Friday, 03 December 2010

Stairs, Stairs, Stairs

Jossi Design is still working hard on the renovations of the Umgeni Water head offices. Craig had the unenviable task of counting all the stairs on site and measuring their widths. A rather mundane task but crucial in calculating  tile, skirting and stair-nosing quantities.

I'm sure it gave him a good work out too! Just when you thought being an interior designer was all about living the high life!

It was 356 stairs if you're interested...

Sunday, 17 October 2010

House in Umhlanga

Our Jossi offices are buzzing at the moment. Christmas is creeping closer and clients are pushing for projects to get finished. Our Umhlanga project is drawing to close and the results are fantastic.

Our clients have impeccable taste and Jossi Design have been extremely fortunate with our scope of involvement.

Wallpapers, fabrics and  furnishings combine to create a calming and contemporary home.

Monday, 20 September 2010

House in Westville

New build projects are exciting for both Jossi Design and the client. There is no better feeling than watching a house start to rise from the foundations, you immediately start to feel a sense of what the interior spaces will be.

There is still a long way to go on this 4 bedroom family home, but it will be an exciting project to watch develop.

Tuesday, 07 September 2010

House in Umhlanga

One of Jossi Design's larger projects in Umhlanga is coming to an end and Tarryn from our office has been working tirelessly getting all the finishing touches together for final handover to the client.

The contractors are finishing up installations and attending to their various snags. All elements of this project are slowly coming together to create a high spec, luxury home.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Apartment on Beach Front

Another busy week in the Jossi Design offices. Craig went to check progress on one of our newest projects, a penthouse family apartment on South Beach in Durban. The existing space has been gutted in preparation for a completely new fit-out by Jossi Design.

It may not be looking particularly glamorous at the moment but we have big plans for this space. With new fittings, finishes and furniture throughout this is going to be an exciting project to watch!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Holiday Apartment in Umhlanga

The Apartment in Umhlanga is almost finished.  The client arrives on the 22nd of August from Johannesburg so the contractors are busy with the Practical Completion list that Jossi Design has issued.

The cupboards are now installed as is the kitchen, the cupboard doors have only gone on recently but the apartment is starting to take shape.  The whole look and feel of this apartment is very light and open, with a feeling of space and the views of the sea are the most important element to the client.

The final fitting of the lights, kitchen equipment, sanware is all taking place, and the site is to be cleaned.  The shopfitters have just installed the vanity units and mirrors in the bathrooms. 

The kitchen is looking impressive, in this picture the doors are not yet installed but the site is looking much more complete now.  The high gloss Niemans doors are imported from Germany and are very impressive indeed.  The dark accent colour is only used in the kitchen and really makes the white finishes of the kitchen stand out.

We will be sure to take some more progress photos just before the client arrives!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

House in Zimbali

Jossi Design has been very busy over the last few weeks with our various projects. Recently we attended an evening site meeting at one of our major projects in Zimbali. It is a rare treat to be on site in the evening and  experiencing the various lighting showing off each space.

This 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is in the final stages of construction and we are busy finalising all internal finishes and fittings to get the decorating process on track.

Jossi Design will keep you posted with the finishing touches as the project reaches final completion!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

House In Sherwood

This family home located in Sherwood, Durban, is magnificient!

The client worked closely with Jossi Design but allowed us to guide them through the design and decorating process in terms colour, finish, furniture and product design right down to the creation of the artwork and accessories, and we could not be more pleased with the result. Colour has been used as a powerful accent in all the rooms.

Wallpaper has been used extensively to create feature walls, in particular the striped wallpaper in the Baby's room turned out to be a huge success and gives the room a feeling of fun and happiness, and the wallpaper and mirror on the landing completes an otherwise dead space.

Furniture has been carefully selected and positioned in order to make the rooms feel larger and in correct proportion.

All headboards, bedside pedestals, workstations, bathroom vanities, built in cupboards were designed by Jossi Design and manufactured by shopfitters keeping in mind the function of the items as well as the look and feel the client was aiming to achieve.

Tuesday, 01 June 2010

Spiga D'Oro on Florida Road

Spiga D'Oro on Florida Road is just one of the exciting projects that Jossi Design is working on at the moment.  The back Piazza area has been open for a while now, with a few snags still to be attended to, but overall there is such a great vibe when you sit outside and relax near the water fountain. 

The food of course is amazing and I love going to Spiga for lunch or dinner, so it is fantastic that I get to work on the interior design for this restaurant. 

We are now hectically trying to finish the front left hand side of Spiga.  This is going to have a totally different look, being more industrial with exposed cable trays and aluminium tubing on the walls.  The paint colours however have just been painted on the walls and it gives the interior a very soft and comfortable feeling so I think it is going to be a great success with patrons. 

There is a wonderful double volume space allowing us to hang a unique pendant designed especially for Spiga.  We just hope this arrives in time for World Cup Madness!


We have decided to keep the old staircase and balustrade so there is a mix between old and industrial, which create an interesting feel.


Special thanks must go to Marco and Sergio for their great food, hospitality and the atmosphere they create by the presence at Spiga.  We love the restaurant and wish them all the best over the world cup season and for years to come.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Apartment in Palm Lakes Estate

Jossi Design has been involved in the decorating of one of the King Palm apartments out at the Palm Lakes Estate in Tinley Manor.  This is a beautiful estate just past Ballito / Salt Rock and it was a pleasure to decorate this apartment.

This apartment has such a wonderful feeling of space, the 3 bedrooms are large, there is a wonderful lounge complete with sliding doors opening onto the huge patio.  This apartment has 3 various patios allowing for amazing views over the lake as well as creating fantastic entertainment areas.  The upstairs loft acts as a study but is large enough to allow for a second lounge, where we have used a sleeper couch so it can also be used as a spare bedroom. 


All of the furniture items and accessories were sourced locally and special thanks must to go @ home in Gateway and their wonderful new furniture range. With a quick turn around required by the client dealing with @ home was a pleasure.

This apartment is for sale at Palm Lakes Estate, for further information please follow the link:

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Jossi Design has a new project underway in Umhlanga Rocks. This home is going to be amazing when it is finished, the deadline is extremely soon and we really need to get things moving fast.

This 4 bedroom house (all en-suite) also consists of a formal lounge, tv lounge, large open plan dining room and kitchen, and entertainment area on the second floor complete with bar, dining table and TV area.

Designs are underway for the Ceiling layouts, the lounge fireplace and TV feature wall, and all shopfitting drawings for the headboards, bedside pedestals and Built in Cupboards.

Window treatments need to be decided on, as well as furniture and fabric specifications. This all needs to get underway as soon as possible if we are going to make the deadline the client has given... an exciting challenge!

I am looking forward to this one, I think we are going to have an awesome result. I will keep you posted.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Jossi Furniture

Jossi Design has finally added the furniture page to the website!

It has taken a long time to plan and work on this concept and finally it has taken shape. The idea is really so that we provide an additional service in that furniture we have designed can be purchased by client who want one off pieces for their house, apartment or office space.

All items can be amended in design to suit the requirements of the client whether it be colour, size or number of drawers for example.

Please feel free to visit this page of our website by following the link Orders can be placed by clicking on the order button on the website and fill in any additional information required so we can contact you to discuss this further.