Why Choose Us

“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 15 years experience

With over 15 years of experience, a keen eye on all elements of design and a personal passion in artwork, you will have both a decorator and artist in your designer. I focus on providing my clients with quality decor, timeless tastes and unique spaces which they will love for many years to come.

Bespoke Delivery

A turn-key project manager.

A designer to work with the client and as well as liaising with their architect to ensure that all needs are incorporated and understood from the fledgling stages of the construction work to completion; or simply providing hourly consulting support at strategic points during their project. I tailor my skills to best serve them by utilising many different suppliers; I am able to marry up each project with the experts in the required disciplines and within the clients’ time constraints to help facilitate that the projects are completed within their deadlines.

Reliable Customer Service

I pride myself on creating and maintaining long term client relationships.

What Our Clients Say

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 area 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. We have had so many favourable comments from friends and it is now really nice to be in that area.

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

Working with architects on site from the initial stages of the venture I am able to project manage to the final day of installation. I have the skills to do 3D renderings to scale which ensures that the décor concept is completely understood by the client so that implementation is exactly as they have visualised it.

Conceiving of ways to assist client/s in giving shape to their aspirations, adding design and order to existing spaces.

Advising and pulling together concepts that will enhance pre-existing designs / themes.

  1. Offering the opportunity to clients who may need guidance in their choice of colour themes, fabrics, hardware and other building materials or;
  2. Putting together the entire concept which the client may implement of their own accord.

Designing customised furniture for clients who are looking for something personal.

With my background as a professional artist and the experience of running an art gallery, I work with a wide array of painters, sculptors and ceramicists. I specialise in selecting and / or commissioning original art work and prints as well as advising on frames to ensure that existing art is visually improved.

If you would like to know more about my design expertise and how I work work, then please visit my ‘Start Your Project’ page, or Contact Me