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Spaces issue 14, 2014
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    All work, all play
    Using a bold colour palette, decorator Hayley Larson transformed the offices of travel company New Frontiers into a space that its fun-loving employees adore.
    Colour cocoon
    A lovingly restored Victorian house in the heart of Paarl bursts with creativity and couture, making it an inspiring retreat for the family that resides there.
    Grey expectations
    Hip-and-happening new home-owners Raiël le Roux and Matt Besanko recently transformed their Victorian house with a chic grey palette.
    Neutral ground
    Designer Marylou Sobel gives a Sydney-based family's compact home a much-needed update with a versatile palette of neutrals and a few choice accessories.
    Back to the drawing board
    Step into political cartoonist Zapiros cluttered studio, where a calm, neutral palette and space-savvy storage were used to create visual breathing space.
    Colour therapy
    Colour was the catalyst that transformed the New Media offices into a haven of happiness for its employees.
    The high life
    Imagine winning rather than buying your first home. Top Billing, Plascon and architect Stefan Antoni made this happen for Mohamed Kajee.
    Fresh start
    What to do when your home doesnt lend itself to your love of entertaining? For the Groenewalds from Johannesburg, it was as simple as bashing it down and starting again.
    There glows the neighbourhood
    A true inspiration, the kaleidoscopic Bo-Kaap stands testament to colour's transformative power.
    Design your life
    Local decor and design triumphed at this year's Decorex Cape Town. Here are some of the highlights...
    A joyous colour, orange brings emotional release and is known to alleviate feelings of self-pity and low self-esteem.
    Pink is emotionally soothing and calming, a colour that evokes a feeling of gentle warmth and nurturing.
    Purple has a powerful effect on the psyche and colour therapists turn to this royal hue to help patients combat anxiety.
    A powerful energiser and stimulant, red is an uplifting, highly emotive colour.
    Yellow is a truly uplifting colour, associated with the expression of thoughts and stimulation of the intellect.
    Blue is a cool, calming colour that inspires mental control, clarity and creativity.
    Colour forecast 2012
    When you express yourself with colour, the possibilities are endless. Plascons Palette of 2012 is inspired by the different ways that we bring colour into our lives, and different influences that we draw on to do so.
    Colour Forecast 2013
    Colour transforms and inspires. It creates balance where there is uncertainty.
    Colour Forecast 2014
    Informed by the latest trends in design, fashion and technology, this years Plascon Colour Forecast Colour Nation reveals four key colour themes to keep an eye out for in 2014.
    Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast
    For 2015s Forecast, Plascon partnered with Global Colour Research, the colour experts behind MIX magazine a global thought leader in colour and design trends.
    How to: create a fabulous front door
    Inspired by the cosmic colours of Plascon's new Inner Space palette, stylist Tracy Lynch transforms her front door from everyday to out of this world.
    FAQ: Ask Rob
    The bane of badly plastered walls, the destroyer of mildew, Plascon Regional Trade Manager Rob Boyce, a.k.a. DIY Rob, will now take your questions.
    Hang in there!
    Short on space and need a clever storage solution? Make a nifty wall feature that's as pleasing to the eye as it is practical.
    Get savvy with Shinny
    From updating old garden furniture to ensuring a smooth surface, Shinny Gobiyeza SPACES new resident paint pro offers readers her expert advice.
    The wallflowers
    A classic floral design executed in three harmonising hues makes for a trendy showpiece. Plascon stylist Claire Bond shows you how to do it.
    Kitchen confidential
    Update the heart of your home with a little help from Plascon.
    Shelf improvement
    A second-hand cupboard is updated with a cheeky streak of neon pink and a combination of trendy colours.
    Drawing the lines
    Create interest, a dash of drama and the illusion of extra space in a narrow galley kitchen by emblazoning your floor with broad horizontal stripes.
    Orange appeal
    In this easy-to-achieve look featured on the cover of SPACES issue 14, bold brushstrokes on a brightly hued canvas give a decluttered space a contemporary edge.
    Oh, baby!
    With a subdued palette, clean-lined furniture and a stunning focal point, interior designer Candice Brophy has created a nursery with a difference.

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