TEMI STALLINGS - founder & managing director


P.O.Box 833 Sea Point, 8060 Cape Town


Tel: +27 21 422 4130

Professional Affiliations


First Black Female Interior Designer to head the Western Cape IID Professions 2010 - 2012
(The South African Institute of the Interior Design Professions)


The South African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID) is the only body representing the Interior Design industry in South Africa.

The Institute is dedicated to establishing, promoting and maintaining expertise, professionalism, sound business practice and high standards throughout the industry. It serves the needs of registered, practicing interior architecture, interior design and interior decorating professionals as well as education institutions and suppliers that provide services to the interior design industry.










2010 - present

Work Experience



Design Decisions, Cape Town & Lagos        

1992- present


Founder and Managing Director of this Interior Architecture firm. Works as team leader for all the projects, handling areas from design concepts, estimating, space planning, detail drawing, specifications, purchasing, project management, working with other consultants, meeting with clients and supervision.

James Cubitt Architects, Lagos Nigeria  

1992 - 1995


Created and headed their in-house interior design unit.
Worked as Project Interior Designer on developments, refurbishments and fitting-out projects for clients such as: American international School, Halliburton Oil Service Company, Mobil Oil Nigeria, Citibank, Shell Trustees, Coca Cola Bottling Company, The British High Commission and the Ford Foundation.  Job description included developing design concept, estimating, space planning, detail drawing, specifications, supervision and working with other consultants and meeting with clients. Contract Administration work included maintaining job file, time sheet and preparing minutes of meetings.


Blair Spangler Interior Design, San Francisco California



Internship program with Interior Design Company specializing in hospitality design. Main client was Hyatt Hotels.
Worked as entry-level interior designer and managed large library, catalogues and resource department.  Became familiar with various trades to the hospitality industry and introduced to writing specifications.


2010 - present




Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Architecture


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)



Bachelor of Arts, Industrial Design

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