While we may not be able to jet off to an exotic location, we can still get in on the easy summertime living with the right decorating decisions. Ready to revamp your home up for a summery resort-style staycation? We have highlighted a few proudly local home interior brands outlets to visit for easy summer decorating ideas that’ll lighten the look of your home for warm-weather months and vacation vibes.
The Cape Art Company is a family-owned studio that specialises in a wide range of printed mats, wall art, and other pieces for a unique visual identity to your home interiors.
Their authentic wall art range includes a selection of exclusively designed wood art pieces, printed on specially treated natural wood from sustainable sources. A special line of curtains and fabric printed goods has also been added to their offering recently.
This homeware outlet has been supplying proudly South African decorative works and wall art since 2017. Decor pieces are manufactured from scratch by an artisan team using locally sourced as well as imported raw materials.
And all their print work is also designed and crafted in-house, and truly lives up to their slogan ‘From our factory to your home/shop’. If you’re in the wholesale and retail sector or looking for something with a special touch, The Cape Art Company also does custom printing for registered businesses and artists.
Where: 121 Rissik St, Beaconvale
Inside Out Décor has the perfect accessories and contemporary furniture pieces to liven up both your indoor and outdoor styles this summer. You can look forward to stylish scatter and seating cushions, as well as table runners and placemats in bold prints.
Don’t forget to browse their line of beanbags in different designs and sizes to make your movie nights memorable, or make your patio space more inviting. We definitely recommend investing in aqua loungers for some snap-worthy poolside fun. These are affordably priced and fitted with zip covers for easy cleaning.
All Inside Out Décor’s items are custom made in Cape Town South Africa, with convenient nationwide delivery also on offer. They are flexible and will gladly consult with you on any custom-made items. You can also visit the studio in Welgelegen to try their demos or to view sample fabrics. Consultations are scheduled on an appointment basis.
Corporates – you are not forgotten as they can do branded options on all their items, absolutely perfect for promotions, golf days, or customer events. No minimum or maximum order quantities. Big or small, they cater to all.
Where: 32 Diamant Crescent, Welgelegen
If you’re into a simple yet elegant and minimalist look for summer, be sure to visit Lim on Kloof Street. This specialist home and décor store in Cape Town offers a unique and select range of African collectables, throws, and handmade products that will add that extra special touch to your interior.
Founder Pauline Mutlow was influenced by minimalist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his motto “less is more” when she launched the store in March 1997. Hence the acronym, Lim.
And over time the store has built a steady reputation for curating some unique and quality homeware and design statement pieces.
All furniture at the boutique store is handcrafted in the Western Cape. A small line of various furniture products for both home and office are available, as well as homeware and accessories.
Where: 86 Kloof St, Gardens
Decorative plants are still one of the top decor trends right now, and along with it functional yet stylish ways to show off your greenery. Plantr is a home and garden concept store that specialises in beautifully designed and high-quality planters, vertical gardens, and other plant containment solutions.
Their range of planters strikes a balance between functional decor accessories and clean minimalism found in architecture. The outdoor range is a stylish addition to decks, balconies, and pool areas, and made from exterior grade Stainless Steel along with powder coating and UV protection to withstand the elements.
Visit their showroom in Woodstock’s design district, to browse the collection and explore custom options for your home or office. Services on offer include designing, planting, and installation of planters.
Where: Shop 12, The Palms Lifestyle & Décor Center, Woodstock
As one of the up-and-coming factory homeware retail stores in Cape Town, The Hideaway isn’t just your average home décor space. This unique space is situated in a working factory in Maitland and boasts good quality wares and prices that are generally below normal retail pricing.
You’ll marvel at the wide catalogue of handmade storage and decorative baskets, outdoor furniture, and other home accessories. Their earthy range of bespoke decor and gifting goods is either crafted at the factory or sourced from local artisans and traders across the country.
The store is open weekly except Sundays. If you pop in on Saturdays, you’ll score a special 15% discount off all items, and an even bigger basket clearance sale is planned closer to Christmas. Perfect for the gifting season, so keep an eye on their social media for announcements.
Where: 47 Berkley Road, Maitland
Looking to add a touch of Eastern flair to your garden or indoor space? OSHUN GARDENS AND INTERIORS specialises in a beautiful line of exotic items including sculptures, lighting, mirrors, tiles, and fashion.
Ardent collector Jane Lane carefully handpicked and built her special collection from many different parts of the world. Their peaceful hand-carved sandstone Moon Goddesses and other figurines from Bali are quite popular with decor and mindfulness lovers to bring an atmosphere of tranquillity to the surroundings. The selection ranges from the tiniest palm-sized sculptures to around 1 metre tall.
Also keep an eye out for the silk kimonos, unusual jewellery, and spa products to set the mood for an at-home pampering session.
The studio also offers a consulting service for the design of water features, swimming pools, courtyards and gardens, and can help with the decorative placement of any piece bought from the shop.
Where: Red Herring Centre, Beach Rd, Noordhoek
Whether hung from the back of a lounge chair, tossed on a sofa or at the end of a bed, a stylish blanket can add a rich and colourful alternative to warm up your interior.
That’s the essence behind Sesli Textiles – who have established themselves as the leaders in supreme blankets in the South African and African markets by staying ahead of the textile and manufacturing blanket industries. This local manufacturer provides a variety of throws and blankets for all occasions, in assorted sizes, colours and designs.
As the season transition from winter into spring and summer, they provide options for the warmer months and as well as the occasional cooler days.
It is manufactured from the highest standards of first-grade yarn and can be purchased in an array of fun colours. It is queen-sized blankets are made from 100% polyester and will match any interior design you’re going for.