Nom de Plume _ Tracy Kelly Design

Welcome to Nom de Plume Studio.

where exclusivity meets unique finds.

Our boutique lifestyle studio curates an exquisite blend of English classics with captivating nuances of Africa. Tracy Kelly, the founder and owner, embraces quality over quantity, celebrating the allure of imperfection known as wabi sabi.

At Nom de Plume, our talented team brings their distinct perspectives to the table every day, ensuring each client receives exceptional service. Situated in a charming turn-of-the-century homestead in Pietermaritzburg, our studio preserves the character and history of this period-style home.

Delight your senses with enchanting scents, visual stimulation, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Explore our thoughtfully curated interior while savouring your drink, or relax in front of the captivating vertical green plant wall in the serene inner courtyard.

Our Team

Each member of our team plays a vital role in creating the exceptional Nom de Plume experience, and we're proud to have Sanjay, Mea, Angela, and Gogo as part of our dedicated staff.

Sanjay - Tracy Kelly Design


Sanjay, our experienced and highly skilled carpenter, is an invaluable member of our team. With his expertise, we are able to work on new bespoke creations as well as restore old pieces. Sustainability is a core value for us, and Sanjay's skill set allows us to repurpose and adapt furniture to perfectly fit the beautiful interiors we curate.

Mea - Tracy Kelly Design


Meet Mea, a qualified junior designer with a kind and gentle character. Aside from providing excellent customer service to our clientele who visit Nom de Plume to explore our unique finds, Mea also leads our new fabric room. She is passionate about assisting and advising you on your small DIY projects, ensuring you find the perfect materials for your creative endeavors.

Angela - Tracy Kelly Design


Angela, our efficient and helpful head accountant, plays a crucial role in our operations. A talented professional, she handles all financial matters with precision and expertise. From managing finances to overseeing export shipments and handling receiving and dispatches, Angela keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes.

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Say hello to Gogo, our gracious in-house barista. Gogo takes care of two important aspects of your Nom de Plume experience: serving our delicious coffee and ensuring our studio remains clean and inviting. Additionally, Gogo ensures that all your beautifully wrapped purchases are handled with care and presented to you with the utmost attention to detail.

Nom de Plume Studio offers an immersive experience...

Our eclectic mix of furniture, soft furnishings, and home styling pieces are meticulously selected or crafted by our team. We champion sustainability by avoiding mass-produced items, embodying our commitment to responsible sourcing. Step into Nom de Plume Studio and instantly feel at home, surrounded by comfort and solace.

Discover the allure of exclusivity and the art of embracing imperfection at Nom de Plume Studio. Experience a world of curated treasures that will leave a lasting impression.


Our Scented room

Our Scented Room is a haven for olfactory delights.

Nestled within Nom de Plume Studio, step into this fragrant cocoon and let your senses be enchanted by our extensive collection of home and personal products. Whether you're seeking the perfect home fragrance or a thoughtful gift, you’ll find something unique.

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