Design shops to die for
If you’re looking to improve the spaces in your home, be it to replace a simple lamp, a floor rug or do a full-on room makeover, these carefully selected design and décor stores will turn any challenge into an exciting refurb journey
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elcome to your décor and design home guide. We’ve found some fabulous décor stores any design enthusiast would love to visit – all proudly South African and with designers who are each a force to be reckoned with the world over.
Whether it be online or in-store, these homeware and décor stores are expertly curated to offer something unique and exciting for everyone.
From concept to carpet
Never underestimate the power of a beautiful carpet or an eye-catching rug in an interior space. And if you’re looking to update a room from drab to fab then MONN, the leading manufacturer of premium-quality, bespoke carpets, is your go-to place. It’s a product five generations in the making. Their experience and sterling reputation make each MONN carpet or rug the ultimate expression of expert craftsmanship and creativity. Simply shop online and then let the experts supply, install and fit the finest quality local products in your home space.
Be more. Create more. Furnish more.
If you’ve been looking for custom furniture, your search is over with this bespoke brand. Schönn is an online store offering timeless‑designed furniture and décor that are world-class. Their products allow you to design any room in your home with custom‑made furniture – each piece complementing the other perfectly. When visiting Schönn online, you will find a hands‑on salesforce waiting to assist and transform your vision into functional, yet absolutely beautiful high-quality furniture for any space under your roof.
If you’re looking for a truly exciting décor and design experience, you have to visit KARE in Kramerville, Johannesburg. Although this store is not uniquely South African and features in a number of different countries it will put a big smile on your face. Allow yourself to be inspired by their extraordinary furniture, lights and accessories. KARE serves up not only great lifestyle products, but also fascinating interior design ideas specific to the current market trends, making shopping in their store a playful experience. It even offers its very own beautifully designed décor magazine where fabulous ideas spill from the pages. It’s free when you visit.
Products with a story to tell
Walking around an Adele Catherine store in Johannesburg is truly a fabulous experience. Each offering – whether it be art, kitchenware, office goodies, décor products, scatters or throws, among many others – will not only pique your interest, but get your creative juices flowing. From monochromatic décor that’s both tactile and versatile, to diffusers and candles, body washes or lotions, each individually sourced and selected item is sure to uplift any environment. What’s more, the majority of the goods found in-store have been carefully curated, customised or chosen by the two owners – Adele and Catherine.
A design experience
Another favourite design and décor store showcasing true South African home furniture and homeware, is Iconomy. Simply browse through their online catalogue or visit one of their two stores in Joburg to see how creative the designers in our country truly are. They make it so simple for us to perk up a room in our home, from trendy mirrors to beautiful wire art and great lighting. Iconomy serves all of these goodies up on a really creative platter. Even their wall shelving offers a totally unique design style. There is nothing boring about this iconic store – you can take our word for it.
Handcrafted ceramics and more
Local is lekker and in this case it’s Rialheim. If you’re in the market for some truly original homeware products, lighting, bookends, bowls or pot plant holders you’ll be spoilt for choice at their Rand Steam store. Rialheim is fun, witty and stays totally true to its creative spirit. Back in the day, ceramics didn’t really have a place for the younger generation, but thanks to Rialheim’s quirky twist – that’s all changed. And to top it all – Rialheim pays homage to man’s best friend in a number of their offerings – you have to see it for yourself.
Tile decals to DIY for
If you love a bit of simple DIY in your life, and a room in your home needs a quick and easy refresh – then look no further than Tilevera. Tilevera is an online store that offers some fabulous tile decals in a multitude of designs and colours. And the great news is it’s a quick and easy application giving your kitchen, bathroom or any tiled space that much-needed makeover you’ve been looking for.