Ever wondered what life is like in a straw-bale house? Or in a country barn? In our Spring Issue we give you a glimpse of that life. We feature the Noordhoek home of local artist Karen Suskin (below), mesmerised and envious of what we find. We also feature the homestead and hide-away of leading design distributor Thomas Eyck, who’s home from home on the Wadden Sea in the Netherlands is a mixture of Dutch and African influences (top & bottom images).

See our Spring Issue for our exclusive Q&A with Thomas, and watch our blog for more of Karen’s home and unrivaled style.

Remember, Spring’s out Monday, 19 September.

* Photographs: Karen Suskin’s home by Mark Williams; Thomas Eyck’s home by Maarten Schets/www.fab-features.com