The past year has seen Covid-19 impact the majority of industries and sectors, both locally and globally. In addition to new workplace and personal challenges as a result of the pandemic, lockdown life has forced individuals to spend most of their time homebound, adding new emphasis to the importance of living spaces.
According to Marcia Margolius, editor of SA Décor & Design – The Buyers’ Guide, interior design is now more than ever playing an essential role in any household. “Covid-19 has indirectly created a renewed outlook on the significance of one’s home. People have come to the realisation that their living spaces should be designed to enhance and add value to their lifestyles,” she says.
Since many working professionals are presently restricted to working from home, current living functionality is limited and does not fit in with recent lifestyle modifications. “In the era of Covid-19, interior design serves not only as a creative means but also as a problem-solving tool for novel challenges that have arose related to interior spaces. Individual priorities and requirements that traditionally defined a home are shifting, such as the necessity of a home office or exercise room,” Margolius says.
With this disruption in interior design, involving those with the appropriate creative skills in the renovating process makes it possible to take full advantage of refreshing the home environment.
The twenty fourth edition of SA Décor & Design – The Buyers’ Guide which has recently been launched, focuses on the future of interior design by featuring top quality décor and design products, as well as home gym equipment and spas—a first for the guide. The annual publication serves as the number one sourcing guide to the décor and design industry and lists a selection of the best suppliers and service providers available in South Africa. It is therefore an essential resource for homeowners, interior decorators, designers and architects.
Along with the latest edition, the SA Décor & Design website is a comprehensive digital guide that features suppliers, products, design projects, catalogues, and award-winning blog, Marcia Loves It. “Our online directory simplifies the sourcing and shopping experience for homeowners when renovating or decorating and having to find relevant suppliers within various categories. The SA Décor & Design guide and website enables homeowners to embrace this new era of interior design by offering quality advice when upgrading their homes in preparation for 2021,” Margolius concludes.