Imagine winning rather than buying your first home. Top Billing, Plascon and architect Stefan Antoni made this happen for Mohamed Kajee. Colour was the catalyst that transformed the New Media offices into a haven of happiness for its employees. Step into political cartoonist Zapiros cluttered studio, where a calm, neutral palette and space-savvy storage were used to create visual breathing space. 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. Hip-and-happening new home-owners Raiël le Roux and Matt Besanko recently transformed their Victorian house with a chic grey palette. 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. 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. Clad in bright white, a grand clapperboard-style beach house in Noordhoek effortlessly combines minimalist style with rustic charm. Decorating a kid's room needn't be a costly affair, as stylist Klara van Wyngaarden recently proved when she created a magical play area on Stellenbosch's Spier Estate.