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Q&A With Interior Designer Deborah Garth

The interior design industry is in a constant phase of change. One needs to take risks, understand change and follow the latest trends. In South Africa, we are spoiled for choice with many renowned designers and innovators in the field. Today we chat to Deborah Garth, from Deborah Garth Interiors about that which inspires her in the design industry.

What’s your go-to classic colour choice?

“Tennis Court White Sateen from Earthcote.”

Is there a hotel, interior or building that most inspires your work?

“I simply love the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank. The ease of material fusion – red brick and black steel. The modernised Georgian – its symmetry / Bauhaus – its proportions, facade of the street facing buildings’ windows… both equally and beautifully simple.”

A place you love to visit?

“London has become my new love.”

Where do you go to spot new styles?

“I look at fashion shows for new colours, shapes and materials, get inspired with the sets, lighting and music and then start designing the interpretation.”

Do you have a favourite restaurant?

“Franco’s Pizzeria and Trattoria in Parkview.”

Who or what is your biggest design influence?

“Andree Putman and Tadao Ando.”

Any interesting projects you are currently working on?

“Renovating a penthouse.”

Any Accolades or Design Awards under the belt?

“The African Property Awards and Decorex retail. Working on claiming the Dezeen Award for this year!”

More about Deborah Garth:

Deborah Garth, one of South Africa’s premier interior designers, is an award-winning professional with a flair for remodeling spacious homes and private commercial space.  Deborah is a full-service designer who has 27 years experience updating and upgrading the homes of corporate executives, business owners, lawyers, engineers, and other professionals in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban and Cornwall, England. She also has designed and refurbished offices and retail outlets, including shopping mall stores, beauty salons, an advertising agency and designed exhibition stands.

For more visit Deborah Garth Interiors.

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