Designed to succeed: the women behind Ireland’s most stylish interiors

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, we talked to six award-winning Irish interior designers and interior architects about their own style and the women who have inspired them

Arlene McIntyre’s Marina Village penthouse in Greystones, Co Wicklow, which won the award for Best Living Space Europe 2021 at the recent International Design & Architecture Awards

The global interior design market is estimated to be worth in excess of €110 billion. In Ireland, it’s a multimillion-euro business and it’s about much more than just making our homes, offices, restaurants, bars and hotels look good.

Interior design is about optimising space, be that in the residential, commercial or hospitality sectors. The space has to be aesthetically pleasing, functional, efficient and ultimately uplifting. If that isn’t enough to persuade sceptics of its merit, ...