Robert Sherwood is the founder and Design Director of this well received interior design practice. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, our projects are installed both locally and internationally. With 30 years of experience in both residential and commercial projects , we have a good understanding of architecture, interior design, landscaping and the curation of art. We offer a full turnkey service to meet our clients design brief.


We offer the following services:

Robert and his team’s design approach is a bespoke service . Robert’s design & decorating style portrays spaces of elegance and comfort, combined with whimsical objet and art. Our clients’ valuable feedback describes the joy that each individual space offers.

The schematic part of all the designs is certainly the most fundamental yet playful part of the service. Here the team research, source, interpret and conceptualize the look and feel of each scheme. With a collection of materials, fabrics, art & design sketches, the concept evolves into a beautiful visual & tangible presentation.

Following the schematic planning with selected materials, the spatial planning & furniture design takes form. Our CAD technicians are responsible for generating this crucial part of the design by producing a visual understanding of the layout and its general ergonomics. From these working drawings both contractors and manufacturers produce precision-made areas & furniture respectively.

We grasp the importance of three dimensional presentations to clients and we are equipped to complete photorealistic renders or artistic hand renderings as part of the design studios service.

As a collector of art, Robert has developed an eye for intriguing artworks that become the narrative thread of the interior spaces he designs. Our understanding of the scale and proportion of the architecture and interiors makes curation of art a sought after service by clients.

The final and most administrative part of the design process is procurement, orchestrating the buying and supplying of all that is involved in the final installation of the design. With our hands-on knowledge of the overall project, procuring can be controlled, evaluated and addressed easily.

RSD offer our clients a complete service package from initial design development to the finishing touches of a decorating service. As designers the value of our designs can truly be appreciated when an initial concept evolves into a well rounded interior space by the time of installation.
With our lists of personal vetted contacts in and around the design field, the selecting, purchasing and installation can be fully managed by the team. The client can thus look forward to a care free design & installation.


Just loving the look of these amazing pieces together in the showroom. The circular terrazzo and solid dark cork indoor/outdoor dining table with the colored cork stool is such a great pairing as are the sculptural pieces we just happen to be loving a lot  at present #poponbyifyouareintown #cometocapetown #limitededitionbooks #sculpture #robertsherwooddesign
Where do I sign ??? When I first came to La Palma 20 years ago I fell in love with this house that was and still is standing empty. The architectural style is completely different to the local vernacular. Everyone on the island told me “ it’s a complicated house”  due to family issues with the inheritance of it . 20 years on still the same story. The view is of the Atlantic Ocean from an elevated position over banana plantations.  #justloveit
One of the many observatories at Roque de Los Muchachos which is at 2396 meters above sea level. It is literally above the clouds and this is why many research units from about 16 countries have set up observatories here as it is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. It is just amazing being so high up - the quietness is unbelievable
This is not a hair highlight color chair !!! It is varying shades of goat hair  #lapalma
It makes me so happy to see this FRANCES GOODMAN hand stitched sequins sculpture in the showroom window.  You need to pop past and come see the detail of it. #👄 The cork wall by @wiid_design is proving such a great backdrop and finish for the artworks we have installed against it. #curbsideappeal @fjgoodman #sculpture #corkwall
Putting color underfoot with this great rug we are showing from our friends @zoyarugs. Paired well with the cork tables by @wiid_design that can be finished in any color or left their natural shade.
#Inthewindow A great Sidney Goldblatt portrait hanging against paneled cork wall by our friend @wiid_design. Love the camouflage effect of the  carved mahogany Sudanese memorial statue against the cork.  #cork #design #breestreet #comevisit
#oneofmymostfavoriteviews LION’S HEAD on a fresh autumn morning
So good being back in the showroom seeing all the great new works after time away at an installation. Just love the MARTINE JACKSON black ceramic sculpture titled FLOURISH on the RHS. Such a interesting new shape it has. The bronze SITTING DOG on the left is by FRANK VAN REENEN and in the rear is 3 of 6 busts by VARENKE PASCHKE. Above these busts is a WALTER OLTMANN linocut. #sculpture #showroom
After years of visiting Durban and seeing this Deco tower being a beacon on the skyline I finally made it. The building in question is part of the Howard College campus and is called The Memorial Tower in honor of the youth who were sacrificed in the cause of freedom 1939-45.  The scale and the detail of it is perfection #artdeco #❤️
#TBM - just loved this installation at the showroom which featured a beautifully carved daybed with whicker inserts and an assortment of cushions. The portraits are a collaboration between Mikhael Subotsky and Patrick Waterhouse. The bust by @zach_taljaard captures such a lovely vintage feel and the colorful metal sculpture on the table is an Edoardo Villa.  #art #interiors #breestreet #sculpture


Please visit us at the showroom or studio to see latest products or discuss a project you may have.

173 Bree Street
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 424 1268
Cel: +27 82 627 9504

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