Fresh from their SABC 3 Win-a-Home victory, Abiah ‘Abiahsuperstar’ Mahlase and Bradley Muttitt– the creators of AMEN fashion line – channelled their combined creative experience into the ISCA Bathroom Trends Project at Decorex Cape Town and Joburg this year.
The African continent is positioning itself as a global style icon, fusing the influences of international trend-makers with the unique colour and vibrancy that characterises its people and cultures. The impact of this colourful continent on the 2019 lifestyle trends will be brought home through the features and products showcasing at Africa’s biggest décor and design exhibition – Decorex SA. Consisting of Decorex Durban, Decorex Cape Town and Decorex Joburg, this year’s much-anticipated theme ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’ encapsulates the re-birth of the African style powerhouse.
It’s #BreastCancerAwareness Month which aims to create awareness and raise funds for Breast Cancer.
This year our chosen charity was PinkDrive – they were involved in the new She Shed feature where top designers from around the country were tasked with transforming a traditional outdoor shed into the ultimate women’s haven incorporating different shades of pink.
If your home goal for 2018 is to go green(er), here are five easy changes to do your bit without sacrificing on style. They’re simple changes that don’t call for much work, but together they’ll add up to an eco-friendly home makeover.
Clean the air
Investing in an air purifier is a sure-fire way to improve air quality in your home, as it will remove allergens and pollutants from the air. Live plants around your home also act as natural air filters, and some plants are particularly effective absorbers of harmful pollutants emitted from carpets, furniture and electronic equipment. A stylish vase and a spider plant can also add a nice finishing touch to your home.
Let the sunshine in
The most cost effective and environmentally friendly light source is just outside your window. Make use of this natural light for as long as you can before switching on the lights. Open blinds, drapes and shutters to let solar energy brighten up your home.