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Beach Umbrellas


Our November 2012 issue 'Shades of Summer' shoot (see page 32) is centred on lively outdoor fabrics that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing. House and Leisure's Decor Editor, Jeanne Botes, and photographer, Greg Cox, combined these two elements beautifully by making up these gorgeous beach umbrellas using fabrics from some of SA's leading names, including Home Fabrics, St Leger & Viney, Mavromac, U&G Fabrics, Hertex, Fabric Library and others.

Shot on location at a windy Cape Town beach, the team really had their work cut out for them. Despite the pleasant weather prediction, clouds rolled in together with great gusts of wind, making it even trickier to get that perfect shot. Above, Greg faces the elements, trying to get one of the umbrellas in place...

Well done to Jeanne and Greg for pulling off such an inspiring shoot, packed with bold patterns and bright colours, perfect for the beach season ahead! Turn to page 32 of our November 2012 Summer issue to see the final product and for more information on the featured fabrics...