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Coote and Wench is a small design house run by Philip and Storm Coote. The business was founded out of a love for design and the spirit of making....

I always loved houses and gardens and flowers and sewing and painting as a child. I was obsessed with my Barbie house!...

My work from home space ! Textured grass cloth wallpaper so often my wall finish of choice. Layers of art and fabrics to inspire, natural cane mixed with a vintage table lacquered white. Most importantly a view of the sea....

Petrus has collaborated with The Private House Company on several projects such as homes in Plettenberg Bay and even at Londolozi...

James Mudge is a well-known and respected designer in South Africa and has designed furniture for many renowned wine estates...

Growing up I had an interest for décor and design. Being fortunate enough to be a close relative of Stephen Falcke...

Growing up I wanted to be an architect, but instead became more fascinated in design. I then proceeded to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the Saint Lucas Academy in Gent/Belgium....

My creative journey began when I started a business with my sister, Jenny, called “Out of Africa”. We made a line of jewelry, heavily beaded necklaces and bracelets....

There was never I time in my life when I wasn’t absolutely certain that I wanted to create beautiful homes and interiors! It wasn’t until I was in my teens, though, that I was able to correlate this to an actual career: Interior Design...

We have recently worked with Greg Mark from Gregory Mark Landscapes on a project in Johannesburg and it was just incredible to watch the garden take shape from a building site to a veritable oasis!...

Today we are (remotely) sitting with Nicole Barclay Botha from Wunder’s JHB - a furniture manufacturing company with a range of beautiful sofas, chairs, ottomans and much else! Nicole started Wunders JHB in 2011 and has driven the business from success to success. A visit...

Elsa Young is an international interiors, lifestyle and food photographer based in Johannesburg. ...

The message from Stephen rings loud and clear that we should all be grateful for what we have during this time: from gardens to simple pleasures, like time....