Celebrate latest trends and ideas at Cape Homemakers Expo

Celebrate latest trends and ideas at Cape Homemakers Expo

The 2013 Cape Homemakers Expo, which takes place from Thursday to Sunday, August 29 to September 1, at the CTICC, will once again offer a platform to showcase the very latest in home improvement, décor and lifestyle trends.
Following the world-wide trend for handcrafted goodies, one of this year’s highlights will be the ARTISANaffair, which will showcase innovative, unique, gorgeous, must-have craft and pretty little things.

The alfresco living feature will have the focus squarely on getting ready for summer. Visitors will get ideas on how to transform their outdoor areas into an inviting living space with this brand new addition. Think alfresco dining under the stars, designer decks and patios, sparkling azure pools, innovative shade solutions, terraced herb and landscaped gardens. Imagine lazy loungers and stylish outdoor furniture for long afternoons in the sun and trendy outdoor showers – all this and more to make the summer more memorable.
For those with an invested interest in the finer things in life there will be d’VINE Life. This area will showcase the best wines from some of our most beautiful wine estates as well as delicacies such as cheese, olive oils, tapenades, decadent soft toffees and other gourmet goodies.

Signature looks will be the focus at inVOGUE, which is a cameo collection of trés chic room settings and décor ideas. The experts at inVOGUE will set out to inspire visitors to breathe new life into their surroundings and revive their décor with only a few small changes.

Home improvement enthusiasts shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to create, learn and be inspired at the tuis/home DIY Workshop, where experts will share their knowledge and top tips. Whether you love cooking, fixing, building, or upcycling, the team will be on hand to help you make your home-making, decorating and improvement dreams and ambitions a reality.

Another brand new feature at this year’s Cape Homemakers Expo is the What’s it Worth? – Antique Appraisals segment. We all have inherited and treasured items that we think have significant value but would like to know for sure. Bring it along and have it assessed free of charge by Ashbeys Galleries and their team of experts. Who knows – your special heirloom could be worth a packet!

Now in its eighth year, the exciting Future of Design will again celebrate innovative design by South Africa’s leading local talent.
Another exciting project at this year’s Expo will be screenART. Visitors are invited to bid on their favourite decorative room divider designed by some of South Africa’s foremost creative talent, which will be on display for the duration of the Expo. All funds raised will be donated to charity.

“This year’s Expo promises to be the most exciting to date, with feature areas to suit everyone’s interests and desires. We aim to offer both exhibitors and visitors an unparalleled experience,” says Expo Organiser Sandy Edwards.

* Entrance for adults is R65, pensioners pay R40 and children younger than 12 enter free of charge. The Expo will be open from 10am to 8pm on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 10am to 6pm on the Sunday.
For more information, call 021 511 2800, send an email to expocape@homemakers-sa.co.za, or visit www.homemakersonline.co.za.