Your summer starts here… with the latest Summer Issue of ELLE Decoration. Feast on festive style for less, with great gift shopping ideas to get you in the holiday spirit. Cook cafe food at home, and see our list of favourite outdoor eating hotspots. Escape to the most unusual and fantastical outdoor homes in the form of a refurbished beach hut in Portugal (featured on our cover), a flatpack home in Kalk Bay, a traditional fisherman’s cottage in the tranquil village of Arniston, and a boat house in central Copenhagen (below), outdoor living at its best!

We visit artist Cameron Platter at his Durban home, an explosion of bright colour and tropical flavour, and round up the hottest new products in our Outdoor Living Focus Section…

And in a travel exclusive, we take you to the clear waters of Lake Malawi (below), an unforgettable and affordable African getaway. Add to this 48 pages of colour and decor trends, with our Freeworld Colour supplement, and you have the ultimate companion for summer.

Get the latest Summer Issue of ELLE Decoration to see all of this and more, and stand a chance to win a luxury safari worth R26 000!

 *Photographs: Gaelle Le Boulicaut, Adriaan Louw, Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer, Elsa Young