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A One-man Show

A one-man SHOW Although quite different in style, these Jo'burg bachelors' homes all feature on-trend interiors In terms of location and size, this 100m2 two-bedroomed apartment in Sandhurst, Jo’burg met the needs of the businessman owner perfectly. But it had a boxy layout that felt cramped. “The arrangement of spaces didn’t work for the owner [...]

Country Classic

Country Classic Imbued with a relaxed Highveld country charm, this spacious Bryanston home is the perfect retreat for its busy young family. Who lives here: Events planner Debbie O'Flaherty, her husband Patrick and their three young sons. The house: A substantially renovated four­bedroom double­storey home, with a separate home office. When Let’s Celebrate events planner [...]

More For Less

More For Less Stretch your budget with these decorators’ tried and tested tips DAVID MUIRHEAD Change the lampshades Standing lamps and table lamps really help create the right mood in a room. Lampshades like this one can be custom made to add character to a base. Here, we used a less expensive fabric, Honeycomb in [...]

Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air Even though it’s still chilly, the heady scent of jasmine that greets me when I come home in the evenings is a sure sign that spring is almost here. And after this long, cold winter I can’t wait for evenings when I can walk around the garden and admire the [...]

A certain Style

A certain Style Interior designer David Muirhead approached his garden much like he would a home – creating a series of well connected, dramatic spaces David Muirhead is not only extremely adept at visualizing, he also isn’t afraid of large scale alterations involving earth-moving equipment. What he’d bought in a quiet, tree-lined street in Parkmore, [...]

David Muirhead of David Muirhead & Associates, Johannesburg

David Muirhead of David Muirhead & Associates, Johannesburg Starting Out "Your starring point for a room could be absolutely any item," says David. "As long as it's beautiful and you love it, work with it. But if you've inherited a piece that you can't stand, move on and look for something else." David often incorporates [...]

20 timeless rooms by top decorators

20 timeless rooms by top decorators What's the secret to putting together a chic scheme that won't quickly date? We asked leading interior designers and decorators to share tips on giving a space a timeless look TEXT C KODELITSCH, S STUART-RECKLING, T PATERSON, D WEMYSS, TJ SINGER & MJ HARRIS, PHOTOS S CHANCE, K ROGERS, [...]
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