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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 Real Interior not only allows the reader a behind-the-scenes peek into the glitz and glamour of design and décor, but into a career once never considered an option for a young girl, born in Soweto.
As one of the first black and very recognisable faces of Interior Design in Africa, Nthabi Taukobong was thrust into the limelight from the very start of her profession. Spanning a career of more than 23 years she has worked on esteemed residential and leisure projects for presidents, African royalty, captains of industry and five-star hotels, to name but a few. Through the rough and often very challenging terrain of her chosen career, sprinkled generously with the high-end glamour of prestigious interiors that Nthabi has been privileged to work on, she learned that she, in fact, had to be seated right within her own interior before she could offer anything further to those in search of her creative gift.
And as she searched and explored the greater world of design, trying to grasp what it really took to be an esteemed designer, the journey unexpectedly brought her right back into her own home. Not only Nthabi’s physical home, but also to her inner-home, the place that she refers to as her ‘real interior’. It was in writing a letter one evening, congratulating herself on reaching the milestone of 21 years in her career, that Nthabi discovered she was not only writing to herself, but to every creative.
Her letter ended up being an entire book and Nthabi finally understood how her unique story could inspire and encourage others.
The authors love taking everyday items and giving them a twist. Upcycling and repurposing are key terms in their design lexicon. As they say: “Trends come and go, but you have to live in your home, so make it a comfortable space that can grow and change with you.”
Through their innovative ideas, inspired use of materials and ability to reinvent ordinary objects, the authors present projects suitable for all craft and décor enthusiasts, from beginners to those with more advanced skills. Whether you prefer to tackle projects with a handsaw and cordless drill, craft paper and scissors, or a sewing needle and delicate trim, there is something here for everyone.
From storage solutions to paint techniques, through knitted rugs and upholstered seats, to stamped tiles and outdoor seating, there are ideas to brighten and enliven your home and outdoor spaces – all showcased via beautiful photography, concise instructions and an appealing design.
Drawing inspiration from the interiors and fashions of the twentieth century, this great new book is packed full of knit and crochet projects which will fit perfectly into any vintage-inspired interior. The craft skills that have traditionally been passed down through the generations from mother to daughter are as popular as ever, boosted by the current vogue for all things vintage. Creating your own bespoke home furnishings is now seen not just as an exercise in thrift, but as a creative and rewarding activity in itself. Two Tone Chic draws inspiration from the sophistication and elegance of Coco Chanel's famous little black dress, the drama of geometric art deco shapes, and the simplicity of embellishments such as ribbons and lace. Folk Tales introduces the tradition of colour and spontaneity found in Scandinavian and Russian folk art, with its recurring motifs from the natural world, as well as joyful decorative techniques like bobbles, beads, pom poms, embroidery and applique. Birds and flowers adorn cushions, while the bright colours of Russian Dolls provide inspiration for a cosy blanket and a sumptuous floor cushion. Time for Tea brings us to the `make do and mend' era of the 1950s with its floral frocks and afternoon tea parties. Pretty vintage buttons, frills and lace are all in evidence here, with floral cushions, doilies and table runners. With feature spreads on the inspiration behind each look, these projects will help you turn your house into a home. Word count: 40,000
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.
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.
Decorating for each season doesn't have to be overwhelming or expensive. Your home can be festive, stylish, and cozy with minimal effort and a limited budget--just ask The Nester! In Welcome Home, Myquillyn Smith guides you through creating and enjoying a seasonally decorated home with more style and less stuff. No matter what the world says, embracing the seasons does not require bins of factory-made decor or loads of time. In fact, it's possible to decorate for each season without frustration, going overboard, or blowing your budget. Drawing from the cozy-minimalist principles in Cozy Minimalist Home, stylist and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Myquillyn Smith will help you create a home that's fresh, meaningful, beautiful, and (bonus!) always ready to host. With engaging how-tos and inspiring photos, she guides you step by step through purposeful design decisions to cultivate a space where loved ones gather, meaningful connections are celebrated, and lasting memories are made. Myquillyn's realistic and down-to-earth design tips will teach you how to: Seasonalize your living spaces with simple, actionable steps Cultivate easy, seasonal rhythms of change in your home Incorporate the beauty of the natural world through the five senses Feel confident in volunteering your house for gatherings, parties, and impromptu get-togethers Know what to focus on and what not to worry about as a relaxed and confident hostess Bigger than the latest and greatest trends, Welcome Home aims to usher in the seasons without using more resources, money, or stuff than needed.
'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!
Recycle, revamp, and rejuvenate; with over 50 projects Sarah covers a whole spectrum of imaginative ideas for every room of the house, from blanket curtains to patchwork wallpaper, clever storage crates to fun mobiles for children, as well as unique ideas for dining, sleeping, and bathing. Interweaved throughout the book are ideas for 'one thing four ways' to show how the same piece of furniture or a room can be updated with different look, plus handy advice on essential kit and techniques. Aimed at all skill levels, the projects can be completed in a few hours or over a weekend so you can revamp and refurbish your home in no time at all.
National Trust's Alison Dalby draws on some of their most inspiring historic properties and holiday cottages and provides advice and tips on how to use colour in your home, with sections on green, blue, red and yellow to black and neutrals. She looks at how to use pattern with fabrics and wallpapers and describes how to make the most of lighting in your home. Finally, sections on accessories and displays will show you how to style your rooms with your treasured possessions to create your own look. This practical guide is a sumptuous source of creative ideas, revealing how to recreate or adapt some of the National Trust's most gorgeous interiors while retaining your own individual style.
This beautifully illustrated book gives you inspirational ideas on how to create your own affordable, super-stylish kitchen, which will become the heart of your home. Nowadays, kitchens serve as the hub of the house and family life, where everyone gathers to talk and to share food, friendship and love.The kitchen of your dreams isn't always the instant model found in an upmarket designer catalogue; it's often the result of a creative journey, touched by the familiar objects, colours, materials and textures you love and which make you feel happy. The high-quality photography reflects the personality of each featured kitchen, the owner's lifestyle and the style of cooking. my cool kitchen features approximately 30 kitchens in many shapes and sizes. These range from a tiny Parisian kitchen that turns out gourmet dinners, to a London converted flat that is transformed into a weekly supper club and an original 1970s kitchen still in use today. Chapter breakdown: First homes: Student flats, customised existing kitchens. Tiny kitchens: Parisian kitchen, New York, boat/galley style, social housing.Architectural: Designed and considered spaces, and kitchens in architecturally important buildings. Free form kitchens: Truly individual spaces, taking references from a wide range of sources. Retro/vintage: Genuine vintage kitchens that are still in use, and re-created kitchens using vintage styling. Eco-recycled: Customised and second-life kitchens, using reclaimed or eco materials. Simple spaces: Just that - kitchens that have a pared-down considered elegance.
The most comprehensive, user-friendly upholstery book on the market just got better!
Over its lifetime, "SINGER Upholstery Basics "has sold nearly 150,000 copies. Now, with five new projects and an entirely fresh presentation, "SINGER Upholstery Basics" Plus is truly the best book for beginners and seasoned upholstery buffs alike. All the basic upholstery techniques are taught. Projects include all styles of chairs or couches, stools, different styles of ottomans, a bench, and a headboard. Some projects are built-from-scratch items that require only simple carpentry skills for building the frames. Others show the complete process of stripping, repairing, and reupholstering old furniture pieces to like-new condition. Large color photos of the step-by-step instructions set this book apart from all the others.
300+ photos show the techniques in great detail, plus 5 new projectsProjects are practical and most representative of the types of furniture pieces usually reupholstered or constructed from scratchHidden wire-o binding keeps the book open flat while you work
The Great Interior Design Challenge is the official tie-in to the prime-time BBC Two series. Twenty-four amateur designers compete for the title, watched over by judges interior stylist Sophie Robinson and architect and interior designer Daniel Hopwood as host Tom Dyckhoff, architecture and interior design critic offers support. The book contains case studies from the series - covering all room types, breakdowns of budget and mood boards as well and expert advice from the judges. The book takes a look at a variety of historical styles across the UK that feature in the series - from Regency to Victorian and Edwardian to Art Deco right up to modern industrial warehouse conversions - with inspiration for decorating within the style of your home. Including a number of upcycle projects from the TV series, technical know-how and insider tips from the judges, this book will help the amateur achieve professional results. Tom Dyckhoff is the presenter and is the architecture and design critic for the BBC's The Culture Show and has written and presented many documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. Tom has written a weekly column in The Guardian Weekend for more than a decade and was the architecture critic for The Times. Sophie Robinson is one half of the judging panel and has been in the interior design business for over 12 years with a reputation as one of the industry's top interior stylists, regularly employed by top magazines and television. Daniel Hopwood completes the team as the second judge and has created homes for millionaire clients, and is a director at the elite British Institute of Interior Design.
Art can transform a space. Whether your style is classic, modern or somewhere in between, artwork will raise your decor to a whole new level. But forget the days of hanging a piece and just leaving it there. It's time to create a new mindset, rotate your art and keep your walls alive and interesting. Update your child's space as often as you like with these beautiful contemporary illustrations. Printed on high-quality paper, each artwork is simple to remove and ready to frame. A perfect gift for any parent. SELLING POINTS: A wide selection of prints to choose from to decorate the home Each artwork is simple to remove and ready to frame Printed on high-quality paper Perfect gift for family and friends Includes 36 illustrations
Art can transform a space. Whether your style is classic, modern or somewhere in between, artwork will raise your decor to a whole new level. But forget the days of hanging a piece and just leaving it there. It's time to create a new mindset, rotate your art and keep your walls alive and interesting. Update your space as often as you like with these beautiful contemporary illustrations. Printed on high-quality paper, each artwork is simple to remove and ready to frame. A perfect gift for any teen. SELLING POINTS: A wide selection of prints to choose from to decorate the home Each artwork is simple to remove and ready to frame Printed on high-quality paper Perfect gift for family and friends Includes 36 illustrations
Art can transform a space. Whether your style is classic, modern or somewhere in between, artwork will raise your decor to a whole new level. But forget the days of hanging a piece and just leaving it there. It's time to create a new mindset, rotate your art and keep your walls alive and interesting. Update your space as often as you like with these beautiful patterned illustrations. Printed on high-quality paper, each artwork is simple to remove and ready to frame. A perfect gift for any design lover. SELLING POINTS: A wide selection of prints to choose from to decorate the home Each artwork is simple to remove and ready to frame Printed on high-quality paper Perfect gift for family and friends Includes 36 illustrations
Art can transform a space. Whether your style is classic, modern or somewhere in between, artwork will raise your decor to a whole new level. But forget the days of hanging a piece and just leaving it there. It's time to create a new mindset, rotate your art and keep your walls alive and interesting. Update your space as often as you like with these beautiful botanical illustrations. Printed on high-quality paper, each artwork is simple to remove and ready to frame. A perfect gift for any nature lover. SELLING POINTS: A wide selection of prints to choose from to decorate the home Each artwork is simple to remove and ready to frame Printed on high-quality paper Perfect gift for family and friends Includes 36 illustrations
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.
Andrew Martin's trusted annual interiors review is here, celebrating the high art of interior design with the same expert and international eye as ever. From clean-line purity to the ultimate homely hygge, Volume 22 of the Interior Design Review delivers the most renowned, innovative, and exceptional interior design of the past year. "My home is my castle." For each of us, home is a retreat, a comfort, and a space we delight in designing to our taste and needs. This year, as every year, teNeues delivers fresh interiors inspiration with the 500-page Interior Design Review from leading design house, Andrew Martin. As well as nominating Designer of the Year-the "Oscar of the Design World"-this trusted book presents leading interior designers around the world and their best work from the past year, spanning a thrilling range of interior aesthetics from opulent to minimalist, urban sophisticate to Scandinavian-inspired hygge. Whatever style you're looking for, Interior Design Review promises a true bounty of ideas. Founded in 1978 by Martin Waller, Andrew Martin International is the seal of distinctive interiors to help you make each space special. The Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award celebrates the best of design from all around the world. Designers from all 6 continents take part. Winners: Ohara Davies-Gaetano (USA), Erin Martin (USA), Nicky Haslam (UK), Steve Leung (Hong Kong), Jorge Canete (Switzerland), Rose Uniacke (UK), One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong), Rabih Hage (Lebanon), Martyn Lawrence-Bullard (USA), Axel Vervoordt (Belgium), Kit Kemp (UK), Helene Forbes Hennie (Norway) Taylor Howes (UK), Tara Bernerd (UK), Jamie Drake (USA), Zeynep Fadillioglu (Turkey), Amanda Rosa (UK), Jean de Meulder (Belgium), Stephen Falcke (South Africa), Michael Reeves (UK), Thomas Pheasant (USA), Kelly Hoppen (UK)
For anyone interested in interiors, there is so much inspiration available online and in magazines these days of carefully curated spaces and contemporary homes. But what sort of spaces do interior designers themselves live in? British Designers at Home is for anyone curious to find out more about designers, and glean ideas and practical information for their own homes. This engaging and visually enticing book profiles over 20 of the most important names in British design and decoration in their own personal spaces. Names include: Alidad; Edward Bulmer; Emma Burns; Nina Campbell; Jane Churchill; Octavia Dickinson; Mike Fisher; Veere Grenney; Beata Heuman; Gavin Houghton; Roger Jones; Kit Kemp; Robert Kime; Rita Konig; Penny Morrison; Paolo Moschino; Wendy Nicholls; Guy Oliver; Colin Orchard; Carlos Sanchez-Garcia; Daniel Slowik; Justin van Breda; Sarah Vanrenen and Philip Vergeylen. Each designer has been profiled and photographed at home - alongside details of their working life and the story of how they became interested in design, they talk at length about the house itself and the thinking behind its design and decoration. From the unexpected to that classic British look, this is an exciting look at modern British interiors.
While all but gone today, Jamestown's furniture industry was once the second-largest producer of furniture in the United States. Manufacturing boomed from 1816, when William Breed and Royal Keyes opened their shops, to the 1920s, when Jamestown was still one of the top wood furniture producers in the country. In the nineteenth century, the thriving railroad industry allowed Jamestown's quality creations to be distributed nationwide. After the Civil War, an influx of Swedish immigrants brought their craftsmanship and skills to Jamestown, forming Morgan Manufacturing, Empire Furniture Company and many others. Then, their pieces were valued for quality and durability; today, they're coveted by collectors as beautiful antiques. Local expert Clarence Carlson uncovers the fascinating story of Jamestown furniture.
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