Light Fantastic

Light Fantastic

We are now six months into 2018 and within the world of contemporary interior design and decoration, there’s an escalating appreciation of the value of lighting, i.e. which luminaires to select and how best to plan their usage. And further, how to evaluate the ongoing...
Seasons of Comfort

Seasons of Comfort

There have been many attempts by us humans to keep warm in winter and, by avoiding the debilitation of heat, to remain cool in the hot summer months; this being a very evident fact of seasonal life in Southern Africa. From the simplicity of seeking shade, to...
Take a Seat

Take a Seat

This is Habitat’s annual FOCUS on contemporary seating and how best to choose and use it. 2018 looks to spell out change for South Africa and not only in terms of politico-economics. At home, the use of furniture in multifunctional living areas is illustrating...
Walls & Windows: Space Capsule

Walls & Windows: Space Capsule

Vertical surfaces need to be handled with care. They can be coated or clad with a variety of materials and in many finishes: paint, wallpaper / fabric, tiling of different textures and dimensions; and panelling in wood, stone, various metals, glass and mirror; the...
Bathrooms – Trends ’18

Bathrooms – Trends ’18

Accepting that kitchens and bathrooms are the most costly interior spaces to update, they can quite possibly make or break a home’s value. Bathroom design for 2018 is eclectic and broad, but it’s unlikely to leave end users indifferent; even the most familiar palettes...
Kitchens – Trends ‘18

Kitchens – Trends ‘18

It’s accepted that the 2018 kitchen represents the core of the home and to some extent will influence interior style, layout – depending on space – and overall ambiance. Especially in contemporary examples, where an open plan format merges kitchen / dining / living...