The third season of SABC3 interior design competition, Win a Home wrapped up on Friday, August 26 and a new winners were announced!
For the last 10 weeks Win a Home joined forces with the Afternoon Express team on SABC 3.
Three of South Africa’s most promising young designers were chosen by three of the country’s most prominent interior design taste makers – the editors of VISI, Elle Decoration and Real Estate Magazine.
Every day on Afternoon Express viewers could follow the three Design Contestants in partnership with their mentors as they turned three empty apartments into high-design homes at the Polo Village on the prestigious Val De Vie Estate in the Cape Winelands.
With Plascon adding a splash of colour to the homes and Caesarstone providing the stone surfaces, these homes were on the cutting edge of South African interior design. Viewers could also enter the Win a Home Grand Prize Competition to stand a chance to win the biggest prize on South African television. One lucky viewer would win their choice of one of the designer apartments at Val De Vie.
On the 26th of August, live on Afternoon Express the interior design competition drew to a close and the Design Contestant winners were announced.
This year on Win a Home, the judges weren’t the only ones choosing a winner, and the viewers could vote for their favourite Design Contestant.
The viewers vote was tallied and candidate architect Juané Venter walked away with the R50 000 viewer vote prize! The Win a Home judges, Simon Bray CEO of Private Property, Anne Roselt Placon’s colour manager and Stefan Antoni director of ARRCC, had the difficult job of deciding on which contestant they thought was the best, and after a lot of behind-the-scenes deliberation, emerging interior designer Rudolph Jordaan took the top prize of R50 000 and a coveted internship at global design studio: ARRCC with mentorship by Stefan Antoni.
The season culminated with the giveaway of a Val De Vie apartment in the Polo Village development worth over R3 million.
Six viewer finalists were chosen via a randomised draw and live on the show one viewer’s future was made a whole lot brighter. Lady luck chose Palesa Moisi a 4th year student at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein to be this year’s home winner.
Palesa got to choose the home of her dreams from amongst the three Design Contestant’s apartments and at a grand ceremony at the Val De Vie Estate where Miss Moisi chose Minenhle’s bold and elegant Polo Village apartment.
After being presented with the keys to her new home Palesa who is originally from Zeerust in the North West Province said “Having a home means a lot to me, I love home and I love family, and for me… this competition changed my life completely.”
FYI: Win a Home was brought to you by Private Property in proud association with Nedbank.
Congratulations Palesa! We wish you all the best.