Business Spotlight with Frans and Wilna from ShadowLight and WallSelfie

About Us

We live in Peregian Beach and have been living on the Sunshine Coast since December 2021. We both grew up in South Africa and met in the UK in 1999 while on a working holiday experience.

We started a cornice business in South Africa in 2006, growing the business to manufacturing our own cornices and decorative timber skirting boards. Importing ceiling products and wallpaper. We lived on a farm in South Africa, but because of safety concerns decided to move to Mauritius in 2017 with our 2 young kids, 2 doggies and cat.

While Mauritius was great, we were still searching for a permanent safe country to move to. At the end of 2020 we got the opportunity to move to Australia and we jumped at it to secure our kids future. We decided on Sunshine Coast and we couldn`t be happier with our decision. It is beautiful here and the people are very friendly.

We are now building a new life, opening our business here in Coolum and getting our kids settled into school while enjoying the Aussie culture. We are thankful for the chance to be part of this beautiful country and cannot wait for the day that we become true blue Aussies.

Frans and Wilna at Home Show Brisbane

About ShadowLight

With many years of experience in decorative cornice and the fact that we have been manufacturing since 2006, we decided to start a cornice business. We noticed that in contrast to the other countries we have worked in, in Australia the 2 main finishings for ceilings in new homes are square set finish and cove plaster cornice. That is when we decided to design new cornice shapes to make it easier to install and with the added option fit led strip lights to your cornice.

About WallSelfie

We wanted to add another product to the business that would complement it and we were thinking of wallpaper because of our history with it. We were aware of the new wall printing technology and after gathering more information, we imported the best quality wall print machine available, from Germany.

This is a very exciting venture for us with endless applications. From private homes to retail and corporate, what we can print on walls truly depends on your imagination only.

We currently sell from our showroom in Coolum and online, shipping to most of the main metros and surrounding areas. Our wall-printing service covers the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Gold Coast.

What do you enjoy most about your industry?

The before and after. Seeing what a difference your product can make to a room.

Favourite place to eat on the Sunshine Coast?

Because of the view, Coolum Beach Surf Club. The bonus is good food. Also in Peregian Beach, there are a few of our favourites as well.

Favourite place to visit locally?

The beach. Sunrise and Sunset!

What do you enjoy doing on the weekends?

There is a lot to do. But we do enjoy spending time at the river in Noosa and spending time at the beach.

What are three words that best describe you?

Motivated…Creative…Ambitious

Showroom: 5/26 Access Cr, Coolum Beach

0493 705 178

info@shadowlights.com.au

www.shadowlightcornice.com.au

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