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Good as Gold – René Dekker has the Midas touch

Think of the word “gold” and images of glamour, luxury and opulence spring to mind – usually in the form of personal accessories such as jewellery, or possibly the odd item hanging in your wardrobe.  Most people aren’t afraid of wearing a little bit of this precious metal, but does this confidence translate to using the colour in their home? The simple answer is no, or at least not intentionally – there may be the odd gilt-framed mirror or trim on a lampshade, but using it deliberately and successfully requires confidence and decorating know-how.

Interior designer René Dekker believes there is never a wrong time to introduce gold to a scheme.  And used correctly it can, and should be, a timeless classic.

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René Dekker – The Person

Award winning interior designer of luxury homes, René Dekker, talks about his early passion for design, the value of experience, what inspire him and his signature style.

Born in Holland, René moved with his family to spend his early years in South Africa, which is where his interest in luxury interior design first started. “Looking back, I think it was in my early childhood, probably when I was about 12, that I began to show signs of artistry, and did planned drawings of my ultimate home. I probably still have them somewhere!”

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