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Design for You: Home Inspirations

Join host Pilani Bubu on Design for You: Home Inspirations. This studio-based interior design show explores all aspects of decor and the fundamentals of interior design. Watch as we give you a full spectrum understanding of how, why, and what – when it comes to any design-related element, from fabrics, carpet, paint and pattern to layout, walls and more. Our experts will give you enough information to make the best decisions when it comes to repairing, renewing or sprucing up your interior.

Episode 1

Who said that square footage should limit what you can do to enhance your home’s interior? In today’s episode, we’ll give you all the reasons why size doesn’t matter. Kicking off with a look at clever design for smaller spaces – Pristine Home Interiors offers some insight into what you can do to create the illusion of a bigger space. 

Then, we take a look at a “modern classic”-style home with a slick and functional home library and gym. We’ll also provide you with top tips on how to emulate these spaces in your home.

EPISODE GUESTS

Samkelisizwe Moralo – Pristine Home Interiors  

Heather Boting – Heather Boting Styling and Visual Consultancy

Jessica Kearns and Natalie de Villiers – Empire Design


Episode 2

In this week’s episode, we’re going back to the basics.

When admiring an exquisite home, we usually focus on how it was built before we consider what it looks like inside. Theo Bothma joins Pilani Bubu to chat about designing consciously and what you need to know when building from the ground up. Thereafter, we look into the formula behind putting together a charming interior with bold colour and mixed patterns.

EPISODE GUESTS

Theo Bothma – Theo Bothma Architects and Design

Tammy Holmes – Ivy Décor and Design


Episode 3

Introducing natural materials and botanical elements into a home instantly refreshes your interior. It provides effortless bursts of colour and vibrancy.

In this week’s episode, we’ll tell you why greenery is the way to go.

Then, Christelle Afana Fonkem showcases a luxurious and cosy contemporary apartment with eclectic layers.

EPISODE GUESTS

Jessica Boyer – Jessica Boyer Interiors

Latoyah Mei – Lint Design House

Christelle Afana Fonkem


Episode 4

When it comes to interior design, the beauty of a home is in the details! In this week’s episode, we discuss how accents and accessories add character to your space, and how to choose the right accents.

After that, we learn about the role of colour: how it behaves, how it influences our mood and how you can blend different colours to create harmony in your interior.

EPISODE GUESTS

Nelisa Nene

Christelle Afana Fonkem

Leanne van Niekerk – LVN Interiors


Episode 5

In this week’s episode, we’re going big on style but low on cost! When designing the interior of our homes, we may have very expensive taste but not the funds to match it.

Nick Woon joins Pilani Bubu to discuss clever ways to decorate on a tight budget without compromising your style.

After that, we step into a masculine and bespoke home with a classical architectural style and modern accents.

EPISODE GUESTS

Nick Woon – Plan Creatif

Lane Reeves – Metaphor Design

Ehrardt Nieuwoudt & Teighan Killassy – Kim h.nieu


Episode 6

Embarking on an interior design project without a lighting designer is like keeping jewels in a safe without enjoying their value. Jewels best shine when they’re in the light.

In this week’s episode, we explore lighting and how it brings an interior to life.

Then we take a look at a blend of traditional warmth with the openness and transparency of contemporary design in this modern home.

EPISODE GUESTS

Dylan Olivier – House of Gargoyle

Ehrardt Nieuwoudt – Kim h.nieu

Romi Kaplan – R Kaplan Interiors


Episode 7

The kitchen is said to be the heart of every home, and of course it hosts a variety of everyday activities. So, it needs to work hard and look good.

In this week’s episode, we dive into the fundamentals of kitchen design to help you create the perfect space in which to cook and entertain.

After that, we explore an open-plan interior with soft finishes and natural lighting.

EPISODE GUESTS

Tarryn Hanekom – May Grey Interiors

Karien Alberts: Contemporary K

Nick Woon: Plan Creatif


Episode 8

Moving into a new home can be one of life’s greatest joys, but it can also be a time of uncertainty especially when it comes to decorating.

In this week’s episode, we break down the interior design essentials for first-time homeowners.

After that, we explore a cosy interior that features a blend of textures and subtle accents of art.

EPISODE GUESTS

Sandra Hijlkema: Red Rabbit Interiors

Ntombi Mashele: ByDezign Interiors

Candice Koller: CW Interiors


Episode 9

The living room is the place where we all gather, laugh and play. Similar to a beautifully directed movie, a well-decorated living room is instantly engaging and impressive while also functionally designed for comfort and ease.

In this week’s episode, Lindiwe Mabizela joins Pilani Bubu to discuss creative ways to design this space while still reflecting your personal sense of style.

After that, we take a look at a Scandinavian interior with clean lines and modern elements.

EPISODE GUESTS

Lindiwe Mabizela: Signature Room

Claire Clarke: ByDezign Interiors

Monique De Villiers: Nova Luna Interiors


Episode 10

First-time parents will always be faced with the thrill and the daunting emotions of how to design the perfect nursery. There’s so much to consider, and the clock is always ticking.

In this week’s episode, we get expert advice on how to decorate your baby’s sanctuary.

Then we explore a contemporary family home with consistent shades of colour and visual interest.

EPISODE GUIDE

Erica Schalkwyk: Form Interior

Monique De Villiers: Nova Luna Interiors

Julie Peatling: Julie Peatling Interior Design


Episode 11

On this week’s episode, we’re going beyond tap and tile selections.

Whether you’re making subtle changes or going for a full overhaul, a bathroom renovation can easily complement the aesthetic of your home with a carefully considered design.

After that, we get more insight into eco-friendly architecture.

EPISODE GUESTS

Elisha Annandale: Décor Identity

Gillian Holl: Veld Architects

Ezilmar Pelser: Kira Interiors


Episode 12

The only requirement for a playroom is that it must provide the freedom to have fun! How hard could it be to fulfil this requirement in its design?

In this week’s episode, Leanne Van Niekerk joins Pilani Bubu in the studio to discuss ways to create a space to stretch your little one’s imagination.

Then we explore an interior that features a monochromatic colour palette, with a refined and gracious setting.

EPISODE GUESTS

Leanne Van Niekerk: LVN Interiors

Lianel de Jongh: Acre Studio

Kerry Crauser: Kerry Crauser Interiors


Episode 13

An eclectic design style is made of rich and layered interior design that highlights a series of eras and movements.

In this week’s episode, we explore the juxtaposition of colour and texture that comes with eclecticism.

After that, we look into a home that upholds a sleek and sophisticated aesthetic while still maintaining its warmth and comfort.

EPISODE GUESTS

Sphamandla Ndaba: Pristine Home Interiors

Nuria Choo: Nuria Interiors

Kirsten Lloyd: Lo-Ki Interiors