Inner spaces: The interiors store that’s bringing the best of international design to Belfast

Sisters Catherine and Patricia McGinnis of Maven interiors on collaborations, connections and the joy of beautiful things

Catherine and Patricia McGinnis founded Maven, their Belfast interiors business in 2013

Maven, the interiors business comprising a bricks-and-mortar store on Maryville Avenue and a thriving online presence came about after a conversation the sisters had a decade ago. Catherine had been working for the Titanic Foundation (now Maritime Belfast), the charity behind Titanic Belfast and was ready to move on. Patricia meanwhile had been working for their father, a self-employed builder, looking after marketing and styling show houses. Her father’s passion for what he did every ...