As a modern traditionalist, Di Barker embraces the beautiful classic traditional styles and transforms them into the more modern and relevant lifestyles of today.
Di is known for creating designs that are that timeless. Her adventurous spirit and her signature global style, are key to the interesting way her interiors are spun, and whilst her designs may embrace and celebrate time-honored traditions, they also make for a visual feast.
People not only marvel at how beautiful her spaces look; they are always intrigued by how magical they feel. Di believes she has a responsibility to ensure that the spaces she builds are not just about filling rooms with pretty things. She works diligently to customize and personalize each and every one of her projects to create environments that foster joy.
Di’s clients’ would not call her conventional. She has a unique design lens and uses countless layers of stimulating and exciting filters to ensure her clients’ homes feel special. She does this very successfully by grounding her design projects with a tangible harmonic energy that resonates through all of her work.
Her past experience in the high-end luxury property market as a managing Real Estate Broker in South Africa, is a valuable reminder of the importance of resale in all her projects.
Living in 3 countries and her exciting travels to 33 others around the world, has forged her deep appreciation and fascination for history and diverse cultures.
Di continuously draws upon her travels to create a constantly evolving design voice that speaks to her elegantly grounded sense of style.
She proudly serves on the board for Hats Off For Cancer, an international charity that collects hats for children who have lost their hair during their treatment.
"BUILDINGS ARE DESIGNED AS SHELLS
AND AS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER
I HAVE THE HONOR
OF TRANSFORMING THEM INTO A HOME "