Born and raised in Johannesburg, I studied BA Interior Design at the Greenside Design Centre. I chose to do a degree in interior design because a career in design is both challenging and rewarding. To balance creativity with a need to be practical, while making beautiful things always inspired me. Having had exposure to interior design within an architectural practice has taught me to look at design holistically and has allowed me to understand some of the intricacies and technical aspects of modern living. Working closely together with architects, I was able to design custom spaces and pieces within both new and existing structures. The birth of my first son prompted me to explore new applications of my experience and skills in contemporary design aimed at children. The pure fulfilment of motherhood and my passion for design culminated in the launch of my brand, Eli and Moon. With the birth of my youngest, an awareness of our environment was born as well and I now look at design more holistically than before. I hope you find some inspiration with my designs and enjoy browsing my site!

Una Vermeulen – wife, mother, designer
B.A Int. Design