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Re-Freshed & Re-Inspired: ECR House & Garden Show

Home innovation is key at this year’s ECR House & Garden Show.

This year’s ECR House and Garden Show has undergone a design and décor overhaul, featuring a radical new line-up alongside established house and home legends.

MSQ Interior Design have taken command of the entrance way. Hanging gardens and a bespoke tree sculpture welcome to enter a world filled with ideas to refresh your space, inside and out.

Small space living is a movement sweeping the globe. ‘The Apartment’ by Joao Cabral of Route 3 Design Studio showcases its finest innovations. Set inside a 12m shipping container and featuring startling small space functional design blended with the newest in smart technology; its aim is to inspire a new approach to space, and to comfortable living.

 

Multipurpose furniture on display at The Apartment.

Multipurpose furniture on display at The Apartment.

 

At the KAPOW Designer Café presented by Dulux, KZN’s top interior decorators and designers will present their personal visions for home creation. Seven cameo stands, built on a pairing between designers and local fabric houses, form blank canvases on which new home design dreams are built.

Hayley Larson, from HL Interiors inspects the latest fabric from St Ledger & Viney alongside Martin Kruger

Hayley Larson, from HL Interiors inspects the latest fabric from St Ledger & Viney alongside Martin Kruger

Sponsored by Dulux, the café is an interacttive design hub, hosting talks on interpreting trends, choosing the right designer/decorator, tips on paint and colour and more – a place where designer and home owner meet.

Sustainability is key and the African Green Revolution pierces this theme precisely. The home is made exclusively from recycled products. Here inspiration is spun into walls built with two litre plastic bottles, floors sculpted from plastic bottle lids, and a rooftop garden growing from wooden palette beds.

Cutting edge technology is on the other side of the same sustainability coin. Brett and Scott from Uber Haus have created a fully automated home ready to fire up curious minds, blending the latest from home system solution specialists Legrand and the elegant Springlights into a home straight from the future.

though leaders from Uber Haus, Kyle du Preez, Scott Campbell, and Amanda Ndlangisa prepare their fully automated home for this year’s show.

Though leaders from Uber Haus, Kyle du Preez, Scott Campbell, and Amanda Ndlangisa prepare their fully automated home for this year’s show.

“Our aim is to refresh and inspire, inside and out,” said new Show Director Cairey Baxter-Bruce. “Judging by the buzz in our own office I know we’re succeeding! ,”

Show info.

Date/s:                                                   30 June to 9 July 2017

Show Times:                                        Mon – Thurs 10am – 9pm | Fri – Sat 10am – 10pm | Sun 10am – 8pm

Entrance Fees:                                     R85 adults | R60 seniors (over 60) and students (bring student ID) | Under 12 FREE (with adult)

Mid-Week Senior Special:                 Mon – Thurs 10am – 11:30am one cup coffee / tea and one muffin or danish FREE

Venue:                                                   Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road

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