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Plastics party on the beach…

Here’s a fun idea: Grab all the plastic you can lay your hands on – garden chairs, tupperware, and plastic tablecloths – and head to the beach for an adventurous and waterproof outdoor dining experience. This is exactly what friends Jan Hendrik Van der Westhuizen, Alwijn Burger and Strijdom Van…

Beetroot hearts for Valentine’s…

Cooking made easy! Hendrik Coetzee, DECO’s talented new stylist and food lover, prepared heart-shaped beetroot for us to enjoy for Valentine’s – each one carved by hand. Eat your heart out! Dress with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, freshly squeezed orange juice, and feta cheese. For team DECO’s…

The Sand House in Portugal

Noticed the unusual natural flooring on the cover of our Summer Issue? With its traditional white sand floors, this holiday home in Portugal is the ultimate in laid-back beach living – a seamless transition between indoors and out. Consisting of a group of renovated fishermen’s cottages, this month’s cover home…

Christmas CIY: Gold doily wallpaper

We’re happily obsessed with gold (Frauke Stegmann’s golden ceramics are to blame!), which is why we’re sharing this fantastic idea with you – the perfect Christmas decoration. In our latest Summer Issue of ELLE DECORATION we collaborated with five South African creatives to produce five unique feature walls, each representing…

Recycled paper Christmas tree by Freshly Found

We featured this ingenious recycled Christmas tree in our Summer Issue St. James home (below). Made from vintage books, these Bibliogami trees are the creation of Freshly Found (a Durban-based blog by Denise Kiggan), and can be positioned and decorated in multiple ways. They are available from The Caboodle (106…

Last-minute Christmas tree idea – using coloured duct tape

Running late on your Christmas decorations? Then copy this quick and easy idea – an instant forest of Christmas trees, made from coloured duct tape. It’s a fun and quick solution for anyone running out of time, and the perfect Christmas tree alternative for small apartments. Coloured duct tape is…

Last-minute Christmas tree idea – using coloured duct tape

Running late on your Christmas decorations? Then copy this quick and easy idea – an instant forest of Christmas trees, made from coloured duct tape. It’s a fun and quick solution for anyone running out of time, and the perfect Christmas tree alternative for small apartments. Coloured duct tape is…

Last-minute Christmas tree idea – using coloured duct tape

Running late on your Christmas decorations? Then copy this quick and easy idea – an instant forest of Christmas trees, made from coloured duct tape. It’s a fun and quick solution for anyone running out of time, and the perfect Christmas tree alternative for small apartments. Coloured duct tape is…