CME Decor Specialist
Our core business is to conceptualise, design and implement the decor requirements of our clients' decorating events nationwide. The decor for all events is unique and created exclusively to our clients requirements, drawing from ongoing research into local and international trends.
1998 - All Africa GamesCharmaine has been in the event décor industry since 1998, one of her company’s first major projects was to design and manufacture the STAR flame for the All Africa Games as well as the ladies costumes & various stage pieces for the opening ceremony. Gala dinners & cocktail events were also completed by her team.
1998/1999 - 3 TenorsAfter the successful installation of such a prestigious event her company was awarded the installation of all décor for the 3 Tenors when the group performed in South Africa in 1998 – 1999.
1999 - Future Britain & Rugby World CupFuture Britain was a massive exhibition that was held at the old Electric Workshop in JHB in November 1999, her company designed & manufactured the entire exhibition space alongside the British team. The 1999 Rugby World Cup saw the company design and manufacture the teams space suits as well as the “Space Ship” that launched them to Wales.
2000 - Orapa MineWe were awarded the Décor contract for the launch of the Orapa Mine events in Botswana.
2002 - World Summit on Sustainable DevelopmentThe title of Interior Decorator was awarded to the company for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, on this project they designed and manufactured huge décor pieces for the entrance and interior of the Ubuntu Village as well as being the consultants to the Japanese Pavilion.
2006 - Colin Cowie LifestyleCME was awarded the decor contract by Colin Cowie Lifestyle from USA to partner with him on all the Oprah Winfrey Events at Sun City which included private dinners, Christmas Lunch, cocktail events and her New Years Eve Event, this was followed by the opening of her School in Johannesburg.
2008 - PSLCME partnered once again with CCL on the Grand Opening of the One & Only in Cape Town and the PSL events in Cape Town and Johannesburg. CME was awarded the contract to Design & Manufacture the Arts Mundi Stand in Brazil for the Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with local Brazilian entrepreneurs.
2010 - Soccer World Cup South AfricaCME was awarded the decor contract by 7th Sense in conjunction with SONY International to design and manufacture decor pieces for 5 of the soccer stadiums. CME designed and decorated cocktail and gala dinner events on the last night of the tournament.
2011 - Sasol Events & Tri - NationsThe Sasol Badger Awards The Sasol Diamond Awards The Sasol Long Service Awards The Tri Nations events in Port Elizabeth.
2012 - NetcareCME was awarded the décor contract by Netcare for their prestigious year end event.
2013 - Sasol EventsThis décor contract was awarded to CME by Sasol for the following events. Sasol Cluster Awards & the Wax Year End Awards. In the same year CME had the honor of working with Colourworks on the following contracts. Old Mutual Excellence awards Old Mutual Green Light Old Mutual Volunteerism Awards in Cape Town.
2014 -FNB Leadership ConferenceCME was awarded the décor contract for this prestigious event by The Production Hub, in the same year CME was awarded the décor contract for the Vodacom CEO Awards by SAIL.
2015 - Meetings AfricaMeetings Africa was awarded to us which took place at the SCC, we were also involved in the AFKOM Conference for SAP with Whacked Management.
2016 - Bill Gates DinnerCME was awarded the entire installation of this glamorous event by Steven Falke - we were awarded the design & décor installation for Carmeni's wedding with David Bloch, these celebrations took place over a 5 day period. 2016 saw CME travel across the Continent and the Globe with Belinda of Whacked Management for FNB, JHB, CT, PTA, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, India & Ghana - CME was also the décor company who took care of cars.co.za & The Gathering for the same event company.
2017 - Colin Cowie LifestyleCME was awarded the décor contract by CCL for the décor of a destination wedding in Cape Town, this took place over 4 days in 3 different venues. In the same year we had the honor of working with Werksman on their Year End Event as well as designing and installing the SAP AFKOM conference at Sun City. Working with IDNA in Cape Town on the Green Building Conference was a great experience for the CME Team. Various events were designed, manufactured and installed for The Squad Creative Events.
In these current times, to work with a supplier for 15+ years and not change (despite many other décor companies offering their services to me on a regular basis), tells you all you need to know about CME Décor. They are the best in the business. Charmaine consistently keeps on top of current trends to ensure that my events receive the WOW effect from guests. She is adept at working within a budget but most importantly, her décor items are immaculate and in pristine condition.
CME Decor Specialists have been the prefered decor partner of Colourworks for the past 3 years. Charmaine and her team team of experts work with Colourworks on large accounts such as Old Mutual and TOTAL to name a few. Their team over deliver every time and when guests enter the venue jaws drop as the attention to detail and incredible displays of creativity and elegance always wow. We trust them implicitly and love working with their team and recommend CME to anyone who wants to add class and style to their events.
CME have a solid reputation with the Production Hub cc and the clients that they have serviced on our behalf. This reputation has been built on a basis on exceptional delivery, open communication and a willingness to do after "do whatever it takes" in getting the job done. We have worked on numerous projects together over the past 10 years, and i would highly recommend them for the styling of events such as conferences, launches, gala awards evenings etc. Charmaine and Bennie have always been very professional and helpful, sometimes at short notice and with tight deadlines. I look forward to our continued professional relationship. And have no hesitation in recommending CME to prospective clients.
I have had the pleasure of working with Charmaine for the past twelve years on numerous projects, including the opening of the Oprah Winfrey Girls Academy, New years at the Palace Of The Lost City, the opening of the One And Only Hotel in Cape Town 2008, and most recently a private destination wedding for a New York client at Boschendal in November 2017. Every project i work on with Charmaine is a huge success. Her ability to take creative direction and ideas for the event and turn those into reality is nothing short of outstanding. I am consistently impressed by the craftsmanship of her work and her ability to be flexible and find creative solutions for ant budget we bring her. During past events, she was able to secure unique pieces that we had requested, when other vendors were unable to do the same. She has a fabulous hand picked staff that is incredibly competent and eager to make each event spectacular.
- "I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you for the amazing (absolutely Divine/Elegant) set up for my Year End.It waaaas phenomenal and there is still talks and laughs and absolutely good memories being shared in the corridors- one of them being the whole look and feel! From our chairman to CEO to Support staff cannot stop talking about the feeling and theme and set up of our evening. Thank you to YOU (astonishing talent) and your amazing team - I will be sure to be spreading your name proudly among our clients and future event."