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 About me

Tolmay Design Studio is a sole proprietorship, founded in January 2020. But who is the woman behind this enterprise...?

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…  

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01 Projects

 Versatility remains the theme of the day. My door will stay wide open for any projects or freelance opportunities . Don't let anything limit you! 

Be inspired every day!

Taking on projects

02 Taking on projects


A house that is in harmony with its residents creates a positive energy... Home is where we should feel safe and relaxed. As an interior designer I strive to guide customers so that they can make this discovery "at home" 

"Your home tells your story and shares a piece of your soul with others."

-Pauline Tolmay



Design advice



03 Freelancing

It would be a pity to allow over 17 years of knowledge and experience in the corporate and retail design sector go to waste. In addition to my focus on residential projects, I remain open as a freelancer for design assignments. I’m looking forward to taking on new challenges and continually  push the limits.

Feel free to contact me to hear what is possible.

My portfolio prior to Tolmay Design ( 2011-2020 )

( 2006-2020 )