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.


#viewfromabove . The side table has a earthenware ceramic tile inset by @wiid_design and @ceramicmatters standing on this incredible floral hand-tufted wool rug #showroomsaturdays
Thank you @eurocasact for hosting us tonight at the @norvalfoundation for an evening of art and design. Visiting this incredible space at night is such a different experience from a day visit due to the dichroic film that has been used to cover the immense glass panels which during the day are transparent but with a gentle  pink/blue tint. At night the scene changes completely and one cannot see out due to the film now having a solid mirror effect  and the colours having changed to these oranges / yellow. This film is integral part of the WIM BOTHA exhibition which is currently showing at the foundation. #amustsee
Part of a large black plaster wall installation in a project we are busy with that has been behind boards for many months now to protect it whilst work continued on around. The boards came off the other day and a very fine dust had filtered through the cracks and settled on the top of all the protruding details. A gentle blow and all was gone. #❤️
Such a joy to be installing such amazing finishes in a project. Minotti chest of drawers against Missoni wallpaper, Onyx marble in the main bathroom , two different patterns of Hermès wallpaper and an extremely luxe carpet  out of UK. @hermes @missoni  #❤️ #robertsherwooddesign @minotti_cape_town #wallpaper #marble
Just love the colour combinations of this artwork that came in to the showroom today by JOHN MURRAY (oil on canvas ). #❤️ #robertsherwooddesign #johnmurray @studiojohnmurray #everyhomeneedsone
The best thing ever is that after two  and a half years of designing and refinement the installation is taking place on this residential project. This staircase, which is 28 meters high and rises up  over four levels,  is entirely clad in wood. We wanted to create an “Escher” effect. The ceiling heights on each floor are 5 meters. There is another smaller staircase upon arrival which has the same treatment. The lighting will be in the recessed handrail and skirting. #❤️ #ofcoursethereisalift #oak #wood #interiorarchitecture
Lion’s Head this morning with spectacular cloud formation above #summeryouarethebest
The most gorgeous tiles in the entrance of a rare Arts and Crafts house in #capetown  #cecileandboyd
#atdifferenttimesoftheday MIELIEPAP PIETÀ by WIM BOTHA - a show that is an absolute must see @norvalfoundation. Swipe to read description which does it perfectly
PEARLBLOSSOM HIGHWAY by DAVID HOCKNEY The image taken from the largest Sumo Taschen book dedicated to a living artist #robertsherwooddesign  #breestreet
Tonight was the most incredible experience watching the various avatars of ATHI-PATRA RUGA’s intervention  THINGS WE LOST IN THE RAINBOW  perform through the streets of Cape Town. You are a genius and a visionary @athipatra !!!!! #thankyou I have not captured in these images the hundreds of people who came out to see this and followed it for two hours
Outside Parliament in the Company Gardens right now. ATHI- PATRA RUGA’s  intervention THINGS WE LOST IN THE RAINBOW #BLOWNAWAY - #isaidyoushouldcome .


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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