Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitor, Karoo Kwezi will be showing off their beautiful upcycled lighting creations at the show. We spoke to owner Irma Weyers and PE based worker, Tamara Williams about creating beauty out of what most people consider rubbish. (more…)Read More
Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitor, B-Lumière Designs derives its name from the French word meaning light while the B represents to be. Together these words illustrate the delicacy of B-Lumière’s products – to be light.
B-Lumière started in 2013 as a range of designer lights designed and made locally in South Africa. The lights were originally sold in markets in Centurion, Bloemfontein and Stellenbosch.
These mesmerizing light fittings are made from thin, durable plastic – so delicate and chiffon-like that they come alive with gentlest breeze. If a conversation piece is what you’re after, these lights will keep guests intrigued.
B-Lumière Designs is run by designer Clara Potgieter, although her sports fanatic husband has created 1 light fixture so far. From 2015 the lights were sold in smaller independent retail stores and is enjoying national success, with products sold in many retailers and specialist lighting stores across South Africa.
Although B-Lumière Designs has a wide range of lights, they’ve selected their top sellers to showcase at the Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo, all selling at discounted prices. Visitors will also have the chance to discuss and order custom designs and custom sizes from the brand at their stand at the show.
2017 saw the business expand into furniture retailing, with outstanding designs sourced from Indonesia and China, and soon the rest of the world. These furniture ranges are exclusive to B-Lumière Designs, guaranteeing visitors one-of-a-kind pieces – so don’t miss out!
Visit the Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo at the Sun Arena, Time Square from 28 – 30 September 2018 to get your hands on some new items to freshen up your home.Read More
Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitor, AssembLIT create DIY ceiling lights that leave a lasting impression on any room in the home or office.
AssembLIT is a range of laser cut light fittings crafted in Cape Town. Their designs are lightweight and modern, and easily transform any room. The product is so easy to assemble, with no need for glue, nails or screws and each light fitting comes flat-packed with instructions on how to put it together. Each “bone” clips effortlessly into place with eye-catching effects!
All the designs are available in white and two stain options; mahogany and antique white. The lights are best illuminated with the always on-trend filament light bulb, which you can find in almost any homeware and electrical store.
AssembLIT recently launched the cheeky VINEYARD range. These striking ceiling lights draw inspiration from both the shape of wine glasses as well as the unique varieties of wine that grow in the Cape. Be sure to visit the Expo to see the new range at their stand.Read More
The chandelier was once only seen in formal estates, but today we see them hanging in homes everywhere. Port Elizabeth HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitor, Selective Lighting share expert advice on how and where to hang a chandelier in your home.
Chandeliers add elegance and style to any space of your home. But what happens if you get it wrong? Knowing the right size and where you should hang it can be an overwhelming task, but we have some guidelines to help you along.
The design of your chandelier needs to be considered and it should match the space that you want to put it in. The style and visual weight of the fitting will impact the size that your space can accommodate. A visually heavy fitting can be a little smaller, while a visually light fitting can be wider.
MAKE SURE YOU GET THOSE MEASUREMENTS:
The taller your ceiling is, the taller your chandelier can be. Multiply the ceiling height by 2.5 – 3 and that will give you the recommended height.
The roomier the space, the wider your chandelier can be. Measure the length and width of the space, add them together and that will give you the diameter of the chandelier.
#FUNFACT: For dining rooms keep the diameter about 30cm narrower than the table width.
What To Consider When Hanging A Chandelier
Picking the right place to hang your chandelier will inevitably make or break a room. You want to enhance the overall look of the room while keeping the fitting functional. If it’s is too close to the ceiling, the light won’t distribute properly and if it’s too low down it will disrupt traffic flow.
For dining rooms, kitchen islands and breakfast nooks always leave about 80cm between the surface of the table and the bottom of the chandelier. If you are looking to hang a chandelier over your bath then make sure that there is enough room for you to get in and out of the tub. If there isn’t then consider hanging the fitting in the centre of your bathroom. Most chandelier fittings have an adjustable hanging length, but double check this when purchasing your fitting in case you need flexibility.
Centring your chandelier above a table, bed or other surfaces will help define a space and create a focal point.
Your home should reflect your personal style and what better way to add some stunning style than with a beautiful chandelier? If you would like more information about their services or light fittings, please visit their stand at the Port Elizabeth HOMEMAKERS Expo, pop over to their website or contact Bradley Muller on 041 365 2636 and email@example.com for more information. Visit their show room at 28 West Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth.Read More
You may have noticed these visually striking, organic light fixtures featured in our marketing material this year. The gorgeous pendant light belongs to a design house making waves in sustainable home goods. Exhibit-Art are passionate about preserving our planet and promoting natural home and garden décor products that are not only environmentally friendly but beautiful too.
Their sisal line offers dramatic lighting and functional home décor products that will transform your home into a vivid, natural and earthy space.
Harvested from the Karoo, sisal trees are brought to their workshop in Wilderness where the Exhibit-Art team prepare the products in an open workshop at Timberlake Organic Village, halfway between Wilderness and Sedgefield on the N2. If you are ever in this beautiful part of South Africa, we encourage you to pop by and view their products in the making.
Once harvested and having gone through a rigorous process of stripping, cleaning and polishing, this amazing plant showcases a wood so warm and inviting that it can literally be used in any styled environment, both home and office. Using only natural materials, and no molds during the creation of their products, they are all truly one-of-a-kind!
Discover more about the Sisal range and other Exhibit-Art products here: www.exhibit-art.co.zaRead More
Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitor, Mono Shop, expert creators of Scandinavian inspired furniture, homeware and soft furnishing gave us a little preview of the products they’ll have available at their stand at this year’s show. All items are lovingly selected to help you achieve the oh-so-trendy monochromatic look at home with maximum ease. Here’s your sneak preview:
- Plywood Box on Wheels www.monoshop.co.za/product/birch-plywood-box
- Triangle lamp (Birch Plywood): www.monoshop.co.za/product/triangular-lamp-birch-plywood
- Bedding: www.monoshop.co.za/product-tag/bedding
- Peg board: www.monoshop.co.za/product/birch-plywood-peg-board
- Industrial Rail: www.monoshop.co.za/product/industrial-clothing-rail
- Trestle desk: www.monoshop.co.za/product/birch-plywood-trestle-desk
- Cube desk lamp: www.monoshop.co.za/product/cube-desk-lamp-plywood
- Mini canvas bucket: www.monoshop.co.za/product/mini-canvas-bucket
- Wire mesh board: www.monoshop.co.za/product/wire-mesh-board
- Book of Plans: www.monoshop.co.za/product/book-of-plans
Visit the Mono Shop stand at the Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo for incredible deals on these items and more. Get all the news about the Expo here: www.homemakersonline.co.za/expo/cape-town
Pure Creation’s enchanting Moonlights are both functional and decorative. The silhouette lighting and shadow elements create a beautiful soft light – adding a relaxed atmosphere to any living space.
They’re carefully crafted from mdf supawood, each one displaying an intricately cut nature-inspired motif. The Moonlights are rounded off with a luxurious matte white finish.
Pure Creation’s Moonlights are easy to install with a hook at the back to hang on the wall – the same way you would hang a painting on a wall. The energy saving light bulb fits at the back on a light fitting. The wire and plug point come attached.
Dimensions: 40 x 40cm, and hangs 7 cm from the wall.
Visit the Pure Creation online shop for more products: www.purecreation.co.za/productsRead More
The breathtaking Molecular Chandelier by Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitor, Ashlee Ainsley Lloyd does more than illuminate an interior – it engages the senses. It is inspired by the dramatic natural earth formations, paying homage to the ravines and mountains of the Cape. The light installation is hand wrought from thick black rope, shorn lamb roving and copper string suspended off a classically rose gold copper webbed frame.
If you’re looking for a statement piece, it doesn’t get more stately than this.
To see other remarkable lighting solutions from Ashlee Ainsley Lloyd, visit her website: www.ashleeainsleylloyd.com/lighting/Read More