As seen in the September issue of our sister magazine ELLE, this Chanel-inspired charm is the doing of our DECO designer Gera Smuts.

Idea 1 (image on the left)

Some things are too pretty to hide in drawers – try using a distinctive colour theme in how your bits and pieces.

Idea 2 (image on the right)

Create your own artwork by having decorative vinyl stickers made of any design you choose. Download your free vinyl sticker here.

Idea 3 (image on the left)

Instead of pricey wall panelling, recreate the look by painting bevelled door panels.

Idea 4 (image on the right)

Cover the lampshade on an old lamp with a tutu or swathes of tulle and tie it up with ribbons and bows.

Idea 5 (image on the right)

Paint one corner of an old frame. Use perfume bottles to decorate your dressing table. Download Coco Chanel quote here.

Idea 6 (image on the right)

Use boxes and shopping bags for a storage solution that’s as very pretty – and completely practical.


As seen in Elle September 2012

All photographs shot by Niel Vosloo and styling by Gera Smuts