SHF offers beautiful, on-trend furniture and decor at incredibly reasonable prices, which is why we love their stores. From turquoise velvet trunks to floral armchairs, the ‘Living‘ section includes seating, storage and ottomans, while ‘Dining’ has the biggest range of show-stopping tables and dining chairs, as well as sideboards and chic bar stools. Then there’s the ‘Bedroom’ section with headboards and side tables in every shape, size and material, and ‘Outdoor’ furniture so sophisticated you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into someone’s penthouse balcony.
Fabric, fabric, fabric! As Exquisite Cuts says: We scour every corner of the fabric world to bring you the latest and greatest trends, colours, textures and designs. So, if you’re looking for that stand-out piece of material for your ottoman, scatter cushions, curtains or tablecloth, this is the place to find it. Oh, and they have tables of fabric laid out so you can feel them as well as admire. Bliss.
These wood furniture experts offer bespoke designs for everything from wine cellars to beds, desks and libraries. Whatever you need built into your home, they can make it. And whatever made-to-fit furniture you need, they can do that too. They also create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces out of the roots of mighty trees. Pay them a visit to chat about your needs.
If you’ve reached that stage where your home or office is screaming for an overhaul, enlist the experts from Design & Decor Lab to help you. Not only do they customise the design to suit your lifestyle and taste, they will also make all the furniture, window treatments and anything else needed for the space. The bonus? They offer a one-year warranty on all their items.
The JVB Furniture Collection has a single-minded goal: to help South Africans create a timeless sense of occasion in their day-to-day living. Their pieces are striking and modern; easy to picture in a Maboneng loft or Sandhurst mansion. Think gorgeous stainless steel coupled with mustard velvets; upholstery in hues of greys and champagnes and cabinets made from wood. They also offer Interior Design Services, so give them a call if you’re needing a home overhaul.
Meaning “Hidden Place” in Shona, Karongwe creates solid wood furniture and bespoke pieces for individuals and trade clients. They offer four ranges: The Heritage Range, showcasing classical designs and traditional woodworking methods; The Modern Range, featuring sleek designs for the price-conscious customer; The Live Edge Range that salvages fallen trees to create one-of-a-kind art pieces and The Bespoke Range that gives customers the ability to co-design furniture to their liking and preference, which includes choosing their wood.
You’ve not experienced amazing sound and tech until you’ve paid Icons a visit in Kramerville. It’s more than a music and audio store, it’s an experience complete with a top notch kitchen staffed with people obsessed with pushing culinary boundaries. We highly recommend that you swing by Icons and experience it for yourself. To boot, Icon also hosts a wide variety of events: from cooking classes to movie nights, there truly is something for everyone. You can find them at Unit 4, Design on Appel, Appel Road Kramerville, Sandton, Gauteng.
Halogen International stocks and distributes local and international fabrics and wall coverings from over 30 of the world’s most exclusive fabric houses, and they offer a range of over 200 hand-selected local fabrics to choose from. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fabric choice – woven, quilted, kelim, velvet, linen – and pattern. Go find something special.
Not only does Forest Flooring install the most gorgeous solid wood and engineered wood floors, they also do old-school wood inlays so beautiful they’ll stop you in your tracks. Their product range includes balustrades, skirtings and staircases, as well as thermo-treated ash decking and a lightweight precast engineered flooring and wall cladding system called Concreate.
Minimalistic designs have been making a strong stand in the design world. If you like neat, simple and classy, then Tonic Design is the place to go. We particularly love the Nova bed design – its clean lines will look good in any modern bedroom.
For artistic pieces, treasures with a rustic look or Africa inspired pieces, Amatuli is the place to go. We adore the African face mask display sets and the black and white fine art portraiture by David Ballam.
Looking for premium and high-end kitchen designers who have worked in southern Africa and beyond? Then look no further than Living Kitchens – Bulthaup. They understand that the kitchen is the heart of any home or, as they would put it, the focal point of your home. Who better to design your kitchen than them? Check out their showroom for inspiration.
Much as we all love new things, there are some treasured pieces we simply cannot part with. But if they’re starting to look a little rough around the edges, then have them restored at Chris Maree Furniture Restoration. And if you’re looking for something a little more specific, like French polishing or re-upholstery, they offer that too.
Looking for elegant decor items that wont break the bank? Then we recommend you head to Classic Bond Decor. This classic Le Med mini chaise is just the piece for a cosy reading corner, while the contemporary white painted server will look elegant in any dining room.
Not every interior design scheme suits curtains, so when you’re looking to achieve a clean, beach-inspired look, opt for shutters from Lifestyle Shutters. They stock a range, which are elegant, modern and functional, ideal for outdoor or indoor use. Have a look at their gallery for some inspiration for your home.
Dejan Custom Furniture prides itself in designing quality and stylish bespoke furniture for its niche clientele. We absolutely adore the circle mirrors in their accessories section. Have a look and be dazzled.
Are you more of a wallpaper than paint person? Then Dreamweaver is the place to go. It’s a designer’s little haven as they offer both wallpaper and remarkable fabrics. Best still, if you need more time to ponder and decide what you like, they have sample books available.
If you’ve always had a thing for Italian design, Eurocasa should be your first stop the next time you’re in Kramerville. Have a look at their gallery for stunning room sets, including kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
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