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ELLE Decoration South Africa SPECIAL ISSUE 1 - Special

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.

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deco radar

SUMARI KRIGE  Owner / La Grange Interiors What’s your favourite decor store? Tonic Design in Joburg and L’Orangerie in Wynberg, Cape Town. When in doubt… Paint it black! What trend is ruffling your tail feathers? Accent/feature walls Every living room needs: Comfort. It’s imperative that seating oozes as much comfort as it does to reflect your style. The days of showroom living rooms for when the minister comes for ‘huisbesoek’ is over. We now use it on a daily basis, so comfort and a lived-in look is imperative. Quote to live by: Life is not a dress rehearsal. What can we expect from La Grange Interiors this year? We’re moving away from traditional patterns towards abstract and expressive designs. Expect vibrant colour clashes and blackened metals combined with timber…

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editor’s note

Shot on location Mulberry & Prince Kitchen & Bar, Cape Town (PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH: JESSIE BELL)‘STYLE IS A SIMPLE WAY OF SAYING COMPLICATED THINGS’ - Jean CocteauEvery now and then I catch myself making outrageous statements about what is and isn’t good design or style. I actually have some nerve! Aesthetic attitudes and matters of artistic taste are incredibly subjective; what we each find to be beautiful is highly idiosyncratic and we need to remain liberal in our appreciation thereof. That said, as design reporters we specialise in seeking out excellence and celebrating it together with you, our readers. To help guide us on these explorations, we have developed a loose definition:Design excellence is an experience that weaves the threads of beauty, narrative, function, technology, connectivity, information and emotion logically and…

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kitchen gastronomy lab

Amsterdam apartment by Frederik Roijé roije.com photography by dutchphotography.nlIvo stool by Frank Rettenbacher for Zanotta zanotta.itKitchen utensils and wooden countertop below by Ferm Living fermliving.com4 Columns House by Shigeo Ogawa for FT Architects fta.gotohp.jpKitchen with rugs photography by Svensson Bindel PetraCasa Rox in Barcelona by Nook Architects nookarchitects.comReale table by Carlo Mollino for Zanotta zanotta.it KITCHEN TRIANGLE Design your kitchen for optimum efficiency, creating a triangle between the main work areas: the stove top, the fridge and sink. This will avoid unnecessary steps. Savvy consumers are opting for personalisation in the kitchen, with built-in, multi-use appliances and an interesting mix of innovative materials that reflect and serve a wide range of tastes and needs. Minimalist kitchen by DDAANN/Mjölk architects ddaann.cz photography by Jakub Skokan, Martin Tuma / BoysPlayNice architect…

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living room leisure parlour

Black stairs photography by Ferrari AndreaRetreat by Monica Förster for Fogia fogia.seCatch Chair and Palette Table by Jaime Hayon for &Tradition andtradition.comOlive living area by Gastel Giovanni (Sergente)Mayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen/Flemming Lassen for &Tradition andtradition.comMidnight blue living area photography by Mortensen AsgerScan this page using layar for a unique digital experience.ENERGY The modern home is increasingly characterised by hyperconnectivity and intelligent living, and serves as a link between our physical and digital worlds. Our furniture is a new interface through which these two worlds communicate. Lucien Sofa by Kelly Wearstler kellywearstler.comHome Couture by Studio Pepe studiopepe.info photography by Silvia RivoltellaDom Na Bergach by Adam Wysocki for DE.Materia studiodemateria. comSleep Sofa by busk+hertzog for Soft Line softline.dk HOW TO CUT YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL Make sure your living room is…

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bedroom refreshment chamber

Bedroom in stripes photographer Zuloaga Pablo stylist Sentmenat InesIKO bed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Flou flou.itQuilt grey cushions and Kelim cushions by Ferm Living fermliving.comPink Calvin bedroom by Enrico Girotti for Twils twils.itMalcom Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit’s home photograph by Warren van RensburgTropical bed and maroon walls photography by Mortensen AsgerRuben bedroom by Damian Williamson for Zanotta zanotta.itTufty bed by bebitalia.comOxidised mirror by Lex Pott lexpott.nlTextile prints by Anna Glover annaglover.co.uk There is a reason why 90% of hotels have the same floor plan: it’s simple and effective. One of the first steps to an excellent bedroom design is a well-considered floor plan that creates enough space for circulation and storage, as well as a few stylish extras. SLEEP CYCLES Stage 1: Drifting in and out of sleep…

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bathroom recovery room

Soft bathroom, with trumpet by Swoon swoon.sePLAT-EAU home accessories by salvatori.itSoft bathroom, with flute by Swoon swoon.seIshiburo Bathroom Collection in honed Crema d’Orcia by Kengo Kuma for salvatori.itBathroom accessories by Valentina Sommariva for Studio Pepe studiopepe.infoLeafy bathroom photography by Zhao MichaelHammam bathroom by Monica Graffeo for REXA Design rexadesign.itMatheny Suspension light by Delightfull delightfull.eu Expect to see even more decor and furniture pieces in the bathroom, for example moody lighting, stools, armchairs, rug-style bath mats and feature sanitaryware. The focus has shifted from purely functional to ambience and energy efficiency. Le Coiffeur vanity by Margaux Keller Design Studio, photograph by Laure Mélone margauxkeller.comRift bathroom with modular radiator by Ludovica and Roberta Palomba for Tubes Radiatori tubesradiatori.com TRENDING: STEAM SHOWERS Steam has been used since antiquity as a health treatment…