About

Where it all began

Chapters International is a respected Interior Decorating Company, and multi-accredited Decorating and Design Training Facility with offices in both South Africa and China. We have provided industry staff training, décor expertise, design, framing and professional organising services to a number of clients from home owners, small businesses and some of South Africa’s biggest brands.

Melanie Ewing is the owner of Chapters International, the only decorating and design training facility in South Africa offering internationally certified qualifications.

While harbouring a passion for decorating and design, Melanie spent many years in the hallowed halls of PR and advertising agencies before finally giving into her passion and founded Chapters in 2011. Finding the world of decorating and design largely unregulated – Melanie was inspired to upskill and professionalise the design and interiors industries through essential skill development and knowledge transfer.

With her unique combination of marketing, client engagement and an undying passion for all things interiors, Chapters has gone from strength to strength offering public training as well as custom training programmes for clients such as Hertex, Guild of Landscape Designers and now Italtile.