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Advice article: What to ask an interior designer

Ever since being established back in March 1992, the award-winning company Deborah Garth Interior Design International has been changing the way South Africans experience interior splendour and deluxe lifestyles.

07 January, 2021

Dividing your open-plan space: 7 ideas

There’s a new design trend and its main focus is not visual splendour (although that is important  as well), but mainly how to turn multifunctional large spaces into smaller, more convenient zones dedicated to eating, working, relaxing, sleeping, etc.

05 January, 2021

Is your home as safe as can be?

We don’t blame anybody for needing to get away after the year we’ve all had. But just ensure that, like everything else, you plan your year-end holiday appropriately by considering the safety of your home.

27 December, 2020

A modern renovation: office loft and two bathrooms

The professionals bringing us today’s design inspiration are CS Design. Located in Sandton, Johannesburg, the interior-design company CS Design (which was founded in 1991 in New York, of all places) is also proud of the fact that it offers all its cl…

21 December, 2020

How to keep your house cool this summer: 11 tricks

Those who don’t believe in global warming will do well to spend a few days in South Africa during summer’s peak. And speaking of which, the current summer looks to be another scorcher for us and our homes – which, for many of us, now include home off…

16 December, 2020

10 garden-prepping tips before your summer holiday

Whether you’re staying put this December or jetting off as soon as your leave starts, spare a thought for your yard and garden and the possible state they might be in upon your return.

14 December, 2020

What are the pros and cons of wood fireplaces?

As summer is doing its best at the moment here in South Africa, nearly none of us are thinking about how we’ll be warming up our homes come winter 2021. Surely by now you’ll agree that there’s nothing like grouping around a crackling fire for some in…

14 December, 2020

Pantone Color 2021: Trendy ideas that use Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

What’s better than a color of the year? A combination that offers versatility to brighten up or tone down the look of a room. When Pantone color of the year 2021 was announced, we were pleasantly surprised to find not one but two colors to work with…

11 December, 2020

9 pros and cons of closed patios and balconies

With summer officially here, more and more of us are already daydreaming about how we’re going to be spending our year-end holiday. And if you’re a typical South African, those plans certainly involve socialising outside while taking in our country’s…

11 December, 2020

8 ways to upgrade your laundry room for 2021

Laundry day is rarely fun for anyone. Add to that a drab and horribly under-styled room with a washing machine and we can’t blame anyone for not looking forward to doing laundry.

11 December, 2020