So nice to have you here, Studio Melissa Louise is a creative design firm based in Hermanus, South Africa, servicing clients from Cape Town to the Overberg region.

With a focus on Interior Design, we also offer a hands on candle making workshop experience. The SML Candle Making workshop covers the basics of candle making with a fundamental focus on hand poured vegan soy wax scented massage candles.

Our interiors are inspired by an enquiring contemporary aesthetic and timeless classicism, with a respect for materials, combined with natural textures and traditional craftsmanship. We believe a space should be functional, beautiful and sentimental – that is design magic!

Inspired by our recent brand refresh, we are working on new and exciting products for you to shop. If there is a particular product you would like to see listed on our store, send us an email with your suggestion. We would love to hear from you.

What we do

Interior Design


Candle Making – workshops & supplies

The Home Enthusiast Column


Gift Shop

Client Reviews



*our little home run studio is bursting, it has been for some time…

We are growing, stretching and constantly adapting – it amazes me, how resilient us humans are. The search for more space paired with the global pandemic we are all experiencing has lead us to the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus.

We will continue to offer our full services to our Cape Town clients, online and on site, with a team based in the city and on the coast we are excited to explore this new working landscape with you.

Get in touch to discuss your upcoming project, shop online and find new ways to live abundantly despite the uncertain times we find ourselves in. We cant wait to show you our new space.