Home and Décor
St Anne’s Old Girls are a talented and entrepreneurial bunch, having set up businesses across practically all market sectors, both locally, and on an international scale. Consider supporting your fellow oldies by exploring the many Old Girls’ businesses listed in this directory.
If you are an Old Girl who owns or partners in a business that you would like to see listed here, please contact the Old Girls Liaison on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Framing Matters CC
Specialist Framer | Johannesburg
Framing Matters specializes in archival framing. Archival framing requires the use of high quality materials and special techniques above and beyond ordinary framing to help protect and preserve the artwork. No materials are used that cannot be reversed leaving the artwork undamaged and in its original state. Anything of historical, monetary or sentimental value should be thus framed. Contact Alison Blackhurst on +27 11 444 4968.
Heart and Home
Gift Shop | Online in South Africa
Vanessa Rheeder (Leisegang)
Heart & Home is an online gift shop and wholesaler, specialising in beautiful home decor accessories, kitchenware and unique gifts for women, men and children. Product styles vary from vintage chic to contemporary. Each product is carefully selected to ensure a unique selection of gifts. Conveniently purchase birthday presents, wedding gifts or just a treat for yourself from the comfort of your home.
Decor | Johannesburg
Born in KwaZulu-Natal and true to my roots I thought it fitting to create a business linking both country and urban styles. Aside from decorating and refurbishing; we are in the early stages of developing a possible lighting range using natural and mostly recycled products. Watch this space!
Zizamele Ceramics CC
Toni Burton (Spiller)
Zizamele Ceramics started as a MAPPP-SETA sponsored learnership at the False Bay College, Noordhoek campus. The learnership consisted of an 18-month training and a 6 months Learn-and-Earn phase. During this period the trainees and their trainer, Toni Burton, designed products which were then marketed. They decided to call themselves Zizamele Ceramics – Zizamele meaning “to develop.”
Furniture | Cape Town
Nicola Stocks (Stuart)
At Taylor Joy we don’t only make the very best in quality customizable furniture, we make dreams come true. Our 100% customizable, quality furniture is handmade by a talented team of artisans in the heart of Cape Town. At Taylor Joy you have free reign to make decisions about not only the colour, but also finish, detailing and wallpaper of your classically designed bedroom furniture. Whether designing with yourself or your little one in mind, Taylor Joy has exclusive options to cater to your every need. From classic silhouettes for the master bedroom, to playful wallpapers to brighten baby’s nursery; Taylor Joy Furniture is the one-stop furniture shop for the whole family!
Linda Black: Art and Interior Design Consultant
Interior Designer | Johannesburg
Linda Black (Smither)
I am an interior designer. I qualified in 1987 and have been practising ever since. Most of my projects have been renovating/redecorating homes but I have had some interesting corporate jobs too. After university I worked for Everard Read in his art gallery and once I had qualified as an interior designer, I continued to work with him, developing private and corporate art collections and still do. Contact Linda on (C) 083 653 6264
(T) 011 469-0162 or e-mail: email@example.com
Nicola Hadfield Enterprises cc
Nicola Hadfield (Edwards)
Nicola is the Founder of Decorex SA Exhibitions and an International Design Consultant who is an Honorary Life Member of the Institute of Interior Design Professions. She has been a Keynote Speaker presenting Decor and Design Trends and Women Entrepreneurs, and is an Award Winning Honoree of the US Star Group “Leading Woman Entrepreneurs of the World 2003”. Nicola also authored “Nicola Hadfield’s Beautiful Homes of SA and “Nicola Hadfield’s Beautiful Outdoors”.
The South is Blooming
Retail | Online and based in European Union
The South is Blooming is an online store selling contemporary South African Design.
Angie Mitchell-Innes (Stuart)
Nguni Trading focuses on genuine African Nguni and game hides and the beauty of them. We sell AA grade Nguni hides, Nguni ottomans, Nguni cushions, Nguni patchwork mats, Zebra hides, Kudu, Impala hides and many other crafts all from Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Every Nguni hide is unique and will not be found anywhere else in the world, making the purchaser the proud owner of a once off product!!! These hides are genuine Nguni hides from South Africa. There are a lot of hides being imported from South America that have a similar look but are not NGUNI.
Paula Church (Robertson)
Traditional African-hide Bellows, proudly made in South Africa.
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Johannesburg and Durban
Claire Douglas (Brodie-Smith)
My business is wallpaper. We have showrooms in JHB and Durban and specialise in wallpaper printing and supply. We have many thousands of designs and if we don’t have it we will source it. Wallpaper murals are hugely popular and we print anything from Manhattan scenes, forests and corporate images with logos to family collage. On the website there is also have an enormous range of wall stickers and vinyls which are extremely popular, as they can update a room in minutes and can be removed with no damage.
In 1998 we designed the original Colonial Paddle Fan. Simplicity, elegance, and excellence are the underlying principles and we’ve earned a reputation for handcrafting superb quality ceiling fans for the discerning consumer. Our production is limited: each and every fan is made to order by our small team. Handcrafted quality takes time and effort but the end result is well worth it. Our finishing is second to none and every component is important to us.