With many of us now working from home, the scramble to find a clean corner of our living quarters seconds before an office-wide video-conference call is a common reality. Whether you’re hiding a mountain of dirty dishes, piles of unfolded laundry, unruly children or if you are simply a private individual, there is no need to expose your humble (or not-so-humble) dwelling. We combed through the ELLE Canada print archives to find the chicest backdrops for every virtual gathering on your schedule.
To upload a custom backdrop to Zoom, do the following: save the below images to your desktop. When you’re on a call in the Zoom app, click the arrow beside “stop video” and a list of options will appear. Click “choose virtual background,” then on the “+” sign to upload an image. Voila! You are no longer in a messy one-bedroom apartment in Toronto’s west end, you are in the Maharaja’s private palace in Jaipur. Enjoy.
Amanruya Resort in Bodrum, Turkey
Rae’s On Wategos in Byron Bay, Australia
Kimpton La Peer Hotel, West Hollywood
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa in Mahé, Seychelles
Hotel San Cristobal in Baja California, Mexico
The Après Lounge at Montage Deer Valley
The Pool at the Waldorf Astoria Park City
The Four Seasons Voavah in Baa Atoll, the Maldives
Villa La Madonna in Piedmont, Italy
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London, England
The Blue Room in City Palace, Jaipur
The Private Pool in the Gudliya Suite in City Palace, Jaipur
The Bedroom in the Gudliya Suite in City Palace, Jaipur
Bar Palladio, Jaipur
Caffé Palladio, Jaipur
Silversands Grenada in St.George’s, Grenada
Caldera House in Jackson Hole
& Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
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