About Us

Interior designer Catherine Cornelissen founded Decoralist in 2016 to make truly unique homewares available to everyone. Through curating furniture, art and decor in a variety of styles, Catherine believes your home should tell your personal story.

Authentic craftsmanship, story and legacy are the three main pillars at Decoralist, underlined by the belief that the pieces in a home reflect the owner's personality. From England to South Africa, and the Caribbean to the USA, Catherine works with brands and suppliers that share and promote these values. Equally, their extensive range of suppliers enables them to work closely with their clients to tailor designs according to specific requirements. Whether it’s colour matching a ceramic table lamp, commissioning an armchair in a specific fabric or taking an existing design and customising the size, material and finish, Decoralist always ensures their customer’s requirements are met.

Each item has been crafted with the utmost dedication and love - according to the client's requirements - for a unique touch. Their pieces differ in aesthetics, style, design and taste, enabling each customer to curate their own collection of pieces. Lastly, Decoralist believes that classic and beautifully made design lasts a lifetime, and is meant to be cherished and enjoyed by future generations.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design, Interior Decoration, Bespoke Furniture, Bespoke Lighting, Upholstery

How would you describe your style?

"Classic, timeless and fun! Our lives are multi-faceted and our homes should reflect just that. Decoralist does not have one particular style. Rather, we promote a variety of global influences and believe in tastefully fusing traditional with contemporary as well as enabling art and design to exist in harmony."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"We frequently work with clients to ensure their requirements are fully met by monogramming decor (fine bona china, cashmere throws, bedding) but also providing a full service for furniture upholstery, window treatments and designing bespoke furniture in custom finishes and sizes. A client recently fell in love with a fabric of ours but wasn’t sure how to use it. We made a few throw cushions with an accompanying Roman blind, but also colour-matched the fabric to incorporate other decorative accessories such as a lampshade, rug and monogrammed throw that all enhanced the design of the fabric."

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