My name is Maj pronounced (Mia). I was born and grew up in a small seaside town called Sonderborg in the southern region of Denmark, a port and seaside resort with its own charming harbour front with cafés and restaurants.Whilst on holiday in South Africa in 1998 I met and fell in love with Brendon. A South African from Johannesburg.
We married in Knysna in the Western Cape of South Africa and then settled in Johannesburg and started a textile business called Design Supply importing textiles from all over the world.
We started our business 14 years ago. It was a busy year where we also had our daughter Sophia. Our business has evolved to a place where we are doing what we love most; sourcing and creating amazing products and helping people make their home spaces more beautiful.
We have another child now Charlie and have settled into one of the oldest residential areas of Johannesburg, Parkview.
We own a couple of shops called Room, specialising in stylish home décor at inexpensive prices, offering a convenient and affordable way to create a stylish home by providing a wide range of quality ready-made curtains, bedlinen, quilts, throws and cushions.
Our shops are based in the Blubird Shopping Centre and The Village Green Centre in Greenside. We also offer an interior decorating service.
ROOM – Blubird Shopping Centre,
Crn Fort & Atholl Oaklands, Birnam, Johannesburg
Tel no: 011-4407976
ROOM – Greenside
Village Green Centre, 127 Greenway Rd, Greenside
Tel no: 011 486 1313
One of my more recent ventures is appearing on My Kitchen Rules SA, a cooking show where teams compete in their own homes to serve a three-course meal to other contestants. This amazing experience has inspired me to start a catering business on the side as I love cooking for people and feel this is a passion I’d like to pursue. As a decorator I really enjoy the aspect of creating and styling a beautiful event too.
When comparing Denmark to South Africa, they are both very different but I love living in South Africa. It’s vibrant with beautiful people and beautiful weather. Johannesburg is a vibey city full of possibilities and friendly people. It’s an easy place to be an expat.