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Figure Study – David Muirhead

David Muirhead The Joburg interior designer juggles projects ranging from boutique hotels to chic residences with running a store and a super stylish events venue. We do the number crunching 5200 The number of crystals sourced and handpicked from various suppliers in Paris for this bespoke crystal chandelier, designed in South Africa for a hotel. [...]

A One-man Show

A one-man SHOW Although quite different in style, these Jo'burg bachelors' homes all feature on-trend interiors In terms of location and size, this 100m2 two-bedroomed apartment in Sandhurst, Jo’burg met the needs of the businessman owner perfectly. But it had a boxy layout that felt cramped. “The arrangement of spaces didn’t work for the owner [...]

More For Less

More For Less Stretch your budget with these decorators’ tried and tested tips DAVID MUIRHEAD Change the lampshades Standing lamps and table lamps really help create the right mood in a room. Lampshades like this one can be custom made to add character to a base. Here, we used a less expensive fabric, Honeycomb in [...]

Working with an Interior Designer

Working with an Interior Designer Finding the right designer, briefing them properly and setting a budget: ingredients for a happy relationship with your interior designer. Finding the Right Designer ‘Ask around,’ advises Francois du Plessis. ‘Perhaps your architect has experience of working with a good designer, maybe a friend can recommend someone they used or [...]

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer Aesthetics, personality and money: these are the three ingredients that either make or break almost any marriage. But the benefits of finding a match made in heaven are worth the risks, say those who have walked the designer aisle. Here’s why hiring an interior designer makes sense… 1. [...]

Home Design: Trends and Tips

Home Design: Trends and Tips Whether your décor vibe is the past or the future,a professional eye can give it a fresh edge. Hilary Prendini Toffoli gets a few pointers. David Muirhead David Muirhead Muirhead started coordinating fabrics and furniture when he was a child and now has a Jozi-based décor company with his sister [...]
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