Who is Deborah Garth?

Deborah Garth, one of South Africa’s premier interior designers, is an award-winning professional with a flair for remodeling spacious homes and private commercial space. Deborah is a full-service designer who has 27 years experience updating and upgrading the homes of corporate executives, business owners, lawyers, engineers, and other professionals in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban and Cornwall, England. She also has designed and refurbished offices and retail outlets, including shopping mall stores, beauty salons, an advertising agency and designed exhibition stands.


Her work has been featured on the DSTV Home Channel and SABC3 TV, Radio 702, in the Sunday Times, South African Garden and Home Magazine, Habitat Magazine, Abode 2 London magazine, International Property and Travel magazine and Northern Hills magazine and in other print and broadcast media throughout the country.

She won an award for design excellence at Decorex, the international luxury design show at which she has exhibited twice.


Clients rave about Deborah’s “unique flair and creativity,” her “innovative, simple and refreshing” style, and her “innate ability to mix color and pattern.” They also appreciate her project management skills, and her insights on how to adapt their space to meet their changing lifestyle and interests, and how to make sure their project proceeds on time and on budget.

Deborah Garth Interior Design International has won an award in the category of: Interior Design Private Residence, For South Africa

Deborah Garth Interior Design saves clients time, money and headaches by providing a “one stop shop” of design services— ranging from space planning and kitchen and bath design to color consultations and furniture and fabric selection. The firm includes a team of some of the nation’s foremost architects, builders, painters, carpenters, lighting specialists, furniture and fabric suppliers, flooring providers, landscape experts, upholsterers, electricians, plumbers, and other professionals. Deborah is active in and a former board member of the South African Institute of the Interior Design Professions, the nation’s only trade association for the design industry.

She studied interior design and graduated with honors from the Boston House College School of Design in Johannesburg, after a triumphant career as a professional contemporary dancer. She says that career, which enabled her to travel all over the world, taught her discipline, perseverance and other skills so vital to her success as an interior designer today.

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