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The Houghton

We invite you to experience Johannesburg as you have never seen it: from the luxurious eyrie of The Houghton. Nestled in the tree-lined suburb of Houghton, The Houghton development located on the magnificent Houghton golf course offers instant access to Johannesburg’s key business, sporting and schooling nodes – yet, with its magnificent views and lushly landscaped gardens, it offers an urban sanctuary like no other. Our magnificent amenities include the signature Jack Nicklaus Championship 18-hole golf course, along with The Houghton Hotel, a new world-class destination that will offer hotel guests and residents of The Houghton a lifestyle second...

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Creating a Buzz

The most exciting emerging design talent currently is coming out of Africa, says a top local design consultant, and to find it you only need to check out Instagram The term “African design” is a bit of a misleading term these days. Without a doubt there is a huge surge in design and lifestyle across the continent, but to claim it to be one thing is notional. African styles in fashion, design and art are as diverse as any European style, and as on other continents, there are certain nations where design consciousness and creative skills are simply part...

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Lighting Trends: The Bright Side

A roundup of the top trends in interior lighting design 01 CLUSTER CLUB It’s no secret that a grouping of pendant lights is an elegant way of creating interest in a living space. Moving away from the decorative and ornate styles to something simpler, Hoi P’loy reinterprets this idea with its sleek and modern Winston Ceiling pendant. hoiploy.com 02 BRUSHED BRASS Combining a soft matte finish with the warmth of gold-coloured metal, brushed brass has replaced its brighter equivalent as the popular choice to add subtle yet glamorous touches to an interior. The Lian swing lamp by Studio 19...

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Makeover: Moving on Up

Take inspiration from these designers that take average spaces and make them exceptional. Unlike a new build that offers a blank canvas, a renovation of makeover project involves serious problem-solving and space maximizing skill, as well as an understanding of the transformative power of finishes, colour and accessories. Traditional to Timeless 86 Design Designers Lauren King and Ansu Cornelius of 86 Design transformed a stately family home in Johannesburg with a rich Italianate theme by using smart but simple fixes that ultimately took it from dated to entirely timeless. With an overall effect that was initially quite dark and...

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Special Report: The High Life

Living in a hotel has long been a lifestyle choice of rock stars and divas, but they’re not the only ones who see the value in a home that comes with all the creature comforts associated with a luxury hotel stay. In the 1930s Coco Chanel moved into The Ritz in Paris and would live there until her death in 1971. In the ’60s and ’70s stars like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan lived in the Chelsea Hotel in New York, and the playwright Tennessee Williams lived in Manhattan’s Hotel Elysée for 15 years. Modern celebrities who...

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