Hi lovelies! I hope you’re all well! I don’t know about you but i know that as a Capetonian i am beside myself that the weather is actually warming up a little! it’s been a long, cold, dark and wet winter and i am DONE! if you’ve been following me on my Insta you’ll see that i’ve been feeling a bit ‘meh’ about our reno (i know, i know, i still haven’t done a proper reveal on the blog…keep your eyes peeled for that!) but since the sun has come out i’m so much more inspired and have actually got a fair amount done in the past week.
One thing that’s definitely on my agenda is to head to the Homemakers Expo Cape Town which i’ll be doing next Thursday. I’ll be looking for inspiration and home and decor trend predictions for sure but i’m also looking for flooring ideas, fireplace input, paint advice, garden inspiration (my kingdom for a greenhouse – a girl can dream right?) and some practical input on security solutions we need to put in place as well as shutters and cornicing – OK, pretty much anything and everything that needs doing in our house. Our project is a monster and Homemakers Expo Cape Town couldn’t have come at a better time! I love how its a really solid balance of DIY, Decor, Trends, Interior Decorating, and Home Improvement suppliers but most importantly that its all under one roof – because after my second tiling shop looking for samples i literally turn into a sulky, feet dragging teenager so the one stop shop factor really works for me!
I also love the theme of this year’s Homemakers Expo – Raw Comfort – it’s that look that combines natural textures, tones and elements with tactile fabrics and comfortable furnishings, something i think we can all relate to and the celebration of raw materials and the natural world really appeals to me.
Here’s what Homemakers Expo themselves have to say about the show
Show highlights include INTERIOR spaces where interior experts create beautiful room settings – showing off bespoke décor, furniture and fabrics. d’VINE life, a selection of mouth-watering delights, local wines and handcrafted beer and gin. truly ARTISAN will showcase a collection of decorative handcraft and design from handmade, ceramics and leather goods to art and custom jewellery. OUTside will showcase outdoor living ideas from furniture, homeware and entertainment to garden décor and tools. Watch the experts in action at the tuis|home THEATRE, where you’ll be inspired by hands-on DIY, home makeovers and cooking demonstrations. The AV & Appliance Emporium will again offer the very latest in audio and visual technology, showcasing the best in digital infotainment and appliances.
There are LOADS of demonstrations on at the Expo – and it’s something that i’m very conscious of at the moment – making the most of free upskilling and information resources when they’re available – you can learn about DIY stuff and there are cooking demo too – be sure to check out the program to see what floats your boat
Also, if you’re planning to go – know that you will be able to take advantage of show discounts and specials – very very important if you’re making changes or additions big or small. I know i’m going to have my Bargain Betty hat on!
What are you doing Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1 September?
Would you like to win tickets for yourself and 1 other?
I have x 10 double tickets to give away!
• All you need to do is share this post by liking it below and on the I Want That Facebook Page and tag who you’d like to take
• You can also enter on Instagram (tag who you’d like to take)
• There will be x 5 Insta winners and x 5 Facebook winners
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Homemakers Expo Cape Town runs from August 29 to September 1 2019
To book tickets, click here
Winners will be announced on Wednesday August 28th, 2019