What sets us apart from the rest!

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Red Adair, Kuwait 1991

Over 20 years experience

With over 20 years of experience, a keen eye on all elements of design and a personal passion in artwork, you will be lucky enough to have both a decorator and artist as your designer. “I focus on providing my clients with the highest quality of decor, timeless tastes of exquisite elements and unique spaces which, my clients will love for many years to come.”

Exceptional Delivery

A turn-key project manager.

What to expect? An experienced designer to work with the client, as well as liaising with their architect, to ensure that all the necessary procedures are incorporated and understood from the fledgling stages of the construction work to the perfectly planned interior set-up right to completion. There is also the option of hourly consulting rates to support strategic points during the design project. Sonia tailors her skills to best serve her clients, by utilising many different suppliers. She can tie up each project with the experts in the required disciplines and within the clients’ time constraints to help facilitate that the projects are well executed and completed within their deadlines!

Exceptional Customer Service

Sonia, takes great pride in getting to know her clients, to fully understand what they are looking for, in terms of the perfect set-up for their homes! She is organised and allows her clients to explore their decorative side while guiding them with her extensive experience! Her patient and professional characteristics set a foundation for a quality customer relationship!

What Our Clients Say

Janine Player

Thanks you for being so professional and for all the great ideas. There are glasses of wine to drink and we can move into phase two of the transformation.

Sam is the daughter of a client whom I met when her mother treated to her to a consultation as a birthday present. We have been updating her home over the past few years.

Sam Heynes

Private client

I called on Sonia from Sonia Hayes Interiors to assist me in my TV Lounge, from the first meeting, to the presentation of the concept I knew I was in good hands. It is worth contacting an interior designer as you can make expensive mistakes, she is professional but on the other hand relaxed and makes you feel special and becomes your friend as you go along the journey. I LOVE LOVE my lounge and feel blessed that I was guided and opened up to different ideas.”my lounge is now my happy place surrounded by beautifully selected fabrics and items of interest. Thank you Sonia!!!
Jayne Stalhut

Jayne is a well known figure in the Interior Decorating community.

The lounge and dining room Sonia decorated tells the story of the most professional, creative and delightful result that has changed our living area into a most attractive place to be.

Patricia Caldwell

Private client in Hilton.

Sonia transformed our home to one we are now proud of and love. The colours and choice of funiture and materials all worked so well together. She is professional, innovative and creative with an excellent eye for detail and quality. Sonia brings with her an infectious passion and excitement. She has a high work ethic and reliability and is such a pleasure to work with.

Cheryne Scott

Private client in Howick.

Sonia recently decorated my home. Her colour co-ordination was out of this world and she seemed to know just what style and colours would suit me. She also did some purchasing of Persian carpets afterwards for me at no personal gain. Her bubbly nature was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her as a designer.

Tracey Wilhelm

Private Client in Drummond

Sonia is the best designer. I have worked with Sonia for the past 15 years. I am very happy. And I have had the most amazing results. Sonia always goes the extra mile for me and I  would recommend her for sure.


Carol Oosthuizen

Carol and her husband run a successful provincial business from their home and relocated to a Spanish style mansion in Hilton. Over the past 15 years, I have furnished and styled many of their homes (including offices and holiday homes) as well as their children's homes during our history together.


  • Construction & Architecture
  • Renovations
  • Tiling and Painting
  • Consulting
  • Furniture Design
  • Art Design

Sonia intensively works with the architects on site. Right from the initial stages of the project, she is fully capable to project manage to the final day of installation. She is highly skilled in designing  3D renders to scale. This ensures that the décor concept is completely understood and presented to the client so that implementation is exactly as they have visualised it.

At SHI, we make the renovation process simple! We use our design knowledge to assist our clients in making their dream a reality! We design and present order to existing spaces.

SHI is skilled at advising and putting together concepts that will enhance pre-existing designs and themes! Simple, yet altering changes can be made with a tiling and painting job.

  1. SHI offers clients who roughly know what they want guidance in their choice of colour themes, fabrics, hardware and other building materials. We aim to get you to your intended look! Consultations are charged at an hourly rate;
  2. SHI also offers clients the chance to sit back and watch the progress develop as we design and see-out the entire concept with frequent communication to create your ultimate dream home!

SHI designs customised furniture for clients who are looking for something specific, may it be a personal piece or a show-piece. Share your ideas with SHI and we will get the product made!

SHI has an experienced background as a professional artist and coordinating art galleries, this has aligned her with a wide array of notable painters, sculptors and ceramicists. SHI specialise in selecting and / or commissioning original artwork and prints. SHI believes in enhancing art, bring your art to us or book a consultation and we will enhance your art by either choosing the ideal frame or advising you on what will compliment your art piece.

If you would like to know more about SHI, the design process and how my expertise add value to my work, please visit my ‘Start Your Project’ page, or Contact Me