Ombre colour that flows from dark to light is making a cool blue journey into summer's hottest decor. See how a lick of paint brought some urban style to a rustic wooden cabin on Kommetjie beach. When a Jozi executive found a free long weekend, he decided to do away with the bold shades in his Parkview apartment and give the family space a feel-good glow with soft metallic tones. Having scooped the Cape Town prize in our Win a Makeover for your Space competition, this family kitchen was taken from dated to daring in the flash of a paintbrush. It took just three new paint colours to turn creative doyenne Eugenie Drakes Parktown North flat into an inner-city sanctuary. Easy as 1, 2, 3. Jaci van Heteren wanted a fresh, new look for her safari lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. So she asked her design team to extract the bright heart of Africa and reflect it in a wild array
of glorious colour. What do you get when you unleash the creativity of two local architects in a 19th-Century Robertson house? Two unique but equally beautiful ways to enhance the home's old-world charm. Sleek and subtle grey is all very elegant. But, when your beautiful old Parkview home is full of windows and skylights that pull in the light, what you really need is some yellow to reflect it and glow. An all-beige holiday home can be almost as dull as a day at the office. But after winning the Durban leg of our Win a Makeover for your Space competition, this family got to turn their Aloestone Lodge into the destination it deserves to be.