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!