My name is Pauline and I am originally from the Johannesburg region of South Africa, but I’ve been calling the Netherlands “home” since 2010
I started my Interior Design career in 2002 while completing my studies at Tshwane University of Technology. Over the course of the next 8 years, working for a few architectural and design companies, I’ve gained experience in designing corporate, residential, healthcare and retail spaces.
It was time to turn the page and start a new chapter, and so, my husband and I moved to the Netherlands.
After our move, I became part of the design team of a huge international coffee company. For eight and a half years I had the pleasure of designing and re-modelling shops in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. I embraced the exposure to new tastes, cultures and customs.
As much as I enjoyed my work, I did not want to move to a new country to continue it.
That led to the birth of Tolmay Design Studio…