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10 Of The Best Event Venues in Johannesburg

10 Of The Best Event Venues in Johannesburg Fine Living by David Muirhead in the top 10 event venues in Johannesburg: "So you’ve got an amazing event to pull off? No pressure. You can just book a corner at the local steak joint, right? Maybe not. There are so many fantastic venues in Johannesburg, that [...]

Prêt à Porter – High Fashion from Europe’s Top Houses – August 2015

High Fashion from Europe's Top Houses Fashion Editor: Jenny Andrew Photographer: Aubrey Jonsson Reference: Business Day Wanted | August 2015 VIEW ONLINE Search for: Publications Garden & Home (7) House & Leisure (5) Top Billing (5) Highlights (5) Realestate Magazine (4) Condé Nast House & Garden (3) Financial Mail (2) SA Home Owner (2) Get [...]

The Palazzo Interior Design Team “palatial tuscan design comes to life”

The Palazzo Interior Design Team “palatial tuscan design comes to life” Undoubtedly one the most remarkable hallmarks of the Palazzo is its design – something that is both timeless and unforgettable. This is not just another hotel; it’s a landmark by virtue of the architecture that’s become part of the landscape of Gauteng. Now, 14 [...]

Fine Living by David Muirhead

Fine Living by David Muirhead Fine Living is an exceptional retail destination featuring lifestyle products hand-picked by David Muirhead. Products include soft furnishings, lighting, artworks, fabrics and accessories – each one epitomizing the finer things in life. “Fine living is not always about the most expensive items, but rather a creative interpretation of beautiful things [...]

The Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills GOOD ENOUGH NEVER IS FOR THIS SPECIAL LADY A message from Sol Kerzner, founder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Southern Sun Hotels It is a great pleasure and privilege for me to have been asked to be part of the celebration of the Beverly Hills 50th anniversary. The Beverly was [...]

Opulent Glamour that’s well priced make for Fine Living

Opulent Glamour that's well priced make for Fine Living If you love classic contemporary furniture, you’ll know about interior design David Muirhead, who recently took his first step into retail space in Parkmore, Sandton, with a showroom filled with beautiful, tasteful furniture and objets d’art. Sumptuous couches in dove grey or duck-egg blue, buttoned-back chairs [...]

Fine Living Business Day Wanted – August 2014

Fine Living David Muirhead Acclaimed interior designer David Muirhead, renowned for providing his clients with luxury and comfort, has finally realised his long-held dream of owning a retail outlet, and has opened the sophisticated Fine Living showroom in Parkmore. The renovation took more than a year, with Muirhead adding north-facing windows to flood the space [...]

Fine Living Equinox Advert – August 2014

Fine Living by David Muirhead Visit our New Interior Design Store & Boutique Function Venue. No.10 Parkmore Square, Cnr 12th Street & Olympia Ave, Parkmore, Sandton, 2196 +27 (0)11 784 5555 | fineliving@davidmuirhead.com | www.davidmuirhead.com Reference: Equinox Magazine | August 2014 VIEW ONLINE Search for: Publications Garden & Home (7) House & Leisure (5) Top [...]

An eye for Luxury

An eye for Luxury We’re beyond excited about the recent launch of David Muirhead’s all-in-one showroom and events studio, Fine Living, in Joburg’s Parkmore. Not only does the space house a luxurious collection of furniture and homeware accessories handpicked by David, it also opens up as an intimate, high-tech and multifunctional events venue. Fine living [...]

In fine style

In fine style In a move that adds some serious glam factor to the Joburg design scene, renowned interior designer David Muirhead has launched Fine Living, a luxury retail and events destination. Situated in Parkmore, Sandton, Fine Living combines an exclusive showroom space with an intimate yet multifunctional events venue. Muirhead's easy-going yet glamorous style [...]

Putting on the ritz

Putting on the ritz David Muirhead creates his heaven in the heart of Sandton, writes Jenny Andrew ACCLAIMED interior designerDavid Muirhead has finally realised his long-held dream of owning a retail outlet.As a seven-year-old he played shopkeeper at a little store his parents built for him at the entrance to their Drakensberg farm, and now [...]

Fine Living Equinox Advert – December 2013

Fine Living by David Muirhead Developing aspirational spaces for a discerning market, a market that understands refinement and the need to customise services and facilities to a new generation of five star guest. Specialising in high end hospitality and residential projects, the David Muirhead design team offer a personalised service ensuring the creation of bespoke [...]

Working with an Interior Designer

Working with an Interior Designer Finding the right designer, briefing them properly and setting a budget: ingredients for a happy relationship with your interior designer. Finding the Right Designer ‘Ask around,’ advises Francois du Plessis. ‘Perhaps your architect has experience of working with a good designer, maybe a friend can recommend someone they used or [...]

Restoring a Gem

Restoring a Gem This beautifully renovated Johannesburg home serves as our location for this week's show. This 1920's house was given a breath of fresh air by architect and owner Patrick Henry by introducing modern lines to compliment its' old charm. One of the truly wonderful features is the garden and outdoor entertainment area which [...]

Taking it to another Level at 54 on Bath

Taking it to another Level at 54 on Bath Tsogo Sun’s newest Jozi offering, the fabulous 54 on Bath, is sure to set hearts aflutter. The boutique hotel, situated in the iconic building which was the Grace Hotel, is the epitome of luxury and glamour and is fast becoming the place to stay with international [...]

Grand Designs on Houghton

Grand Designs on Houghton Tim Kloeck’s penthouse apartment in The Houghton is the ultimate vantage point from which to drink in Joburg’s dichotomous beauty. With panoramic views of the golf course and the Sandton skyline out front, and, to its rear, Linksfield Ridge garlanded in a swathe of purple jacaranda. Part of the rejuvination of [...]

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer Aesthetics, personality and money: these are the three ingredients that either make or break almost any marriage. But the benefits of finding a match made in heaven are worth the risks, say those who have walked the designer aisle. Here’s why hiring an interior designer makes sense… 1. [...]

54 on Bath: Rosebank’s hottest new hotel

54 on Bath: Rosebank’s hottest new hotel Rosebank’s 54 on Bath is hot right now and this is why: Their vision of this new deluxe boutique property is to provide a unique guest experience combined with a personalised approach and intense attention to detail. The hotel lives and breaths urban chic, which is why you [...]

A mix of old and new

A mix of old and new Property developers have been piling into Rosebank to stake their claim in what is arguably Jo'burg's vibrant area. Two new boutique hotels have (re) opened here within a stone's throw of the Gautrain station, both old favourites and both with very different histories and pedigrees. Tsogo Sun's first hotel [...]

Warm welcome

Warm welcome Tsogo Sun has continued its seemingly non-stop, against-all-economic odds takeover of the SA hospitality industry with its acquisition of the old Grace Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Renamed 54 on Bath, the hotel officially opened to the public on 10 July, and the staff (from the desk managers down to the servers at breakfast) [...]

David Muirheard to decorate the ‘Decorex Designer Spotlight’ stand at Decorex Joburg

David Muirheard to decorate the 'Decorex Designer Spotlight' stand at Decorex Joburg Hot on the heels of his sensational makeover of the old Grace hotel in Rosebank – it’s now the super chic 54 on Bath boutique hotel – David Muirhead has been invited to decorate the prestigious ‘Decorex Designer Spotlight’ stand at Decorex Joburg [...]

Name to Know: David Muirhead

Name to Know: David Muirhead If you don’t yet know his name, you almost certainly know David Muirhead`s work: most recently he transformed Rosebanks`s Grace Hotel into 54 on Bath, Tsogo Sun`s new hotel. Elegant and warm with rich textures, detailed wallpaper and a city buzz coursing through its veins, it`s a dream realised for [...]

A charmer of yesteryear

A charmer of yesteryear The style of interior designer David Muirhead beckons an age when things were built to last. I LOVE personal, one-on-one service relationships that belong to another era - an era of handwritten letters, tailored suits and fine art. Although these things have almost become extinct, our souls yearn for the charm [...]

54 on Bath – a facelift for a legend

54 on Bath – a facelift for a legend Most of us will recognise the name “The Grace Hotel” – an iconic boutique hotel that has offered luxurious and elegant accommodation and cuisine to travellers for many a decade. The Grace was recently purchased by hotel and gaming group Tsogo Sun, who saw the potential [...]

Grand Design with David Muirhead

Grand Design with David Muirhead The man behind this week's location, David Muirhead, is so respected internationally that he’s featured in The Andrew Martin Interior Design Review – The Oscars of Interiors. Make sure you don’t miss a personal tour of his latest project for some fabulous hot design tips from one of SA’s most [...]

Tsogo Sun’s Rosebank hotel property

Tsogo Sun’s Rosebank hotel property Tsogo Sun’s new hotel property in Rosebank, 54 on Bath, a five star boutique hotel located on Bath Avenue will open on 1 July. 54 On Bath will open on 1 July featuring 60 standard rooms, 12 luxury suites and three penthouse suites - expect to pay R3 500 per [...]

54 On Bath to open in July

54 On Bath to open in July 54 On Bath, formerly The Grace in Rosebank, is to open on 1 July 2012, following an extensive redesign and repositioning. 54 On Bath, a boutique hotel in Johannesburg’s leafy suburb of Rosebank, will offer business and leisure travellers 5-star luxury. It features 60 standard rooms, 12 luxury [...]

Tsogo Sun’s ’54 on Bath’ in Rosebank to open 1 July

Tsogo Sun’s ’54 on Bath’ in Rosebank to open 1 July Industry has been watching with keen interest the work going on behind the scenes at what used to be The Grace of Rosebank hotel in Johannesburg since Tsogo Sun – Hotels bought it last year. Yesterday media were invited to take a sneak peak [...]

Face-lifting a beauty from a bygone era

Face-lifting a beauty from a bygone era Most of us will recognise the name “The Grace Hotel” – an iconic boutique hotel that has offered luxurious and elegant accommodation and cuisine to travellers for many a decade. The Grace was recently purchased by hotel and gaming group Tsogo Sun, who saw the potential to give [...]

Style with substance – Interior design

Style with substance - Interior design David Muirhead started co-ordinating fabrics and furniture when he was a child and now has a Jozi-based decor company with his sister, Mandy Groves, which does high- end residential interiors and exclusive corporate and hospitality projects. Commissions have included the presidential suite at the Sandton Convention Centre and a [...]

Home Design: Trends and Tips

Home Design: Trends and Tips Whether your décor vibe is the past or the future,a professional eye can give it a fresh edge. Hilary Prendini Toffoli gets a few pointers. David Muirhead David Muirhead Muirhead started coordinating fabrics and furniture when he was a child and now has a Jozi-based décor company with his sister [...]

Past Perfect

Past Perfect Face-lifting a beauty from a bygone era Text Sarah Buitendach Styling Leana Schoeman Photographs David Ross Parktown North might be one of Johannesburg’s most sought-after suburbs, but it wasn’t all that long ago that the jacaranda- and oak-lined streets of this pretty enclave were tracts of open farmland and undeveloped acres. If the [...]

The slow lane

The slow lane A comfortable bolt hole in Montagu For a South African hotel-industry executive based in Dubai,whose adult children are scattered from London to Melbourne, there’s no better place for spirited family reunions or a muchneeded spell of R&R than at a warm and inviting farm-style house in the Little Karoo hamlet of Montagu. [...]

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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