Roisin Lafferty

Roisin Lafferty

Ireland’s design renaissance

Ireland’s design renaissance

The Irish are known all over the world for our art, literature and music, and our reputation in the field of design is growing too. As design becomes more and more important, we must nurture our indigenous talent if we want to reap the benefits at home and in the global marketplace

The rollercoaster of running your own business

The rollercoaster of running your own business

Róisín Lafferty shares some of the lessons she has learned from her career at the helm of her own design company

Toning it down – and up

Toning it down – and up

Interior design expert Róisín Lafferty offers her tips to transform the whole look of your home with some carefully chosen shades

Why it’s worth the wait to get it right

Why it’s worth the wait to get it right

When building, you must resist the temptation to rush things to get a job done inside a certain timeframe

How to bring Hollywood into your home

How to bring Hollywood into your home

Take inspiration from tonight’s Oscars ceremony, and add some art-deco glamour to your interiors

How to be your own interior designer

How to be your own interior designer

Award-winning interior architect Róisín Lafferty gives us the confidence to be storytellers in our own homes

Pure and simple

Pure and simple

Award-winning interior designer Róisín Lafferty explains how important it is that your home reflect the person you are and the life you lead – and makes a case for the calm allure of minimalism

Office and home spaces should allow for A Room of One’s Own

Office and home spaces should allow for A Room of One’s Own

Co-working and co-living spaces are not for everyone and designers must take account of this

Authenticity in design is vital, so make it count

Authenticity in design is vital, so make it count

Figures as influential as Le Corbusier and Verner Panton knew instinctively that design has the power to change the world, writes Róisín Lafferty

The shape of things

The shape of things

Featuring immersive experiences, playful collaborations and dazzling installations from the cream of the international design community, this year’s Milan Design Week was an astonishing feast for the senses

Setting the right tones

Setting the right tones

Afraid to break out the blue? Or splash out with pink? Interiors expert Roisin Lafferty of KLD has made it a personal mission to reset Irish thinking around home colour. Here, she advises on how best to use strong shades in your home: what works, what doesn’t, and why

Brave the dark with rich, moody colours

Brave the dark with rich, moody colours

Deep, rich colours are on the rise again – perfect for those looking for an alternative to all those tasteful Scandi neutrals, writes Roisin Lafferty

Creative thinking, from concept to creation

Creative thinking, from concept to creation

By generating an experience rather than a traditional picture for property end users, designers are using authentic creative thinking and virtual reality to offer customers unprecedented insight into new designs

Designing for happiness

Designing for happiness

Our spaces evolve every day and the success of a home is in how well it functions and how it makes us feel, writes Róisín Lafferty

Giving your garden room to blossom

Giving your garden room to blossom

Create an enjoyable and useful exterior space by looking inwards. Zoning and lighting are just two of the many tools you can employ