Decorex Cape Town is back with some creative DIY tips

Decorex Cape Town is back with some creative DIY tips

Decorex offers visitors a holistic décor and design immersion, providing an “inspired selection” of the latest in on-trend products, as well as practical examples of how to incorporate these into a #livingdream space. And this year, Decorex Cape Town is really maximising the overall experience with the introduction of the interactive Builders DIY Theatre.

“We are thrilled to be granted the opportunity to create a unique experience that inspires visitors to imagine the possibilities,” says Andre Steyn Marketing and Innovations Director of Builders. “This exhibition attracts a diverse audience, all looking to derive inspiration and source products that will improve their living or working space. The Builders DIY Theatre aim is to educate visitors through interaction, providing demonstrations on garden enhancements and general home improvements or revamps.”

The Builders DIY Theatre brings together, for the first time, Builders’ Home Made Easy (The Home Channel on DSTV 176) presenters on one stage: Tanya Visser, Elle Franco, and winner of the Builders’ presenter search, Ryan Paulsen, as well as their own DIY guru, Dave van den Bergh.

A seasoned sales, marketing, operations and change management professional, Paulsen has grown his own DIY business specialising in classic car restoration, home décor and interior design. This DIY handyman was also recently selected as the Builders DIY presenter for the television show, Home Made Easy. This Builders’ initiative will simplify home improvement, gardening and décor with easy how-to-guides from skilful presenters.

Working alongside Paulsen on this weekly show, and at Decorex Cape Town, is fellow DIY enthusiast and presenter, Elle Franco. Her knowledge of DIY has been projected across the nation’s screens, radios and various publications, including Itrend on ITV, Cliff Central and Funatrix on SABC3 and many others.

Planting seeds for outdoor inspiration will be one of South Africa’s favourite green-fingered gurus, Tanya Visser.

“Gardening has helped me overcome many challenges in my life and my dream is to share with as many people as possible the joy that gardening brings,” says the exuberant horticulturalist. “From the exhilaration of planting your first seed and watching it grow to just sitting quietly and admiring the plants while you collect your thoughts.”

Joining these three at Builders DIY Theatre is Durban-based Builders handyman, Dave van den Bergh, ready to demonstrate how to craft a decorative oil lamp, kitchen stools, upcycled bottle feeders and even a beehive.

From cost-saving gardening tips to making your own coffee rack, the Builders DIY Theatre at Decorex Cape Town, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 to 30 April, promises to be a not to be missed event.

* Ticket prices: Adults: R95, Pensioners: R85, Children under 12: R20

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