The Sanctuary Makers

Published in SA Home Owner Magazine
June 2020 edition

Meet the masterminds of interior design and décor who turn every house into a home.
Audi Snÿman Interior Design – Fulfilling “make magic” mandates by creating beautiful spaces that are exhilarating yet comfortable

I’m passionate about the relationship between an interior and its ambience. Colour, texture, material, form and many other elements can influence your state of mind. When all of these are artfully combined, the result is incredibly elevating. This ideal runs through the entirety of every interior design project that I work on – from the moment the architect puts concept to paper, throughout the construction phase and to the ultimate feathering of the nest.

My favourite part is definitely the interaction with my clients. Finding out what makes them tick, discussing their timelines and budget, and then giving them options that I know will excite them. The knowledge that a client will enjoy the spaces that I have created for them, for a very long time, is also incredibly rewarding.

When choosing an interior designer, the most important foundation you need is trust. Entrusting your personal space to anyone requires a large amount of trust. That person needs to be able to create something that at first may only exist in your mind. They also need to treat your budget with respect and deliver good quality within your agreed timelines.

I feel an interior designer should not have a specific style. My client’s preferences, needs and requirements are always the leitmotiv, and my own style should never muddy the waters.

I always try to include an element of surprise. I see it as the opposite of mundane. Colour, shape and form, texture and materials are the building blocks of these surprises, and it’s one my client should enjoy. It is never hidden or an unexpected surprise, but one we’ve agreed upon, and one that will constantly remind the client of the first frisson of excitement they felt when finalising an interior design with me. Other elements, such as light and shade, modern trends, classic feel and specific furniture placement are never left out of the equation.

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About Audi Snÿman

As a renowned interior designer, Audi’s clients describe her as creative, passionate and innovative. Her passion and ability to interpret personality into a living or functional space and the psychology behind interior design are what separates her from the mundane. Audi creates spaces that are uniquely tailored to the individual. It is not her design philosophy that counts – it is about honing a style down to its very essence creating the aspirations and dreams of the client.