Ines Da Rocha is the charismatic head of family-owned and run decor house, Da Rocha Interiors. The company provides clients with a selection of unique decor items, as well as a complete decorating service. It also offers handmade furniture and imported pieces and one of it’s unique selling points is that you can customise your furniture to suit your taste. From selecting the wood grain and material to the colours and shapes, you can create a space that reflects your individual style.
Cutting-edge furniture designer, Aaron Kearney is originally from Northern Ireland and studied a Foundation Diploma and a BA (Hons) degree in Product Design at Central Saint Martins, London. He went on to work for a furniture company in Wimbledon and has been living in South Africa for nearly 3 years.
SA Homeowner recently had the opportunity to speak to Sonia Macedo, an international design architect who operates in the United Arab Emirates. Her work and contributions have been quoted and published in magazines throughout the UK and in the UAE, including Architect’s Journal, Design Through Making and VIVA Magazine. She has been interviewed about her work on Dubai television, and currently works on a series of projects such as experimental design in interiors, villas and medium-scale projects to the planning of high-rise buildings.
Mark Rielly has an illustrious architectural career that began at the Cape Town practice of Douglas Roberts Peter Loebenberg, where he worked on the “New Look” Woolworths stores, an experience which provided extensive insight into retail design at a multi-faceted level. He joined SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) where he excelled in various architectural projects, one being House Sprecher, which was selected as a finalist in the World Architecture Awards.
Limor Assness is an interior and garden designer with a background in architecture. She has been running her own interior and garden design business for three exciting years. She has a passion for all forms of design and believes that it influences our daily lives without us even knowing it.
Originally from Durban, interior decorator, Steven Graham, has been decorating for over 10 years. He earned his stripes managing the leading retail and decorating outlets, Weylandts, Wetherlys and Osiers, and through pursuing his own personal businesses. He has a showroom in Cape Town’s Cape Quarter where he sells custom-made furniture, scatter cushions and lamps and offers a full design and decorating service.