Our Humble Beginnings

In 2005, Jaya Classen and Nancy Waldman, united by motherhood and a shared love for design, embarked on a journey that would lead to the creation of DesignChicks. Their initial collaboration involved 4 am texting sessions between newborn night feedings, sharing Pinterest boards, and navigating DIY playroom makeovers. Soon friends, and friends of friends, began seeking their expertise in furniture selection, colour palettes, and eventually larger renovations. Before long, Nancy and Jaya found themselves spending all of their free time - and more - on design work.

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Nancy Waldman

The Pandemic Pivot

When the pandemic struck, Jaya and Nancy realized the need for more flexible work schedules. At the same time, demand for versatile living spaces, home renovations, and home offices was soaring. Leaving behind their former careers, Jaya a marketing executive and Nancy an Occupational Therapist, they devoted themselves entirely to DesignChicks. DesignChicks now offers full-scale renovations and new builds in addition to kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces.

Creating Fabulous Spaces

DesignChicks pours their heart and sweat into every project, ensuring clients get their dream space. With a background in Occupational Therapy, they also ensure homes are not just beautiful, but also functional and practical, especially when kids are at home.

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Jaya Classen