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.


An incredible ANGUS TAYLOR at @ellermanhousehotel . Such an amazing evening at the @artangelsafrica art auction tonight #thankyou
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 .
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So good to hear my friend  FEDERICO FRESCHI @freschif on a tour of the @fnbjoburgartfair so eloquently and elegantly part his unbelievable knowledge of art in a manner that you just wish the tour would not end - and with a good dose of humour to add. #youarethebest #thankyou. To note: he is giving a 12:00 and 15:00 tour today - try not to miss it.
⬅️ Just love this series of embroidered eyes by FRANCES GOODMAN as seen at @smac_gallery Keyes Art Mile #johannesburg @fjgoodman
I wonder if Alexander McQueen’s 2009 Autumn / Winter show where models had these exaggerated red lips was an inspiration for this artwork by CYRIL OMA titled AISHA from the Empowered without Love Series. Seen at the @fnbjoburgartfair #alexandeemcqueen
#givinggoodlip  FRANCES GOODMAN sequinned lips showing at the SMAC GALLERY booth @fnbjoburgartfair #❤️ @smac_gallery


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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