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. With the help of Plascon paint and the artistic input of a troop of children, Durban mosaic artist Jane du Rand created a magical mural at her kids' school pool. Inspired by a misty woodlands scene, stylist Liezel Norval-Kruger recently transformed the showroom of Weylandts' furniture store with a spectrum of shades found in nature.