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Lisa Schoeman – Talk Interiors

Lisa Schoeman Spruce Interiors

Lisa Schoeman from Talk Interiors is another local South African interior designer that we are proud to have on-board with us.

Lisa studied Interior Design and specialised in Exhibition Design where she received numerous Best Stand Awards. Together with her Event Styling & Event Producing background her experience is vast when it comes to working with different spaces and in different environments.

Her passion lies in all things beautiful from the soft furnishings, finishes, textures and fabrics of each design and selecting those special talking pieces.

Lisa loves many interior design styles but if she is forced to choose she’ll say Scandi/Nordic comes out tops at the moment.

Where does she shop?

Among a long list, you can find Lisa shopping for her home at the following outlets:

And if she were to choose her favourite interior outlets for clients they currently are: 

  • Loft Living
  • Block & Chisel
  • Weylandts

Recent Projects

Kitchen Renovation

In Lisa’s words: 

kitchen makeovers are definitely worth the investment and effort.”

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“I had to transform this seriously dated and dark kitchen into a brighter more modern space.

There is no other kitchen style that has stood the test of time quite like Shaker, nor one so universal. Shaker kitchens never date and look wonderful in both contemporary and traditional homes and suited the style of this home perfectly.

To brighten up the space the kitchen cupboards were duco sprayed in an off-white paint (Plascon Blizzard). We used brushed stainless steel cup handles which are a popular alternative to the standard straight bar.

We used the Sorbet Café Quarts for the counter tops which is timeless. A simple clean look with a fine grain.

The client wanted to create a feature wall, so we styled the kitchen with an exposed face brick look which possesses that raw charm and it also creates visual interest with a contrast of textures. We used face-brick cladding tiles from CTM to achieve this look and gave it a white washed finish using a rough textured white grout. For the back-splash we used 5mm thick clear glass with custom-made raw stainless steel bolts. Again, keeping the look simple.

The dark laminated flooring was replaced with a self- leveling 2mm thick screed and finished off with a satin polyurethane paint. You can choose any colour of your choice. We went the neutral route.”

Stages of progress of the Kitchen Renovation Stages of progress of the Kitchen Renovation

Fireplace Renovation

Keep an eye on our site as we’ll be sharing the details of a gorgeous fireplace renovation where a dated fireplace is transformed in to a brighter, modern look.

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