Dress the walls in Art Deco-inspired geometric wallpaper (Cole& Son stocked by St Leger & Viney), the floor with a lush carpet (by Catherine Martin for Designer Rugs) and yourself in this beaded stunner by Gucci.

Issue 91 of ELLE Decoration South Africa is all about glamour. In this issue we explore the very interesting relationship between fashion and interiors, and the way in which they rely on each other.

Guest Blogger Jaco Janse van Rensburg explores this further, turning to the Jazz Age for inspiration and to the wonderful world of the enigmatic Mr. Gatsby in particular. It was a time of excess and exuberance, and a period of great change and excitement in fashion and decor.
Whether or not one prefers Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio or Mia Farrow and Robert Redford might be a question of taste, but there is no doubt that we all love a little cinematic sparkle in our homes.

This studded heel by Prada is featured in the spectacular party scene of the latest The Great Gatsby. In much the same way, this wallpaper by Cole & Son (stocked by St Leger & Viney) will create a scene in your living room. This iconic headpiece by Tiffany cast a  spell on Mr. Gatsby. The carpet (by Catherine Martin for Designer Rugs) graces the study in the Gatsby manor.

The Jazz Age took adornment seriously and so does Mrs Prada. Deck the halls with these bright baubles (Bubble by Steve Jones for Innermost, stocked by Province Lighting) and yourself with these treasures by Tiffany.

Fringe is essential to any flapper’s wardrobe, but you can use it to great effect with this lamp (Fringe by Edward van Vliet for Moooi) in your lounge without the hangover.

Catherine Martin created the illusion of a Dom Perignon fountain for the Tiffany Gatsby windows. This ubiquitous Deco motif is updated with this scene stealer (Rhizome pendant for Arturo Alvarez). Best to keep that straw boater on.

This beauty (Facet Chandelier by Tom Kirk for Innermost) will be the crowning glory of your ballroom. Do the Charleston till dawn!

Posted by guest blogger Jaco Janse van Rensburg
Jaco is a Creative Consultant based in Cape Town
Follow him on Instagram at jacojansevanrensburg