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A first look at the latest Gucci ArtWalls

Fashion design house Gucci has unveiled the latest of its ArtWalls in Milan, New York, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The installations feature decor...
20-07-2018 22:05

Fast food gets a facelift at Tortilla Modern Mexican

Mexican-inspired food is loved the world over, and that’s especially true in in Cape Town, where we have a bustling and inspiring food scene. And wh...
19-07-2018 22:04

Victoria Yards: an inner-city sanctuary

A once-dilapidated industrial complex, Victoria Yards is situated in Lorentzville on the eastern edge of Jo?burg?s CBD. It?s a sprawling 30 000m2 deve...
19-07-2018 22:04

Galia Gluckman’s urban Cape Town haven

For all its urban sophistication, there?s a warmth and eclectic charm to the cosmopolitan Cape Town home of acclaimed visual artist Galia Gluckman and...
18-07-2018 22:06

Where to complete your 67 minutes for Mandela Day

Tomorrow, on the 18th of July, South Africans celebrate the birth of Nelson Mandela. As he would have turned 100, it’s a particularly special day to...
17-07-2018 22:06

DECO chats to chef Wandile Mabaso

At 33, Wandile Mabaso has the calm intensity of an old master. His culinary skills were honed under the mentorship of chef Olivier Reginensi and the l...
16-07-2018 22:07

Keesha Moore joins SHF as the new #SHFdefineyourself ambassa

[FEATURED] Digitally savvy Keesha Moore picks her SHF favourites Keesha Moore?s style is laid-back and uncomplicated. She oozes confidence and enjoys ...
12-07-2018 22:02

The stylish life of Grant Pierrus

Founder of the immensely popular design blog, Interior Style Hunter, Pierrus has immaculate taste in everything from furniture to art and even his sig...
11-07-2018 22:01

The Louvre has created a Beyonce-themed museum tour

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Beyonce and Jay-Z dropped a collaborative album called Everything is Love, in which the first single releas...
11-07-2018 22:01

Metse Phiyega’s glamorous home

Entrepreneur Metse Phiyega?s stylish Blue Hills family home is a meeting of natural textures and modish pieces. When Metse Phiyega started building hi...
10-07-2018 22:04

Swartberg House shows at Venice Biennale

Openstudio has collaborated with cinematographer Tatjana Meirelles to create a multi-screen installation which poetically explores the subtle relation...
10-07-2018 22:04

DECO Icon: Stephen Falcke

Few interior images are as enduring as that of the Tonga basket- clad wall at the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg. Having outlasted the trends ? first in ...
06-07-2018 22:03

World Interior of the Year 2018 Shortlist Revealed

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, the leading global interior design and architecture awards programme has announced the shortlist of 77 projects th...
06-07-2018 22:03

What?s on at the RMB Turbine Art Fair 2018

The sixth edition of the RMB Turbine Art Fair will take place at the iconic Turbine Hall, Johannesburg from 12th to 15th July 2018.  RMB Turbine Art F...
05-07-2018 22:02

Urban barn living in this Johannesburg home

Simplicity is really more complex a quality than the word lets on. And we don?t mean the kind of simplicity restricted by budget, nor the rustic or mi...
05-07-2018 22:02

Toolbox: Living Rooms

As the cool weather approaches, heat up your lounge area with our selection of tips, ideas, and updates. Colour Liven up a neutral palette by incorpor...
04-07-2018 22:01

The Stylish Life of Thandi Ntuli

The winner of the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz, Ntuli?s style is greatly influenced by the way her mother expresses herself through ...
04-07-2018 22:01

Add a lavish touch of copper to your home

[FEATURED] From distillation to bar, copper lends a unique touch to Absolut Elyx vodka Copper is central to Absolut Elyx, the luxury vodka handcrafted...
03-07-2018 22:08

Toolbox : Keep it Clean

A luxurious, private place of pampering, or a tranquil room of respite" Your bathroom is where you pause and prepare yourself for the world beyond. Im...
02-07-2018 22:01

Legendary photographer David Goldblatt has died

David Goldblatt, renowned South African photographer, has died at the age of 87.  Born in Randfontein in 1930, Goldblatt began his photography career ...
25-06-2018 22:08

Our pick of the best winter specials in Cape Town

Winter in the Cape is not for sissies. There are howling winds, endless days of (welcome and necessary) rain and short, dark days. Despite... The post...
22-06-2018 22:03

The London Mastaba by Christo opens on the Serpentine

The London Mastaba, a temporary sculpture in Hyde Park, by world-renowned artist Christo, has taken up residence in the Serpentine Lake. The sculpture...
21-06-2018 22:06

Imagine more, with @home

If a mid-year update is what you?re after, look no further than @home?s luxurious 2018 Autumn/Winter collection. Featuring three key directions ? Cont...
21-06-2018 22:06

Culture tour: Norval Foundation

The Norval Foundation opened last month to much fanfare, and for good reason. The monumental new art museum faces the Steenberg Mountains and lies... ...
19-06-2018 22:06

Toolbox: Home offices

Having an office at home provides scores of options for productivity-boosting decor: create a space that fits seamlessly into your home?s overall aest...
18-06-2018 22:07

The power of the image: Remembering Sam Nzima on June 16th

On May 12th, we said goodbye to yet another important figure in the apartheid resistance ? photographer Sam Nzima. Though you may not know... The post...
15-06-2018 22:06

The local creatives under 25 we’re keeping our eye on

In light of June 16th, we are paying homage to the youth, the next generation of our country. These are the local creatives under... The post The loca...
15-06-2018 22:06

Beautiful, personalised tiles

[FEATURED] Personalise your kitchen with a wide variety of tiles from Douglas Jones The kitchen is the heart of the home: it?s made up... The post Bea...
15-06-2018 22:06

Interior Design lecturers share what it takes to make it big

In light of Youth Day on June 16th, we’re talking all things ‘next generation’. With ELLE DECO’s endless goal to look out for the... The post ...
15-06-2018 22:06

A first look at Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavillion

The Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo was unveiled at the Serpentine Galleries in London?s Kensington Gardens this week.  Escobedoâ€...
14-06-2018 22:09

Win one of three Le Creuset cookbooks

[FEATURED] Synonymous with French excellence, Le Creuset?s cookware and kitchen product range has long been coveted by chefs, cooks and foodies alike....
13-06-2018 22:10

Toolbox: Kitchen Confidential

The kitchen is the new heart of the home. We asked top designers and kitchen experts to weigh in on how to create a... The post Toolbox: Kitchen Confi...
12-06-2018 22:03

Solange Knowles teams up with IKEA

Inimitable singer, Solange Knowles, has announced plans to collaborate with Swedish homeware giant, IKEA. We take a closer look at this seemingly unli...
11-06-2018 22:11

Gin gin! Our favourite local gin distilleries

If there’s one spirit that is the coolest of the cool, it’s gin. No longer is it reserved for grannies or trips to the... The post Gin gin! Our fa...
08-06-2018 22:07

Now hiring: ELLE DECO is looking for an intern

Do you live and breathe design" Do you dream of working in publishing" Do you think you have what it takes to work for... The post Now hiring: ELLE DE...
08-06-2018 22:07

On our radar: Filmmaker Nosipho Dumisa

You have likely already heard the buzz about the recently-released local film Nommer 37. Set in a fictional area of the Cape Flats, it tells... The po...
08-06-2018 22:07

Sustainable style at these eco hotels

Looking for a luxury stay somewhere off the beaten track" These hotels offer not only a chance to recharge but also thrilling activities in... The pos...
07-06-2018 22:04

Porky Hefer’s Endangered debuts at Basel

Southern Guild and SFA Advisory have announced Porky Hefer’s Endangered, a presentation of a unique project by the renowned South African at Design ...
05-06-2018 22:03

Win a Visi sideboard worth R17 000 from SHF

By combining modern and traditional trends, the Visi sideboard oozes sophistication Twenty years ago, SHF started with a vision to transform South Afr...
04-06-2018 22:06

A new era for Donald Nxumalo

The art of interior design resides in a cluttered space, with many inspiring designers vying for the top spot. Having built up his credibility... The ...
04-06-2018 22:06

BAIE MOOOI: Weylandts is now stocking the iconic Dutch brand

Founded by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders in 2001, the iconic Moooi brand can now be found exclusively in South Africa at Weylandts stores around... Th...
01-06-2018 22:03

Business-savvy Lucy Le Roux joins SHF as the brand?s new amb

Lucy Le Roux runs a successful staging/property styling business, co-owns South Africa?s first Airbnb design consultancy and, to add to her already im...
01-06-2018 22:03

The best of Design Joburg 2018

 Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View 2018 leaves inspired visitors overawed by the record standard set in the local décor and design exhibition spa...
01-06-2018 22:03

Home tour: Sue Bond’s Fresnaye house

In our May issue, we featured the exquisite Fresnaye home of interiors expert Sue Bond, watch as she talks us through the design elements.... The post...
01-06-2018 22:03

The Course at SLOW in the City opens in Joburg

The Course, a new dining option at SLOW in the City, open to both the public and members of SLOW, officially launched in Sandton... The post The Cours...
31-05-2018 22:07

Create design magic with the humble tile

[FEATURED] While in the past, many didn?t think they could make a statement in their home using tiles alone, but thanks to Douglas Jones?... The post ...
30-05-2018 22:03

Menlyn supports local designers

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre has become a hotspot for the fashion-forward, trendsetting community that has a love for all things African. The Centre, r...
29-05-2018 22:06

Inside the June issue

Our June issue is here, and though the chillier weather might make you feel like you have to hibernate and put all creativity on... The post Inside th...
29-05-2018 22:06

Nkuli Mlangeli of The Ninevites’ chats to ELLE Deco

Founded in 2012 by Nkuli Mlangeni, The Ninevites is a collaborative platform and design studio to explore under-told narratives of life from Southern ...
25-05-2018 22:08

Visit the ELLE Decoration stand at Design Joburg

Now in its second year, Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, has already become one of the most anticipated shows on the South African... The post ...
25-05-2018 22:08

Step into the luxurious world of Elyx

[FEATURED] If you enjoy extravagance, then the Elyx Boutique is the place for you After the launch of Absolut Elyx, the handcrafted luxury vodka,... T...
24-05-2018 22:02

Blacksmith Interiors x Jacoline Sema at Design Joburg

Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View is taking place this weekend, and the program this year is looking better than ever. This year?s collaborations ...
23-05-2018 22:00

Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View 2018

Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View returns in May 2018. With thousands of visitors to last year?s inaugural show, the climate proved right for... ...
18-05-2018 22:10

5 ways to incorporate marble into your kitchen

In this month’s issue of ELLE Deco, we have given you all the tools you’ll need to create your dream kitchen. But, we aren’t... The post 5 ways ...
17-05-2018 22:07

Female artists challenge social issues at Sculpture Fair

The turbulent history of South Africa has left its women with several challenges to overcome; many of which are linked to gender-based violence, explo...
17-05-2018 22:07

Get to know interior designer Donald Nxumalo

Ahead of next week’s Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View, we chat to Joburg-based interior designer Donald Nxumalo of Donald Nxumalo Interior Desi...
17-05-2018 22:07

On our radar: Dr Same Mdluli

Recently appointed Manager of the Standard Bank Gallery, Dr Same Mdluli holds a PhD in art history and also writes about the visual arts.... The post ...
17-05-2018 22:07

Missibaba x Mami Wata launch BANANANANANANAS

Mami Wata & Missibaba launched their latest collaborative creation – the BANANANANANANAS custom surfboard bag in support of youth surf charity, Wave...
15-05-2018 22:05

Kanye West announces architecture plans for Yeezy

You can buy the clothes, and now you can live in a house, designed by Kanye West. Yes, the outspoken rapper announced via Twitter... The post Kanye We...
11-05-2018 22:05

Stylish Mother’s Day gifts

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that it’s mother’s day this weekend. We get it, life is busy, and somehow you’ve... The ...
10-05-2018 22:04

DISSONANCE: a collaboration of mediums

Nandipha Mntambo is one of the most important South African artists of her generation. Born in 1982 in Mbabane, Swaziland, she came to international.....
10-05-2018 22:04

Back to cooking basics

Simple, earthy goodness and authenticity go hand-in-hand with cool, rustic style in both the interiors and the dishes served at Charles Back?s new eat...
09-05-2018 22:05

West Coast cool in Yzerfontein

Enriched with earthy hues and raw texture, this seaside bolthole in Yzerfontein on the West Coast is engineered to make the most of its... The post We...
08-05-2018 22:08

Win tickets to Design Joburg

[FEATURED] Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, is back and promises to be better than ever Showcasing the best local decor and design trade,... Th...
07-05-2018 22:07

Win a L?Oréal Men Expert Hydra Power skincare hamper!

Treat your skin with a L?Oréal Men Expert Hydra Power Refreshing face wash and moisturiser. Improve your morning and evening skincare routine with the...
07-05-2018 22:07

THE 2018 Winter Sculpture Fair Returns

The notion that art has potential to transform societies is not a new one. It is in this light that the new partnership between... The post THE 2018 W...
04-05-2018 22:01

Inside The May Issue

This month’s issue of Elle Decoration ? known as The Art of Design ? contains everything you need to welcome in the cooler months... The post Inside...
04-05-2018 22:01

Bold creative Minenhle Ntuli joins SHF

[FEATURED] Minenhle Ntuli joins the #SHFdefineyourself ambassador generation As a furniture designer, Minenhle Ntuli is passionate about great aesthet...
02-05-2018 22:03

Freshen up your floors with FINfloor

The beauty of every home starts from the ground up, which is where FINfloor comes in. FINfloor?s Authentic Herringbone laminate flooring will add an.....
01-05-2018 22:06

100% Clay at Decorex Cape Town

For its 2018 pavilion at Decorex Cape Town, 100% Design South Africa will bring 20 leading local handmade ceramics to the fore with a... The post 100%...
26-04-2018 22:02

Paravent by Olaf Hajek at Southern Guild

Paravent by Olaf Hajek, presented in collaboration with WHATIFTHEWORLD, is the internationally renowned German painter?s third solo show in Cape Town....
26-04-2018 22:02

What to do in Jhb this long weekend

Looking for something a little different this long weekend" These are the events in Johannesburg you should get yourself to. Bandage the knife not... ...
26-04-2018 22:02

On Our Radar: Lekker Vegan

Elle Deco had a chat with James Knaap, the owner and founder of Lekker Vegan, Cape Town?s first vegan gourmet junk food joint about... The post On Our...
23-04-2018 22:08

The EDIDA winners announced

The winners of the 15th ELLE DECO International Design Awards (EDIDA) were announced last night Held at a lavish ceremony, in partnership with MGaller...
20-04-2018 22:05

All about Decorex Cape Town 2018

The highly-anticipated Decorex Cape Town ? sponsored by Plascon – is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to....
20-04-2018 22:05

DECO ICON: William Kentridge

Historically, the careers of South African artists who remain in this country don?t improve over time. One of the few exceptions is William Kentridge,...
20-04-2018 22:05

The new light collections we’re obsessed with

A chic light collection will certainly never go out of style. Recently, however, we seen a couple of local brands release beautiful light collections ...
19-04-2018 22:03

Wishlist items from our April Issue

As with every issue of Elle Decoration, we ensure to bring you the freshest ideas in design and interiors. And with April’s issue, it’s... The pos...
18-04-2018 22:11

Win tickets to KAMERS/Makers 2018 Joburg

[FEATURED] If you love artisanal items, enter to win tickets to KAMERS/Makers 2018 Joburg KAMERS/Makers 2018 Joburg brings together makers showcasing ...
17-04-2018 22:01

Win a Porsche Espresso Set worth R816!

Known for its ?car that nobody needs, but everybody wants?, Porsche has brought out a range of lifestyle items to add to your home... The post Win a P...
16-04-2018 22:02

On our radar: Botanicals

It’s easily one of the biggest buzzwords of the last year and there’s no doubting that botanicals are everywhere. What exactly are botanicals" Tec...
12-04-2018 22:06

Retro-tech revival

Old is new again with these ingenious tech products that couple retro aesthetics and innovative designs. This is the retro-tech revival. u (RE)MAKING ...
12-04-2018 22:06

Greening the wall

In any urban setting, our spaces are defined by walls. They contain us within our homes and delineate boundaries between our neighbour?s and us.... Th...
11-04-2018 22:08

Esther Mahlangu receives honorary doctorate

World-renowned artist and Ndebele icon Esther Mahlangu was on Monday awarded her degree of Philosophia Doctor Honoris at a graduation ceremony held at...
10-04-2018 22:03

Win a Caleb Chair worth R13 000 from SHF

If you find yourself a bit furniture obsessed then it?s time you meet Caleb The Caleb Chair is an exquisite piece from SHF. With... The post Win a Cal...
09-04-2018 22:06

Drool-worthy restaurant interiors

Mostly when we go out to eat, we’re there for the food. And while the food is the most important aspect of a meal, it... The post Drool-worthy resta...
06-04-2018 22:05

Black Chronicles IV feat. The African Choir 1891 Re-imagined

In this month’s issue of Elle Decoration, writer Bongani Madondo sat down with Reneé Mussai, curator of The Black Chronicles. In the piece, Mussai s...
06-04-2018 22:05

On our radar: iconic local brand Woodbender

It’s not every day you come across a brand like Woodbender. The local timber manufacturer is nothing short of iconic in South Africa, as... The post...
05-04-2018 22:09

Meet Noxi Ntshaba, the striking new face of SHF

[FEATURED] Sophisticated yet down-to-earth, Noxi Ntshaba is the latest personality to join the SHF Generation SHF?s April brand ambassador is the eleg...
03-04-2018 22:05

Surface Allure: Update your walls and floors

From underfoot to overhead, find out how to make the best of a room?s surfaces with these expert opinions, styling tricks, paint trends, tiling... The...
03-04-2018 22:05

Update your space with the small touches

[FEATURED] Match your style and budget requirements with hansgrohe?s wide range of shower heads and mixers Giving your bathroom or kitchen a stylish c...
03-04-2018 22:05

Easter brunch: lay it out

Following on from last week’s post ‘How do you like your eggs"’ here are some ideas for laying your table in ways that honour... The post Easter...
29-03-2018 22:10

Rosie Mudge’s ‘In my room with Mazzy Star’

SMITH is excited to introduce In my room with Mazzy Star, an expansive new collection of works from visual artist Rosie Mudge. Rosie Mudge?s... The po...
29-03-2018 22:10

Celebrating Easter in style

With Easter around the corner and everybody scrambling for quick ideas, we thought we’d give you a nudge in the right direction. Apart from... The p...
29-03-2018 22:10

Studio visit: L’Artisane

Khadija Aisha Ba?s distinctive style provides an evocative foretaste of the unique, meticulously crafted wares for which she?s become well known in bo...
28-03-2018 22:10

Sleep sustainably and stylishly at these eco hotels

Looking for a luxury stay somewhere off the beaten track" These hotels offer not only a chance to recharge but also thrilling activities in... The pos...
27-03-2018 22:07

Inside The Green Living issue

Our Green Living issue is on shelves now, and as the name suggests it’s packed with everything you need to live your most stylish... The post Inside...
27-03-2018 22:07

Win a Greenis Smart Power Blender worth R4 799

The new Greenis Smart Power Blender is slick, powerful, and a must-have kitchen item for all cooking enthusiasts and health-food fanatics. Ability: Th...
26-03-2018 22:10

New Gavin Rajah X @home homeware collection

Homeware retailer, @home, and celebrated South African designer, Gavin Rajah, have once again joined forces to bring a beautiful new collection to the...
22-03-2018 22:09

On our Radar: Yasmin Furmie

Whether sporting an eclectic ensemble, or running SiSi ? a fashion label that focuses on shirts ? with friend Cynthia Allie, social-worker-turned-desi...
22-03-2018 22:09

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