Win A Home, brought to you by Private Property, is a brand-new show presented by three of South Africa’s most charismatic television personalities: Cindy Nell-Roberts, Tumi Voster and Maps Maponyane.
Each episode offers a look inside a gorgeous South African home, while furnishing viewers with design and décor tips straight from the experts. There’s also a gripping décor competition between four design apprentices, as well as the evolution of an apartment that’s transformed from an empty shell into an enviable home worth more than R6-million and which will be given away to a viewer in the final episode. In short, when we say that Win A Home has it all – including several stylish kitchen sinks! – we mean it.
Each of our three presenters covers a different section of the show, the first being “inspiration”. This sees Cindy visiting an array of beautifully decorated homes that are currently listed on the Private Property portal. At the same time, she’ll be getting décor and renovation tips from local design experts, something that interests her personally.
“I love making my living spaces look beautiful and am looking forward to gleaning all that décor inspiration from the people who do it best,” says the SABC 3 Pasella presenter, former Miss South Africa and model. “And, having appeared on reality shows before, I know there’s nothing more exciting than a televised competition, be it to work on or to watch.”
As for the “reality competition” aspect, this is presented by fun-loving radio personality and SABC 1’s YOTV presenter search competition winner, Tumi. This follows the journey of four design apprentices who face the weekly challenge of furnishing and decorating an empty apartment within the luxurious Steyn City Lifestyle Resort that is currently being built in the north of Joburg. The designers will flourish under the guidance of four of South Africa’s top interior decorators: Amanda Elliot from Design Collective, Abilene Brodie from Head Interiors, Stephen Falcke from Stephen Falcke Interiors and Nthabi Taukobond from Ditau Interiors. Viewers can vote for their favourite designer each week and the stakes are as high as the ceilings, in that the overall winning apprentice is awarded the opportunity to become one of Steyn City’s resident designers.
“I love that being a part of this show is going to give me inspiration for my own future home while also giving viewers tons of practical ideas on how to create their dream home,” says Tumi. “Having been a reality TV show winner myself, I know first-hand just how edge-of-your seat exciting this competition is going to be.”
Last but not least, the “apartment” section of the show is presented by model, actor and Cosmopolitan magazine’s Sexiest Man winner, Maps. He’ll be following the progress of Kim Hutton, Steyn City’s resident designer, as he renovates a single apartment within the complex, transforming it from an empty shell to an opulent yet welcoming living space that one viewer will eventually call home. While viewers can enter to win prizes throughout the show, their names go into a draw to win the ultimate prize: the newly-decorated apartment.
“To know that someone’s going to get to win the keys to this dream home that they had a say in creating simply by watching the show is very exciting,” he says. “It’s a pity that Cindy, Tumi and I can’t enter the competition too.”
Maps will also chat to a featured “designer of the week”, something that suits him just fine as he’s passionate about architecture and innovation.
The show’s sponsors include Private Property, Nedbank, Steyn City, PPC, Plascon, Cobra, Tile Africa, Samsung, Telkom, and Auto & General.
If you’ve got an interest in Property, a love of local design, or simply enjoy a good competition, you’re going to want to watch Win A Home on SABC 3 at 8pm every Thursday, starting on 21 August.
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