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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.
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.
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.
What causes the clutter in your home? Too little time and not enough space are common enough culprits, but are they actually the root sources?
In the follow-up to her Wall Street Journal bestselling book What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You, decluttering expert, lifestyle designer and coach Kerri Richardson helps you to:
From tackling perfectionism to procrastination to toxic relationships, Kerri's straightforward advice will help you to finally clear those stubborn stacks and piles, providing a clean start for you to transform both your home and your life.
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.
'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.
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
’n Nuttige handleiding wat 'n ereplek in elke Suid-Afrikaanse huis behoort te he. Maklike oplossings op daaglikse probleempies wat in en om die huis ontstaan, word hier prakties en effektief beantwoord. Van die behandeling van algemene kwale soos slaaploosheid, tot die skoonmaak van yskaste en silwerware. Daar is nuttige raad vir die gaarmaak en preservering van voedsel, algemene noodhulpwenke asook wenke vir buitelugliefhebbers.
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!
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.
The classic illustrated guide to living a clutter-free life, from tidying expert and Netflix show host Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is her in-depth tidying masterclass, a line-illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home. It covers every room in the house - from the bedroom and kitchen to the bathroom and living room - as well as all the items that occupy their spaces. Charming line drawings explain how to organise your house and apply Marie Kondo's unique folding method to all your clothes, including shirts, trousers, jackets, skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo's unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to tidy by category and to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something 'sparks joy' and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. Except tidying up is not just about transforming your home: when you surround yourself with things you love, you will find that your whole life begins to change.
If you properly simplify and organize your work life once, you’ll never have to do it again.
Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, sparked a new genre of publishing and became an international bestseller. Now, for the first time, you will be guided through the process of tidying up your work life.
In Joy at Work, KonMari method pioneer Marie Kondo and organizational psychologist Scott Sonenshein will help you to refocus your mind on what's important at work, and as their examples show, the results can be truly life-changing. With advice on how to improve the way you work, the book features advice on problem areas including fundamentals like how to organize your desk, finally get through your emails and find what sparks joy in an open plan office.
Like how the key to successful tidying in the home is by tackling clutter in the correct order, Joy at Work adapts the inspirational KonMari Method for the workplace, taking you step-by-step through your professional environment so that you can identify the most joyful way to work for you. Once you’ve found order in your work life, you can feel empowered to find confidence, energy and motivation to create the career you want and move on from negative working practices.
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.
With the knowledge of only a handful of essential joints, a woodworker can build anything he can imagine... Whether it's a kitchen cabinet or an 18th century highboy, the foundation for all types of woodworking can be boiled down to a handful of essential joinery skills. Once learned, these joinery methods can be used to create almost anything the woodworker's mind can imagine. From the workshop of The Wood Whisperer, the popular YouTube host and best-selling author Marc Spagunolo teaches his preferred, time-tested methods for creating these joints. Rather than working solely by hand or machine, Spagunolo teaches woodworkers how to choose the joinery methods that make the most sense for the task at hand. And, in his easy-going and accessible style that promotes comfort and confidence, he provides several styles and methods for creating each joint. With Essential Joinery, beginners and pros alike will learn to hone the joinery skills that will take their woodworking to the next level.
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.
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.
The New York Times Bestseller A Netflix Original Series. What if you could conquer the clutter, make your home pretty and keep it that way? '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 'Professional organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are in high demand in Hollywood, having organized everything from pantries to play rooms for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Zoe, Lauren Conrad and Mandy Moore. 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 Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great. The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: it's not hard to do-in fact, it's a lot of fun. From Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the Instagram-famous home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by, comes a signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system so you don't need another do-over in six months. When you're done, you'll not only know exactly where to find things, but you'll also love the way it looks. A master class and lookbook in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.
Simple swaps and innovative ideas for cleaning and maintaining your home that won't cost the Earth. Learn how easy it is to make simple swaps in your cleaning and tidying methods for a more eco-friendly home. This beautifully illustrated black and white guide with 101 hints and sustainable, natural cleaning tips and hacks will help you take small steps that have a massive positive environmental impact. In Clean & Green, Nancy Birtwhistle shares the simple recipes and methods she has developed since making a conscious effort to live more sustainably, many of which are faster and easier than the go-to products and methods most of us use now. From everyday cleaning and laundry tips to zero-effort oven cleaner and guidance on removing tricky stains from clothing and furniture, these economical, practical methods are perfect for anyone looking to reduce their use of plastic and throwaway products. Nancy shares her tried-and-tested recipes for all-purpose cleaners, replacements for harmful chemicals as well as planners and to-do lists that will keep both your home and the planet clean and green for future generations.
Collins Complete DIY Manual has sold over 3 million copies and is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more. This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely. There have been many changes to regulations in recent years, particularly in electricity (the new Part P legislation and changes to cable colours) - the Manual not only lists but also clearly explains these new regs and helps you work with them. And as we all become much more conscious of the environmental impact our homes have, new material on energy-saving DIY is essential reading for any householder - saving you money too in the process.
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