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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 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.
The treehouse in its most simple and fundamental form enables us to escape from the everyday pressures of modern life and feel closer to nature. It can also be an architectural wonder, showcasing the most creative of small space design and engineering solutions. This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures based on centuries-old woodworking skills to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. There is something magical about treehouses - whatever your age. These boltholes perched above the ground appeal to those of us who want to get close to nature without forgoing any creature comforts... there are treehouses with wood-burning stoves, some with copper baths and some with elevated linking walkways obscured by the canopy of trees above. Then there are the handmade simple structures using recycled materials and the branches of the trees for both internal and external support and design. There are also free-standing structures on stilts inspired by the physical tree but not attached in any way. The book offers both visual inspiration from the specially commissioned photography but also the human stories behind the creation and design of these treehouses. The text covers topics such as the plan, structure, materials and decoration, colour palette and texture, and style notes to bring to life the personal and interesting story behind each treehouse featured in the book.
Sheds are no longer neglected buildings at the end of the garden. As shown in this book, they have become an area of our home to be discovered by creative designers who see the garden as an extendable space of the home, whether in the heart of the city or in a larger rural setting. Today's sheds are stylish, innovative and elegant and can be used for a multitude of purposes. They can be artists' studios, writers' retreats, children's playgrounds or teenage dens, entertaining spaces, log cabins or garden rooms, or even just a traditional humble shed used for storage and plants but revamped with more stylish and decorated overtones. Using over 50 real examples from around the world, some simple and modest and some really extravagant, this book helps inspire and instruct the reader on how to create your own special space. The owners themselves describe how they have created their own private hideaways and Jane Field-Lewis provides insightful style notes and comments based on her conversations with the owners, architects and designers. She tells you how to create your shed depending on how you want to use it, and then how to make it stylish as well as useful. An intrinsic part of their charm is that normal decorating rules don't apply and this gives the owners the freedom to express themselves in a different way without necessarily following any fashion or trends. Recycled, vintage and precious items are mixed with new, functional and practical ones. Jane Field-Lewis covers all these aspects in a warm-hearted way. The stunning photographs are accompanied by informative captions to help the reader design and decorate their shed on a more practical level. This is the book to help you create an inspiring space. Word Count: 40,000
Think Marie Antoinette in jeans and a cowboy hat - that is Rachel Ashwell's prairie style. Rachel Ashwell Couture Prairie takes her signature pastels, ruffles and whimsical prettiness right to the heart of cowboy country. This is a journey in pictures and words, following Rachel through the fields of a little town called Round Top, home to one of the largest, most eclectic and vibrant antiques and flea markets in the world, and then back to Rachel's bed-and-breakfast in Texas. Here Rachel's inspired finds, her creative imagination, eye for detail and her commitment to beauty, comfort and function have finally come together in one location: The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell - an irresistible destination. This book takes Rachel in a new direction, bringing her eye for cherished patinas and pastel prettiness into the endless landscapes and diverse architectural styles of Texas. Here you will see how her style adapts to corrugated metal sheeting and weathered timbers and how it brings new life to elegant period mansions. Chapter by chapter, the book leads you through Rachel's little houses on the prairie, from the Ranger's Lounge where hearty breakfasts are served, to the Pearl Barn, scene of wedding parties and celebrations, stopping off at the evocatively named guest accommodation: Blue Bonnet Barn, Cornflower Cottage, Meadow Manor, Faith Cottage and Liliput Lodge.
'The Art of Napkin Folding' presents a collection of 30 easy-to-fold napkin designs. Following the carefully crafted step-by-step instructions, each with its own clear diagram, readers will discover how easily and effortlessly they can add colour, style and fun to their table settings. This great book offers a diverse collection of napkin folds: classic favorites, as well as new creations. There is a beautiful Butterfly that appears to have alighted on your dinner plates and a majestic Swan to set an elegant mood. The Carnation and Fancy Frills present a festive theme while the Happi Coat or Furoshiki will add an Oriental accent. These are just some of the many versatile designs that can be displayed on your table. Many of the napkins will serve double duty - the Lazy Susan contains little compartments for serving nuts and snacks and the Roll Wrap keeps bread rolls warm from the oven. The kit contains a 165 x 165mm 64 page book and everything you'll need to get started, including a real Indian cotton practice napkin. Make mealtime a memorable occasion - dress your table with these creative table fashions!
"Top of my book list this season has to be the inspirational Love Colour by colour trend forecaster and globetrotter Anna Starmer. Full of all her wonderful interiors and travel photography it gives you hours of page flicking joy." - Sophie Robinson (DIY SOS, the Great Interior Design Challenge) "International colour expert Anna Starmer's new book, Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With, combines advice and eye-catching photography with a pull-out colour chart to help give you the confidence to transform your home into a haven of hues." - House Beautiful "Having worked with top interior brands including Anthropologie, Dualit, John Lewis, and Marks & Spencer, Anna Starmer's expertise in tones and accents is unparalleled. Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With is a complete guide to help you to embrace colour and choose the right hues for your home with confidence." - Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms "The ultimate inspirational read for design-loving couples setting up home." - Wedding Ideas magazine Choosing colours for your home can become an overwhelming and confusing process-there is just so much on offer. Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions. Renowned international colour expert Anna Starmer takes you by the hand and guides you through this lavishly illustrated rainbow world of colour combinations, teaching you everything you need to know about hues, tones, accents and foundation colours along the way. Start by simply choosing a colour you love, then take your inspiration from our accessible and practical palettes to create your own colour combinations. This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.
Many people approach home decorating with trepidation, worried about the time and expense it may consume. The author takes a simple and time-saving approach and shows you how to create stylish accessories and stunning decorative effects in your home, with a minimum of effort and cost. Decorating tricks: Touches of style is grouped in chapters indicating the time required for each project. Choose to make a lampshade from photocopied sheet music in around an hour or spend a weekend on a complete bathroom makeover. A variety of techniques - paint finishes, trompe l'oeil, stenciling and decoupage - are clearly explained, accompanied by colour photographs and illustrations.
This is Mindfulness with Marigolds.... Put away the bleach. Breathe. Open this little book. Discover why cleaning is the new Zen. Hate cleaning? This book is for you. April, a.k.a. The Secret Cleaner offers quick-and-easy ways to clean your space with minimal products, time and effort AND how to reframe the way you think about cleaning to make it a positive practice. With chapters that include The Power of the Rage Clean, Tidy Space, Tidy Mind and Cleaning In The Moment, make cleaning as relaxing as yoga, make your home look great, make youself feel good too.
Debrett's revised and updated Wedding Handbook is the definitive guide to planning your wedding day. It provides practical and expert advice on all aspects of the planning process, from announcing the engagement, to drawing up a guest list, budgeting, recruiting a wedding team, finding a venue and choosing food, drink and entertainment. The Wedding Handbook is an essential tool to smooth the planning and organisation stages and ensure you and your spouse-to-be are fully versed in what to expect from the day itself. It also includes a checklist of tasks and a timetable of events for the day to ensure that nothing is forgotten in the run-up to your wedding day.
The first book from lifestyle brand Poketo, a modern look into 22 creative spaces
A eucalyptus candle burning, greenery hanging, driftwood on a window ledge...calming smells and wild elements create a space that invites connection and creativity. A place that rejuvenates and restores. A personal sanctuary. The spaces we inhabit, where we live and work each day, affect our mood and our ability to get things done. Yet so often we settle into these spaces without really considering what we put into them, or how they make us feel. In Do Inhabit, Sue Fan and Danielle Quigley, stylists and makers with a lifelong love of the natural world, guide us towards creating and styling spaces that are a true reflection of ourselves and what is important to us. Home as a place to unwind and be inspired, workplaces shared considerately and harmoniously with others. The book includes: Tips for de-cluttering, organizing and styling; Fresh herbs, flowers, greenery, wood and stones as sources of inspiration; Why your space should evoke all five senses; How to create dedicated spaces to enable you to learn, make and Do. Styling your personal and professional space is not about trends. Do Inhabit will encourage you to embrace the things that are meaningful to you. If your space tells a story, is mindful and unique, it will feel whole. Less noise, more earth. Less house, more home.
Travel through 20 sophisticated homes of designers deeply influenced by their international adventures abroad A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, Travel Home shows us how to curate interiors that reflect our favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic. Touring the homes of leaders in global design who share a deep affection for travel, the book explores interiors with influences as widespread as Marrakesh, Paris, Cuba, Tokyo, Portugal, and beyond. Vivid photography is supplemented with insightful essays, interviews, and hardworking tips for cultivating your own global home. For globetrotters and armchair travelers alike, Travel Home showcases the interplay between travel and design, revealing how we can take inspiration from the beauty we experience in the world and bring it into our everyday lives.
Sew a special gift for a special person in an hour or an afternoon Here are a dozen clever patterns for beautiful fabric and fabric stash gifts that you can stitch in an afternoon or less.
With these 12 fun projects, you ll open up a whole new area of creativity in yourself and give gifts that charm and amaze your friends: Easy Beaded BagsPretty PincushionsPillow Pom-PomsOrigami PouchesCrescent ClutchCollage Cards GaloreSole-ful SlippersTravel AccessoriesTextile Triangles
With multiple projects in every booklet, our 32-page Threads Selects booklets are a terrific value. Each booklet contains step-by-step instruction for pretty, clever projects that sewers and crafters of all levels can make in a weekend, a day, or even a few hours. Threads Selects booklets are available for sewing, knitting, crocheting, jewelry-making, cake decorating, and so much more all from the experts at Threads and The Taunton Press. You ll want to all kinds of new projects at this irresistible price "
'The thing about white is that it goes with everything, it is a canvas for life, whoever you are and whatever your tastes. You just can't beat it.' - Chrissie Rucker Whether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant town house, For the Love of White offers the definitive guide to creating a home with white and neutral tones. Published to mark the 25th anniversary of iconic brand, The White Company, the book explores 12 inspirational homes in varied decorating styles but unified by a passion for a white. For each location The White Company founder, Chrissie Rucker, highlights clever styling details that the reader can try out in their own home - with calming, versatile and beautiful results. Illustrated with specially commissioned photography by leading interiors photographer, Chris Everard and organized into three sections - Country, Town and Coast - the book provides both the advice and the inspiration needed to transform your home.
This title includes 28 fresh, modern projects, with adaptable decorating styles. By learning to create their own artwork, home decorators can achieve a personalised look without breaking the bank. "DIY Art at Home" shows how easy it is for readers to create their own modern masterpieces using a few simple art supplies and the full-size templates that are also included. The book begins with The Practical Studio, which outlines the materials and tips that are needed to get started. The five chapters that follow: Living Room Spirit, Kitchen Decor, In the Mood, Sweet Expressions, and Office Inspiration offer 28 fresh, beautiful, step-by-step projects for every room, all with a clean, modern aesthetic that will complement virtually every style of decorating.
The Pig is a collection of restaurants with rooms in Hampshire, Devon, Dorset and Somerset - and soon in Kent, West Sussex and Cornwall. Now, everyone can enjoy The Pig from the comfort of their own homes. Among the pages of The Pig you will find an idiosyncratic, seasonal approach to the good life, with delicious recipes, how-to guides, tips, tricks and stories. Inside the pages of The Pig you will find: Classic recipes from Nan's rice pudding to proper fish pie, porchetta, gammon with parsley sauce, devilish devilled kidneys on toast, a right old eton mess and even a pink blancmange bunny. The Pig's Guide to Pigs from identifying different breeds and selecting the best cuts of meat to making your own sausages, crackling and charcuterie. How to pickle, forage and identify edible flowers and suggestions on how to bring the weird and wonderful vegetables, fruits and salads from the garden into the kitchen. Noble wine, simple food from classic cocktails to modern twists and all the best accompaniments. Interior design recreating the comfort and elegance of The Pig at home. Setting the scene, The Pigs top tips on hosting your own festivals, summer feasts and winter gatherings, including creating the perfect playlist to the best recipes to cook outdoors. Praise for The Pigs: Rick Stein: 'Dinner, bed and breakfast at The Pig, any Pig, is a comforting thought of some lovely flavoured pork, a British abundance of vegetables and some fabulous red wine.' The Sunday Times: 'There isn't a trace of cynicism here - just enthusiasm, craft and people who love what they do, creating a place you really, really don't want to leave.' The Financial Times 'Some inherited memory of a weekend with grandparents I never had... a little bohemian, and unbelievably good at cooking.' Tom Parker Bowles 'The Pig revolutionised the country house hotel, creating a true home away from home. No pomp or pretence, just beautiful rooms and magnificent food with produce from their own kitchen gardens. Where The Pig goes, the others follow.'
Having less is the secret to living more. Whether you've been dreaming about a treehouse in the wilderness of Quebec, or a remote mountain cabin in Scotland or the Swiss Alps; driving a campervan on the open roads of Australia, or steering a houseboat along the Canal du Midi - find escape, inspiration and a window into a freer, simpler, happier kind of life. In this visual manifesto for the tiny house lifestyle, discover over 250 awe-inspiring images of the world's most creative small homes, alongside the stories, ideas and advice of those living in them. Curated by the founder of the #1 @tinyhouse Instagram feed. Sometimes you have to think small to live BIG.
The enchanting story of Liberty at the most magical time of the year, told through beautiful prints to colour, exclusive poetry, and notes from the designers. Step behind-the-scenes of our magical shop this Christmas. Take time to wander between these pages and discover the enchanting characters who bring our famous print designs to life. With treasure to discover on every page, you might catch a frog on the stair, a ravenous bear or a feathered owl in flight! The story of Liberty is woven into this beautiful festive colouring book, with brand new prints for Christmas 2018 and some classic favourites, accompanied by exclusive poetry, anecdotes and descriptions of what inspires the collections from the designers themselves.
Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses reveals how to have a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home. Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? Green Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important - it's perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Here old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware. Growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs can be very satisfying, and you can use any extras to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips and delicious recipes. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. To become eco-friendly doesn't require self-sacrifice - just some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.
About 15,000 people live permanently afloat on canals, rivers and coasts in Great Britain alone, but thousands more enjoy holidaying on boats or own them as weekend retreats in the UK and abroad. This book will feature not only static residential boats and floating dwellings but also those used as holiday homes and funky modern businesses - houseboats can range from canal boats, riverboats, narrow and wide beam boats, barges, Dutch barges, static houseboats and even seaworthy cruisers moored in marina. The book will cover stylish boats from the UK, North America, Europe and Australia. The houseboats engage the reader through their history and owners' stories, which are told in lively text and colourful images. People fall in love with boats and own them for a variety of reasons: out of affordability and necessity; a love of the water; closeness to nature and the environment; or just because they yearn for a different and more relaxed style of living/working space. This book shows how houseboats can offer an attractive, practical and alternative solution, as well as amazing and often idiosyncratic solutions to living successfully in a small space. My cool houseboat covers the following themes: stylish architectural, from San Francisco to Prague; thrifty and eclectic, as an affordable solution to conventional city dwelling; businesses, using houseboats as unusual workspaces, from a book barge to an allotment; modernist, from a Finnish floating office to an Amsterdam watervilla; recycled, ranging from an Ellis Island ferry houseboat to a converted minesweeper; and soulful, covering alternative ways of life, relaxation and recreation, from a New York City houseboat to a stylish Paris home. Word count: 25,000
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.
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