Sum­mer BLISS

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Here at Gar­den and Home, we’re all in hol­i­day mode. The beau­ti­ful im­ages in this is­sue are like the light at the end of the prover­bial tun­nel re­mind­ing us that soon we’ll all be en­joy­ing a much-needed break. Try­ing to de­cide which one of the houses fea­tured would be our des­ti­na­tion of choice these hol­i­days has been ex­tremely dif­fi­cult.

What’s not to love about the stun­ning newly built Jon­gens­fontein house on page 24 dec­o­rated by Anna Cor­reia? With the liv­ing ar­eas and pool on the up­per level it en­joys stun­ning views of this sec­tion of the south­ern Cape coast. And we’d be hard pressed to choose which one of the beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated bed­rooms we’d like to sleep in.

Then there’s the stylish Her­manus house on page 32 be­long­ing to glam­orous ex-model Leigh Samp­son and her fam­ily. Imag­ine sink­ing back on the sofa of the blue and white ve­randa over­look­ing the pool ter­race, gin and tonic in hand. And speak­ing of gin, one of the high­lights of the house is the or­nate head­board and bed base cov­ered in an old Gor­dons Gin vinyl bill­board. Who knew re­cy­cling could look so chic?

And who could help but be charmed by the trop­i­cal el­e­gance of the house on the Zinkwazi la­goon fea­tured on page 40? Re­lax­ing on the deck, pad­dle ski­ing in the sea, walk­ing on the beach and end­ing the day with a sail up the river to toast the sun­set – all the el­e­ments for an idyl­lic hol­i­day.

The em­pha­sis on sea and sky at this time of the year brings to mind how ver­sa­tile blue is when it comes to dec­o­rat­ing. On page 56 we’ve put to­gether some of our favourite rooms to give you plenty of in­spi­ra­tion on how to use this clas­sic and amaz­ingly adapt­able shade.

And if your new year’s res­o­lu­tion is to get stuck into the gar­den, get a copy of our 12-month Gar­den­ing Guide which is in stores now. If you are hav­ing trou­ble find­ing one, call or e-mail us and we’ll di­rect you to a stock­ist in your area.

From all of us at Gar­den and Home, here’s to a happy and suc­cess­ful 2019!

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