About Us

Darley Interior Architectural Design

DIAD - Darley Interior Architectural Design - specialise in creating exclusive interior design solutions for projects with a focus on hotel, resort, airport, spa, corporate offices and luxury residence design. With a portfolio that extends from Africa to the Middle East, the Indian Ocean Islands and Europe, DIAD's international design language delivers unique, inspired solutions tailor-made to each individual project.

DIAD's refined approach incorporates a unique understanding of the Client, an awareness of location, budget and programmatic constraints, defining the projects individual identity and enabling it to be delivered on time and within budget. Our understanding of Client expectations and operational requirements supported by comprehensive design documentation ensures effective implementation of DIAD's creative vision.

DIAD threads these qualities through each and every distinctive project design, pushing and redefining boundaries, realising our Client's imaginations.

A vibrant assembly of talented, dynamic designers, DIAD has extensive global experience having been commissioned by recognized international operators and developers. Our designs for the international hotel and luxury residential market provide our Clients with a signature, exceptional edge and sought-after destinations.

DIAD is a proud member of the Green Building Council of South Africa and the South African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID).

DIAD offers timeless elegance to discerning clients.

Shiree Darley

Founder & Chief Executive

South African born Shiree Darley attended Technikon Witwatersrand studying Interior Design. Prior to graduating in 1989 she joined one of South Africa's leading architectural firms, Stauch Vorster Architects - gaining experience in Retail Design with projects such as the prestigious Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg. In 1991 an opportunity with Northpoint Architects addressed her yearn for Leisure and Hospitality Design. Here Shiree was closely involved with the design and implementation of the refurbishment of the Wild Coast Sun Hotel and Casino for the Client, Sun International.

This was a catalyst to her joining the world renowned Interior Design firm, Wilson Associates, for whom she headed up the South African Office for 16 years. Building up a team with design commissions including Sun International properties - Sun City Resorts, Zimbali Forest Lodge, Sugar Beach Resort and Royal Livingstone Hotel. Her client base extended to other 5 Star African and Mauritian Resorts - Le Telfair Resort, Tsogo Sun's Intercontinental Palazzo Hotel and Oliver Tambo Airport Intercontinental Hotel.

Expanding the South African office's horizons into the UAE market, Shiree's team were assigned to design leading international resorts including the Royal Mirage Hotel, Dubai and the Shangri La Hotel, Abu Dhabi. She also successfully secured the award for the luxurious redesign of the Blue Train, one of South Africa's tourism icons.

As Founder and CEO of Darley Interior Architectural Design DIAD since 2009, Shiree continues to provide her uncompromising level of high quality interior design standards, innovative international experience and proven ability alongside her excellent rapport and longstanding relationships with Clients and Industry Professionals.

Our Team

TANJA MARIC

SENIOR DESIGNER

SARAH-JANE FORMAN

CREATIVE DESIGNER

CAITLIN LEAHY

SENIOR DESIGNER

GERRIDA COETSEE

INTERIOR DESIGNER

NICOLA IMRIE

SENIOR DESIGNER (London)

THATAYAONE MATHUMO

INTERIOR DESIGNER

DAN CHAITOWITZ

ARCHITECT

CARLO FEDE

ARCHITECT

HILARY CARTER

JUNIOR DESIGNER

KAREN ZADUCK

RIEJEAN JOUBERT

DALENE STRYDOM

NICOLLE SCOTT

OLGA MOUSTAKIS

COREY COMBRINCK

SENIOR DESIGN COORDINATOR (Dubai)

MATTHEW TYACK

DESIGN COORDINATOR (Dubai)