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The #TrendsIssue is on here, with a DECO LAB like no other. SURFACE APPEAL the functional and aesthetic pillars of any space. We celebrate the wall and floors with this guide to the latest in surface design.      

Broaden your horizons with the latest and most exciting developments in colour, materials and finishes, DECO LAB is filled with advice and guides on everything from tiling to timber helping you make informed decision appropriate for your space. For the full scoop, page to page 67 of the #TrendsIssue now on shelf.

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Modernised gentle colours, used in interesting new ways. 

From top: Splash of Blue R177/sheet, Douglas Jones Terra Rust Natural Stone Cladding R1 250/m2, Italtile Mbali Beige Floor Tile R85/m2,CTM


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5380 Emperadoro Quartz stone price on application, Caesarstone Bright Yellow R9/tile Gloss White Wall Tile R180/m2 ,CTM


Screed – a levelled and smoothed layer of cement applied to a floor – is the perfect example of a synergy between beauty, sustainability and economy, which will last the life of your home – Nadine Prinsloo, Cemcrete,

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Natural textures and colours lends the opportunity to design your own patters and play with possibilities that will make your home unique in the best way.

Dark Grey Matt R7/tile, Douglas Jones Chocolate Brown R9/tile, Douglas Jones 8580 Hematoid Quartz stone price on application, Caesarstone


In the ELLE Decoration Style Directory, we share our favourite surface suppliers who should be on your speed dial.

Need help choosing surfaces, or want to share pictures or ideas with us? Tweet @ELLE_Deco #AskDECO

Liked this? have a look at the #SummerIssue DECO Lab dedicated to creating your own Outdoor oasis here.