Our very first Decorating Issue is out …┬áIssue 89 is full of ideas that sum up the spirit of decorating now, showing you how to put it all together.

DECONOW looks at ways of decorating that inject a modern spirit into classic looks – giving you tips and ideas from our stylist’s ‘Masterclass’… like our reinterpretation of black and white interiors using iconic Fornasetti images and neoclassical facades.

DECOTREND talks to six trend setting South African interior decorators – creative giants who are lighting the way in interiors, decor and decorating now. Meet Adam Court, Puleng Mahlaba, John Jacob, Adele van der Merwe, Kevin Boyd and Nthabi Taukobong.

DECOHOMES is about beautiful places – from Majorca and Joburg to London and Turin – defining four different interior decorating approaches, each with its own distinctive handwriting…ideas that are easy to do and wonderful to live with. Discover the logic, the look and the love behind the Neo Africana home, the Modernist home, the Gatherer’s home and the Artist’s home.

DECO FOOD & IDEAS looks at the darker side of opulent dining, featuring exquisite, jet black food by Maranda Engelbrecht.

DECOFOCUS offers innovative decorating ideas and stylish solutions for every zone of your home. Our stylists go shopping for fabrics, wallpapers and accessories, matching them in contemporary, unexpected combinations – get inspired by new decorating ideas with wood, brights, velvets, satins, botanicals, embroidered textiles, checks and satins.

The ideas go on and on. On page 86 explore ‘Style For Less’: ideas for combining simple, inexpensive elements with found pieces and vintage collectibles, to bring out the intuitive decorator in you.

Feeling lucky? You could win a Dragonfly armchair by Karim Rashid, worth R30 000.

Get decorating. Get Issue 89 – on shelf from today.

– Posted by Inge van der Merwe & Jenny Mason