Up­cy­cled liv­ing


Turn trash into trea­sure with re­fur­bished fur­ni­ture, rein­vented light­ing and re­pur­posed decor items that’ll give your home a new lease on life


Gobain Gyproc is proud to be part of the House and Leisure Be­fore & Af­ter 2015 spe­cial edi­tion. As a lead­ing in­te­rior so­lu­tions com­pany, we are com­mit­ted to mak­ing in­no­va­tive, en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient and sus­tain­able prod­ucts avail­able to con­sumers. All our prod­ucts have been tried and tested, and are backed by over 85 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and in­dus­try knowl­edge. This year, Saint­Gob­ain will in­tro­duce a num­ber of re­tail prod­ucts that will trans­form your home sim­ply and cost-ef­fec­tively, the first of which is the Quick­cor­nice range – easyto-in­stall cor­nices that will change the look and feel of any room in your home (see page 80).

ABOVE RIGHT, CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT Or­ange JAR chan­de­lier R750 (ex­clud­ing bulbs), Is:créatif; re­cy­cled tyre mir­ror R870, Abode; suc­cu­lent plants from R59 each, Loft Liv­ing; Span­ish carafe R249 (8 litre) and ce­ment vase rounded R115, beaker with mea­sure­ment R95 (large), all Wey­landts; lab beaker R650, Sam; or­ange bath mat R170 and mul­ti­coloured bench (fab­ric made from of­f­cuts) R2 800, both from Ashanti; vintage book R20, CAFDA.

PRE­VI­OUS PAGE, CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT wall­pa­per in White Bricks 2 from the Bricks col­lec­tion R400/m2, Robin Sprong; Toast light from R4 900 (45cm di­am­e­ter), Bread­tag Light; But­ton Ta­ble by Pho­to­blox R1 195, Sta­ble; noo­dle bowls R170 each, Ashanti; re­pur­posed tin can and plant, stylist’s own, paint on tin can in Pure by An­nie Sloan R250/litre, Frog­gatt and Frost; chair up­hol­stered in Har­le­quin by Vheke Kruger R3 500, bbel­lamy and bbel­lamy; pink hand­wo­ven rag throw R680 (made from of­f­cuts, dou­ble), Ashanti; Round pa­per bas­ket in Light Blue R145, Wey­landts; plant, stylist’s own.

ABOVE LEFT, FROM TOP Crete­ment wall­pa­per from the Con­crete col­lec­tion R400/m2, Robin Sprong; Curvy coat rack in Red R1 995, Wey­landts; ‘Jimmy Comes To Joburg’ back­packs by Vernac R1 026 each, Sta­ble; PPC lap­top bag R660, Abode; char­coal rug R5 060, Lim; ap­ple bas­ket R190, Quirky.me; ma­roon and char­coal rag wo­ven cush­ions R455 each (60×40cm), Ashanti.

OP­PO­SITE, CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT Screen cov­ered with Fronds in Brazil Green fab­ric from the Par­adise Is Here col­lec­tion by Skinny laminx R995 (2×1,25m), Sam; vintage ten­nis rac­quets with mir­rors, stylist’s own, find sim­i­lar (ex­clud­ing mir­rors) at Wood­stock Vintage; screen cov­ered with Pal­metto in Pis­ta­chio fab­ric R795 (0.9×1.3m) and screen cov­ered with Pal­metto in Tar­mac fab­ric (60×86cm), both from the Par­adise Is Here col­lec­tion by Skinny laminx, and GROWBAG R295 (large), all Sam; plant and easel, stylist’s own; framed Cray­ola wall­pa­per in Brushed Emer­ald R450/m2, Sarah Ord; black suit­case ot­toman with Nguni seat R3 950, Recre­ate; T-bar san­dals by Reza Levy R1 550, Sam.

Find out more about Saint-gobain Gyproc’s Stand 47 pro­ject (see page 70), a beau­ti­ful three-be­d­roomed home built on eco-es­tate Mon­aghan Farm in Gaut­eng to show­case how new method­olo­gies in build­ing sys­tems can re­sult in a flex­i­ble, energy-ef­fi­cient home that of­fers a wide range of unique ben­e­fits to the home­owner.

We in­vite HL read­ers to join us for an in­for­ma­tive tour of the house on Satur­day 16 May 2015, where we will in­tro­duce you to the new build­ing trends ap­plied dur­ing con­struc­tion, and where you can ex­pe­ri­ence the ben­e­fits home own­ers will en­joy as a re­sult. Go to stand47.co.za to book your place on one of the three ar­ranged tours that will be run on the day.

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