Re fresh and inspire

Re-fresh and Re-inspire

Home innovation is key at this year’s ECR House & Garden Show

This year’s ECR House and Garden Show has undergone a design and décor overhaul, featuring a radical new line-up alongside established house and home legends.

MSQ Interior Design have taken command of the entrance way. Hanging gardens and a bespoke tree sculpture welcome to enter a world filled with ideas to refresh your space, inside and out.

Small space living is a movement sweeping the globe. ‘The Apartment’ by Joao Cabral of Route 3 Design Studio showcases its finest innovations. Set inside a 12m shipping container and featuring startling small space functional design blended with the newest in smart technology; its aim is to inspire a new approach to space, and to comfortable living.

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Multipurpose furniture on display at The Apartment.


At the KAPOW Designer Café presented by Dulux, KZN’s top interior decorators and designers will present their personal visions for home creation. Seven cameo stands, built on a pairing between designers and local fabric houses, form blank canvases on which new home design dreams are built

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Hayley Larson, from HL Interiors inspects the latest fabric from St Ledger & Viney alongside Martin Kruger

Sponsored by Dulux, the café is an interacttive design hub, hosting talks on interpreting trends, choosing the right designer/decorator, tips on paint and colour and more – a place where designer and home owner meet.

Sustainability is key and the African Green Revolution pierces this theme precisely. The home is made exclusively from recycled products. Here inspiration is spun into walls built with two litre plastic bottles, floors sculpted from plastic bottle lids, and a rooftop garden growing from wooden palette beds.

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The African Green Revolution home will be on display at this year’s ECR House & Garden Show, June 30 to July 9 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. The installation will include information on how to build using home waste.

Cutting edge technology is on the other side of the same sustainability coin. Brett and Scott from Uber Haus have created a fully automated home ready to fire up curious minds, blending the latest from home system solution specialists Legrand and the elegant Springlights into a home straight from the future.

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Though leaders from Uber Haus, Kyle du Preez, Scott Campbell, and Amanda Ndlangisa prepare their fully automated home for this year’s show.


Our aim is to refresh and inspire, inside and out. Judging by the buzz in our own office I know we’re succeeding! – Show Director Cairey Baxter-Bruce



For further info please contact Michelle Lewis, I 072 566 2551


KZN’s largest lifestyle show is on from June 30 to July 9 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Explore the contemporary small space living display nestled in an up-cycled 12metre shipping container. Discover the new For the Love of Food pavilion to find scrumptious local delights, wine tasting stations, craft beer, foodie products and a reimagined chef’s demo theatre. KZN’s top interior designers and decorators collaborate for the first time to create a mix of trend-focused room settings, alongside a relaxed Café where daily talks will nudge your design dreams into action.

The much-loved Homegrown Design Fair returns, bigger and better, to showcase the very best products by talented local crafters and design studios. Back by popular demand is the KZN Travel & Adventure Show, the Builders DIY Pavilion, Tanya Visser’s The Gardener feature, activities to keep the kids entertained, and a whole lot of great show specials. With over 450 exhibitors on display visitors will leave thoroughly inspired and ready to do, and design, their homes. Tickets R85 per person, buy at the door or via iTickets. For more info,

Date/s: 30 June to 9 July 2017

Show Times:
Mon – Thurs 10am – 9pm
Fri – Sat 10am – 10pm
Sun 10am – 8pm

Entrance Fees: R85 adults | R60 seniors (over 60) and students (bring student ID) | Under 12 FREE (with adult)

Mid-Week Senior Special:
Mon – Thurs 10am – 11:30am
One cup coffee / tea and
one muffin or danish FREE

Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road

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