I have originally studied economics but quickly realised working in an office wasn’t really for me. I always loved surrounding myself with all things pretty and redecorated everywhere I have lived. I consider myself lucky to have found my passion and turn it into career.
The rule I always go back to is 60/30/10. 60% of the room should be a dominant colour, 30% should be the secondary colour and the last 10% should be an accent.
Matchy matchy. I like to mix different styles and patterns together, I don’t like interiors that are almost too carefully curated.
I draw a lot of inspiration from fashion. Both express aesthetics and are influenced by culture and different trends.
Grey interiors. I never understood why would people want to surround themselves with layers of grey especially given the climate we live in in Ireland. Grey is a good base colour but it needs to be built on with other colours in my opinion.
I am not as much into trends, I think everyone needs to find their own personal style that works for them and stick with it. You should always stay true to yourself.
One of my biggest challenges is to push people out of their comfort zone. Clients often come to me looking for a change but then it transpires they are not always ready for it, playing it quite safe in my opinion. A design process should be fun, it shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
I believe that if you genuinely love something that it can never go out of style. Listen to your gut feeling when it comes to design.
Symmetry and balance, colour and texture, scale and proportion.
I would have probably either ended up in fashion or been a vet. Animals are huge part of my life, especially dogs.