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The 2018 edition of South African Decor & Design is a coming-of-age tribute to Twenty One years in the décor and design industry and what a journey it has been!
Once again we have compiled a noteworthy 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 to all our followers. The choice of cover this year was inspired by the fabulous Silo Hotel in Cape Town; a space where all 2017’s trends come to life.
Not unsurprisingly we received a positive response from our clients who recognized the necessity in being in this milestone edition so much so that the page extent has increased by another 22 pages taking us to 580 pages.
This year, one lucky winner stands the chance to win a décor makeover worth R 84 000.00 Included in this prize is sumptuous bedding from Sealy, bathroom ware from Duravit, elegant wooden flooring from Lalegno and contemporary furniture from Philip Tyers. (See inside book for details)
An essential guide for those dealing with the Cape Water Crisis and for general water saving in South and southern Africa, a notoriously water-scarce region.
Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought. The way we think about water needs to change, and fast. This is especially true for those of us who have running water and flush sanitation piped into our homes. For millions of South Africans, water is already a precious resource that costs toil to collect and fuel to heat. Our middle-class expectations that water will gush steaming from our dozens of indoor taps 24/7 are going to look as bizarre to future generations as the spectacle of Cleopatra bathing in asses’ milk. Our Roman-orgy relationship with water is over.
This book will hopefully help to alleviate water panic and distress. A “can-do” compendium, it’s meant to be a guide, not prescriptive – not all solutions or tips are one-size-fits-all. Think of it as an ally in your fight to save water and part of your survival kit, along with the first-aid box; Valium for water-worriers.
You have a residential investment property. Perhaps you are already renting it out. But are you doing it like a pro and do you know how to maximise your return from it?
In this book, property management expert David Beattie distils two decades of experience into easy-to-implement steps and shows you how to manage your property like a professional landlord. His goal is to help you make more money in less time and with fewer hassles, by showing you how to run your property investment like a business; navigate and comply with South African rental laws with ease; attract, screen, place and keep high-quality tenants; ensure successful and consistent rent collection; and maintain your property with the least effort and money.
The book also includes templates for all the documents the prospective landlord needs.
Are you buying a home for the first time, wanting to sell and buy again, or wanting to earn income from renting out property? A guide to buying or selling a house in South Africa is packed with ideas about how you can make the most out of investing in property. You'll find: Step-by-step guidelines that take you through the complete process of buying and selling a home; objective information about the pros and cons of buying and selling privately, using an agency or going for other options; independent advice on what to consider when looking for finance; practical tips on how to obtain the best price, whether buying and selling. A clear outline of the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved in a transaction. Thorough explanations of documents involved, and possible legal complications. A trouble-shooter's guide to both the small and big things that can go wrong. In this guide, the author makes available to the public the expertise gleaned from her years of experience as an estate agent. Her intention is to help 'maximize the gain and minimize the risk' of investing in the property market.
Doen dit wéér só is’n samestelling van Vrouekeur se gewilde wenkerubriek. Dié weeklikse rubriek benadruk die idee dat jy met min baie kan doen. Daar’s wenke vir jou kombuis, sitkamer, kamer en badkamer. En die helde van dié boek? Suurlemoen, asyn en koeksoda! Jy kan feitlik enigiets daarmee skoonmaak.
`A cracker of a book packed with tips - you'll feel instantly organised.' Aggie MacKenzie Packed with simple tips and tricks, this is everything you need to know about household cleaning. Is your busy life conquering your home? Do you find the household chores getting on top of you? Lynsey Queen of Clean, Instagrammer, businesswoman and busy mum of three, has done all of the work so you don't have to. Featuring her make-at-home cleaning products, easy step-by-step guides and all her recommendations for toxic-free and eco-friendly products, this book is the ultimate guide to keeping on top of your house, and having fun while you do it. Lynsey shares her daily and seasonal routines, motivating and encouraging you along the way with so that you are left with the will, and the skill, to take on even the most seemingly insurmountable tasks and end up with a clean, calm and happy home.
Whether it's old second-hand furniture that you want to upcycle, or a modern piece that needs a soft, aged look, this book shows you how to transform an old wooden piano, a metal cabinet, cement floors, tables and chairs, a plain built-in wardrobe, brick wall, staircase and even an entire bathroom into works of art with an innovative approach to paint techniques. The author starts off with basic information on understanding colour and how it can affect you and the space you live in, followed by a description of all the tools and products you will need for the techniques and projects in this book. Clear setp-by-step photographs and instructions show you how to apply the different paint techniques like colourwash, layering, distressing, ombre, gilding, stencilling, dragging, wood graining and more, to any surface or piece of furniture in your home. More than 40 inspiring projects are accompanied by beautiful photographs of the finished look, easy instructions and helpful tips to enable you to create pieces that are original and somewhat out of the ordinary. This book is the perfect excuse to grab a paint brush and start breathing new life into your home. So what are you waiting for? Go paint!
Spotless is the go-to guide to keeping your home sparkling clean and organised, full of handy hints and solutions for all those tough cleaning problems we each face and don't know where to start. Using cost-effective and eco-friendly methods this book has information on how to care for and fix just about anything in the home, as well as recipes for making your own cleaning products. From how to clean each room effectively to removing stains on any surface or item of clothing 'Queen of Clean' Shannon Lush shares her vast wealth of domestic wisdom and techniques, delivering valuable take-aways that will help you save time, money and the planet.
The Renovation Guide covers all aspects of alterations and additions, outlining the difference between the two, the regulations that dictate what can and can't be done, as well as sound advice on the legalities of homeownership. In addition, The Renovation Guide features a number of typical homes and renovation solutions and ideas that are not only practical, but also aesthetically enhancing. The Renovation Guide takes readers through all aspects of a home, from front garden to spare bathroom with Do's and Don'ts, regulations, ideas, layouts, what to look out for, construction guidelines, greening and energy saving tips, space planning, ergonomics and so much more.
New York Times bestselling author and popular lifestyle blogger Erin Gates shares everything you need to know about designing a beautifully stylish-yet practical and functional-family home through candid advice, inspirational ideas, and lessons learned. Loved by her readers for her chic interior designs and frank and funny revelations about life behind the scenes of her picture-perfect blog, bestselling author and designer Erin Gates presents a new book about how to live stylishly amidst the chaos of daily family life. Throughout her career designing homes for families of all kinds all over the country, Erin has always maintained that living with children and pets does not mean that you have to forego nice things. This uniquely personal and practical guide will explain how to create a home that makes you proud and reflects your own style while also being durable, safe, and comfortable for children. It focuses on the spaces families share, those that are dedicated to the kids, and the oft-forgotten retreats for parents. Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous inspirational photographs with engaging and intimate personal essays about life lessons learned the hard way while struggling with infertility and becoming a mother, managing a business, overseeing her own home renovation, and finding time for her marriage. She'll share how to store toys so that shared spaces don't look like a kindergarten, the expensive-looking fabrics that will stand up to a marauding toddler with sticky hands, nursery looks that go beyond blue and pink, and furniture that does not have to be stored during the baby-proofing years. She also showcases the work of other designers she loves who surround parents, children, and their pets with comfort and beauty. Like a best friend who has a knack for style and a taste for fun, Erin opens her front door and invites you into her life and all of its beautiful imperfection.
**PRE-ORDER NOW AND LEARN HOW TO HINCH YOURSELF HAPPY** Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch. Cleaning - aka hinching - doesn't have to be that job you dread, not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways. At over 2 million followers and counting, she has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever tidying tips and passionate belief in cleaning. Mrs Hinch invites you into her home and while inside you'll discover how a spot of cleaning is the perfect way to cleanse the soul. She'll even share the story of Mr and Mrs Hinch and their 'dorgeous' boy, Henry. Inside you'll find out: - How cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress - Mrs Hinch's must-haves - Step-by-step guides to hinching your home - And so much more! With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home. Whether you're a daily duster or looking for a monthly makeover, Hinch Yourself Happy shows you how to create not only a cleaner house, but a calmer you. If you want your kitchen to sparkle like Meghan Markle, then this is the book for you.
Make Your Home: 75 Decor & Lifestyle Projects
Woodwork Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide
300 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets For Painting & decorating
Decorate is the 100,000-copy global interior-design bestseller by writer, stylist and acclaimed blogger Holly Becker. In Decorate Holly has worked with writer, editor and designer Joanna Copestick to bring together clever, creative and quirky advice from the world' s best designers and architects. With over 1,000 inspirational design ideas from the likes of Kelly Hoppen, Jonathan Adler and Abigail Ahern you will learn the essential tools of the interior design trade you need to transform every room of your house. Divided into 4 sections: Space Matters will give you pointers on how to assess the space you have and work with it. Setting Your Style will help you develop your personal style and showcases a number of interior styles to get you started. Room by Room includes case studies and provides detailed room plans for practical guidance. Attention to Detail outlines the vital finishing touches that can make or break an interior. Decorate is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in how their home looks, and will provide fresh inspiration every time you dip inside it.
'City of Light', 'City of Mystery', 'City of Romance' - of course, it must be Paris. No other European capital city has the same allure, charm and plethora of pleasures to be searched for and delightfully discovered. For while Paris's public buildings are there for all to admire, there is another, more secret Paris that is not so easy to find. Unlike London, or many other busy cities, Paris has always hidden much of its domestic charm behind tantalisingly closed doors - heavy wooden doors - that can only be accessed through keys, codes or the interrogation of suspicious concierges. Behind those doors are houses and apartments grouped round courtyards and gardens, which remain unseen by all except for those in the know, until now. Hidden Paris opens the door to some of these secret interiors - both the old and the new, the classic and the quirky - and sheds a light on how Parisians really live.
Does the thought of a rainy weekend indoors fill you with dread? Are you tired of your living room wall being one crayon scribble away from a mural? Have you ever contemplated moving to a bigger house simply to accommodate for your child's ever expanding collection of baby grows? Whether you're a first-time parent, or a seasoned pro, you'll know that parenting is a job full of challenges, and with no time off for good behaviour. But take heart and dive into Life Hacks for Parents, your handy guide to making it all that little bit easier. Covering everything from nifty storage hacks to clever cleaning solutions, ideas to make your home safer and suggestions for fun stuff too, this book of hacks will provide you with all the time-saving tips you need, so you've got more time to enjoy with your family. Once you hack, you won't look back!
In House of Hoppen, Kelly Hoppen MBE takes a look back over her stellar career. Packed with previously unseen imagery from Kelly's personal and professional archives, the book charts the course of her career and celebrates some of the many highlights. Fascinating insights into some of Kelly's favourite projects, including her most recent endeavours and a peek into some of her own homes, give an overview of the ways in which her design approach has remained both consistent and ever-evolving over the decades. Key themes and design signatures that underpin her work are examined in detail and Kelly also showcases her `classic' touches - such as her favourite staircases, cushion styles and colour: taupe. House of Hoppen features a rich mix of imagery including stunning interior photography by acclaimed photographers such as Tom Stewart, Bill Batten, Vincent Knapp, Mel Yates and Simon Upton.
Do you long to be free from those time-consuming and annoying domestic chores? Ever dread those awful everyday irritations such as struggling to get the duvet cover back on, or removing overflowing bags from your rubbish bin? Are you desperate for some clever hacks to de-clutter your home? Dozens of everyday household dilemmas are solved with HOME HACKS, your handy guide to tackling little domestic annoyances, cheaply and swiftly, so you can get on with something more fun.
The ultimate guide to decluttering! Good Housekeeping helps you organize your home, simplify any task, and tidy up fast. Let the experts at Good Housekeeping help you get organized with this inspirational room-by-room guide to tidying up! Hundreds of tips and tricks include how to keep a well-ordered fridge, gain extra counter space, conquer cookware clutter, choose the best shelving, clear up your desk and digital spaces, and streamline your closet and garage. You'll find pro organizer ideas for every area in your home, must-have Good Housekeeping Institute-approved products, and advice on finding a place for everything and putting everything in its place. Keep this book handy, refer to it often, and say goodbye to the mess! Chapters: Organizing Must-Haves, Kitchen & Pantry, Living & Family Rooms, Work & Craft Spaces, Bedrooms, Bath & Laundry Rooms, Entryways, and Garages.
Foreword by Alexandre Ricard. 'A thoroughly splendid and very persuasive paean to the glories of the home bar. If you have secretly dreamed of building a bar inside your house, then you need this book.' Victoria Moore Home Bar covers all aspects of home bar design in addition to offering inspiration advice on how to create it; from which drinks to include, glassware and fridges, to recipes from some key bartenders and truly inspiring interiors. Whether you hanker after a small, stylish bar cart for a tiny urban apartment or are planning a bespoke entertainment space in your home, indoors or out, Home Bar is a comprehensive resource and a go-to inspirational manual of discerning drinks. With exclusive access to the owner of Pernod Ricard's own glamorous home bar in the south of France, this book will appeal to Mad Men fans, millenials for whom a homemade cocktail from a drinks trolley is the height of cool, and also to any discerning drinker fascinated by the mystique of soda syphons, cocktail kits and seriously interesting aperitifs and digestifs. Written by a leading authority on drink, Home Bar includes photographs from Simon Upton, one of the world's leading interiors photographers working in exclusive homes. With images from major bar cart retailers too, this book is a beautiful, comprehensive and indispensable reference for cool drinks at home, anytime.
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