The combined Jan/Feb 2017 issue of House and Leisure features a definitive trend forecast for the year ahead on everything from art and fashion to decor and design. As editor, Tiaan Nagel puts it:

What 2017 holds for us, I don't know. For me, at least, it's the hope that the world will be a safer, calmer and friendlier place. That's why I'll be choosing gentler hues and 'dirtier' tones of familiar colours such as peach and moss green. In this issue, we bring you our 2017 trend list, highlighting all the things shaping the year that lies ahead.

This issue is your annual design reference, so it's a must-have. Here, we give you a sneak peek into some of the issue's exciting highlights:

the 2017 trend report

From stained glass and polished silver, to turmeric lattes and terrazzo touches, this is our round-up of what will be hot in the new year. Whether you're looking for decor inspiration or want to get an idea of what lies ahead for all things lifestyle in 2017, this is the issue to own. The report starts on page 41.

the maserati levante

Maserati's first foray into the SUV market, the Levante is luxurious, fast and good-looking. We give you all the specs you'll need to understand why this model is a ground-breaking design for Maserati.

a trio of master perfumers

Quality trumps quantity for three South African perfumers who have turned their backs on large fragrance houses to create unpredictable, bespoke scents. We sit down with three local masters of scent and talk about the business of perfume. Flip to page 24 for this feature.

five minutes with anna weylandt

Anna Weylandt, from Weylandts Home Outfitters, and daughter of Chris Weylandt chats to us about her career choice, personal style and working in the family business.

a home showcase for good art

We step inside a Hyde Park home, which sometimes doubles as an art gallery. Its design blends minimalism and luxury to inspirational effect. To give you a taste of what the issue has in store, we've revealed this home online here.

the language of flowers

In a feature that draws inspiration from 17th-century Dutch botanical paintings and the gothic intrigue of Victoriana, floral-design studio Okasie uses masses of seasonal flowers with gently worn opulence in four different arrangements. Find it on page 90.

thought for food

Part feast, part druidic gathering, at Convivium, an annual coming together of foodies and food industry leaders, our preconceptions about food - where it comes from, how it is made and just what is possible - are tested. Our writer, Tudor Caradoc-Davies attends the 2016 iteration and tells us all about it.

a guide to accra

Ghana's coastal capital is fast becoming the coolest on the continent for its strong sense of style, bustling beach and cultural currency. We tell you where to shop, what to eat and drink, what to see and what not to miss in this capital gem.

sunny in spain

Following a sensitive renovation, the townhouse we feature in this issue is situated in the picturesque village of Soller, Mallorca. It is the very definition of the perfect holiday home. Expect spaciousness, traditional Spanish interior finishes, a glistening swimming pool and open-plan living areas.

one room 5 ways

Print, pattern and colour come together creatively in five completely different interpretations. If you're looking for bedroom makeover inspiration, this feature is where you'll find it. Turn to page 110.

a chat with julia day

In our style profile feature, we interview Julia Day - interior designer, curator and Generation store founder on her personal style, what inspires her, the places she's visited and what makes her smile.

 

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