Décor & Gardening

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

The New Year is upon us and it’s time to redecorate. Pack away the holiday decorations, get rid of that old décor and update your home with some fun new colour, décor and accent pieces. Here are a few tips to help you brighten up your home.

Say goodbye to old accent pieces

Go through each room and make a note of what needs to o or what can be swapped out with décor in another room. Scatter cushions, lamps, wall art, sculptures, photo frames, and floral arrangements are all things to consider. Simply updating your home accessories can change the entire look of your home.

Remove old focal pieces

Move around or replace accent décor like couch cushions, lamps, wall art, sculptures, photo frames, and floral arrangements in order to update the look and feel of your home.

Rugs

Rugs are an easy way to instantly upgrade your home. They add comfort and are a reflection of your own style, so it’s best to shop around for different shapes, sizes, and styles to fit your home’s décor.

Coat it

Nothing revitalises a room like a fresh coat of paint. On trend and definitely not boring, white walls are timeless and serves as the perfect backdrop in just about any space. It’s also the perfect choice if you like to bring colour into your home through furniture, accessories and other décor pieces.

Adorn the walls

Bring your personality alive by updating your home with cool and eclectic art. Living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and the walls are perfect places to add interesting designs and statement pieces that will make your interior more visually interesting.

Perk up your patio

Never forget about the patio because it is probably the one part of your home you use most in summer. Scatter cushions a great way to personalise your patio furniture and keep your outdoor area looking trendy. You could throw in a chandelier of sorts and some flora in big beautiful planters and you’ll feel fab and fresh sipping on that sundowner on a warm summer afternoon.

 

Shopping

There are not many things that can beat a South African summer. In saying that, no patio should be without this new contemporary lightwood Maine Patio Collection from Coricraft. With modern and straight lines the set consists of an oversized chair (R6995) and a two-division couch (R10,995) , with comfortable fully upholstered cushions that can be made in your choice of fabric, as well as a rectangle coffee table with crisscross design on the base (R8995).

As exterior continues to become an extension of our interior living spaces, LED outdoor lighting has become more decorative, functional and relevant. We are in love with the German decorative and architectural lighting brand SLV Lisenne-O table lamp from Newport Lighting. This basalt and mirrored smoked glass table lamp is the ultimate outdoor lighting accessory for summer living and entertaining all year round. R4300 with LED Lamp. Visit newport.co.za

Create the perfect setting with furnishings and decor accessories that are ideal for casual and relaxed summer-time entertaining like this Silver Leaf Platter, R450, from Coricraft.

Silver leaf platter

Bring a pop of colour into a monochrome or white interior with these accented cotton canvas scatter cushions in greys and pastels priced from R350 to R400 from monoshop.co.za

Transform your home in an instant with a bit of vinyl wall art like this 34 x 100cm beautiful Blossom sticker for R355 from Twiggy. Shop online at www.twiggy.co.za or in store at 5 Village Road, Kloof.

Blossoms Vinyl wall art from Twiggy

Every décor enthusiast must-have: Annie Sloan Paints Everything by Cico Books. Painting expert Annie Sloan presents her guide to painting everything! With 40 step-by-step projects, you’ll be guided through methods for creating spectacular effects to transform walls and furniture, as well as floors and fabrics. Each project is accompanied by clear instructions and helpful tips. Available in bookshops nationwide for R375.

Every man’s décor obsession, or more like day bed, is a recliner. Get your hands on a Houston (R12 649) or Norman (R12 499) La-Z-Boy with genuine leather upholstery, chrome handle and arm rests. Visit www.la-z-boy.co.za to find a retailer closest to you.

For an all-weather outdoor lounger, invest in a Daydreamer Outdoor Rattan Hanging Seat by Creative Living for R4490. Shop online at www.onthepatio.co.za

Add some tropical vibrancy to your home with a Plantation rug from Hertex available in a trio of nature inspired designs. Oversized leaf and plant motifs set a relaxing, inviting and equatorial interior mood, while green hues create a calming and tranquil atmosphere. These rugs will complement natural furniture elements such as bamboo, but will also make for a fresh and unexpected look when paired with modern and minimalist pieces. Priced from R2900.

PLantation rugs from Hertex

For the ultimate in indoor lighting, this Teardrop from Hemmesphere Lighting is a graceful union between the natural wooden design and the exposed light bulb. This fixture lends itself to numerous installations as a centrepiece, and even in a focal cluster the Teardrop transforms any space. Shop at www.hemmesphere.co.za

 

 

Durban Get It Magazine – August 2017

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Autostyle Motorshow 2017

The 14th edition of the Autostyle Motor show is back. Please save the date Sunday 17 September 2017.

 

Giveaway- a night of hilarious stand-up comedy entertainment at Butler’s Restaurant in Hillcrest

Win 4 Tickets to a Stand-up Comedy Night! …proudly brought to you by On Fire Comedy, Savanna Cider and East Coast Radio! Date: Saturday 02 September 2017 Venue: Butler’s Restaurant (24 Old Main Rd, Hillcrest) Start time: 8:30pm Closing Date: 30th August

 

8-TREK: The economical all-purpose ointment

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Luxurious, chocolaty secrets

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Paisleys & Posies

Yes, we know it’s not officially Spring yet but let’s face it, here in Durbs winter isn’t really a thing. In anticipation of the up-coming new season, we’ve taken a sneak peek at the nine new fabrics that have joined Lou Harvey’s troupe of beautiful, bright and functional lifestyle accessories, and we’ve already started shopping!

 

Win with Pediasure

Children naturally have high energy requirements to support their growth and development, in addition to what they need for activity, sport and play time. If they do not get enough energy from food, they may become tired, irritable, and have poor concentration, losing their interest in being active. PediaSure® Complete is a nutrient-rich, lactose-free drink that provides balanced nutrition for children from age three to ten, experiencing growth challenges. Long-term clinical studies using two glasses of Pediasure® Complete daily has been associated with improved appetite and physical activity and a reduction in the number of sick days.

 

Airtushi – The Inflatable Travel Highchair

The Airtushi is an inflatable booster seat for kids. You can use it on planes, and attach it to almost any seat as a high chair.

 

July Spoil

Crabtree & Evelyn is renowned around the world for beautiful gifts and everyday luxuries that capture the essence of British style. Rich, indulgent body butters, nourishing cleansers, intensive, award-winning hand therapies – all the essentials your body craves. And then… they created La Source… a wealth of therapeutic marine goodness for head to toe nourishment, and we just love the stuff!

 

Handmade with love

Anything made locally and with love is something we just have to own, which is why we can’t stop raving about the stunning range of heirloom artisan pendants from Home-Industry, in particular, their Unity Necklace (valued at R1380) consisting of four sterling silver organic rings beautifully displayed on a rolo slide chain and personalised to your liking.

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