I grew up in Cork and trained in Interior Design in Dublin 2000. I worked as an in-house interior designer for Minnie Peters in Dublin for a few years and established my own practice in 2002. I have in recent years returned to Cork. I bring knowledge and instinctive creative skills to both modern and period properties. This is very much influenced by having been a member of The Irish Georgian Society and having completed the Fine and Decorative Arts course with the IPAV in Dublin. I try to incorporate old and new pieces into each design. The planet is suffering so I try to play my part by upcycling client's furniture to bring joy back into them and by sourcing vintage pieces whenever I can.
I believe in creating interiors that spark joy in those who live there. Rooms that are comfortable, feel good to be in and function well. I don't believe in following fashionable trends, you'll only want to change it again! My style is informed by the character of the house and the people who live there. Your home should reflect you!
A work in progress: A Greek Revival Georgian Property in Co.Cork
Mid 20th Century House Blackrock Cork
Art's and Craft's Home Rathmines
Summer House Rosscarbery West Cork
Family Home Dun Laoghaire Co.Dublin
Giving your old chair a new Look
Family Home Mount Merrion Dublin
Rental Apartment Dublin 4
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00 353 87 9652499
Send me photos of your room, lets discuss what you're looking for and I'll be ableto give you a quote. Every Job is different.
If you just want a colour consultation that's fine.
If you are looking for a 1 to 2 hour consultation to help you finish a room, that canbe arranged.
If you need to have a complete design service, I'm always happy to discuss that before you make any commitment.
Some clients just want a mood board with ideas, without a home visit, so all online, happy to go with that too.
"Grainne is the reason we fell in love with our Victorian home that we
recently renovated. Grainne is professional, talented, practical, knowledgeable, patient and most of all, is a mind of information regarding furniture layout, carpets, lighting and styling a home. She used paint colours that I wouldn't have picked in a million years, but they worked perfectly and everyone that walks through the front door has the same reaction, "Wow...your hall looks amazing"
We are thrilled to bits with the advice she gave us and I'd have her
back again in a heartbeat."
Anne Copplestone | Cork City
" We worked with Gráinne during the recent renovation of our 1900’s
house in Rosscarbery, Co Cork. We wanted to respect the history of
the house and it’s rural and costal location. Gráinne worked both, with us, as well as using her own initiative to achieve this. She listened
attentively to our family’s requirements. Her attention to detail along
with her vast experience in Interior design resulted in
a home that is unique, comfortable, and practical with spaces that
suit the various needs of our family. We would highly recommend Gráinne."
Ann O'Connell | West Cork
"I engaged Grainne to do a complete design revamp of my 5 bedroom
Arts and Crafts house in Rathmines, Dublin. In my view, she is one of the best interior designers that I have worked with. Grainne worked really well with
me as her client. She met me to discuss my own (vague) thoughts
about my hopes for the final look and worked very hard to bring
clarity to my own thinking. She then brought her own great sensibility
to producing a look that would be reflective of the Edwardian
heritage of the house. She never failed to bring ideas and solutions
to the inevitable challenges an older house like this brings.
Grainne has mastered the difficult skill of bringing her own thoughts and ideas to a project while keeping me on board at all times. I'm
really happy with the results, which can be viewed on Grainne's website.In my opinion, the photos in the "before and after" section understate
if anything the extent to which her work improved my property. On the (always) important issue of costs, I felt that Grainne kept me fully posted and in a timely fashion on projects costs and her own fees.
I received these on a regular bases which gave great comfort that I received value for money right through and was always in control
of the financial situation.
Diarmuid Bradley | Rathmines Dublin
Our home is an Edwardian property and Grainne's advice has always been sympathetic to this. We recently added a contemporary
extension to our home and Grainne advised us on everything from the layout to the final finishes. She has always taken our tastes and our needs into account when advising us in a very professional manner.
I would highly recommend her interior design service.
Eileen Buckley | Dublin
"Grainne's excellent communication skills, professionalism and positive
attitude gave us confidence that we would achieve a great result for our Victorian building on Northumberland Road, Dublin 4. She has left us with a building and environment to be proud of which is admired by all whovisit us here in the Irish Cancer Society.
Olwyn Ryan | Patient Support Groups Manager | Irish Cancer Society
"I could not recommend Grainne more highly. My home is such a gorgeous,
pleasant place now and I am so delighted with all her advice"
Juliet Benson | Dublin
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