When it comes to choosing your outdoor finishes, make sure that they are not only durable, but dapper. In our #SummerIssue DECO Palette explores the vast variety of outdoor surfaces, finishes and fabrics that will turn any outdoor space into an oasis. 

Understanding your environment is vital to choosing the right materials for your outdoor space. Make sure to read our outdoor guide in the #SummerIssue, on shelves now, to help you make informed and stylish decisions.
DECO Palette 1. Classico Travertine Filled & Honed from R339/m2, Natural Stone Warehouse 2. UV-Pro, Get Out Fabric in Picnic Nugget R870/m Home Fabrics 3. Noce R2012 tile R645/m2, Tile Space 4. Sunbrella, Ben Fabric in Honey from R2150/m, Mobelli 5. top: Classico Light Travertine Filled & Honed from R366/m2  bottom: Travertine Noche Polished R952/m2, both Natural Stone Warehouse 6. Silver Travertine Unfilled R388/m2, Natural Stone Warehouse 7. UV Pro, Get Out Fabric in Axis 029-Freesia  R1470/m, Home Fabrics 8. Technostar 09 R487/m, U&G Fabrics

A wild and crazy weekend invloves sitting on the front porch, smoking a cigar, reading a book.

Robert M. Gates

DECO Palette1. Dura Antique R625.86/slab, WOMAG 2. Golf Green, Birdie Duraturf from R428/m2 excluding installation, Belgotex  3. Granite Speckled White Flamed from R368/m2 ex VAT, Artmar 4. Hawaii Rockface R792.30/slab, WOMAG 5. China black Granite R741/m2, Natural Stone Warehouse 6. Tempotest 700/15 form R325/m, Mobelli 7. Granite Bianco Espera Leathered from R355/m2, Artmar 8. Sundowner Fabric in Green  R190/m, Patio Life

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cover The Summer Issue edition of ELLE DECORATION South Africa is on shelves now at your nearest magazine retailer. Featuring festive eats, cooling cocktails and all your must-have outdoor décor ideas, it’s your breezy summer respite. Pick up your copy today – across South Africa wherever magazines are sold – and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco, sharing your #SummerIssue #DECOselfie