Never before have the sources of decor inspiration been so truly global.

Entering its 11th year, Decorex Cape Town brings you a unique blend of the emerging and the established; manufacturers and suppliers â?? large and small. Trade professionals and consumers can indulge in the haute and the handmade; the new simple and the avant-garde. The show promises to be a celebration of Cape Townâ??s most delicate and daring spaces by talented style shapers, trend makers and décor creators.

Green decorating

Green is the buzzword du jour, giving rise to do-good design, the new frugal and the rediscovery of the hand-me-down. Decorating trends also lean towards glamour with styles such as Soft Goth entering design speak. Expect a cultural flare-up in reaction to globalism, with a new take on fusion.

Show highlights

Fall in love with chocolate all over again at the Love Chocolate! Lounge, a chocolate and coffee salon, totally devoted to our favourite fixes. Your choc and espresso shots are waiting for you in this space designed by Nicola Townsend.

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At the SABC3 LifeStyle Theatre, keep in step with the show theme â??New Fusion’, as the new SABC3 LifeStyle Theatre blends the best pastimes: cooking and designer-DIY. Get clued up with the latest in food fashion with star chefs and get the low-down on the hottest make-it-yourself projects.

Lifting the lid on the hip and trendy colour palette for 2009 is the Plascon nature inspired Colour Forecast with 32 new colours in four separate palettes within the nature theme: air, water, fire and earth.

Experience Sanlam Dream Rooms and visit teh 2010 Fine Art project.

Decorex Cape will run at the CTICC from 24-27 April 2009 and is open from10:00 to 20:00 daily, except on the 27th, when it closes at 18:00.

We have ten pairs of double tickets to give away for Decorex Cape, as well as five Decorex hampers that include fantastic household goodies in Decorex limited carry bags, each worth between R300 and R400. To enter your name in the draw, click here.