Eu­nice’s top tips

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• Hooks, hooks and more hooks! I’m crazy about hooks and have them ev­ery­where – even low down on the walls and on the in­side of cup­board doors. Ever since their nurs­ery school days, my sons have hung up their be­long­ings with a sense of pride. Ev­ery­thing from tow­els, clothes, hats and beach bags to binoc­u­lars, cam­eras, fish­ing nets and braai tongs can be hung up so that the place looks tidy – and ap­peal­ing. • Con­sider fur­ni­ture with mul­ti­ple uses – an old chest not only serves as a cof­fee ta­ble but also pro­vides stor­age space for Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions. • There’s noth­ing like a fresh coat of paint! • A hot wa­ter out­door shower and ac­cess to the house through a store­room or garage lim­its the amount of sand that gets dragged into the house from the beach. • Al­ways keep the prin­ci­ples of good de­sign such as bal­ance, pro­por­tion, har­mony, rhythm and ac­cents in mind when it comes to colour, line, shape and tex­ture. • In­vest in good qual­ity, durable fin­ishes be­cause humidity and rust are real prob­lems in a sea­side home. The main bed­room boasts a con­tem­po­rary four-poster bed with yel­low ac­cents and a photo of Eu­nice and Rikus above it.

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