Feast your eyes on our bumper Ideas Issue. It’s filled with top tips, easy updates and design inspiration from cover to cover. We also introduce our special ‘Create the Look’ pages, a must-see for great interior ideas. Here’s what to look out for…

We dedicate this issue to pattern and fabric. On our Trend pages we explore combos of zig-zags, florals, indigenous prints and dots – our roundups of Ethnic folk, afro dizzy, ab original, and digital revolution shopping. We explore 1950’s pattern, fabric and wallpaper, and offer hot new design solutions for combining traditional, modern and contemporary fabrics.

We showcase these beautiful homes from around the world: 1. The Joburg home of a fabric designer and avid collector. 2. The fairytale home of a creative couple in Holland. 3. A local farmstead in Franschhoek – a home that has been in the same family for five generations. 4. A five-storey Parisian apartment with a jaw-dropping indoor jungle. 5. A calm and relaxed family home in Copenhagen. 6. A colour-lovin holiday home in Senegal.

We introduce our first GROW supplement, filled with inspiring ideas for the urban interior. We also visit the new Babylonstoren Glass House and the Priority Zone Project rooftop garden in Durban. For a special trend focus on raw food we visit the mother-daughter team behind Cape Town’s iconic Africa Cafe.

In our special Kitchen Report, we explore the latest looks, products and kitchen news. We also offer useful little black books, design notes and tips for each look.

We present the best design from across the globe in 2011, as decided by Elle Decoration’s panel of 25 international editors and announced at the prestigious Elle Decoration International Design Awards at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.

DECO discovers an emerging design culture in the Russian capital in our ‘New Moscow’ travel feature – where streets meet fashion for a vibrant urban experience.

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