We recently joined forces with @home to style and launch their 2016 summer collection, which is all about giving global trends a new look with a touch of local flair. We caught up with the @home visual merchandise team to discuss the inspiration behind their fresh new look, and give you a backstage pass to see the action on set.



“The biggest trend in homeware is inspired by the idea of being at home and just what home means to us. There is no better way to feel at home than to be surrounded by beautiful local designs that we can feel proud of.

We are moving into a new era, one that looks inward and sees the value of what we have right here at home. The @home range of local products inspires us to think closer to home when it comes to great design and quality. Our team is constantly on the look out for great South African design and manufacturing that celebrates the spirit of home.

By sourcing local we are able to bring you the best in homegrown talent while supporting them in growing their potential.

ELLE Deco SA @home

Our customers deserve to see what our local talent has to offer and we believe wholeheartedly in the growth and development of local industries, and the best way to ensure that happens is to start supporting these industries right away. It makes us proud to see how much local talent there is out there and we are showing our customers that local doesn’t have to mean craft curios. Contemporary local design is world class and sophisticated.”

On set with the @home visual merchandise team Carl Fitschen, Melissa Ward, and Dominic Da Silva along with Deco Editor Bielle Bellingham and Stylist Sanri Pienaar. The African inspired wallpaper was custom designed by Tammy Joubert.

Photography by Adel Ferreira 


Global trends take on a new look by adding a touch of local flair and traditional styles are mixed with modern design while gold brings an element of instant African glam. Create this look in your own space by investing in key items that will keep your home current while standing the test of time.


1) Metal clock with gold pendulum R449, 2) Archin side table R1 199, 3) Hindi cabinet R15 999, 4) Velvet pom pom cushion R499, 5) Chesterfield three-seater sofa R39 999, 6) Butterfly leather chair R4 999

Want to see more? Watch is live in action here:


To recreate this look in your own home visit your nearest @homelivingspace store

Homeware available online at www.home.co.za

Furniture available for in-store purchase only

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