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5 top renovation tips from architect pieter-ernst mare
Renovation advice from Joburg-based architect Pieter-Ernst Mare
watch: mastering the art of the victorian dream cottage
A characterful Victorian cottage on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard is ushered into the 21st century
Before&After Reader’s Renovation: the results are in
Winners announced of annual Before&After Reader's Renovation competition
invisible mending
This century-old house in Parktown North has been rescued, restored and stitched together with a new steel skeleton
vicki sleet’s home renovation: an instagram story
Vicki Sleet and her husband Justin Spreckley documented their four-month renovation – via Instagram
When people ask me, “So what do you think of living in the ‘burbs?”, I can’t answer more enthusiastically,’ says homeowner Vicki Sleet of the location of her new home. ‘While our previous house in Cape Town’s Muizenberg had great views and was really contemporary, having small children in a house with many sharp s
Follow the story of an Instagram home renovation
From a facebrick horror to a airy family-friendly home
How to renovate without renovating
Durban-based interior designer Ruth Duke shares her top 10 tips for giving your home a new lease on life without making structural changes
A 160-year-old home gets a luxurious update
This renovation is packed with personal appeal and French-Asian influences
find inspiration for a black-and-white renovation
This picture guide will convince you that you don't need a lot of colour to make a big statement
Home Truths: Pieter-Ernst Mare
The homeowner talks Sandton City living, contemporary South African art and treasured design items
Joburg-based architect Pieter Ernst-Mare’s wide-ranging interests and clever use of neutrals make his home a resolved showcase for his art and collectibles. With its deep purple and black and white touches, his newly renovated abode in Sandton was perfect for the July 2017 #HLBWIssue, in stores and online now. See it in full on page 56 and get to know the owner better with his home truths below. The best thing about living where I do is the fact that it’s like a secret spot in the heart of Sandton City. My oak tree hides the skyscrapers from view perfectly. I think style is simple elegance. My own style is
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