Shae Mac Donald Interiors offers a unique and comprehensive service to a broad base of distinguished clients. Shae Mac Donalds’ keen eye for detail, many years of experience in both Interior Design and Interior Decorating and her relationships with tried and tested craftsmen and suppliers, offer her clients a complete value-added service. Shae Mac Donald Interiors make up soft furnishings and curtaining in their own work room, where attention to detail and quality is closely controlled. This comprehensive list of services has allowed Shae Mac Donald Interiors to enjoy on-going relationships with clients both locally and as far a field as Mozambique, Indonesia and Melbourne. 

Commercial and Retail

Shae Mac Donald Interiors believes that good design enhances the quality of our lives. The décor in the places where we work, shop, eat and entertain have the capacity to influence our mood, performance and general well-being. When designing interiors for retail and commercial properties, the vital step is to fully understand the requirements of the clients, including their values, culture, aspirations as well as their physical requirements. The interiors must be both practical to the application as well as visually pleasing. To this end a careful combination of the use of space, textures, colours and light are used to create unique spaces tailored to the clients needs. Some of the completed Commercial and retail jobs include, Jays Grill Restaurtant Pietermaritzburg, Harry Jacks Restaurtant Howick,  Maritzburg College Boys School, St Johns DSG Girls Boarding House, Rural Metro, Craig Spiers Hair Salon.


The interior design of any corporate facility, whether in a new building, a renovation of an existing building or an extension, is one of the most costly and stressful undertakings any company can make. At Shae Mac Donald Interiors we understand this and make it our mission to provide a design which not only reflects the company identity and brand but provides it in the least intrusive and most cost-effective way possible. Shae Mac Donald Interiors blend corporate office design into an efficient, productive and attractive working environment. Our complete attention to detail, budget and schedules helps guarantee a successful project which minimizes the clients stress and maximizes the excitement of a new and suitable corporate image. Some of the successfully completed corporate projects include, Medi Clinic Hospital, Dr Kasturi Moodley (OBGYN), PFK Electrionics, MFI Law, PSG Wealth, UWP Civil Consulting, Ekuseni Peekuseni Personnel Company, MSW Consulting/Clivil Engieers, Khulselani Security & Risk Management pty (KSA Security).



Shae Mac Donald Interiors have been privileged to be instrumental in the design and implementation of many hospitality projects over the course of many years. From small boutique hotels, lodges and B & Bs to large Hotels, projects of various sizes have been completed to the clients’ satisfaction and pleasure.

On large projects such as Princes Grant on the Kwazulu North Coast and Gowrie Golf Club and Abbots Cove Bed & Breakfast in the Natal Midlands, Shae Mac Donald Interiors was instrumental in completing unique and elegant accommodations and public areas. Working closely with architects, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, tilers and painters, Shae Mac Donald Interiors were involved in the design and implementation process from start to finish. All furnishings, fittings, fixtures, accessories and soft furnishings were carefully chosen and combined to create spaces that were of the highest quality, reflecting the status of the developments. The inclusion of photos, pictures and collectables from the client were used in the final décor to make each space individual and unique.


Shae Mac Donald Interiors are leaders in the industry of Interior Design and Decorating. Their designs and execution continue to far exceed expectation, combining practicality with the need to interpret and execute the individual needs and wants of each client. Shae works closely with her clients to design solutions centered around their lifestyles and personal tastes - from a simple beach house to an imposing formal residence.

In the case of clients in Zimbali on the KZN North Coast, the requirement was for a relaxed, entertainment focused holiday home. This was achieved through carefully designed and co-coordinated free flowing spaces designed around the entertainment areas. Layering of textures and carefully hand-picked furniture and accessories with a distinct natural, organic element and a feeling of local home-grown style resulted in a unique, stylish interior which reflected the clients discerning taste while retaining a balanced, relaxed and comfortable ambiance.



At Gowrie Farm Golf Estate in Nottingham Road in the Natal Midlands, the mandate from the client was for laid-back glamour, concentrating on designing a suitable space for their relaxed, country-living family lifestyle.

This was achieved by creating a design inspired by the clients dream kitchen, which included a relaxed seating area and cozy fireplace where the young family and friends could gather in a comfortable and inviting environment. Combining new furnishings, finishes and fabrics along with carefully selected accessories, Shae MacDonald was able to ustilize the clients existing fine furniture to create a balanced and  understated elegant interior in this elite home.

Shae is able to transform ordinary or dated houses into stylish, modern and homes enhancing the lifestyle of the home. By re-designing interior space and changing layouts, Shae was are able to create and improve the flow and feels to meet the requirements of the client. Judicious inclusion of exterior spaces such as veranda's may be used to create new and extended living spaces and entertainment areas which flow naturally from the more formal indoor entertainment areas.

Working with a select team of contractors and craftsmen Shae Mac Donald Interiors transform houses to reflect the taste, lifestyle and aspirations of our clients.