Purely Local CT 2021

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Lifestyle

SPRUCE UP YOUR After spending months surrounded by the same four walls, is it time for a change? We’ve got some ideas to give your home a makeover, and even if you’re counting your pennies these small changes will make a big difference.

GET ORGANISED A space can feel incredibly different simply by decluttering and reorganising. To start, go through all drawers and create piles for the things that will be kept, donated, or thrown away. After decluttering, homeowners can regain some sense of control by organising the storage spaces in the home.

WORDS: Marana Brand • IMAGES: The Home Studio & Shutterstock

SPACE

KEEP IT LOCAL We love these décor items - and the best part is, they all support local artists, designers and businesses!

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The Wanderland Collective works together with South African artists to create accessories and homeware, and we just love this scatter cushion designed by Cape Town-based Mrs + Mr Luke. The printed velvet cushion features and interpretation of their ‘My Head, Your Hand’ project. R1190

Rearranging your current furniture can give your living space a whole new look. Establish the focal point in the room and work from there, leaving enough space for easy circulation within the room. “Even if you’re not able to change the position of your key pieces – like a sofa and media unit – switching out and moving around the additional items and accessories make all the difference. If this is the case, our trick is to take everything out of the room, just leaving those key items in the correct position, and then bring it all back into the room one by one. This blank canvas gives you the opportunity to look at the room in a new way, and think about how you can mix and match what you already have. Remember, less is always more! Don’t crowd the room,” says Karen Steyn, founder of The Home Studio.

THE POWER OF PAINT Paint has to be one of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways to make a major change in your living space. Whether you’re giving white walls a fresh new coat, or going for a complete change with a darker, dramatic look, or painting a feature wall or just a door, paint has the power to completely change the overall style and feel of any room. “We always suggest swatching first to see how the colour looks in your space, and don’t be afraid to go darker than you think. Rich, saturated colours add so much warmth to a living room,” Steyn says.

“Even if you’re not able to change the position of your key pieces – like a sofa and media unit – switching out and moving around the additional items and accessories make all the difference.” Karen Steyn, founder, The Home Studio

BRING IN SOME LIFE A simple basket planter and plant can make the difference needed to make your living space feel alive and welcoming. Using a basket for your planter has the additional benefit of introducing added texture to the living space. “We prefer one large plant to maximise the visual impact,” Steyn says.

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Pots about Plants was started by Gift after he was retrenched due to Covid-19 – the cement pots are made by hand, and you can order just the basic pot (in all sorts of shapes and sizes) or one that’s been painted and filled with a succulent. @Potsaboutplantsct and starts from R35

WIN

Inspired by the Cape’s floral kingdom, Hout Bay-based artist Kendall hand draws all the designs and patterns featured in the beautiful KeniKen collection. In the range, you’ll find napkins, table runners, tablecloths and tea towels, as well purses, wine carriers and multipurpose soft pots/ round holdalls that are ideal for pot plants and herbs. Pretoria based Balekane Legoabe’s beautiful digital artwork The Prettiest One Ed. 1/3 is available from State of the Art Gallery, where you can browse and buy in the comfort of your own home. R1950

Want to w in a R500 KeniKen voucher? Head to @Pure lyLocalCT on Facebook to enter


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