Nthabi Taukobong

Managing Director , Ditau Interiors

As one of the first Black Interior designers in South Africa, Nthabi Taukobong has had a career spanning over 23 years in the industry working on esteemed residential and leisure projects for Presidents, African Royalty, top CEO's, South Africa's 5 Star Hotel groups and even the Governor of the Reserve Bank (to name but a few). She has undertaken projects spanning from Johannesburg, to Mauritius, Rwanda, DRC, and Nigeria and as far afield as Ethiopia. Nthabi is one of the most celebrated Interior Designers in the industry and in her recently published book, The REAL Interior, she reveals all the ins about her designer world. She is the Founding Member and Managing Director of Ditau Interiors, an Interior Design Consultation company based in Johannesburg, South Africa that provides an exclusive design service to a niche Clientele in the leisure and residential markets. Her design style is luxurious, yet effortlessly functional - with a strong focus on creating liveable interiors with modern detailing and a sprinkle of natural accents and organic flow. Nthabi prides herself in simple, uncluttered interiors. She brings the essence of Effortless Luxury Living into your space, through her selective use of natural colours, tones and textures along with finishes, materials, artwork and artefacts that are mainly sourced on the African continent. Juxtaposed with modern pieces and design trends that capture a laidback, effortless lifestyle, Nthabi transports you to an interior that is good for the soul. "It is in the balance of elements from nature, juxtaposed with a modern, international lifestyle that true design harmony is achieved".