Alwyn Burgers apartment shifts gear from dramatic black-and-white to the muted, soothing shades of Plascons Settled palette. An old barn-style garage became a home in miniature, trimmed with beads and brocade, satin and silk, and with colour used to lay down boundary lines. With the help of Plascon paint, an apartment is fine-tuned for dual functioning as office HQ and hub of the home. How do you promote creativity in a high-stress office environment? With an inspired chill room that is the interior-design equivalent of a smile. This home in a marine reserve is the epitome of seaside living, and has the colours to prove it. Be inspired by this tranquil home where the colours and moods shift with the ever-changing light. Take your colour cue from this romantic Mediterranean villa and turn your home into a relaxing haven. The strategic use of soft, earthy neutrals beautifully softens the stark lines and bright colours of a contemporary creative office. As far as modern shopping complexes go, its often a case of seen one, seen them all. But not so with Joburg's 44 Stanley where eye-catching colour adds to the unique experience.