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. Armed with style savvy and quirky accessories, Milanese couple Taco and Kiki Arduino made a Bo-Kaap Victorian house a home away from home. Striking the perfect balance between the permanent and the transient, Jacques Erasmus's restaurant, Hemelhuijs, showcases a collection of treasured artefacts in an ever-changing landscape of colour. Interior decorator Tanya Sturgeon showcased her flair for the dramatic with a whimsical, carnival-inspired stand that took top honours at this years Decorex expo in Cape Town. We find out how she did it.