The Designer Spaces Challenge is one of our favourite Expo features and an incentive to give up-and-coming interior designers and decorators a chance to share their creations at the 2020 InHabit Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo.
The theme for the 2020 Expo is appropriately themed; InHabit. We live in a world that is better connected than ever before. InHabit is about improving the way people live in their homes and how they connect with everything around them. The applications for 2020 have been rolling in. We have selected eight individuals to showcase their designs and décor skills at the Expo end of February.
The Designer Spaces Challenge is an opportunity for talented designers to showcase their products and designs at the 2020 Expo taking place at the Ticketpro Dome from 27 February to 1 March.
The concept behind the InHabit theme is to create a space in the home, inspired by our motherland – Africa. It should display the unique design style of our magical continent. Africa is trending in fashion, design, and architecture. The whole world is looking at us for true, authentic inspiration. The brief to designers was clear. Enrich your concept with an African flavour that serves as an inspiration to embrace our African roots. The idea is to bring these trends to life with the InHabit theme at heart. Designers could choose to re-create any room in the house. From cosy reading corners and unique workspaces to eccentric lounges and opulent bedrooms, the options were endless.
Designer Line Up
A few of 2020s participants include Mlondolozi Hempe, Amanda Mlombo and Cecilia Kapasula. HOMEMAKERS has been running a bi-weekly interview with each designer asking questions about trends and what creates the perfect environment to fully InHabit your home. Catch up with the designers and read about their inspirations and trend forecasts for 2020.
Mlondolozi Hempe is the founder of the design company Umongo, where his projects are an exploration of art through design and architecture. He carefully fuses these elements with his South African culture and childhood experiences. With a unique approach in combining contemporary elements in furniture with interior and architectural design, he believes that design is a “uniform language to be explored”.
Amanda Mlombo’s successful interior design company Blush Affluent specialises in interiors, homeware, furniture and consulting. Mlombo is known for her decluttering and organisational skills in design. The mother of two has travelled the world, which has, in turn, inspired her renovated and newly designed spaces.
House of Sweet Savannah
For the House of Sweet Savannah, Africa is at the centre of all design projects. Owner Cecilia Kapasula, says her design house is about adding a piece of Africa into your life. Through an array of vibrant, bold and bright decorative products, House of Sweet Savannah specialises in exclusivity with their custom-made items.
We recently asked Tasneem Sayanvala, our fourth Designer Spaces participant a few questions about design and what it means to be a successful interior designer. With a Diploma in Interior Design from the University of Johannesburg, her skills have allowed her to freelance and work for distinguished architecture firms in South Africa.
Living Room Style
The interior design and landscaping team from Living Room Style, along with their partner Wayne Brodie are known for their urban – boho renovation of the downtown Joburg rooftop into the iconic event venue and café, Living Room. Considered a “growing showroom” of their range of design and manufacturing expertise. The team offers design solutions that are turnkey and one-of-a-kind.
Erika Prinsloo Interiors
Erika Prinsloo is our sixth Designer Spaces participant who will take part in this creative HOMEMAKERS challenge. Prinsloo shares her insights into décor and design below in preparation for the upcoming Expo.
Pure Love Home
We had a chance to ask our seventh Designer Spaces team a few questions too. Divan Stewart and Charl Greeff from Pure Love Home is a dynamic duo to whom this year’s theme is no stranger. Fusing the contemporary, raw and uniquely African elements into a large part of their projects, makes them a stand-out team – one to look out for.
Blooming Oaks Inc
Lindiwe Ludonga is the founder of Blooming Oaks Inc – an interior décor and design business focusing on space transformation. Her attention to detail has afforded her opportunities in the market for those wanting to transform their spaces and add value to their homes. Apart from her business, she is a wife, a mother, a student and a property consultant.
Don’t miss these designers at the Expo later this week!
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