Studio Do Cabo


About Studio Do Cabo

Nikki Zigras, the lead designer at Studio Do Cabo, has around 15 years of experience in the UK, where she worked on local UK projects as well as global ones, including many residential projects and international hotels. She set up Studio Do Cabo, a multi-disciplinary interior design firm, upon her return to Cape Town to offer clients custom designs to help them fall in love with their space. The full-service interior design firm offers a range of services, including interior architecture, interior design, custom furniture design, and art, décor & design sourcing in and around Cape Town.   

Design Philosophy  

Studio Do Cabo believes ‘It’s not about the ideas. It’s about making the ideas happen’. The team likes to explore creative possibilities to present the best use of existing spaces, moving away from the cookie-cutter approach to creating a customised, unique interior every time. They work closely with each client at every stage of the design process to ensure their creations meet the client’s needs and expectations.   

Signature Style   

The firm’s signature style can best be defined as eclectic, blending contemporary and vintage elements effortlessly, focusing on customisation to ensure no two interior projects look similar. The designs lean towards custom design and comfort in equal measures, with a dash of quirkiness. Custom furniture is a prominent feature in their projects, and wood, stone, and velvet are the studio’s preferred materials.   


· Full Furniture Packages 

Although the lead designer has experience in complete renovations, including a complete overhaul of old kitchens and bathrooms or rearrangement of the home’s layout, the current focus is on full furniture packages for entire spaces or homes. Clients can get help decorating an empty apartment from A to Z, including everything from furniture to cutlery, leaving the entire process, from purchasing the items to setting them up in the space, in the able hands of the designer.   

· Design Consultation 

Studio Do Cabo also offers design consultation for smaller projects where clients want to decorate just a single room. In the case of consultations, clients must make arrangements on their own to purchase the products and accessories.   

· Virtual Consultation 

The studio also offers virtual consultations to clients in other parts of South Africa. A virtual consultation is typically a 2-hour consultation where the client takes the designer through an online walkthrough of the space during a video call, allowing the designer to get a sense of the space and provide tips on improving the room.     

Milestone Project   

A project that best showcases the firm’s signature style is the lead designer’s home, a tiny Bo Kaap cottage in Cape Town. The cottage was entirely renovated, transforming it from an uninhabitable dwelling to a beautifully refurbished residence with a new structure and roof, new floors and windows, and custom-made and repurposed elements, reflecting stunning and unique interiors. The highlight of the project is the exposed beams that infuse a sense of extra volume in the interiors.   

Future Focus   

Studio Do Cabo plans to increase its client base in South Africa, moving beyond Cape Town and its surrounding areas to projects across the country. The initial focus is on providing more virtual consultations to clients outside Cape Town. The goal is to become a national name in the interior design space.   

Get in Touch   

Clients can contact Studio Do Cabo via email through the firm’s website to receive a response for setting up a suitable time for the first meeting or call. Alternatively, they can submit a query by filling up the contact form on homify to hear from Studio Do Cabo and fix up a suitable time for an initial consultation with the firm.

Sea Point
8005 Cape Town
South Africa


over 3 years ago
I recently uses Nikki Zigras to fit out a short term rental apartment I have in Cape Town, since I am living in Australia. I have not met Nikki personally and all our correspondences were done over emails or by phone. From the start, I was not really sure what I want for this apartment and I sort of dropped Nikki in the deep-end with a budget. The latter which she stayed within to way less than 1% difference. Her back and forth communication was excellent and I never felt that I was not sure what is happening back in Cape Town. She went over and beyond with advice and helping me with details such as informing and following up the snags with the apartment's property management. And her interior designing skills are excellent if you take all the positive reviews that the apartment is getting on various short-term rental websites. Most of the furniture and finer details that she used was from her various contacts and the came out amazing. She even assisted with organizing the final photo shoot for the property. I am given Nikki 10/10 for her work and can truly recommend her to anyone.
about 4 years ago