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.
2018- OGO Productions, Danzit, The Squad Creative Events,SAPCME was awarded the decor and furniture contract for CARS.co.za by OGO Productions as well as The Gathering for 2018. Danzit awarded us the decor contract for a lovely destination wedding at Groot Constantia, The Green Building Conference in CT was a great success this year. The Squad Creative Events kept us on our toes and very busy through out the year as well as various events for Claire of SAP.
I have been working with Charmaine and CME Decor since 1996. She is my ,go to, person for each and every one of my events. Her talent and ability to deliver the creative brief, has made every project a huge success and delighted the client. Charmaine has been a huge part of all Danzit's corporate and social events, The Bulgari invitation dinner at Saxon Hotel, Villa and Spa. The welcoming event for lpl at the One and Only Cape Town and the closing event for lpL at the Saxon Hotel. Events produced by Danzit for Colin Cowey Lifestyle being the opening of Oprah Winfrey Girls Academy, New Years at the Palace of the Lost City and the opening of the One & Only Hotel in Cape Town. She has designed and decorated backstage for the Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge tour, Pavarotti, Three Tenors, Gloria Estafan and George Benson. Her talent has also been called upon for the social events of my high net worth clients. Every project is delivered to perfection on time and within the budget.
We have a working relationship with CME that spans over 10 years, I've seen them grow into one of the top decor/styling companies in South Africa. We have also had the opportunity to work over seas together. CME's passion for the entertainment industry and their attention to detail shows in their work. We have worked on numerous large scale productions in the corporate events world. Their creative vision adds value to any production, always pushing boundaries and taking us to the next level. Charmaine and Bennie Elliott are valuable members of any team, always willing to go the extra mile often working long hours through the night to get the job done. I highly recommend them as a decor/styling supplier.
CME Décor Specialist have a solid reputation with Flint & Tinder which we have developed with CME over the last few years. Their incredible attention to detail, service delivery and exceptional décor and design knowledge is unmatched. Charmaine and her team are warm, kind hearted and always willing to go the extra mile. Their ability to create what you have in mind is uncanny and their top class décor elements adds the finishing touch to a well thought-out event design. We would certainly recommend CME to a company looking to execute excellence within their event décor aspects.
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.
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 any 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 team that is incredibly competent and eager to make each event spectacular.