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The varying colours of boom and bust

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Interior designer Arlene McIntyre

California-born interior designer Arlene McIntyre says that palette choices are all about confidence in the economy

If she wasn’t an interior designer, I suspect Arlene McIntyre, founder of Dublin-based Ventura Design, would be a psychologist or a behavioural expert in another life. We meet at her latest, newly-opened, sumptuous showroom in Deansgrange in south Dublin and within half an hour of chat, I get the feeling she instinctively knows me and my personal style. I suspect it’s a handy skill for a designer to possess.

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