The Cécile & Boyd style is distinctive and best described as an alchemy of classic, contemporary, European and African influences. Fundamental to our style is an innate ability to bring opposing elements together and to reflect a profoundly located sense of place.
THE CÉCILE AND BOYD STORY
From humble beginnings as a lifestyle store, the business has grown to encompass interior design, architectural concepts, creative direction and visioning. Today Cécile & Boyd have two stores (one in Durban and Cape Town), two design studios and a host of private and hotel clients around the world and are honoured to have received many awards and accolades.
The company focuses on attention to detail and has an enduring fascination with creating a complete environment that has ensured that Cécile & Boyd have been at the forefront of interior design for more than 30 years. ‘It’s always been a holistic approach for us,’ says Boyd Ferguson, the co-founder and creative director of the company. ‘I suppose the trajectory of the business is directly related to that – the more of the environment we could affect, the better the outcome and the more we grew.’
As well as the contribution Cécile & Boyd hotel design has made to the conservation of vast pristine wilderness in Africa, the company also contributes a percentage of its annual profits towards an in-house charity foundation that creates healing and transformative spaces.
Interior Design Services
CREATIVE DIRECTION | INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE | INTERIOR DÉCORATION
The tailored concepts that are unique to each of our projects, and the greater Cécile & Boyd team itself, are both led by our Creative Direction. Our Interior Architecture & Design service includes identifying appropriate architecture; spatial planning to determine flow and proportions; the articulation of electrical layouts; room layouts; and the selection of materials and finishes. Interior Decoration covers a bespoke furniture, fabric and equipment service that includes the custom-design of decor pieces.
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Our iconic stores in Durban and Cape Town seek to foster an environment that encourages lingering visits and are centered on inspiring the “high art of living well”. Styled as if they were real homes to focus on making people feel comfortable and motivated to create beautiful spaces.
We are constantly striving not only to be relevant to international design trends, but to still produce items that adhere to our value of quality. We have fostered direct relationships with manufacturers to allow us to keep our pricing competitive.
The Cécile & Boyd online shop is a virtual extension of the beautifully appointed shops that are intended to provide an immersive experience of Cécile & Boyd’s interior design style. Carefully curated furniture, lighting and accessories are available to purchase online.
1925 – 2014
Company co-founder Cécile Tilley didn’t do dull. There was nothing small, ordinary, vague or conventional about her, ever. Flamboyant and fabulously grand, Cécile – or Ciel as she was affectionately known – was an original to the core. Her innate sense of style was possessed of something so natural and untaught that it was instantly fresh, irreverent and glamorous.