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About Us


I’m Anita Shirley, specialist residential Interior Designer. That’s myself and my daughter Jasmine – you can call us the Dream team! Along with being another one of my masterpieces, she also has a creative flare and runs the marketing and social media for The Design Studio.

Since graduating from the Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design, 15 years ago, I have been working in the diverse and ever-changing world of interior design alongside well known furniture design companies and fabric houses. What I come across the most, is clients who don’t know how to pull the final touches of their house together, turning it into a home.

The inspiration behind The Design Studio...

The design studio was established in 2008 but was inspired many years before when I travelled the world. Throughout my time living abroad and travelling through Europe, Israel, Egypt, Thailand, India, and Nepal I became captivated by each culture’s vibrancy and array of colours, sparking my passion to create and share beautiful spaces. The Design studio was originally named Design Chic, we renamed to The Design Studio when we launched our on line store in 2020.

I believe Interior Design is about creating beautiful, functional spaces which reflects my client's personality and style. A successful design not only has to look amazing and be the envy of all your friends, it needs to fit in with your lifestyle and provide enjoyment for years to come.

My unique collection covers living room pieces, outdoor furniture and home decor objects which I have individually curated to offer you an eclectic range of luxury, contemporary and modern home décor pieces.