In many ways the environment of my childhood
inspired my work within the creative field of interior design.
As a child, many hours were spent drawing and painting, creating pictures and designs that expressed the dreams of my imagination. My father, a well-regarded tailor and my mother, the most talented of dressmakers, worked designing and creating beautiful garments from their home studio. Surrounded by colour, texture, fabric and materials, I saw how designs on paper translated into living art.
Despite both my parents being profoundly Deaf they had an innate sense of being able to communicate and understand the needs of those they designed for. Each design was uniquely attuned to their clients and an expression of their individuality.
Today, these aspects are the driving force behind my own work. The importance of understanding my clients’ needs, and co-creating with them to bring their design alive, are the foundation of what I do.
My journey into interior design has taken an interesting route through the worlds of television, theatre and advertising. Leaving my hometown of Dublin, I went to study at Coleraine University in Northern Ireland, where I completed my BA in English and Media Studies. Life after graduation was spent immersed in the world of media and television working for an independent television company.
Whilst working on Riverdance in 1997, I met my husband and moved to the UK. Four house moves and two sons later, I still call London home.
It was following the purchase of our first home, that my love for interior design was re-ignited. Having personally experienced the renovation process of bringing a tired and dated interior back to life, managing both the creative and practical aspects to realise my vision for our home, the desire to make design more accessible and enjoyable for all was born.
In 2005 I began my training with the prestigious KLC School of Design in Chelsea. Once qualified, my design studio was launched with the dream of helping people create beautiful and functional living spaces that enhance their lifestyle.
My work in private practice spans more than 15 years and I still love nothing more than designing and creating interiors for my clients.
Sharing my knowledge and experience has also always been a key part of my work. Returning as a tutor to KLC School of Design in 2010, I have spent the last decade teaching a global community of students both at KLC and online. This unique blend of work, integrating both private practice and teaching, has given me access to a broad landscape of design that I can then share and integrate into my clients’ projects.
As a Registered Interior Designer® with the BIID, the only professional organisation for interior designers in the UK, my work is always aligned with the ethics and standards of the industry.
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