What’s happening on the decor scene?
We love these fish platters, R99,95 (large), and R79,95 (medium), from Woolies. Made of melamine, they’re just the thing for outdoor entertaining. woolworths.co.za
WHAT A VIEW
Samsung’s new QLED TV effectively solves the problem of where to put your TV. The AV and power lines are combined through the One Connect Box, an ‘invisible’ connection where transparent cabling simply disappears. Better still, the screen can be enabled to blend seamlessly with the wall behind it. Set it up to play music, or display your wallpaper, a painting or family photos. samsung.com/za
Jaipur Rose, the latest collection from Designers Guild, is a celebration of the exotic. Inspired by the pioneering journeys of 19th-century explorers, it’s imbued with nomadic glamour. Printed on linens, plush velvets and cotton grounds, there’s also a coordinating wallpaper collection. Available at Home Fabrics, hf.co.za
Joe Paine’s Stilt light cleverly compresses itself between the floor and the ceiling, keeping it in place without a base or fasteners. Winner of Best Lighting at 100% Design at Decorex this year, it can be placed at any height or anywhere in the room. R6 900 from joepaine.com
It’s a wrap
Mungo’s soughtafter kikois are now available in new shades, ranging from beachy blues and soothing greens to rich coppery tones. These striped colourways are ideal for scarves, sarongs and towels making them must-have accessories for summer. South kikoi (pictured), R345, from mungo.co.za
If you’re after a fresh shutter-board feel, the Louvre Satin White wall tile is an excellent starting point. With a glazed ceramic finish, it’s the perfect counterpoint to a Hampton’s look of painted timber and pale marble countertops. Available at Italtile, italtile.co.za
DESIGNER’S WISH LIST
“I love this piece titled ‘Keep on Walking’ by Tharien Smith,” says Garth Wastie of Home Fabrics.
“It’s a moody mixed media with bright orange embroidery inspired by Cape Town. I particularly like the blurred reality of the surroundings while the individual stands out, untouched.” Available from stateoftheart-gallery.com Home Fabrics hf.co.za
If you’re after a note of sophisticated glamour, The Crown Collection’s antique mirrors are an excellent place to start. The extensive range includes ornate gilded mirrors, available in oval, round and rectangular shapes. Guilded eagle mirror, R14 500. 20 Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston, Jo’burg. thecrowncollection.co.za