Good design, especially in interiors, doesn't just happen -- like anything, you need to have a plan of action, and step 1 is knowing exactly what your space needs to 'pop'. The best way to do this, is to attend trade shows, visit new shops and go to art galleries. Keeping yourself informed will help you to understand, explore and practice your personal design sensibilities.
One of the best shows by far is Rooms On View, so save dates for the 27th to 30th of May 2010. For more info and to book your seat for talks and workshops, visit www.roomsonview.co.za.
I've already booked mine and, actually, can't wait frankly.