Here at Darkie Designs, nothing makes us happier than when our customers are thrilled with the outcome of our hard work! As interior decorating specialists, we take pride in our ability to provide a client with an end result that speaks to them on a personal level, and that they feel they helped to create!

From the Big Apple to darkest Africa

Recently, we completed a project for a lovely lady called Barb Hyde. She and her family were planning to move from New York to South Africa, and we were offered the opportunity to ensure that their home looked perfect before they arrived in January.

Accepting the project meant plenty of long distance communication and a need for the Darkie Designs team to pull together and work strategically and seamlessly in order to meet the tight deadline.

When we asked Barb how she felt about her new home, she had the following to say:

“…”We couldn’t be more thrilled!” This is my immediate response when people ask about our new home in Hoedspruit, South Africa. Bianca and her team at Darkie Designs have made our new house a stunning and, at the same time, inviting and comfortable home.”

Many of our clients comment on how passionate our team seems to be about everything that we do – and that’s because we are! Barb was no different:

“Bianca’s gift and enthusiasm for what she does comes shining through in her work and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. Even from 13,000 km away in New York, every step of the way was easy, fun and exciting. The only hard part was trying to narrow down from all the lovely options I was presented – I wanted to include everything Bianca proposed!

Proper planning and effective project management

One of the challenges that we encountered with this particular project was having to work in line with the builders’ schedule, as well as coordinating our activities within the areas of the home that they had already completed. With plenty of planning, effective project management and solid communication, we managed to get it right:

“Another big bonus was that Bianca worked seamlessly with our builder, Davon Construction, right down to the point that when we arrived in January to see our new home for the very first time, everything was fully moved in and ready for us to enjoy.”

Ever-enthusiastic and bubbling over with pride as she sat comfortably in her new surroundings, Barb ended off our interview with the following:

“It was also such a pleasure to finally meet Bianca’s team in person. She has put together an unbeatable team of friendly, helpful, talented individuals who are also a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Bianca and Darkie Designs for any interior design project – large or small. Oh…but be careful going to their showroom. I have yet to walk out of there without more treasures. Everything they carry is unique and beautiful – and carry wonderful stories of their source and artisans. Did I mention…we absolutely could not be more thrilled with our beautiful new home?!”

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