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Welcome to Home Essence
Interior Designer & creative artist Carol Millard brings nearly two decades of experience with a following of clients who have appointed her to assist with their luxury homes & offices in the UK, France and South Africa. Quickly carving a niche where innovative & eclectic designs are required, Carol's retail décor store & seasonal Christmas shops were well known in Johannesburg during '90's. Consistently exceeding expectations, she personally oversees each project from start to finish assisted with a network of local artisans. Offering a variety of decorating services she assists clients with every facet of decorating & every budget.

Specialising in Residential Design
Residential Private homes, Home sale preparation
Whether you require interior decorating or home staging, getting a house ready, space planning, de-cluttering, donating, depersonalizing, updating or attending to neglected products we can maximize & highlight the most important & unique features of your house. Experts in selections of appropriate fixtures & finishing, advice on framing & hanging of photographs & artwork to create a unique & personal collection. We can also assist you to freshen up your décor in one day!

We can offer decorating & colour consultations, advice on fabrics, paint finishes, faux painting, & assistance with regular scheduled general maintenance contracts.

Projects are owner managed by Carol whose resources include an exceptional team of architects, builders, painters, masons, refinishers, re-upholsterers, draper's, organizers & movers.

Home-sale preparation helps buyers better visualize the potential in the house & imagine it as their own. We can help you to make the best possible presentation when selling your home.

Specialising in Commercial Design
Commercial Contract , Hospitality, Retail & Office
We undertake commercial contracts for corporate offices, space plan for retailers & source antique furniture as Chamber investments. We decorate for the Hospitality industry & Project Manage for clients big & small. We have the network to contract additional expertise and labour should a Project require additional resources and we collaborate with many local experts who have studied and qualified in their fields.

Clients also include Guest Houses & B&B's whom we assist in achieving comfortable & attractive accommodation. In addition we include Professional Re-design services which are a constant in the hospitality industry where standards are determined by maintaining quality, comfort & aesthetics. Also necessary is the on-going process of changing features for 'a new look' to reflect our client's style & taste to their guests who constantly appreciate evolving high standards. It is not practical to replace treasured possessions, however a fresh 'ground up' atmosphere is achieved with our assistance in creating inviting interior arrangements on an extended scale.

Our largest project was a new build, 14 bed roomed, 3 Bridal suite Guest House with Conference facilities designed for a National Corporate. Chateau de Carolle is also testament of the style & quality which Carol has created & delivers with expertise at her owner-managed guest house accommodation.

Specialising in Exclusive Event Designs
Event Designs Seasonal decorating, Exhibitions, Design products
Our designs will make every fantasy come alive, whether intimate or festive. A romantic dinner or a New Year's Eve gala event at one of many 4/5 star hotels.

We'll work along with your event planners, chef and staff to ensure that your event is executed to perfection.

Our Designs include seasonal decorating services for Christmas, Easter and beyond to special event function designs for that very unique and individual personalized "look". Utilizing high quality materials sourced locally and worldwide we incorporate custom designed décor which could be items of furniture, both new or even old, which with an applied paint technique enables a client to own the unique 'one of a kind' addition. We can create & manufacture art pieces of unique design delivering elements to a specific client's dream for their event, table décor or theme for a function.

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How we work: We will work to meet your needs creatively, flexibly & affordably, either 'by the house or by the project', meaning that an hourly rate can apply or by the project specified. We also enjoy working with those who have the time & the talent to do the decorating themselves!

Residential Carol Millard

+27 (0)82 411 2222

Fax (Local Only)
0865 322 124


Postal Address
PO Box 1313

Physical Address
Mowbray Road

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