The daffodils are out, the tulips are out, and so is Elle Decoration Spring Issue No. 86. Grab bunches of great ideas from these 160 pages of Springy pleasure, from a newsstand near you.

Cherry pick top tips and savvy décor ideas from some of the most beautiful homes in the world. A 300-year-old Cape Winelands farmstead, the home of Ceramic Matters artists Gerard Swart and Anthony Harris; an authentic eco home on Monaghan Farm in Joburg; and some of the most wonderful living spaces in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Les Ormes.[The ‘Flower House’, above]

DECOFOCUS looks at bathroom ideas: in this issue we show you how the quickest way to take your bathroom from basic to blissful is to introduce shades of green. 9 pages of can-do ideas to soak up and try for yourself.

In DECOTREND we explore Colour Gradient – a new approach to colour blocking. If you didn’t think ballet pink, russet and tangerine could live together, you might re-think. We show you how to take a colour and build on it. Pile on the tones – in ink, nude, lime, clay and pink – and see where it takes you.

Issue 86. also looks at how community, sharing and collaboration has become a mega-trend involving us all, in one way or another. Our lead story shows what Mavromac and Ardmore have achieved together, how workspace sharing has gone up a level at The Open in Maboneng Precinct, and how designers, artists and retailers are joining forces to thrive in challenging times. Truth and Haldane Martin. The Table in Parkhurst. MJ du Preez and Moederskip in Pretoria. Missibaba & Kirsten Goss, going high gloss in Cape Town’s city bowl. We also get under the skin of a collab called WORK at Arts On Main, who are doing brilliant things with chairs, fabrics and the artists who are their friends.

Choose between an inner city spa experience at Coccoon In the City in Joburg (plus a sleepover at one of the city’s hippest art hotels), a dreamy stay at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga or a getaway to Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg. Were these prizes made for you? Then inspect the the Spa round-up in our Spring Issue No 86 on P.149/150 and tell us which spa is your first choice and which of its treatments described in Elle Decoration most appeal to you, and why. Post your comments at the bottom of this blog post.
What colour best reflects you? What colour does your kitchen want to be? Russell Hobbs designer kitchen accessories let you style things up in your favourite palette. For info on how to enter and win R100 000 worth of kitchen prizes, go to P56 in our Spring Issue No. 86. The prize includes R10 000 Russell Hobbs products, R00 000 toward an Easylife Kitchen makeover and interior decorating advice from our Elle Decoration stylist, to help you pull it all together. [Refer to Elle Decoration Spring Issue for full details and T’s&C’s.]