This year Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo is putting interior designers to the test with the Designer Spaces Challenge. The interior designers need to create a living space inspired by the interior design styles of a country of their choice. The display rooms aim to inspire visitors to include global style in their homes.

Jozua Meyer, Owner and Designer of The Guys will be showing off his and his teams interior design skills in a Mauritian inspired living space. We asked him a few questions to get an idea of what he has planned for the Designer Spaces Challenge.

How long have you been an interior designer and how did you get into it?

The guys Interior designers
The foyer of a Waterfall home recently decorated and designed by The Guys.

The Guys have been active in the Interior Design & Decor industry for 16 years. Our inspiration comes from seeing the change in the lives of our clients when our projects are complete.

Why did you choose Mauritius as your inspiration country, what makes it unique?

Mauritius is the fastest growing economy in Africa at the moment. We are currently also on the interior team of a brand new Resort being developed on the South coast of the Island.

What is the one piece every Mauritian styled room needs?

I believe that bright colours reflect the diversity of this beautiful island country in the Indian Ocean. Natural elements combined with uplifting and fresh colours will surely set the mood to that of the beautiful island of Mauritius. Soft flowing curtain fabrics, with bright splashes of colours on scatters are a must for very Island styled room.

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

Inspiration comes from various aspects, but none so impressive as these types of platforms that enable us as Designers and Decorators to showcase our work and to inspire the world to Enhance their Spaces to Enhance their Life!

Ask questions and see Jozua and The Guys final design at The Designer Spaces Challenge during Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo. 24 – 26 May at Sun Arena, Time Square.