Calling all Aspiring Interior Designers!

Published: 25 July, 2018

Categories: General

Calling all Aspiring Interior Designers!

WIN A HOME, South Africa’s favourite interior design reality TV show is back with a brand new 5th season and the show’s producers are currently looking for three pairs of aspiring interior designers to participate as contestants in this year’s design challenge.

This season will be based in the Western Cape, with three new Design Duo contestants decorating three identical penthouse apartments at the Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate in Somerset West to compete for a grand prize of R100 000.

Three of South Africa’s top home décor magazine editors will once again give inspiration and direction to each duo, assisting them in turning their white-box apartments into bespoke designer homes. Each of the three participating design pairs will be assigned a magazine title, who will guide them through the design process and will each do a feature spread on their mentee’s completed apartment.

This is an opportunity for passionate and qualified interior designers, with less than five years of professional experience, to make their mark in the interior design industry. Win a Home spring-boarded the careers of the previous designer winners Donald Nxumalo (2014), Jacoline Sema (2015), Rudolph Jordan (2016) and Brad Muttitt and Abiah Mahlase (2017) who have since made a big impact on the South African design scene.  

Anybody over the age of 18 may enter provided they have less than 5 years of professional experience working as a designer. Design Duos can consist of any combination of two people: parent and child, siblings, couples, friends – anyone!

- At least one contestant of the design duo must hold a tertiary degree in design or a related creative field (i.e. architecture, fine art, interior decoration, fashion design, etc).
- Contestants must reside in Cape Town or be able to relocate, as well as transport themselves to the development in Somerset West, for the duration of the competition.
- They must be able to make themselves available full time for the duration of the Designer Challenge from 13 August to 10 December 2018.

All application details, as well as Terms and Conditions, are on

Selected contestants will be contacted by the Win a Home production team for an on camera audition interview.

Win a Home 2018 will be a stand-alone show on SABC3 Prime Time, airing Thursday nights at 19h30, starting on the 20th of September. By the end of the season, one lucky SABC3 viewer will win their choice of one of the three completed apartments as decorated and furnished by the Design Duos – a prize worth over R3 million!

Take a look at the promo:

This is a life changing opportunity for any aspiring interior designer to gain exposure and experience!

Application details:

Applications close Friday 27th July 2018 at 12h00


To apply, please email the following info to [email protected]

1.       A short bio including your name, age, city you live in, what makes you unique, your hobbies and passions and contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

2.         A photo of you and your design partner (it can be your mom, uncle, brother, sister, friend, boyfriend, husband, wife)

3.       10-image PDF or Word document portfolio of design work you have done in the past (mood boards, previous projects, plans, designs)

For more information, please contact:
Josh Downes
Email:    [email protected]
Phone:   +27 21 700-1020