Where it all began

Chapters International is a highly regarded Interior Decorating Company and a multi-accredited Decorating and Design Training Academy with representation in South Africa and Japan. Chapters provides training, décor expertise, design, framing and professional organising services to a variety of clients, including homeowners, small businesses and leading brands.

Meet the Founder: Melanie Ewing

Melanie spent years working in the PR and Advertising space, but in 2011 she put her lifelong passion for décor and design into practise and founded Chapters International.

Responding to a largely unregulated décor and design industry, Melanie has nurtured and grown Chapters into a force for change – professionalising and upskilling the industry through skills development and the transferring of knowledge.

Melanie’s marketing expertise coupled with her discerning eye for interior design, has distinguished Chapters as a leading training platform in the industry that offers both public and custom training programmes. The company counts Hertex, Guild of Landscape Designers and Italtile among their diverse portfolio of clients.

She is registered on the ‘International Register of Certified Educational Services’ as a certified trainer through the Schouten Global Training for Trainers International Certification Program.



“It was a privilege to be taught and guided by such a professional. Polished, on top of her game, incredibly knowledgeable.”

– Jane Askew, Italtile

Professional Qualifications