Senior Interior Designer & Decorator, Jacqueline has always had a passion for all things design and décor, often re-designing spaces for family and friends from a young age and highlights the opportunity to re-design her own bedroom from scratch at age 17 as a highlight. However, upon matriculating she opted for a career in business before heeding to the call of her creative passion and following her heart.
She went on to obtain formal qualification in Interior Design in 2013 from the Potchefstroom Academy whereafter she worked in Bloemfontein for a couple of years before finding her home with the Living Divani team in 2016. And she has never looked back: “I simply love transforming and beautifying the lives and spaces for our clients – adding value and helping them to create the lifestyle they have always dreamed of.”
Citing scandinavian, bohemian, Industrial and urban modern as favourite design styles, Jacqueline believes at the end of the process the style needs to fully reflect the clients’ lifestyle and vision even if it is not per “textbook” style definition. “I love working with people and being inspired by their dreams, beliefs and lifestyle – there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing eyes light up when we reveal a space to a client for the first time!”
Office and project co-ordinator, Des has been part of the Living Divani team for the past two years; offering support to the design team and handling the admin side of the business. Honing her design skills by taking creative responsibility on some of the smaller projects, she believes that your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love, coupled with high quality furniture pieces and some on-trend design items and accessories to pull it all together.
Des is passionate about the design industry and adores the eclectic design style, revealing her passion and love for the creative use of bold colours, the use of multiple textures and time periods which is so evident in most of the Living Divani designs. “I believe interior design and trust go hand in hand – it takes time to create the perfect space and therefore it is critical to build a strong relationship with our customers to ensure they understand we are there for support during the course of the project.”