl, born in Soweto.
As one of the first black and very recognisable faces of Interior Design in Africa, Nthabi Taukobong was thrust into the limelight from the very start of her profession. Spanning a career of more than 23 years she has worked on esteemed residential and leisure projects for presidents, African royalty, captains of industry and five-star hotels, to name but a few. Through the rough and often very challenging terrain of her chosen career, sprinkled generously with the high-end glamour of prestigious interiors that Nthabi has been privileged to work on, she learned that she, in fact, had to be seated right within her own interior before she could offer anything further to those in search of her creative gift.
And as she searched and explored the greater world of design, trying to grasp what it really took to be an esteemed designer, the journey unexpectedly brought her right back into her own home. Not only Nthabi’s physical home, but also to her inner-home, the place that she refers to as her ‘real interior’. It was in writing a letter one evening, congratulating herself on reaching the milestone of 21 years in her career, that Nthabi discovered she was not only writing to herself, but to every creative.
Her letter ended up being an entire book and Nthabi finally understood how her unique story could inspire and encourage others.
The authors love taking everyday items and giving them a twist. Upcycling and repurposing are key terms in their design lexicon. As they say: “Trends come and go, but you have to live in your home, so make it a comfortable space that can grow and change with you.”
Through their innovative ideas, inspired use of materials and ability to reinvent ordinary objects, the authors present projects suitable for all craft and décor enthusiasts, from beginners to those with more advanced skills. Whether you prefer to tackle projects with a handsaw and cordless drill, craft paper and scissors, or a sewing needle and delicate trim, there is something here for everyone.
From storage solutions to paint techniques, through knitted rugs and upholstered seats, to stamped tiles and outdoor seating, there are ideas to brighten and enliven your home and outdoor spaces – all showcased via beautiful photography, concise instructions and an appealing design.
Pallets: Upcycling projects offers 33 DIY pallet items where the humble pallet is transformed into affordable, practical and eco-friendly furniture, decor, toys, garden products and gifts.
Upcycling is the term that is used for the creative recycling of discarded materials or unusable or unwanted items to create new products. The book is packed with full-colour photos and easy to follow step-by-step instructions from how to dismantle the raw pallet and how to plan and build your own projects, to paint techniques to finish off your products. The difficulty of the projects varies, so the book is ideal for beginner crafters and DIY enthusiasts with more advanced skills.
Some of the projects include: a wine rack, garden tool rack, coffee table, easy chair, trousseau chest, book case, vegetable rack, photo frame, planters, toy kitchen, trolley and playhouse.
The New York Times Number One Bestseller A Netflix Original Series. 'Move over, Marie Kondo - Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are the professional organisers the A-list now let rifle through their drawers.' - Sunday Times Style Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are back again to bring both function and beauty to your everyday life. In The Home Edit Life they show you how to contain the chaos when it comes to absolutely everything: your work, travel, kids, pets and more. Because the truth is, you don't have to live like a minimalist to feel happy and calm. The Home Edit mentality is all about embracing your life, whether you're a busy mum, a jetsetter - or both! You simply need to know how to set up a system that works for you so you'll maintain it for the long run. Get to know your organizing style, learn how to tailor it to your habits and, best of all, leave the guilt behind when it comes to owning things. With The Home Edit Life, you'll be corralling cords, archiving photos, packing your suitcase like a pro, and arranging your phone apps by colour in no time. 'While the Nashville-based founders of The Home Edit (and its celeb-followed Instagram) may not be able to give you Rachel Zoe's enviable shoe collection, they can give you the tools to get your own into similarly immaculate order - and hey, that's a step in the right direction.' - People
Popular home decor blogger KariAnne Wood has created this delightful
and inspiring home planner just for you. With her infectious joy and
humor, KariAnne is there to hold your hand on the decorating road ahead.
An antidote to online retail and fast fashion, the enduring beauty of a vintage item - purchased with all its imperfections and age-worn beauty - is the inspiration behind this new book from Michelle Mason, stylist and founder of Mason & Painter in London's Columbia Road. Reclaimed and repurposed objects have the ability to inspire a whole room, an outfit or just evoke a special feeling: fragments of a previous life. Michelle adds her own inspirational style steal tips and ideas for quick updates for the smallest spaces in your home without spending a huge amount of time or money, and shows how you can recreate your own 'vintage look' capturing the spirit of each place. Over 50 vintage shops, markets and stalls are profiled with a description, what it is best known for, and illustrated with sumptuous special photography, which tells the story of each store, its shopkeepers and their inspiration, including behind-the-scenes tips.
We are bombarded by perfect interiors, images that aren't attainable because they have been styled to the point where they bear no resemblance to reality. These interiors may be stunning, but they aren't an honest reflection of how we really live and I think they make us feel bad about our own less-than-perfect homes. Life Unstyled is about taking inspiration from real homes that are beautiful, creative and inspiring but at the same time a little rough around the edges, with signs of everyday life evident throughout. The first section, 'Homes Unstyled', sets out Emily's manifesto for creating a stylish home that is beautiful but lived in. A Home is Never Done advocates allowing your space to evolve gradually so it is an ever-changing expression of your tastes and interests. Work with What You've Got suggests ways to make the most of the home you have rather than yearning for unattainable perfection. Signs of Life offers ideas for wrangling papers, clutter and other stuff. Creative Clutter tackles collections and displays, while Break the Rules rejects style diktats and shows how individuality can bring a home to life. The second section, 'People Live Here', visits real-life homes that are definitely not perfect yet display incredible style and creativity and reflect their owners' needs, tastes and style. And throughout the book, quick fixes, DIY makes and ' Every Home Should Have...' boxes offer creative solutions with unique results.
From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, "Elements
of Style," a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest
advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a
home that reflects your personality and style.
Make your home more mindful and discover a more considered way to decorate with this beautifully presented guide by acclaimed interior stylist, Joanna Thornhill.
We often think of mindfulness in relation to meditation, but our homes and interior design can play a big part in our emotional well-being. The New Mindful Home demystifies the links between body, mind and soul to explain how you can harness the power of mindfulness to help our homes support a more considered lifestyle.
How do we create spaces that can calm and revives us? With the same practical attention to problem-solving as in her first book, My Bedroom is an Office, author Joanna Thornhill helps you create an environment you will always want to come home to.
The New Mindful Home explores how you can use interiors to aid living with intention, slow living, creating supportive room layouts, considering mindful effects of colour, and embracing plants and natural elements in our homes. Enhanced by beautiful contemporary photography, this book will provide interior design inspiration for a generation who want to consider how they can live more mindfully.
Some styles of decorating have a longer shelf life than others. One of the most durable is English Country Style, which works just as well in a city apartment or suburban home as it does in a rectory or manor house. We may recognise an interior as archetypally English, but putting a finger on exactly what makes it so can be tricky. One of the strengths of English style is that it isn't prescriptive. In fact, quite the opposite. It is relaxed, laissez-faire, and endlessly adaptable - all reasons, no doubt, why it has enjoyed such longevity. You know it when you see it, but what are its essential ingredients? In Perfect English Style, Ros Byam Shaw looks at a range of rooms with a strong English feel to them. As it happens, they are all in England, though this is a look that travels the world, still predominantly English in flavour even when spiced with foreign ingredients. Ros explores the main rooms of a house, from hallways to bedrooms, their characteristics and furnishings, and how they achieve that mix of comfort, informality and visual charm that is the hallmark of English style. Ros also homes in on specifics; the qualities of patina, the important role of fabrics and fresh flowers, how to buy, use and include antique and vintage furnishings, and how a collection, whether of pebbles or 18th century glass, adds individuality and character.
Namechecked as the "LeBron James of plant styling..." by Good Morning America, Hilton Carter now shows how you can make, style, decorate and care for your own stunning plant-inspired interior with his 25 step-by-step DIY projects and plant hacks. Carter, the Instagram star of the plant world and creator of green interiors has given us glimpses into many stunning plant-filled homes where ivy and creeping figs hang miraculously from ceilings, moss and ferns grow effortlessly to create living walls, fiddle leaf ferns and cheese plants thrive, whilst air plants beautify artworks and succulents flourish whether in pots on windowsills or planted in terrariums... Now in his third book, Wild Creations, Hilton actually shows you how you can create these amazing fixtures that enable plants to become such an integral part of an interior. Divided into two sections, My Plant DIY and My Plant Hacks, Wild Creations shows you step by step how you can create hanging rails, moss walls, vegan leather pot holders, terrariums and many more stunning projects that will give you the green interior you crave. And just so your plants feel at home in your interior there is even a painting by numbers jungle mural, plus plant-scented candles to make sure your interior not only stays wild but that you and all its inhabitants thrive from the health giving benefits of greenery.
Personalize your space with beautiful, nature-inspired prints!
Featuring dozens of stylized, vintage illustrations, Instant Wall Art: Botanical Prints captures the intricate details and vibrant colors of the world's most stunning plants. Each page encourages you to frame your favorite pieces and personalize your space with the beauty of the outdoors.
From the blooming Cape blue water lily to the flowering peach tree branch, this book's beautiful, budget-friendly art makes it easy and inexpensive to transform your entire home. With Instant Wall Art: Botanical Prints, you can finally say goodbye to blank walls and hello to the nature-inspired look you love--all at an exceptional value!
Rustic isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days when rustic style meant fusty dried flower arrangements, antlers over a stone fireplace and acres of tartan. At its heart, the modern rustic look celebrates the fabric of a home, from the roof beams to the brickwork. This style revels in earthy colours and rich textures; in natural materials such as wood and stone; and the ruggedly handsome bones of a building. In this book, stylist Emily Henson and writer Joanna Simmons first lead you through the Elements of the Modern Rustic look. Pure Rustic elegantly blends clean lines with muted shades of grey. Bohemian Rustic mixes texture and pattern with lush colour, while Pop Rustic teams raw wood with pops of neon and tongue-in-cheek artworks. Retro Rustic, meanwhile, brings a relaxed feel, showcasing beaten-up leather armchairs and brick floors. In Details, textiles, furniture, fabric and display are explored, while Living Spaces shows how Modern Rustic style translates beautifully to every room in the house.
The most comprehensive, user-friendly upholstery book on the market just got better!
Over its lifetime, "SINGER Upholstery Basics "has sold nearly 150,000 copies. Now, with five new projects and an entirely fresh presentation, "SINGER Upholstery Basics" Plus is truly the best book for beginners and seasoned upholstery buffs alike. All the basic upholstery techniques are taught. Projects include all styles of chairs or couches, stools, different styles of ottomans, a bench, and a headboard. Some projects are built-from-scratch items that require only simple carpentry skills for building the frames. Others show the complete process of stripping, repairing, and reupholstering old furniture pieces to like-new condition. Large color photos of the step-by-step instructions set this book apart from all the others.
300+ photos show the techniques in great detail, plus 5 new projectsProjects are practical and most representative of the types of furniture pieces usually reupholstered or constructed from scratchHidden wire-o binding keeps the book open flat while you work
Discover over 40 different caravans of all vintages, from across the world
Celebrating the wave of interest in modern-retro caravanning, this is a visual voyage into this stylish world and an idiosyncratic sourcebook for the design-conscious. Featured caravans include retro classics as well as mass-produced models from the 1960s onwards.
These pretty designs are all made using half double crochet stitches. The different looks are created by simply changing where the hook is inserted, taking this super easy stitch into a realm of endless possibilities. Photo steps are included in the written patterns. Each design is stitched using Red Heart Soft #4 worsted-weight yarn.
Using easy to understand do-it-yourself projects, Modern Living - How to Decorate with Style shows how investing just a little time and money can make a big splash in your home. Working on your own, you can give your home a facelift that will make it even more comfortable and beautiful.
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