Pierre Cronje steps up to the plate and revamps his Wynberg showroom
Master craftsman Pierre Cronje has revamped his Wynberg, Cape Town showroom. Pop into Wolfe Street to view his diverse collection as well as top brands such as Hertex Fabrics, Tradewinds Parasols, Modern Garden Company and Earthcote Paints. Call 021 761 4534 or visit pierrecronje.co.za
(Image courtesy of the June issue of Fresh Ideas magazine)
Step up to the plate
And here’s why we keep encouraging you to put your best crockery on show. See how a mixed collection is given fresh appeal against the stark white lapa wall of Towerbosch Restaurant at Knorhoek – and given a sharp contrast by the black booth seat.
And if you don’t have a set of heritage pieces, don’t fret; follow this unique example as seen in furniture designer Pierre Cronje’s Wynberg showroom, and offset contemporary white crockery against a striking wall, with stripes painted in Earthcote’s latest colour range.
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New Paint&Place Opening in Bloemfontein
Paint&Place welcomes Vumile Sehlitha, Morsamai Mohlahlo, Monti Mongake and Diederik Oberholster to the family. This dedicated team of staff members will be running the new Paint&Place store in Bloemfontein, opening in mid February 2012.
The new Bloemfontein Paint&Place is situated at G18A, College Square, 183 Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein. Be sure to pay us a visit this summer to take advantage of all our seasonal specials.
To find a Paint&Place store near you check out our Store Locator. For updates on Paint&Place specials and promotions, follow Paint&Place on Twitter @PaintandPlace or join the Paint&Place Facebook page. More information can also be found at www.paintandplace.com
OPENING: Green Point welcomes a new Paint&Place to Somerset Road
IN the early 2000s, Earthcote paints launched and retailed from a large store with a pretty shopfront in Somerset Road. At the time, this was not only the first retail store in the area, but the first Earthcote retailer to open in South Africa (which later became Midas Earthcote). With hindsight, it seems like a brave and adventurous move for the Earthcote crew since Somerset Road was much more famous for its hooker contingent during those years than for decor and design.
Interestingly, the store got off to an auspicious start when the ex-mayor of Cape Town and his wife popped in to see who would be mad enough to start a business on ‘the strip’! The Markowitz’s were the first clients to shop for paint at the old Earthcote store – with its large lavender pots outside and its genteel ‘house & garden’ look.
The new Green Point Paint&Place store in Somerset Road
The Midas Earthcote building is currently being transformed into something entirely different. Midas Earthcote has moved on down the road, where it’s starting a new life as a Paint&Place. The new location is tops – directly opposite Cape Town Stadium and the My City bus stop. With Miss K deli next door, it’s a very yummy situation.
Also in the neighbourhood is the Cape Royal Hotel, which was the first hotel in the country to make use of Earthcote’s classic Cement Paint – supplied by the old Midas Earthcote Green Point store. But perhaps the biggest claim to fame of the new, freshly coated Paint&Place is that it is now the only Paint&Place on the Atlantic Seaboard. Hilton Sarembock is looking forward to showing you around his great little store. If you get lost, let your nose lead you to the smell of coffee coming from Miss K or Giovanni’s – and you’ll be there.
A look inside the new Green Point Paint&Place store
- Paint&Place will be offering various specials this season and is currently exhibiting Summer Promo Feature Walls. For updates of these specials and promotions, follow Paint&Place on Twitter @PaintandPlace or join the Paint&Place Facebook page. More information can also be found at www.paintandplace.com