Biography

Rene Matthee
Founder
Rene is the company founder and curtaining specialist of the team.

As founder, her experience and industry connections has moved Nowadays Interiors from curtaining and upholstery to a turnkey interior design company. Since starting out 25 years ago, she has landed exceptional projects ranging from diplomatic residential properties to 5 star boutique hotels and lodges.

“My love for travelling and family inspires everything I do” - Rene
Cathrin Bolt
Interior Decorator & Project Manager
As the head interior decorator and project manager, Cathrin manages turnkey projects for residential and hospitality spaces. Cathrin has an eclectic style and a love for combining new and old together.

Her portfolio includes luxury hotels, lodges & spas, as well as various styles of residential properties.

“What I love most about decorating, is how clever design can not only change a room, but change a life” - Cathrin
Ané Coertzen
Interior Architect & Designer
Ane is our renovation and finishes specialist, and leads projects that require 3D renderings, interior space planning and custom design. She is involved from the initial planning phase, to the last bit of finishing detail.

Before joining the team, Ane worked in print media in the interior design industry, including Visi and Plascon spaces. Her work in the media has introduced her to to the top designers and personalities of the industry. She also work for and gained experience from Pretoria architect Pieter Mathews and his associates. This, together with her experience as an Interior Architect makes Ane the perfect addition to all our projects.

Her personal style combines Scandinavian design with clean lines and muted tones of grey.

“I have a fear of clutter. Simple, to me, is always better” – Ane
Odette Lohrke
Decorator & Project Manager
After 10 years in the hospitality industry, Odette has joined our creative team, bringing loads of knowledge of the industry with her. With experience in wedding co-ordinating, designer food and hospitality management, she also boasts with 2 published cook books and a Television Chef status for DSTV chanel Kyknet.

Her creativity and knowledge of the "Luxury Lifestyle" industry gives her decorating a fresh and welcome edge. Her decorating style mixes casual and formal pieces with strong feature items.

"I like focusing on one space at a time, creating a space you can live in and not live around." - Odette