Michael Chandler from Chandler House

We have such a treat in store for you on #askDECO this week. Homeware designer Michael Chandler of Chandler House will be stepping up to the plate for our weekly live Twitter interview, this Thursday at 12pm. As well as fielding our interview questions, he’ll be taking yours too – so make sure you join us.

For those of you who don’t know the charming Mr. Chandler, he owns and runs a small design studio, shop and gallery in a beautiful Cape Georgian building in the heart of the Cape Town CBD, aptly named Chandler House. Michael designs homeware, using local craftsmen, and also works with other Cape creatives on collaborations and new ranges.

Chandler House Cape Town

“I love looking to the past for inspiration”, Michael tells us, “particularly the Cape Domestic Interior Heritage. This passion is reflected in my contemporary work, as well as in the antiques that we mix with the newly-produced wares. Chandler House also hosts the Voorkamer Gallery, which is a platform for artists to explore new ideas and bring a bit of beauty and whimsy back into the world.”

We can’t wait to chat to Michael and learn his tricks of the trade – we hope you can join us.


1. Follow @ELLE_Deco and @MrChandlerHouse on Twitter
2. Tune in to Twitter this Thursday, 9nd April, between 12-1pm and search for  #askDECO
3. Follow our LIVE Q&A with @MrChandlerHouse and get ready to pitch us your questions!

Want to send us your questions in advance? Tweet your questions to @ELLE_Deco with the #askDECO hashtag and tune in on Thursday to hear Michael’s answers.

In the meantime, be inspired by some of the exquisite nooks and crannies of the enchanting Chandler House…

Tulips at Chandler House

Poltagheist at Chandler House

Jugs at Chandler House

Chandler House - mirrors & scultpures