If design and decor make your heart skip a beat then get thee to the 2012 Decorex SA show in Jozi. This year the focus is on authenticity, from crafted product to genuine handmade sensibilities at a time when the world is turning to goods with integrity. Expect a mix of exciting exhibitors that cover the design spectrum, from everyday necessities to one-of-a-kind gems as well as a host of hands-on features including demonstrations, workshops and on trend pop-up eateries. This year’s star of the show is American colour expert and executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman. Decorex SA also welcomes new portfolio director and seasoned decor specialist Sherri Chipps to their team. Dates: 8 to 12 August 2012 at Gallagher Convention Centre, from 9am-6pm. Tickets cost R75 for adults, R65 for pensioners and students. Free exhibition entrance for decor, design and architecture professionals who pre-register online. Keep an eye on the following: Plascon 2013 Colour Forecast: In line with the launch of the 2013 Plascon colour forecast you can expect colour interpretations by Laurence Brick Creative Design, Yvonne O’Brien of The Private House Co, Jozi virgins Egg Designs and Ink Design Lab. Decorex Designer Spotlight: Leading local interior designer David Muirhead will style up a space inspired by his own take on current trends. Look out for this at the entrance. Contemporary Country. The platteland look finds itself in an urban context with Laurence Brick Creative Direction’s interpretation of contemporary country design. Think knitted upholstery, raw linen and natural wood. Conversations On Architecture and Design Dialogue conferences: A must for all professionals working in the architecture, construction, decorating and design fields. Conversations on Architecture, sponsored by Caesarstone, will take place on Wednesday 8th August and the Plascon’s Design Dialogue is on Friday 10th August. Both conferences will feature leading local and international experts and their insider opinion on current architectural and design trends. Pre-book your tickets online. For a full list of exhibitors and events visit the Decorex website or call them on 011-549-8300. House and Leisure Giveaway House and Leisure and Decorex are giving away 5 fabulous Decorex hampers, each of which includes two tickets to the show. In the spirit of our Luxury issue, which is on-shelf now, we want to hear what your definition of Luxury is. Tweet us at @houseleisureSA or send us a line at facebook.com/HouseandLeisure and you could be one of 5 lucky winners. Good luck! Snap Tweet Win Going to the show already? Visit the House and Leisure stand, where you'll see the 11 finalists of our House of the Year competition. Take a pic of your favourite object representing the finalists and tweet it to us to stand a chance of winning an @Home voucher worth R1 000! Tweet your picture to @houseleisureSA and start your tweet with: "My favourite #HOTY object is...". Competition closes Sunday, 12 August.