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Have you heard of the IID? The IID or the African Institute of the Interior Design Professions is a professional body who represents the creatives from the Interior Design industry across South Africa, from Durban to Cape Town.

Dedicated to establishing, promoting and maintaining expertise, professionalism, sound business practice and high standards throughout the industry this is the institute that supports the lovers of design - those who aim to make the world a more beautiful place.

Redesign Interiors’ very own Paige Waplington is this institute’s leading representative for KZN, making design waves (and patterns) in her industry.

Coming up on 27 July 2017, is the Institute’s much-anticipated event! It’s all happening in Durban’s hub of creativity - Romo Showroom on Florida Road.


Just love beautiful, local design? Taking place from the 9 - 13 August 2017 is 100% Design South Africa, the largest curated exhibition platform for sourcing home-grown and high-end contemporary design from around our lovely continent! Redesign Interiors is going to be at this coveted event, so pop into Hall 1, in Gallagher Convention Centre, Joburg to inspire your soul with eye-catching design.


You should know that we just love beautiful spaces by now! That is why Redesign Interiors has decided to lovely up another space in our Durban space - we have moved! You will find us and our inspiring interiors decorating the walls of Westville Junction Mall, Shop 23, from August.


It’s cozy. It’s inviting. And it’s a toasty hot interior design trend right now! Faux fur adds a more snug feel to any neat and tidy space. Mix up your overly modern space with a little faux fur throw, inviting people to actually sit down and get comfy. You want something sumptuous and luxurious to elevate your home - and it can come from something as simple as a pillow, rug or throw.


Patterns, patterns, patterns! We love bold markings on the walls - and floors - especially in a place as unexpected as a bathroom. Recently we completed a bathroom renovation for House Bailey, based in the sunny town of Glenwood. 


A home is not only a house to live in, it is a place to increase our mental space and gives off hints of our identity. Why not incorporate Vastu Shastra into your home, to keep your humble abode filled with happiness and good health? Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science of harmony and prosperous living - done by getting rid of those negative energies and enhancing, embracing and creating nothing but good vibes.


Although Father’s Day has come and gone, we are still celebrating all things masculine and manly during this month of MAN! Here are some tips on how to design a man cave made of magic. The “man cave” - a place set aside to pursue his interests - can be an office, study, basement, or whatever. It simply needs to be a place for a man to relax and enjoy himself. There is no need to be a fan of feng shui to know your surroundings have an effect on your mood. A simple design can feel relaxed, homey and rugged.


We are busy with a fun little project in a corporate office space - a ‘pause’ room where employees go to chill and take some time out from their hectic schedules. We have completed the design of this area and will hopefully be installing it soon. This room needs to be fun, different and super relaxing for employees to really get a break during the day. The company boasts a clientele of 6000, so we took this number and decided to design this pause room with 6000 different elements.

We had the privilege of working with the Ethekweni Hospital and Heart Centre in designing various rooms in their beautiful hospital. From reception areas to a dining room for the cardiologists, each space has a unique touch and different element to it, while at the same time sticking to a universal colour scheme of purples, reds, mauves and blues, creating a warm and inviting environment for each room.

We are working on a fun new domestic project that involves waves, waves and more waves. This house in Umhlanga overlooks the ocean from pretty much everywhere in the house and it is just the most exquisite view.

Yay for a new team mate! Zama is new to the Redesign family and we are so stoked to have her on board. Zama is a young and vibrant artist who loves all things creative. This is what Zama has to say about herself: “From a very young age, I was exposed to and involved in various creative projects. I’m a qualified Fine Artist - I majored in painting and sculpture and have a love for structure and form. I have an interest in product design - the sculptural element of contemporary furniture design inspires me. I have a deep love for Art History and am influenced by artists and architects like Salvador Dali, Henry Moore, Mies Van Der Rohe and Le Corbusier. I have a deep passion for business.” Welcome to the team Zama, we can’t wait to get creating with you!

There ain’t nothing like a birthday. They are fun and full of festivities. Birthdays are also a good time to reflect on the previous year and what was good or bad about it. With Paige celebrating her birthday this month, she took some time to think back on 2016 and what an awesome year it was. Paige says she feels totally blessed by her team and the ‘job’ she does daily.

“The Redesign Team have out performed themselves and designed some amazing interiors and we have had a lot of fun too. We achieved some great goals and I am super excited for the next year! Now where is my cake?”


March is such a fantastic month - it’s the beginning of the Autumn months, when change begins to take place all around us. Change is great, we should all embrace it. Autumn is a time to reinvent yourself, or your home. Sometimes reinventing your home, results in reinventing yourself. Put in a little bit of effort and these two things can both be achieved, and soon you will feel like Michael Jackson on stage.

Here are two little nuggets of advice to change up your home this Autumn:


We love colour. No, wait, we LOVE colour! We believe that colour can change your world. We are going to change our world by painting a bright pink wall in our office - come check it out!



Rugs! Rugs are fabulous for pulling together a room. They help to set the tone of a space, especially in an open plan room, and are great for pulling together a colour scheme for that room. Remember to always place a rug just in front of or underneath couches in a room. A rug that is too small makes the area look disjointed. Runner rugs are great for bedrooms to place next to each side of the bed - they will keep your feet warm on uncarpeted floors and can add fabulous colour. Check out theses cool rugs we found - if you are interested in any, gives a shout and we will hook you up.

We love February. Not only because of the fantastic weather that we are blessed with here in Durbs, but also because we get to add a little spice to our own spaces and fill them with hearts and all things lovely. February is also Meghan’s birthday month, and what’s not to love about Meghan?

Happy Birthday Meghan! We love having you as part of the Redesign Interiors team, and we are so proud of everything that you have achieved in the last year. You have been an asset to this business and we can’t wait to see all the crazy, cool designs you are going to whip out this year.

 Have the most rockin’ day and we hope you are spoiled beyond reason - you deserve it!




How to make your interior love YOU!

It’s not just us humans that need some lovin’ this month. Everyone and everything deserves love, even your interior. There’s no better way to make your interior love you than by giving it a makeover. Love your interior again by painting a feature wall with a new lick of paint; buy those cushions you have been eyeing out for ages; or purchase that artwork that’s been on your wishlist for who knows how long.


The client wanted us to create them a sophisticated, beautiful and colourful home that husband and wife and their four daughters could live in and love. Of course with the word 'colourful' thrown in, our minds went gaga and we got stuck in immediately.


We painted all the walls in the house, gorgeous pastel shades of blue, green, purple and pink, which we love! Glam tan leather couches and frosted white chandeliers add elegance and glamour to this home. The girls' bedrooms were fun to work on, with black and white stripes teamed with bunches of roses as the main wall feature in the one room and a pastel play with geometry in the other girls' room.


Colours, glorious colours! They are going to be all over the place this year - which makes us super duper excited! Neutral interiors? That’s a big no, no! Go bold, go colourful or go home (literally). We want to see more blush and sage combos. The desire to create something unique, different and innovative is a hot trend right now, so go wild! It’s all about designing for the individual and not around what is fashionable. So, so exciting!



We are completely in love with the new colour palette for 2017! It is about time that it features such incredibly bright colours - just what we love!


We are so excited to start off 2017! 2016 was such a thrill and we look forward to continuing the ride. We have some great work lined up this year and we can’t wait to get stuck in!

To start the year off, we will be working on two new impressive home builds in Umhlanga; a lovely retail space in the Ballito Junction and some beautiful home renovations! How exciting to start the year with so many fabulous projects! 2017 will also see the installation of our hotel design - woohoo - we cannot wait to see the outcome!


Want in on some of our designer secrets?

We will be sharing a top design tip per month, so be sure to tune in monthly for some design inspo and insider trading secrets. Don’t miss out!

January Design Secret:


We had such fun working with the Classique Braai team, their vibe is amazing and it translates beautifully in the restaurant. Working within a modest budget, we installed a gorgeous timber bar, with brass, mirror and white accents.

The wallpapers and colours in the restaurant add to the ambiance and create an inviting space to dine in. Lighting played a huge part too - the combination of chandeliers and dropped wire pendants helps set the mood for a fabulous dining experience. 

We treated ourselves to a lunch and the food was amazing, so if you haven’t been yet please go spoil yourself!