Behind the scenes ELLE Decoration
We take you behind the scenes of some of our latest stylish shoots

Our Winter issue #102 is here. To celebrate its long-awaited grand arrival we though it was only fitting to share with you just some of the stylish blood, sweat and tears it takes to create some of DECO’s most inspiring pages just for you, every issue. Take a look.


DECO Online

Get your daily design and décor fix online to stay ahead of the trends.

Every issue, we include one teasing page highlighting all the décor nuggets you can expect to find online this month. Although our print edition is bi-monthly, right here at, we bring you fresh décor news, trends and tips daily with a constant stream of inspiration also available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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This issue, we shot the stylish look for our online page at Cape Town’s new gem of an art gallery, SMITH Studio, who was kind enough to let us use their impressive back office space as our second ‘online’ home for the Winter issue (complete with an ergonomic standing desk from our friends @TheDeskStand).

Being surrounded by the impressive work of young artists Amber Moir and Jeanne Gaigher created an enviable office environment that we honestly didn’t want to leave. Our aim was to shoot an inspiring page that includes tiny details from some of our favourite local shops and designers to be discovered by you, our readers.

Pick up the latest issue to see the result and tell us what you think in the comments below.


Guiding Light

DECO’s top 20 pendant lights – from the bold and the beautiful to the graphic and enchanting. 

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Using Marsi van de Heuvel‘s captivating piece Presence as our backdrop, the elegant, magical wintry mood was set. DECO spent a non-stop exhausting day wiring up lights (and madly hoping that nothing would fall), but we think it was definitely worth the trouble to create two beautiful spreads.

Do you agree? Pick up the latest issue, flick to pages 22-25 and leave us a comment below.


ELLE Decoration Winter 102 June 2015

The Winter edition of ELLE Decoration South Africa is on shelves at your nearest magazine retailer now. Packed with stylish ways to hibernate this winter, it’s full of all your favourite features, décor tips and tricks plus brand new pages, including DECO Read, DECO Kid and DECO Grow. Pick up your copy today for the most stylish winter yet and tell us what you think on Twitter @ELLE_Deco. #winteriscoming #Winter102