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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.
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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
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.
'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!
In Extraordinary Interiors In Colour, self-confessed colour addicts Jane Rockett and Lucy St George follow on from their best-selling first book by tackling the topic of choosing colour for the home. Such is their passion for colour that Jane and Lucy launched the Rockett St George paint range in August 2018 sophisticated, earthy shades that work perfectly together. This new book allows them to explore the world of colour and reveal their inspirations - travel, hotels and restaurants, Instagram, the natural world and vintage design. Starting at the beginning, Jane and Lucy investigate colour theory before plunging into the history of colour and how it affects our emotions. Next, they take a look at the natural world and explore what colour means in different cultures around the globe. They then tackle the million-dollar question - which colours should you choose? A final chapter explores inventive ways to decorate with colour, from bold blocking to brave use of contrasting hues. Each chapter is interspersed with a real-life home that exemplifies the Rockett St George style. If you want maximum impact when updating an interior, there's no better way to achieve it than with bold, clever and creative use of colour.
"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.
'To me, an object that was once the height of elegance but is now a bit battered has far more allure than something brand new.' Pearl Lowe in The Daily Telegraph Take a tour through Pearl Lowe's beautiful Somerset home, decorated in her trademark mix of romantic and rock 'n' roll, and get a glimpse into her friends' unique houses. Pearl has a passion for vintage finds with character, whether that's a forest-green velvet sofa, or a tarnished but still lovely crystal chandelier, and she utilises these pieces to create charming and cool interiors. There is a pink and bronze bathroom that has delightful zig-zag tiles and a freestanding bathtub, a bedroom with a plush silk bed frame and hand-printed wallpaper, and a kitchen that perfectly blends antique dressers and luxurious white marble. Pearl also shares her tips and tricks to creating perfectly lived-in, decadent interiors, including making her own lace curtains, and how to find treasures in flea-markets.
The French interior evokes a way of life to aspire to, with its good food, unhurried pace and, above all, its past for which many people feel nostalgia. Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: `Chateau', `Country', `Provencal' and `Parisian', and each "look" is applied to living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms plus outdoor living spaces. As well as describing each overall style, focusing on colours and fabrics, Annie Sloan emphasizes the details and accents required by each one, and, aided by 25 clearly explained step-by-step projects, shows how to achieve it. Among other things, she explains how to paint and distress furniture, and describes how to cover an armoire door with embroidered voile. Whatever interior you desire, this book will guide your choices from the grand statement of the painted armoire to the finishing touch of a little posy of lavender.
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.
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.
Iconic brand Farrow & Ball began in the 1940s as a small firm based in Dorset specializing in paints made in the traditional way from traditional ingredients. Despite its success, Farrow & Ball has stayed true to its origins. It is the quality of the paint, with its exceptional depth and subtlety of colour, that has made the company famous worldwide. Farrow & Ball paints look as good on the walls of a slick apartment as they do in a period drawing room and are as perfect for a cottage as in a castle. Divided into chapters according to style, including Classical, City, Modern Country, Cottage and Country House, the first part of the book shows Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers in a variety of beautiful interiors. Part Two is devoted to colour. From All White and In Neutral to Softly, Softly and Bright and Beautiful, each chapter explores a particular palette and shows how colour can be used to create atmosphere and character. Inspiring, instructive and celebratory, Living with Colour brings out the painter and decorator in us all.
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.
As one of the world's foremost interior designers, Tricia Guild has a passionate belief that the way we choose to live has a significant impact on our well-being and happiness. The homes that we live in, the things that we surround ourselves with, and the everyday choices we make, can profoundly affect our outlook and positivity. It is no surprise, then, that Tricia practises what she preaches: she finds it impossible to separate her work as a designer from other aspects of her life, and she believes that, in seeking creative inspiration in each experience, especially in enjoying the things that bring pleasure to our lives, we can perfect the art of living. For Tricia, Italy is a particularly enduring passion: the culture, landscape, architecture, food and music all strike a creative chord. She has had a house there for many years. The last home was a rustic farmhouse, but when Tricia and her family began the search for a new property, she knew it would be decidedly different. In this new Italian home, Tricia found the perfect opportunity to create a contemporary interior reflecting a love of modernity and simplicity that has evolved over the years. In Tricia's view, modernity does not mean a lack of colour, pattern or texture; a contemporary interior can be both decorative and minimal - in fact, a confident use of colour and pattern can be the very thing that makes it even more wonderful. Here, working with the architect Stephen Marshall and the garden designer Arne Maynard, Tricia has created a special home - a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular - that represents her kind of modern. In In My View, Tricia charts the creation of her stunning Italian home set amid verdant oil groves. We are taken on an extensive tour of the breathtaking property, right from the entrance steps and the rooms/spaces in the main house to the outdoor dining areas, studio, guest accommodation, kitchen garden and pool house. Stephen and Arne offer insight into their collaboration with Tricia, describing, among other things, the selection of materials - local stone, concrete, glass and galvanized metal - for the house, and the planting on the terraces and around the rolling lawns of the garden. Local artisans and craftspeople also played a crucial role in bringing this truly magnificent yet relaxing and comfortable home to life. Tricia also presents her new London home - a Victorian townhouse in a corner plot, where, with the same team of Stephen and Arne - she set about creating an urban retreat comprising three distinct areas to accommodate living, dining and resting. While life in Italy for Tricia is about seasonality and nature, her life in London is centred on her work at Designers Guild, the company she founded in 1970. Her London home therefore is, she says, `sharply experimental', her version of a lab, where she tests designs and assesses how colours work together. In this section of the book, Tricia provides a glimpse of working life and the design process at the company headquarters in west London. Throughout the book, Tricia shares the moodboards that helped her to realize her dream homes in Italy and London. For Tricia, moodboards are vital in the early stages of any project, large or small, because they help to stimulate the creative process, even define how one wishes to live, by establishing the language, rhythm and style of each space. The choices that one makes here, the process of selection and careful editing, lie at the heart of finding one's own style. In My View reveals the personal choices have shaped the way Tricia lives now, and will inspire the reader to develop their individual style and thus create their own special view.
In this sumptuous new book from stylist Jane Cumberbatch, we give you the Pure Style philosophy on colour. Decorating a room is like painting a picture. There is nothing more pleasurable that starting with a blank canvas and filling your home with the colours and textures that you find most pleasing. The book is divided into five colour palettes: blues, greens, yellows, pinks and whites. The garden, the sea and the landscape are our colour charts and provide a veritable paintbox of inspiration. From the bean greens of the vegetable patch to the eau de nil wash of a calm evening tide, images are stored as snapshots. The first pink rosebud on a May morning is as perfect a shade for a wallpaper border as it is a cue for a lipstick colour or fabric for a long swirly summer skirt. So whether you are looking to transform your whole house, or simply for a few quick and easy ideas to brighten up a neglected corner, you are sure to find inspiration within these pages. Jane's own notes and musings accompany stunning, evocative photographs. There are practical examples throughout, whether you prefer to experiment with adding small splashes of contrasting colour to bring life to a room, or try a softer, more harmonious scheme. The book is packed full of everyday ideas to enable you to furnish your home with freshness and simplicity.
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.
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.
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.
'Meet the new king of decluttering' - The Times 'Take your spring cleaning to the next level with Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki' - Parade 'There's happiness in having less. If you are anything like how I used to be - miserable, constantly comparing yourself with others, or just believing your life sucks - I think you should try saying goodbye to some of your things' Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. A few years ago, he realised that owning so much stuff was weighing him down - so he started to get rid of it. In this hit Japanese bestseller, Sasaki explores the philosophy behind minimalism and offers a set of straightforward rules - discard it if you haven't used it in a year; be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love - that can help all of us lead simpler, happier, more fulfilled lives.
'This book is such a page-turner, I just want to fill my eyes up with more and more of the patina-filled rooms and Hans' styling.' Review of In the Mood for Colour, Jeska Hearne, Lobster & Swan blog. In Hans Blomquist's new book Inspired by Nature, the stylist and art director identifies the connection between our home environment and our emotional wellbeing. Celebrated art director and stylist Hans starts off by discussing the essential components of a well-loved home. Nature is at the heart of his decorating philosophy, and contact with the natural world has been linked to reduced stress levels and improved mood. Still lifes and displays of treasured pieces are key to his look, and Hans explains how to style vignettes that will add visual interest as well as a connection to our past. Using contrasting yet harmonious textures will engage our senses, while his favoured earthy palette creates a sense of calm and tranquillity just where we need it most. In the second part of the book, Homes, Hans takes us on a tour of real-life homes that possess a sense of comfort, contentment and beauty and will inspire the reader to create a home that offers a refuge from the wider world as well as the perfect place to welcome family and friends.
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.
A stylish, practical guide to making your home beautiful and keeping it in tip-top condition. Fix Your Home is an illustrated little guide to decorating and maintaining your home, aimed at young urban professionals who have just moved into their first flat. With no-nonsense writing and straightforward step-by-step instructions, it gives you all the basic home maintenance information you'll ever need, including putting up shelves, hanging pictures, wallpapering a room, saving energy and when to admit defeat and get the professionals in. On top of that, it contains a wealth of inspiration for decorating your abode on a shoestring, from window treatments to flooring to stylish home offices. Read this book and you'll be able to get all your home's little eccentricities under control, leaving you to get on with living your busy and exciting life Word count: 15,000
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