Find out what’s inside the Ideas Issue

Bursting with inspiration on how to revamp and rethink your home, our latest Ideas Issue is finally here. Available in print across South Africa and globally as a digital download.

Here online, take a quick glimpse at our key features – join the society of grown-ups as we show you the top stylish items every woman should eventually add to her home, revamp your cooking space in our special kitchen report in DECO Lab. Meet our Modern Muses on page 75 and learn how to how to use your herbs wisely in DECO Grow…

Spend your public holidays completely immersed in good books and listening to our top choice of podcasts, found in our latest edition of DECO Read.  We introduce the ultimate Fabric Handbook – whether for upholstery or curtaining, we’ve got you covered on what to use where. All of your favourite regular features are up to date, plus indulgent special features on beautifully-designed, homes the world.

A note from the Editor, Bielle Bellingham:

“At the same time as we are challenging you to empower yourself, it is very important to let the experts do what they do best. We cannot be everything to everyone, and we certainly can’t perfect every art: so pick your battles.”



From your boudoir to your lounge, we show you the key elements every self-respecting good-looking home should have. You can also shop the look of page 19 using our brand new digital tool. Download the free layar app and read our tutorial on how to use it here – then get shopping and learn how to style like a pro.


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Whether for upholstery and window treatments, accessories and bedding, make sure you know what to use for what, and how to care for it. We show you how in our latest Fabric Library.

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The living heart of the home, modern kitchens are hardworking and functional, and constantly adapting to suit our needs, cooking practices, eating habits and lifestyle choices. From expert opinions of South Africa’s leading flooring brands to the latest trending cutlery set from Woolworths, we prove that Kitchens can be rather captivating…



From Coconut Chia pudding to crepes with exotic mushrooms and goats cheese, making breakfast for dinner seems oddly indulgent, and oh-so-liberating…



Step in to a revitalised 19th century residence in Paris, and the treasure-filled Joburg home of local designer Mia Widlake. Retreat in to the tranquil setting of a Shanghai apartment and explore the bright Tunisian villa of a French furniture designer.

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Inspired by the stunning homes we feature this issue, we help you interpret the latest trends with our must-have shopping lists of treats and tricks to perfect your space. Invaluable advice is packed into every page with our indispensable guide to where to shop for the best bits



We’re using layar and so should you! Enjoy a unique, digital experience of our latest issue, where you can watch videos, listen to our design and decor podcast, and buy straight off the page. Learn more about Augmented Reality here.


DECO is giving three readers the chance to win a Sealy queen size bed set to the value of R12 000 each. Turn to page 42 of our latest issue to find out how you can win.


Our Ideas Issue is on shelf now and packed with achievable ideas and solutions for updating your home, it’s a keeper! We give you the freshest advice and inspiration for updating your kitchen, making breakfast for champions, and round up the sexiest fabrics for 2016. Pick up your copy today and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco, sharing your #IdeasIssue #DecoSelfie

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