Bold black kitchens, glam powder rooms and chic living spaces were just some of the gorgeous rooms we featured in 2018.

Take a look at 10 of our favourite rooms from the past year.


whitekitchenaprilissue - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018A contrasting kitchen

It’s the contrast of old and new in this kitchen in our April issue that creates its appeal. Original parquet floors are the perfect contrast to the contemporary cabinetry and timber dining table.

amandawaltersvaalhome - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

Pattern play

Inspired by a box of coloured pencils, the mix of vibrant patterns in Amanda Walters’ home at the Vaal, featured in February, is beautifully shown off by the white walls and sofas. The cherry on the top is Scally Wag determinedly ignoring the message on the scatter.

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blackkitchenjuneissue - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

A dark kitchen

Black kitchens are bang on-trend. We love the bold lines of this kitchen and dining area designed by Hendre Bloem in our June issue. Especially when combined with the organic shape of the Tom Dixon pendant light and Scandi-style Hay chairs from CREMA.

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Beach house living room - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

A bright living room

We love this light-filled living room in a beach house designed by Salomé Knijnenburg in our January issue. The contemporary look is warmed up with a timber-clad wall housing the TV and fireplace. A rustic coffee table offsets the metal and glass elements in the room and the whole effect is softened by the plush throw and rug.

Kelly Adami living room - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

A cozy relaxed living room

This relaxed living room in interior designer Kelly Adami’s (of Copperleaf Studio) house has us dreaming of cooler weather. Featured in our June issue, it has a mid-century modern look with a classic leather sofa, layers of textures and house plants.

Outdoor living area - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

A covered patio

The concept of sophisticated outdoor living is beautifully captured in this covered patio in designer Angela Saffy’s (of Versatile Interiors) home featured in our May issue. It’s fitted with shutters which can be closed or opened depending on the weather and is open on both sides. With a built-in braai, storage space and plenty of seating, it doesn’t skimp on comfort.

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Tropical study - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

A down-to-earth study

With its floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden floors and masses of plants, Julie Gillmer’s study in our November issue brings the outdoors in. We love the uncluttered look and the simple trestle table used as a desk.

Motife interiors powder room - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

A glam powder room

For this powder room designed by Motife Interiors, in our November issue, a photograph of a dandelion seed head was enlarged and printed as wallpaper. The lines create drama and the detail of the seed head lends texture. The effect is minimalist without being cold.

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Durban apartment dining room - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

A laidback dining room with stunning views

With its views of the sea and café-style tables and chairs, this dining area in our October issue has all the laidback charm you would expect in a Durban beachfront apartment. We love the all-white scheme accented with indigo-dyed scatters. Stacking windows which fold back completely give it the feel of a balcony.

Celeste Bushnell bathroom - SA Garden and Home favourite rooms 2018

A lavish bathroom

In this simple yet extremely luxe bathroom featured in the September issue, Celeste Bushnell cleverly combined tradition in the form of marble tiles and ornate mirrors with the contemporary style of the freestanding bath and mirrored vanities. A fabulous place to start and end the day.