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Interior Design | The Rewards of Excellent Service

The ultimate goal of an Interior Design project is to design a space optimally – to best serve its intended purpose. Successful projects achieve this goal effectively, efficiently and impressively.

Great Interior Designers combine art and science to achieve the functional and aesthetic objectives of a project within the constraints of the Project Plan. They deliver according to the agreed scope, time-frame and budget.

Tight deadlines, challenging requirements and result-focused clients ramp up the pressure on Designers. Successful designers are by default great conductors. They keep their orchestra playing in tune, on time and from the same page – despite the noise, the distractions and the pressure.

Great results are no accident, but instead flow from a balanced, yet sumptuous combination of artistic flair, solid project management capabilities and excellent communication skills. The results of a project mirror the caliber of the Designer and reflect their ability to bring a brief to life.

Every project has a unique set of challenges – some major, others minor. Challenging projects may become stressful for both the client and the Designer.

It’s therefore extremely gratifying when a challenging project has a happy ending. There’s no greater reward for a Designer than this, as is illustrated in this heartwarming “Thank-you” from one of our clients (edited for relevance), below:

Steve and Pat,

Re: Office Interior Design

I had the luxury of resuming my seat at my “just for me” high desk this morning (I can assure you no person has yet been able to fit underneath the desk but then again my wife and I may have drinks there tonight).

I then scoped the view, absorbed the aura and took a moment to appreciate the exceptional craftmanship displayed in the offices. From the glass “brainstorming” table to the practical pin boards above the desks, the warmth of the library to the durable “easy access” bar outside it is all incredibly well done.

I want to use this moment to personally thank you and your team for delivering such an exceptional product. I know you had to put up with a sub par project manager (yes, Paddy did warn me 1000 times) and my occasional tantrums and yet you still delivered above all expectations.

Thanks guys, much appreciated!!!
Clark.

Feedback from more of our Happy customers…

Hi Brandon & Steven,

Re: Vanity Design

Your team has completed the instillation and it looks absolutely stunning 🙂 Thank You!

Kind Regards
Anschi

Hi Patrick,

Re: Artscape Project

I saw the installation at the Artscape and was really impressed, it looks stuning!

The workmanship was really top notch and for a first time NeoLITH installation, your guys really did a great job.

Claire

The Gardner Interior Concepts Promise

At Gardner Interior Concepts, we pride ourselves on providing the best client experience.

Our Service Model is customer-centric – geared towards ensuring the best service and results.

A Full Service solution based on your requirements. One call does it all:
=> Design, Construction, Joinery, Manufacturing, Installation, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Tiling, Painting.

Management and Delivery for every component of your project:
=> Our in-house team of sub-contractors supplement our services to provide end-to-end delivery.

One Quotation for your entire project:
=> Our itemized Quotations provide a comprehensive breakdown of all fees and costs.

A Transparent Costing Model:
=> No hidden or unexpected costs. Additional items are agreed, costed and signed off before work is started.

A designated Project Manager:
=> Our experienced Project Managers guarantee success: Within scope and budget, and on time.

To Summarize:

  • One call does it all – One call initiates your project;
  • A one-stop-shop Service Model – One team and one point of contact;
  • One comprehensive Quotation – Itemized Breakdown for Everything;
  • Total Transparency with Costs – No hidden costs and no surprises;
  • Meticulous Project Management – No overruns on Cost, Schedule or Budget.

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Interior Design | The Rewards of Excellent Service

Gardner Interior Concepts | New Product Launches and Promotions

Welcome to the Gardner Interior Concepts Product Launch and Promotions update page. Here you will find our latest Product Launches, Exclusive Promotions and “one of a kind” Giveaways.

We have something special for everyone. Browse and explore our exciting new products and offerings below.

We welcome and appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Please feel free to Contact us or leave a Comment.

Introducing the GIC River Table

Creative and Artistic Design

This exclusive artistic masterpiece brings the great outdoors right into your home – tastefully and beautifully.

The GIC River Table is no optical illusion or mirage. It offers a life-like and realistic impression so striking, it may have you hearing the sounds of the mighty river which it depicts so powerfully and amazingly.

This stunning table combines art, style and decor – seamlessly and elegantly. Get your River Table today.

The GIC River Table will be featured at the “Desert Expo” at the end of November 2018. Order yours now.

The River Table is designed to your personal specifications. Please provide your size preferences for your quote.

Use the Quick Response Form below to Place Your Order, Submit Your Inquiry, or Provide your Suggestions regarding any changes or improvements you wish to see in future releases of the River Table.

Don’t delay… Get your exclusive GIC River Table today. Click here to learn more about the GIC River Table.

Introducing the Gardner Interior Concepts Patio Server

The Essential Outdoor Party Accessory

The high quality GIC Patio Server brings exclusive style and convenience to your outdoor entertainment.

Perfect for Summer!

The versatile GIC Patio Server offers smart and innovative features – functionality, reliability and portability.

For durability, reliability and intuitive practicality, the GIC Patio Server offers unbeatable value.

A fully extendable drawer and six hooks for cloths and utensils keeps everything organized, and the lockable caster wheels enables smooth mobility and stationary stability – everything at your fingertips before you need it.

  • Lockable caster wheels;
  • Solid Oak timber slatted shelf;
  • Solid 32mm Oak or Bamboo worktop;
  • 6 x Utensil & Cloth hooks;
  • 1 x Fully extendable drawer;
  • Solid Meranti hand-painted frame.

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Finding The Right Surface | Countertops | Worktops


Are you designing a new kitchen or bathroom, or creating a new indoor or outdoor space?
Are you remodeling your kitchen or your bathroom, or any other space?

If your home improvement or renewal project is focused on your kitchen or bathroom, the central element of your project will be your tops, i.e. countertops or worktops. As the traditional center-piece and the face of your space, your choice of countertops will set the tone for all your design and decorating options.

Your choice of surface will ultimately determine the mood, ambience and character of a space. The functionality and practicality of your kitchen or bathroom invariably hinges on your choice of surface. Do not be alarmed if you’re overwhelmed by the myriad choices and options available on the market. We will assist with your choice.

Countertops, Worktops, Islands, Wall-cladding, Flooring

Should the words quartz, laminate, synthetic, or terms such as Green, Engineered, Manufactured or Fabricated, increase your levels of anxiety, fear not. Our professional insights and advice will quickly restore calm.

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The kitchen is the heart and the hub of your home. The choice of surfaces for your kitchen ultimately defines the character of your kitchen, and by extension, the rest of your home. An out of kilter kitchen may easily cause aggravation and frustration due to functionality that’s missing, impractical surfaces or dysfunctional design.

For high quality commercial and residential solutions that enhance your living space with beautiful finishes; making it comfortable, effective and functional, contact Gardner interior Concepts today.

Gardner Interior Concepts has the right solution for all the indoor and outdoor surfaces of your home, to suit your lifestyle. Our end-to-end solutions include countertops, worktops, kitchen islands, back-splashes, bathroom tops and vanities, as well as floors, walls, stairs and every other indoor or outdoor surface your home may need.

Understanding your choices and optionsOur in-house surface experts will guide you through our wide range of surfaces, colors and designs to help you find a solution that’s perfect for you. All our solutions are covered by a bullet-proof warranty – which includes our after sales support services – and comply with the relevant regulatory and safety guidelines.

The three questions that people often ask are:

1. “What is the best surface for my kitchen tops (worktops or countertops)?”
2. “Are quartz countertops better than granite countertops?”
3. “Are natural stone surfaces better than wooden or synthetic surfaces?”

These questions can only be answered satisfactorily as follows, but with a caveat: Every surface has its own pros and cons which may prove decisive in terms of defining the quality of your final results.

In order to make an informed choice, i.e. selecting the right surface for your intended usage and application needs, the following saying provides an insightful perspective:

A beautiful black stallion may light up our eyes, but choosing “horses for courses” is always smart and wise.

Gardner Interior Concepts offer solutions that are fit for purpose. After completing an assessment of your needs, we map your preferences to the features of the most suitable surfaces, in line with your objectives.

We factor your preferred look and feel; the characteristics of the surface in terms of liquid (water, wine, etc), chemical (stain) and heat resistance; weight bearing; durability, contact-impact resilience and cost into our final recommendation.

A wide range of surfaces to choose from

Contemporary countertop materials such as quartz, lava, green, porcelain, glass and synthetics – manufactured, engineered or fabricated – expand your range of options way beyond the traditional surfaces such as natural stone, wood, steel, concrete or the once-popular ceramic surfaces.

You will increase your odds for success dramatically by defining your requirements clearly up front. A well-defined set of requirements is essentially the core of the tick-list that will inform your final choice of surface. It may also illuminate key elements of your choice, which you may have missed or overlooked.

The list below highlights a few pertinent factors to consider when choosing a surface for any space in your home.

  • Your personal preference, style and taste – aesthetics;
  • The needs and requirements of your family;
  • The presence of young children in your home;
  • Your home environment – size and space;
  • The main usage of the surface you are considering;
  • The characteristics of the surface – porosity and resistance to stains and chemicals;
  • The durability of the surface – resistance to cuts, scratches, spills – wear and tear;
  • The resilience of the surface in terms of heat, weight and “heavy traffic”;
  • The cleaning and maintenance requirements;
  • The health aspect, e.g. any areas which allow bacteria to grow;
  • Last but not least, the cost of the surface.

A one-size-fits-all approach, or a selection process based solely on one or two characteristics of a surface such as “toughness” (durability), “looks” (finish) or price, may affect your results negatively.

The success of your project is determined by how well the characteristics of your preferred surface meets your needs and satisfies your requirements.

Gardner Interior Concepts offers professional advice and full service, end-to-end solutions for the best results for your kitchen, bathroom and every other space in your home. We simplify your choices for a functional, practical and high impact solution.

Natural Stone Wall Cladding

Natural stone introduces a striking variation in texture to any space and makes an impactful statement. Add a magical touch and a stylish accent to any space. Learn more. Contact Gardner Interior Concepts today.

Every surface is a unique package with its own set of features and characteristics and specific pros and cons.

We’ve listed a few key attributes of wood, stone, synthetic and quartz surfaces below – highlighting their salient features.

Wood Countertops

Wooden countertops – Butchers Block and other wood – bring a warm, homely and inviting ambience to a kitchen or any other space in your home.

Wooden tops are furthermore…

  • Fairly easy to repair;
  • Easily dented by heavy impacts;
  • Irreplaceable as bar counters;
  • Easily damaged by sharp or abrasive objects;
  • Not easily damaged by liquids;
  • Compatible with many decorating options;
  • Generally inexpensive to repair;
  • Comfortable for resting arms and elbows;
  • Safer for active young children;
  • Water-resistant if sealed and treated.

Natural Stone Countertops

Natural stone countertops offer the most striking, sleek and luxurious finishes.

Additionally, natural stone countertops…

  • Are generally cold, despite their stylish look and feel;
  • Tend to dictate and limit your decorating options;
  • May entrench a fixed kitchen style, color theme or palette;
  • Have a low-level of porosity;
  • Are generally liquid resistant;
  • Do not stain easily if sealed and treated;
  • Are not generally child-friendly – harder impacts;
  • May crack if heavy kitchen accessories, pots or pans are dropped on it;
  • May sustain damage or chip rather easily;
  • Are sometimes difficult and expensive to repair.

Synthetic Countertops

Synthetic countertops are man-made solid plastic surfaces and can be comprised of acrylic resins, polyester resins, and pigments, et, al. Synthetic countertops are gaining in popularity due to their modern, compact and clean “look and feel”. Synthetic countertops have a wide range of designs, textures and colors and can be designed to imitate the look of natural stone.

Synthetic countertops demand extra care with usage, because plastic…

  • Is vulnerable to heat damage due to its low heat resistance;
  • Can melt, warp, crack or discolor due to excessive heat;
  • Scratches easily – low scratch resistance;
  • Shows abrasions quickly due to heavy usage and impacts;
  • Can be repaired depending on the extent of the damage and the cost;
  • Is water-resistant (non-porous) but can be damaged or stained by household chemicals;
  • Reacts to exposure to the sun which may affect its integrity by causing warping;
  • Has health benefits – no hiding place for bacteria, mould or mildew – but must be maintained;
  • Can be re-polished to restore the integrity of the surface;
  • Is not as durable as natural stone surfaces.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops represent a stunning co-creation by man and nature. Quartz countertops mimic the look of natural stone, but is manufactured or engineered without the “flaws” – pores and cracks – of natural stone. Quartz countertops contain 90% crushed quartz and 10% resins, polymers and pigments. This nearly perfect countertop surface is challenging granite at the top of the stone pile.

Quartz is known for…

  • Exceptional durability – virtually indestructible;
  • High scratch resistance – not vulnerable to cuts and abrasions from knives or kitchen accessories;
  • Non-porosity – impervious to water and other liquids;
  • High stain resistance – no lasting effects from accidental spills;
  • Low maintenance cost and effort – easy to clean and need not be sealed;
  • Low damage potential – edges and corners may however chip;
  • Health and hygiene benefits – no places or spaces to harbor bacteria, mould or mildew;
  • Vulnerability to extreme heat – the jury is still out on this fiercely debated topic.

Quick Summary: Natural stone vs Synthetics. Which is better? Is there a clear winner?

Natural stone countertops include granite, marble, soapstone, limestone, and other stones. The aforementioned feature-sets indicate that Quartz countertops outperform both their natural stone counterparts and synthetic surfaces in many respects.

Quartz offers resilience and resistance to almost anything that happens or may happen in a kitchen in a normal day. Its toughness, ruggedness and durability is the driving force behind its high rating and growing popularity.

Natural Stone Flooring

Natural stone adds a luxurious, opulent and elegant feel to your floors and walls. Learn more. Contact us today.

How do you choose the right countertop surface?

Your intended usage of a surface should guide your selection. Granite may come second to marble in the ultimate luxury and exotic finish stakes, but granite has its nose ahead of marble in other respects. Quartz may suit specific uses better than granite, but granite still remains a firm favorite, despite quartz’s growing appeal.

Our highly-skilled team of Interior Designers, Kitchen Designers, Decor specialists and Projects Managers are committed to providing the best solution, and ensuring that your project is successful every step of the way.

We explore all your options and our comparative report translates preferences into feasible options.

We assist with the selection of materials; guide the design, layout and space planning stage, and manage the procurement, manufacturing and installation process. Our full-service, end-to-end service package brings the peace of mind that you deserve.

Conclusion

Whether your favorite countertop is quartz, granite or marble or if your preference is Laminate, Recycled Glass, Butcher Block or other Wood, or even other options such as Tiles, Steel or the eco-friendly Green variety, Gardner Interior Concepts will assist you with your choice and with your project.

Guaranteed Results and Generous Warranty

Our worktops and countertops reflect our passion: An unwavering commitment to quality, precision and superior craftsmanship. If your preference is stone, we will bring your stone alive, beautifully. If your favorite is wood, we will ensure that your countertops look as good as they should. Whatever your choice in worktops or countertops, we bring it home and make it home.

We can also assist with maintenance and treatment plans to ensure that your solution retains its elegance and magic for many years to come.

Contact Gardner Interior Concepts today for the best end-to-end solution for your worktops, countertops, islands and any other indoor or outdoor surface.

We guarantee great results, excellent service, high quality workmanship and competitive pricing for your project.

Our iron-clad promise of a superior customer experience is cast in stone. Make the right decision today.

Contact Gardner Interior Concepts today and live the difference – for life.

Finding The Right Surface | Countertops | Worktops

Decorex Cape Town 2018 – Creating a Kitchen Design Winner

The Gardner Interior Concepts Kitchen Design team walked away with the Decorex Cape Town 2018 prestigious Franke Kitchen Design Trends Project Award at Decorex Cape Town 2018.

Take a glimpse into the making of a Kitchen Design Award winner below.

Our Decorex Cape Town 2018 Kitchen Design Winner – Slideshow

Click here to view our Winning Design for the Decorex Kitchen Design Trends Project.

Decorex Cape Town 2018 – Creating a Kitchen Design Winner

Decorex Cape Town 2018 – Winning the Kitchen Design Trends Project

Exhilarating, Inspiring, Memorable, Successful. The 20th Decorex Cape Town show had it all, and then some…

Visitors to 20th edition of Decorex Cape Town were treated to an unforgettable display of design delights, as the top designers, decorators and style-innovators delivered beautifully on the 2018 theme, #rhythmoflife.

The hallmarks of this year’s inspiring and captivating lifestyle exhibition, was the exceptional creativity, excellent craftsmanship and masterful rendition of international trends.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre was abuzz with bright colors, stunning design and high-impact creativity from 27 April to 1 May as the leading décor, design and lifestyle experts showcased their talent.

This milestone show was especially memorable for the Gardner Interior Concepts team as they scooped the prestigious Franke Kitchen Design Trends award with a breathtaking kitchen design.

Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Decorex SA, reflects on the show: “Two decades of Decorex Cape Town culminated in an abundance of elegant style, innovative features and on-trend designs that captured the essence of this beautiful city. It was a really memorable milestone celebration that allowed us to reminisce about the creative forces that have brought us to this point as well as bringing to life the current décor and design trends reflective of this region.”

Plascon, the headline sponsors of the exhibition for the past 20 years, entrenched their position as the color experts with a vibrant, colourful and dynamic feature. Their interactive ‘colour café’ saw experts explaining how color impacts – complements and contrasts – spatial perception and influences the cognitive process.

The 20th annual Decorex Cape Town Exhibitor Stand Awards ceremony was held on Friday 27 April – the first evening of the show – to acknowledge and reward the top exhibitors. An independent panel judged the Exhibition Stands based on the creativity and ingenuity of their designs. Bobby Breen (a renowned interior designer who featured at the first Decorex Cape Town exhibition); Kim Cupido, Zando Online Fashion Editor and Trend Forecaster; Marcelle Crowther, interior designer and John Autard, owner of Interior Placements, were all in attendance at this year’s show.

Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director of Decorex, congratulated the winners and hailed the exceptional standard of design and the high quality of the products on offer: “The exhibitors have truly outdone themselves for this milestone Decorex Cape Town exhibition. The judges were overwhelmed by the quality of products on offer, as well as the innovative designs of all the stands. Cape Town is a dynamic city that pulsates artistic inspiration and this is truly evident across the entire show.”

The kitchen component of the show was naturally very important to the Gardner Interior Concepts team where visitors could experience a life-size kitchen design.

This year’s designs continued the trend of a multi-purpose, open-plan, “hub and brain” of the home concept. Trending kitchen design ideas were on show at The Franke Kitchen Trends Project where Gardner Interior Concepts – along with other leading kitchen designers – integrated the latest Franke SA range into their model kitchens to the theme of ‘An Expression of Color’.

See: Decorex Cape Town 2018 – Creating a Kitchen Design Winner

The stunning Gardner Interior Concepts kitchen design model oozed color and life, and deservedly won the coveted Franke Kitchen Trends Project award.

Contact Gardner Interior Concepts today for a no-obligation consultation and a free quote. Our friendly kitchen designers are ready to design the kitchen of your dreams. Make the right choice. Contact us now.

Decorex Cape Town 2018 – Winning the Kitchen Design Trends Project

Decorex Cape Town 2018 features Gardner Interior Concepts

Cape Town will be swaying to the “Rhythm of Life” – from 27 April to 1 May 2018 – when Decorex Cape Town 2018 rolls into town.

Decorex Cape Town – co-sponsored by Plascon – takes over the city of Cape Town with an exciting, vibrant and inspirational theme for 2018, “The Rhythm of Life”.

Visitors to this award-winning exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), can expect to be wowed by innovative, creative, fashionable and trendy fabrics, interiors, world-class designs and stunning lifestyle products on display – at every wall-to-wall exhibition stall.

Decorex Cape Town 2018 is the perfect place to find inspiration, ideas, up-to-date news and the latest views – straight from the leaders and experts in the field of décor and design.

There is something for everyone. The features of Decorex Cape Town 2018 will resonate with all ages and tastes.

Gardner Interior Concepts will again feature at the popular Franke Kitchen Studio Project. Franke’s kitchen design brief for 2018 brief is ‘An Expression of Color’. Gardner Interior Concepts, along with other Kitchen Design experts, will incorporate some of the year’s best trends into their carefully curated #rhythmoflife kitchen models – characterized by the bold use of color.

SEE: The Kitchen Design Project – Decorex Cape Town 2017

The Kitchen Trend Feature for 2018 – presented by Careline Living Space Trends – will be dominated by kitchen design trends. Gardner Interior Concepts, together with the other participants from The Franke Kitchen Studio Project, will display a complete kitchen installation with inspiring #rhythmoflife features.

SEE: Gardner Interior Concepts at Decorex Cape Town 2017

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Visit the Decorex Cape Town 2018 Exhibition

Be inspired. Feel the rhythm of life and visit Gardner Interior Concepts at this one-stop festival of unbridled creativity and high quality design.

You will be treated to interactive displays and samples from some of the best DIY brands, including the Builders DIY Theatre, the @home Trend Haus presented by Decorex and the Decorex Designer Spotlight. This year’s not-to-be-missed features include the talk on “Color Therapy” in decor, by Kansai Plascon; The Tasting Room Wine Bar, and the Kitchen Trend Project.

Whether your preference is modern, ultra-modern or vintage, you’ll surely find something to excite and inspire you. Be there!

Venue: CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
Time: 10am to 6pm
Email: decorexinfo@reedexpoafrica.co.za
Website: www.decorex.co.za
Facebook: Decorex Cape Town 2018
Twitter: @decorexSA

TICKET PRICES

Adults – R 110
Student/Pensioners – R95
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R95
Exhibitor – R95

Click here to book your ticket now.

Decorex Cape Town 2018 features Gardner Interior Concepts

Cape Town Kitchen Design Project | Decorex 2017

Decorex Cape Town 2017 – co-sponsored by Plascon and Caesarstone – was an exhilarating experience, abuzz with energy, vibrant color and inspiring interpretations of the Decorex 2017 theme: ‘Make your space your living dream’.

Cape Town’s top designers, decorators and lifestyle experts wowed visitors with their amazing skill, talent and creativity.

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Sian Cullingworth, the Portfolio Director for Design, Lifestyle and Retail Exhibitions, described this inspiring event as follows:

“There is something incredibly energising about being in one venue with so many talented South Africans showcasing their product and abilities. At the heart of it, Decorex is about bringing these industry players and the public, all of whom are passionate about décor and design, onto a level platform. Using this, they are given the opportunity to engage in a meaningful way about their role and desires in this inspired arena. I really believe this was achieved at Decorex Cape Town and am just so excited to discover what depths of creativity emerge from the show.”

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Decorex Cape Town 2017 Kitchen Design Project – Gardner Interior Concepts Kitchen Design

This year’s Kitchen Design Project featured an exhibit by Gardner Interior Concepts – one of Cape Town’s premier Kitchen Designers.

The brief for the 2017 Kitchen Design Project – as defined by Franke SA – was simple (no pun): ‘Simplicity in Design’.

The Kitchen Design exhibitors used products supplied by Franke SA and were assessed on how well they incorporated the signature style in terms of design, materials and color usage.

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Clinton Soutter of Franke explained: “We were looking for someone who designs smart, finding solutions to optimize space and storage while using colors and materials that go simply and harmoniously together.”

READ: Gardner Interior Concepts – Cape Town Kitchen Designs, Styles, Trends

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Gardner Interior Concepts was commended on a superb design, featuring smart optimization with simplistic design elements.

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Use KSA-registered Suppliers for your Kitchen Design Project

In order to achieve the best Kitchen Design results, customers should opt for the services of KSA-registered designers, installers and suppliers. Kitchen Designers who are registered with the Kitchen Specialists Association (KSA) guarantee high quality products and superior workmanship.

READ: Gardner Interior Concepts Cape Town – Custom Kitchen Design

If you are designing a new kitchen or remodeling your kitchen space, come to Gardner Interior Concepts (Cape Town) for a practical, functional and inspiring solution. We will bring your vision to life with a kitchen that matches your lifestyle, delights your family and enhances your home.

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Gardner Interior Concepts is registered with KSA. Our proud reputation for high end kitchen design solutions, high quality finishes, excellent service and non-stop support spans over 45 years.

Our Project Management services ensure that all your requirements are met – within budget and on time. This is our guarantee to you!

Make the smart choice today. Contact Gardner Interior Concepts and live the difference!

Cape Town Kitchen Design Project | Decorex 2017

Gardner Interior Concepts and Decorex Cape Town 2017

Decorex Cape Town 2017

“Make Your Space Your Living Dream”, is the exciting theme for Decorex 2017, when South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition comes to Cape Town.

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Decorex Cape Town is a multi award winning exhibition, with the inclusion of the popular Craft Collective pavilion and 100% Design curated installation, as well as everything from fine home finishes to beautiful décor accessories, bathrooms, outdoor living, kitchens and home appliances all under one roof.

Gardner Interior Concepts, one of Cape Town’s premier Interior Design firms, will again feature as a Kitchen exhibitor at this year’s expo. Visit our exhibition stall to view our interpretation of this year’s exciting theme.

The essence of the Decorex 2017 theme: Every one of us should create a space of sanctuary which allows us to disconnect from the constant noise of the modern, tech-driven world.

Home-makers, interior designers, architects and full-time shoppers searching for the latest trends, products, information and tips in furnishings, fabrics, kitchen and bathroom accessories, DIY, and other related items, will surely find whatever they need at Decorex 2017.

Cape Town – the Design Capital of South Africa – will be treated to an exciting and inspiring line-up, featuring interactive demos, designer pop up restaurants and bars, curated feature installations and a crowd favorite, the Plascon Colour Forecast.

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The attractions of over 200 exhibitors, will be complemented by a series of talks and demos on Decor and DIY; an artisanal Craft-and-Create Market and vendors selling various handmade products. Live music will keep visitors entertained to create a festive atmosphere.

If you are looking for inspiration ideas and decor to make your home your sanctuary, look no further… Come and meet our dynamic team at the expo. Gardner Interior Concepts looks forward to welcoming you and meeting you there.

Our countdown has begun… Visit our site regularly as we unveil our inspired kitchen design for the exhibition.

Diarise the date: 27 April 2017 – 30 April 2017

Note the time: Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Memorise the location:

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 1 Lower Long Street CBD, Cape Town

To learn more, contact Thebe Reed Exhibitions (Pty)

Tel: 011 549 8300
Email: Decorex Info
Website: Thebe Reed Exhibitions (Pty)

What does it cost?

R95 (adults)
R85 (trade/industry personnel)
R75 (pensioners and students)
R20 (children under 12)

Click here right now to book your ticket through Computicket. Join the excitement at Decorex Cape Town 2017. See you there!

The Gardner Interior Concepts team

Gardner Interior Concepts and Decorex Cape Town 2017

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Listen to your Home

Is your home speaking to you?

Are you listening?

What is your home saying to you?

The design of your home should speak to who you are, and have a positive effect on your body, mind and soul. Your home is your castle, your sanctuary and your place of refuge. It’s where you live, relax, socialize, rest and heal.

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The design of your home includes the structure, interior, exterior and the decorations. The colors and textures you choose are also important. Aesthetics, accessories, art, personal style and taste add to the overall effect that your home has on your well-being.

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There is empirical evidence to prove that our environment has a profound effect on our emotions – our moods, perceptions and state of mind. The psychological triggers emanating from our environment may manifest physiologically, if the effects are overwhelming or continuous.

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We’ve all heard people say: “Something about that house is not right…”, or “Something about that house unsettles me…” or worse still, “That house makes me feel ill…”

Nobody relishes the thought of having their home described in such unflattering terms. So, what should you do about what your home is saying to you and to others?

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Has any of the following thoughts popped into your mind repeatedly at any time?

  • “I need to fix these cupboards…”
  • “I must change the color of the kitchen…”
  • “There’s not enough light in this room…”
  • “It’s time for a remodel…”
  • “This room needs a makeover…”
  • “There’s not enough space for everything…”

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These thoughts are your internal responses to the messages emanating from your home. It may be time to look a bit deeper and ask yourself the following questions…

  • Am I proud of my home?
  • Is my home still my fortress?
  • Does coming home make me feel good?
  • Does my home inspire, revitalize, rejuvenate and energize me?
  • Am I comfortable and at peace in my home?
  • What options do I have to improve my home?

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The answers to these questions may be self-evident, if you find that…

  • You cannot organize or manage your shelving, storage and packing space;
  • You are spending less time in your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom;
  • Your decorations, cabinets or cupboards suddenly start to irk you;
  • The color, layout or style of one or other room suddenly irritates you;
  • You feel that your study or bar or is no longer practical or functional;
  • You lose the desire to cook or prepare meals in your kitchen;
  • A room suddenly feels too small, too dark or uninspiring;

And, last but not least, you may start to feel that your once beautiful home is now making you feel anxious, frustrated or ill at ease.

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This is how your home can speak to you, and if you listen carefully, you will know exactly what to do.

Make the right choice and contact Cape Town’s premier Interior Designers, Gardner Interior Concepts today. We design for life.

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We offer ideas, advice, plans and professional support to ensure that you have a functional, practical, timeless, but above all, a flawless interior design solution.

We are passionate about helping you live a better life – in the comfort of your home. Our interior designers will help you breathe new life into your home and into your life.

Our custom interior design solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, cabinets, cupboards, studies, bars and entertainment areas are inspiring, aesthetically-pleasing, functional, practical and unique – guided by your personal taste and style.

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Gardner Interior Concepts – Cape Town’s Premier Interior Designers

Interior Designers, Decorators and Shopfitters for all your Interior Design requirements

Visit our Portfolio and Project pages and see what we can do for you.

Let Gardner Interior Concepts turn your kitchen into the heart of your home; transform your bedroom into a magical dream-space and convert your bathroom into your personal rejuvenation place.

As for your entertainment area… Let’s turn it into a happy space – a relaxing getaway from the rat race…

Contact Gardner Interior Concepts today and let’s create some magic together.

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The Ten Best Interior Designers and Decorators | Cape Town | South Africa | Part 3

The Anatomy of a top Interior Interior Designer and Decorator

It is often said that successful people have the building blocks of success in their DNA…
Is this really true?

We are also told that artistic talent either runs in our veins or not…
Can we simply accept this assertion?

A commonly held belief is that creative insight and vision cannot be learned or taught…
Is this an absolute fact?

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When asking customers about their Interior Designers and Decorators, they are unanimous that the above attributes are at the heart of the magic that the Top Interior Designers and Decorators regularly deliver. They guarantee success, artistic mastery and high-impact creativity.

In addition to their obvious creative talents and artistic flair, the Top Interior Designers and Decorators offer a comprehensive range of professional services supported by high quality products – underpinned by excellent “customer-centric” service.

A hallmark of their service is their ability to build strong relationships with their customers based on sound communication skills, effective planning and efficient operating methods. Their engaging approach – inclusive and collaborative – enables them to get their customers and other role-players on board quickly, while deftly guiding them towards the desired outcomes.

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The Top Interior Designers and Decorators understand and appreciate the value of effective communication. They create synergy among all the stakeholders to facilitate efficient management of their projects to achieve their scope, time and budget targets. They furthermore display a transparent approach to requirements, costs and results. These skills enable them to weave the often disparate elements of a project together – seamlessly.

An important trait of a Top Interior Designer and Decorator is the ability to integrate the complex components of a project effortlessly, without drowning their customers in useless jargon. They know how to shield their customers from unnecessary stresses by providing advice and recommending innovative solutions – proactively.

The Top Interior Designers and Decorators have a special Project Management style which ensures that every task is approached in the best way possible; uses the best methods, and is delivered on time – within scope and budget – while adhering to their quality guidelines.

Due to their meticulous approach, fastidiousness and attention to detail, we find that the best Interior Designers and Decorators…

  • Have an effective and informative communication style;
  • Have the ability to stay focused despite all the noise;
  • Are trustworthy, make ethical decisions and keep their word;
  • Create achievable plans, with realistic timelines and budgets;
  • Consistently align activities with project timelines;
  • Understand the vision and mitigate inherent challenges;
  • Bring their established business networks to the project;
  • Apply smart techniques to simplify complex issues;

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The list of goodness embodied by the best Interior Designers and Decorators continues…

  • They stay on top of developments and pick up the slack in other areas;
  • They facilitate and drive the interaction among all the role-players;
  • They ensure that every role-player is engaged, focused and aligned;
  • They keep a keen eye on quotes, costs, orders and invoicing;
  • They identify opportunities to save time and reduce costs;
  • They keep abreast of best practice – trends, styles and methods;
  • They have a detailed knowledge of design constraints and solutions;
  • They provide sound advice for accessories – colors, textures, art;
  • They are dynamic and motivated – the heart and soul of the project.

Together, all these important elements improve the project’s chances for success. When a top Interior Designer and Decorator manage a project, their abilities, skills and knowledge enable customers to…

  • Understand the transition from the conceptual to physical;
  • Buy into their advice and accept their recommendations;
  • Have full confidence in their ability to realize their vision;
  • Sleep soundly and peacefully at night…

All of the above together, define the Anatomy of a Top Interior Designer and Decorator.

If you are wondering whether it’s possible to find an Interior Designer and Decorator with all these attributes, wonder no more, because they do indeed exist. And no… They do not walk on water!

Contact Gardner Interior Concepts (Cape Town) today for inspired Interior Design solutions and live the difference.

Part 1: Making the cut as a Top 10 Interior Designer and Decorator
Part 2: The Rating Rules for discovering the best Interior Designers and Decorators
Part 3: The Anatomy of a Top 10 Interior Designer and Decorator

The Ten Best Interior Designers and Decorators | Cape Town | South Africa | Part 3