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ELLE Decoration South Africa October 2018

ELLE DECORATION South Africa is directional, informative, stylish and beautiful – a trend and lifestyle magazine that encourages readers to express themselves and their tastes through their surroundings.

South Africa
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dress Versace dress R21 895 shoes Steve Madden shoes R1 499 dress Thula Sindi dress, Khanyi’s own lamp Roller table lamp R10 000, stool Legs11 powder-coated stool R3 900 (excluding fabric) and table Nesting bronze crescent table R9 500, all Studio 19 carpet Diamond Shuttle Weave Dhurrie carpet R2 995, Weylandts ‘This month’s issue includes homes that successfully combine innovation with traditional features, drawing on natural elements of light, landscape and height’ With the shift of seasons, there’s an invigorating spirit in the air – it’s time to take a bold, new look at our environment, our lifestyles and the way we see ourselves.I recently helped remove the doors in a home belonging to a friend whose partner is disabled. The doors were obstructing his wheelchair access…

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ed-in-chief’s note

Of the many words of wisdom spoken by the late Franca Sozzani, I always return to one of her most quoted when having to confront a variety of situations, whether related to matters of taste or not. ‘You can’t always please everyone and, above all, you shouldn’t’ is an especially apt musing from the Italian editor, who knew all about marching to her own beat and defying conventions with a fearless approach to her work and life. (If you haven’t seen the documentary Franca: Chaos and Creation directed by her son, Francesco Carrozzini, look out for it on Netflix.)Sozzani’s thoughts on the matter of pleasing everyone can be broadly applied, as a general defiance against others’ expectations or to how we choose to think, eat, dress or decorate our…

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ANNALIZE NELDespite being born and raised in Paarl, Nel is definitely a Jozi girl at heart. After school, she travelled to America, where she did her first introductory course in photography. When she returned to SA, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Photography at Tshwane University of Technology, then relocated to Johannesburg in 2013, where she now specialises in food and decor photography. She shot David Higgs’ new restaurant, Saint, for this issue. LAUREN BRITSBorn and bred in Cape Town, Brits is ELLE DECORATION’s graphic designer as well as a film photographer who spends her free time connecting and collaborating with like-minded creatives. Her love of media and beautiful imagery stems from the piles of magazines and coffee table books that were on every available surface in…

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get your digital design fix

HOMES & GARDENS Explore beautiful spaces across the globe ART & DESIGN The best in African and international creativity and architecture FOOD & LIFESTYLE Culinary, decor and travel ideas that transcend the ordinary KEEP UP TO DATE BY FOLLOWING OUR DIGITAL CHANNELS elledecoration.co.za elledecorationsa Regular updates on our features and competitions @elle_deco Bite-sized design news to keep you in the loop weekly newsletter Inspiration delivered straight to your inbox @elle_deco Outstanding images and curated contentPHOTOGRAPHS SARAH DE PINA; STYLING AND PRODUCTION SANRI PIENAAR ■…

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OPEN SEASON Make a swoon-worthy spring statement that’s both romantic and thoroughly contemporary by combining dusky pinks and warm earthy tones in the season’s latest sumptuous textiles. Kirkby Design’s new Chelsea range of relaxed 100% linen offers a versatile palette of contemporary hues with a soft, stonewashed look that enhances its natural charm. The Cheyenne range by Pierre Frey, piece-dyed using a special resin, has a beautiful vintage look, and is available in 31 deep and luminous colours. fabricKirkby Design Chelsea fabric in Grape R1 199/m, Romo South Africa IN STORE After opening its doors in Johannesburg two years ago, LaForma SA has moved its showroom to the design centre of Kramerville, presenting a considered space characteristic of the brand. From tables and beds to…

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the stylish life of thebe magugu

Spring/ Summer 2018 Gender Studies campaign Flynn sofa R11 299, Sofacompany.com Thebe Magugu Spring/Summer 2018 collection; Paris, France. ‘I’ve always loved fashion,’ says Magugu, who adds that while growing up in the Northern Cape, his only avenue into the world of couture was FashionTV and seeing his mother dress. ‘My mother was very influential in making me fall in love with fashion. She’s a great style enthusiast and her love and respect for the industry made me grow into it as well,’ he says. ‘My most cherished memory is of her buying me a big black sketch pad as a tactic to stop me from drawing dresses on any other surface!’After graduating from LISOF in Jo’burg with a degree in fashion and apparel design, Magugu was approached by Woolworths…