The Designer Spaces Challenge is a brand new feature at Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo. We’ve put local interior designers to the test, challenging them to create a living space inspired by the interior design styles of a country of their choice. The display rooms aim to inspire you to include global style in your home, ask the interior designers questions and vote for your favourite design.

Claire Clarke, Owner of By Dezign Interiors will be showing off an American – inspired space that is ideal for the winter months. Ahead of Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo, we asked her a few questions to get an idea of what to expect from her design.

How long have you been an interior designer?

I’ve been an interior designer for 15 years now

Why did you choose America as your inspiration Country, what makes it unique?

I love the sophistication yet somehow laid back family feel of the Ralph Lauren/All American look and I thought as we are heading into winter it would be nice to showcase a more intimate and warm styled space.

What is the one piece every American styled room needs?

Sheepskin in any shape of form. As a throw, as a scatter etc

Why should visitors to Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo visit the Tainted Spaces Challenge?

We have such incredible talent in South Africa. Showcases like Designer Spaces is a great way for the public to see what SA has to offer.

Don’t miss your chance to get inspiration from top interior designers at The Designer Spaces Challenge during Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo. 24 – 26 May at Sun Arena, Time Square.