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For the last 20 years the ideas and products of Audi Snÿman Interior Design (trading under the name Drapers’ Interior for many years) received acclaimed recognition in the media. In this section we invite you to share in the proud history of past trend setting and to accompany us on the journey to do just that in the future. When you become a client of Audi Snÿman Interior Design , you become part of this proud voyage.

Office space

Office space

Published in SA Home Owner Magazine
September 2020 edition

In addition to good light and furniture that supports your work process, I like to brighten up home offices with energising artworks.
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The ultimate bachelor’s pad

The ultimate bachelor’s pad

Published in SA Home Owner Magazine
September 2020 edition

Apartment style is redefined in this contemporary villa. Shades and textures of grey and oak create a sense of calm that is brought to life with splashes of vivid colours, luxurious textiles and remarkable South African modern art.
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Your cosy corner

Your cosy corner

Audi Snÿman Interior Design - Your cozy cornerPublished in SA Home Owner
August 2020 edition

A reading nook is a wonderful place to unwind after a busy day; an escape from the world where you can be in your own company in a luxurious setting. And the best part is that you can have your very own reading nook no matter how big or small your home is. Here’s how to create a space that is perfect for you.
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Made to measure

Made to measure

Published in SA Home Owner Magazine
July 2020 edition

People are unique, and so are their living spaces – and sometimes mass-produced furniture just won’t do. That’s when custom-made, handcrafted pieces really shine. And the demand for bespoke furniture is definitely on the rise.
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Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Published in SA Home Owner Magazine
June 2020 edition

There’s no better way to add instant personality to and create visual impact in a space than with the right selection of mirrors and wall décor.
When it comes to finding the perfect style or piece of vertical décor to suit, the options these days are abundant.

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The Sanctuary Makers

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

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The low down

The low down

Written by LUND Rug Gallery
5 June 2020

Recognised for offering exclusive, sophisticated and unique services to discerned and established clients as a designer, Audi called on LUND to assist with rugs that would meet her client’s brief of Gorgeously Grand!

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Sophisticated style

Sophisticated style

Published in SA Home Owner
20 May 2020

Neutrals are the glue that keeps a colour kaleidoscope together. Using neutrals helps to contrast any other colours, be they pastels or really loud expressions of colour.

Neutrals can be a soft grey, charcoal, dove grey, beige and even an off white. They form the base tone but do not carry the theme. In the image with the gallery wall I used a neutral dove grey with two shades of teal as complementary colours.
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Bare minimum

Bare minimum

Published in SA Home Owner
15 April 2020

More and more people are looking at their homes as an oasis from busy lifestyles – a place where unwinding and switching off are encouraged.

Over the years the minimalist lifestyle has been growing in popularity encouraging people to give up the frills. Whether it’s downsizing your wardrobe or even your office desk, getting rid of the excess allows you to focus and relieves even the clutter in your mind. It is no wonder than that minimalist interior is a trend that is here to stay.
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Point of View

Point of View

Published in the Habitat Magazine
January/February 2020 edition

In ever-shrinking major centres globally, the enclosing of space is a responsibility of note. The same is true in South Africa – but there is more to consider.
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An oasis of calm

An oasis of calm

Meik Architects (copyright SA Home Owner)

Published in SA Home Owner
15 January 2020

There’s nothing better than coming home and washing the stress away while relaxing in an indulgent and spa-worthy bathroom. Let’s look at how you can create your very own personal bathroom haven.

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A design delight

A design delight

Published in SA Home Owner
18 September 2019

Bordering on a green belt at the back of this stunning property, this home not only offers picturesque views of the surroundings but provides the ideal location for those seeking the solace of nature in all its beauty. The architecture of the home is as magnificent as the interior design, making this house a true design delight. (more…)

Lighting Trends for 2019

Lighting Trends for 2019

Audi Snÿman Interior Design - Lighting Trends for 2019

When it comes to changing your interior lighting, look no further – here some lighting trends for 2019 that are sure to set the perfect mood for your home.

For most homeowners, creating the “wow” factor is essential and should attract instant attention to any room. Many times, lighting fixtures tend to act as centrepieces and often come with elaborate designs that focus all the attention in a space. In an effort to try and understand atmosphere, one needs to first understand the different types of light and how they interact with each other.

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The Style Makers

The Style Makers

Published in SA Home Owner
18 July 2019

Transforming interior design from ordinary to great.

Audi Snÿman Interior Design listens to you to create a space that reflects your personality, dreams, desires and aspirations – a home where you are at ease to be yourself, and excited to share these spaces with those you invite across your threshold.

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Curl up and read

Curl up and read

Mathy By Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide and Platform

Published in SA Home Owner
5 June 2019

Curl up in a cosy nook with a hot drink and your book of the moment – winter is here and it’s time to get comfy in the ultimate reading corner.

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2019 Colour Trends

2019 Colour Trends

Audi Snÿman Interior Design - Panton Colour of the Year 2019 - Living Coral

Colours help shape everything from our mood to the products we buy. With each New Year comes a new colour trend, and whether you’re a fashion fundi or revamping your home, knowing these trends is helpful in making up your mind.

And what better time than now to explore a new colour palette for your home? It’s the perfect time to introduce in a new look – whether that be a fresh coat of paint, a new item of furniture or introduce a few scatter cushions to add some texture. (more…)

Own your interior

Own your interior

Audi Snÿman | Interior Designer - Own your interiorI always encourage my clients to follow their hearts when it comes to their interiors, and not to be too distracted by the latest design trends, although I must admit that some of them are quite appealing and many do have longevity.

A few months back I blogged about sustainability and environmental interiors, and it seems a trend that is definitely here to stay. Another favourite is something that we term as ‘contemporary vintage’ that sees some family heirlooms or favourite antiques being incorporated into a contemporary interior. { read more }

Grand hospitality at home

Grand hospitality at home

Audi Snÿman | Interior Designer - Grand hospitality at homeI love having an area in my house that’s just for me. A place that I can disappear to, where it’s okay to be a little bit untidy, to get really comfortable and inspired, and to just let my creative juices flow. However, just as much as I love the private sphere, I know that having an area to welcome and entertain extended family and friends, without needing to restrict the numbers, is an important part of our South African culture. We love to entertain, and in light of this, many South African homes have been, or are being built, with grand hospitality in mind. { read more }

Going green?

Going green?

Audi Snÿman | Interior Designer - Going greenImpact on the environment has become a key topic of consideration in the building industry, and the trend of constructing, using greener methodologies and technologies, in particular for office and even hotel developments, is growing around the world. Many sustainable construction principles have become popular for home owners too, with environmental awareness informing the architectural design, materials used (wall flooring, windows), room placement, the landscaping, and of course the interior design as well. The obvious objectives of green building are to support the efficient use of our natural resources, to reduce waste and pollution, to disturb the natural habitat as little as possible; and to use locally procured or natural materials where applicable. { read more }

Getting off on the right foot

Getting off on the right foot

Audi Snÿman | Interior Designer - Getting off the on the right foodIf you have, currently are, or are planning to build a new house as a greenfield project, then it really pays off to know what you are committing to financially from the outset. Especially when you have set your expectations of the finished product very high.

When I’ve been invited to participate in new home projects that are well underway, more often than not, I have found myself consoling disappointed clients that have had to revert to plan C, D or even E when it comes to feathering their nests. Their building projects reach a point where all of a sudden, hidden or unforeseen costs raise their ugly heads, and clients find themselves in the unfortunate position where compromises must be made. { read more }

A peek in the master-bedroom

A peek in the master-bedroom

Audi Snÿman | Interior Designer - A peek in the master-bedroomIn our last post on Facebook in June we asked for your thoughts on designing the interior of the master bedroom. Should one create an interior that speaks only to you and your partner? Or one you’d be all too happy sharing with friends who are taking a tour of your home?

The master bedroom, in my opinion, is definitely a private space. One that is not shared with friends or family, and one in which both partners feel entirely comfortable. Your bedroom is a place for rest and romance and you should create a space where you feel well in your skin. { read more }

Paintings, rugs and treasured family heirlooms

Paintings, rugs and treasured family heirlooms

Audi Snÿman | Interior Designer - Paintings, rugs and treasured family heirlooms imgWhen I first enter a room my attention is immediately drawn to paintings, loose carpets or rugs, vases, ornaments and any unusual items of furniture. These items usually tell a story about the home-owners – where they are from, where they have been, and what is important to them. They are usually also great lead-ups into riveting conversations!

Works of art and loose carpets are definitely investment items, and if my clients’ intention is to invest, I’m happy to advise them on how, and where, to spend their money wisely. Collectibles (such as wine and antiques) and passion investments (art) are respectively ranked as second and fourth highest global investment choices, and people with the desire to invest in visible and tangible pieces are certainly spoilt for choice. { read more }

It’s not about me, it’s all about you

It’s not about me, it’s all about you

Audi Snÿman | Interior Designer - Its not about me, its all about you imgWe’re all individuals, with our own stories to tell, and our homes are an extension of this unique tale. I guess if I had a signature style it would make my vocation easier, but I really do prefer seeking and finding the perfect fit for my clients.

There are designers who survive on a signature style, and there are clients who want to be associated with that. However, to be very honest, I don’t want people to walk into a house and immediately think “Aha, Audi from Audi Snÿman Interior Design designed this”. I want them to walk into my clients’ homes and think “Wow. You have the most beautiful place, and it fits you like a glove.” { read more }

 
I found her to be very warm; I felt she was someone I could work with. She took the time to help me articulate what I wanted done. She never rushed me during the job, and was able to stick to very tight deadlines. – Nolitha