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Your Ideas - Our Creations - 100% Handmade

Are you looking for furniture and décor that is pleasingly unique or even uniquely unusual? Then look no further! M+S Designs is a bespoke lifestyle furniture, décor and custom-created stationery workshop situated in Gansbaai’s industrial area. M+S Designs unites with The Art of Creativity and both dynamic teams would love to collaborate with you to meet all your customised lifestyle needs. M+S Designs specialize in creating all things that can be made out of quality wood, as well as reinventing pieces made with reclaimed wood. M+S Designs also offer art, craft and hobby courses and can be contacted directly for more information. For your convenience, you can shop online.

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Shirley Rothero and Mark Collings are a match made in heaven. This creative couple share a passion, not only for each other, but also for 100% handmade, bespoke, lifestyle décor.  They work side by side at M+S Designs, which is a division of Shirley’s brainchild, The Art of Creativity Studio.

The Art of Creativity Studio was established in 2014 and has blossomed from an online store to a bespoke, lifestyle-décor studio where you are warmly invited to pop in and discuss your designs, after which Shirley and Mark will conceptualise them to suit your budget.

Handcrafted, bespoke wooden furniture by M+S Designs, is created with specially selected pieces of new and reclaimed wood. Designs include, but are not limited to:

  • Dining room tables  
  • Chairs
  • Coffee tables
  • TV units
  • Bedroom pedestals
  • Display units
  • Bookshelves
  • Children's furniture
  • Bathroom cabinets

M+S Designs flourishes with time and the range of products offered promises not to disappoint. Products include, but are not limited to:

  • Gansbaai mementos
  • Bedside lamps
  • Bread/biltong/vegetable/cheese boards and platters
  • Trays
  • Coasters
  • Placemats
  • Guest books
  • Mixed media art
  • Doorstops
  • Speciality items: Xmas trees, tea boxes, trinket boxes and other occasional items

The Art of Creativity offers a wide selection of ready-made stationery products or you can custom order your design:

  • Greeting cards for all occasions
  • Posters
  • Daily/Weekly/Annual planners
  • Calendars
  • Birthday calendars
  • Invitations
  • Postcards
  • Note paper
  • Stickers
  • Party props
  • Beads
  • Sequins
  • Scrapbooking embellishments
  • Vinyl designs
  • Stencils

Shirley Rothero has had a long love affair with all things to do with arts and crafts. If you are keen to get to know your creative side, Shirley is ready to help you on your way. Beginner art, craft and hobby classes are offered in her workshop in the Gansbaai Industrial area by request. Children's mini craft workshops are held during the school holidays, by request. For more details please contact Shirley directly.

Enjoy the convenience of shopping online for the ever growing range of products. Click on Hello Pretty Marketplace for more details.

Shirley Rothero - Creative Artist Director, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager

Hi, I’d like to introduce the team.
I’m Shirley, the “S” in M + S Designs: Bespoke Lifestyle Décor  “Your Ideas ~ Our Creations ~ 💯 Handmade”.                           I have been creating ever since I can remember and this has helped me to become the successful entrepreneurial designer, I am today. 
I have been fortunate to travel the world and have lived in many towns, here and abroad. 
I have a son of 24 and a daughter of 19, both whom have flown the coop. 
I’m living in Gansbaai with my new partner, Mark (yes, he’s the “M” in M + S Designs), and actually we were high school sweethearts. 
If I’m not creating something, I’m dreaming of creating something and love collaborating with clients. Pop into the Studio, we'd love to meet with you.                                                                                   

Mark Collings - Owner, Workshop Manager, Woodwork Designer, Installer

Mark, is the “M” in M + S Designs and my life partner. 
He loves working with his hands designing and creating new concepts. Mark designed and built laboratories, specialised filtration systems, sterile enclosures (yep the ones you see in the movies where they work with dangerous bugs), The Art of Creativity Studio, and many other projects. 
He likes helping people wherever he can and is very involved in the community. 
Mark has a son of 27 and a daughter of 16. She lives with us in Gansbaai, the home of the Marine Big 5. 
Mark is your go to guy, dependable and reliable. What you see is what you get.

JC Vermeuelen - Assistant, What doesn't he do ;-)

And last, but certainly not the least, is JC, the newest member of our team. 
We hired JC initially as a casual, however, he has proved himself invaluable, that now he works for us everyday. 
He is the perfect fit for our team. He works seamlessly between @theartofcreativitystudio and @m_and_s_designs and is a keen learner and willing assistant to both Mark and myself. 
JC has recently become a Dad to a gorgeous baby boy and even the late nights don’t detour him from completing a task.

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