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ELLE Decoration South Africa August 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
Ndalo Media (PTY) Ltd
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6 Issues


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publisher’s note

Versace dress R21 895 Steve Madden shoes R1 499 Thula Sindi dress Khanyi’s own Roller table lamp R10 000, Legs11 powder-coated stool R3 900 (excluding fabric) and Nesting bronze crescent table R9 500, all Studio 19 Diamond Shuttle Weave Dhurrie carpet R2 995, Weylandts ‘This issue celebrates the creative flair and imaginative brilliance of women… who are taking design into a new age and infusing it with their unique identities’ Women’s Month is a great time to review all that we’ve achieved not only in the 24 years of South Africa’s democracy, but over the past half-century. We’ve progressively entered and claimed our stakes in the professions, the arts, industry, business – and, of course, design.This issue celebrates the creative flair and imaginative brilliance of women like…

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ed-in-chief’s note

(PHOTOGRAPH ADAM LETCH) ‘One thing I know for sure is that true style has little to do with the size of one’s budget’ Hands-down the best part of our working week is when the DECO team gets to spend time in other people’s homes, whether immersed in a shoot with stylists and photographers, or scoping out spaces to feature on these pages. I’m a self-confessed voyeur of sorts when it comes to how others live, and am constantly fascinated by all the amazing ways a house or apartment can be transformed into a unique, individualistic home. One thing I know for sure is that true style has little to do with the size of one’s budget, although it certainly helps to have the means to splash out on…

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elle decoration online

Women in art As collectors, curators, auctioneers, historians and academics, these 13 female visionaries are making a big impact on the local art scene Design hotels around the world If you like the look of the luxuriously elegant Senato Hotel Milano in Milan, Italy, be sure to see our selection of breath-taking places to stay across the globe Shop the look Achieve a similar aesthetic to that of the homes showcased in each issue with our stellar shopping guide and terrific tips PHOTOGRAPHS TARRYN HATCHETT, ROBERT HOLDEN ■…

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BEHIND THE MASK Graphic designer and Fabrica founder Kirsten Townsend has turned to the graphic visual language of African masks for her latest project, Unmasked. Consisting of handwoven wool Unmasked Rugs and resin-cast Unmasked Casts that combine 2-D surface design and 3-D forms, the designs are ‘a minimalist reimagination of an ancient art form with distinct, abstract designs that fit seamlessly into the modern home, honouring Africa’s wide-reaching influence,’ says Townsend. Only 15 of each rug and cast design are available and can be bought online at fabrica.co.za or via email at info@fabrica.co.za. fabricastudio ‘I reflect on nature’s Fibonacci patterns, memories and my deep spirituality, forming the clay roots in my 100 Iindonga Bowls collection. If clay were a song, it would sing of the layers…

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the stylish life of thabo makhetha-kwinana

Neo cape by Thabo Makhetha Lion’s Head Mvelo desk by Pinda Furniture Afrikanswiss Japan Ahluka neckpiece by Afrigarde Panther screening in Kenya Traditional Basotho blankets (PHOTOGRAPHS GALLO MAGES/ GETTYIMAGES/ALAMY) When Lesotho-born Makhetha-Kwinana’s mother bought her her first sewing machine in Grade 11, it sparked the start of a fashion journey from which the designer‘s never looked back. ‘My mother‘s one of my biggest supporters and pushed me out of the house to my first studio space in 2009. She believes that God doesn’t give you a talent from which you can’t make a living,’ she says.Her mother was right. Two years after establishing Thabo Makhetha, a luxury womenswear brand acclaimed for its use of Basotho blankets in creating jackets, capes and coats, Makhetha-Kwinana made a coat for the 2011…