Erika Prinsloo is our sixth Designer Spaces participant who will take part in this creative HOMEMAKERS challenge. The Designer Spaces Challenge is one of our favourite Expo features and a wonderful incentive for interior designers and decorators 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 we live in our homes and how we choose to connect with everything around us. The applications for 2020 have been rolling in since October last year and now it is almost time to reveal the last few designers. HOMEMAKERS’ selected eight individuals to showcase their designs and décor skills at the Expo.

Prinsloo shares her insights into décor and design below in preparation for the upcoming Expo.

Erika Prinsloo

What does InHabit mean to you?

To me “InHabit”  means that you should EMBRACE the space you live in. Make it a place where you can be yourself and live a good life.

What is one thing every South African should invest in when it comes to Interior Design?

You need to invest in two things: a good couch and a good bed. You are going to spend time with family and friends on a good couch and afterwards have goodnight’s rest on a great, supportive bed. This will ensure you are productive in your workplace – making it easy to repeat the cycle. 

What are your interior decorating trend predictions for 2020?

I am so glad that people embrace colour and pattern. The trendy colour for 2020 is Pantone’s Classic Blue with a fresh take on animal print. We are in Africa and we should implement it in our homes. It will give us the energy to face whatever comes our way.

How do you combine beauty and functionality?

It is a total win-win situation when an item has both characteristics. Make an effort to source the item that has both. Don’t be afraid to invest in a beautiful, functional piece.

What is something or someone you always turn to for inspiration?

I am so privileged to be inspired by nature, family, friends and colleagues. The most simple things in life can add a spark in yours. I also believe that inspiration is divine and from God.

Miss the other participants in The Designer Spaces Challenge? Read all about them.

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