Orla Murphy - Leicester
I have an apartment in Clontarf but live in England, so furnishing it was going to be a problem so I looked up interiors designers in the area. I rang Linda and told her what I was looking for and budget I had. I instantly warmed to her and thought she was someone I could trust and work with.
Linda met with my sister and made an immediate impression on her for her ease and professionalism and her eye for detail. The apartment needed everything from beds to sofas and lamps. Linda sorted everything with loads of enthusiasm and very quickly as I had given her a time limit. She arranged for someone to make a beautiful bespoke floor to ceiling, wall to wall bookcase which also housed the Television and entertainment equipment and an enormous amount of storage which is always a problem with apartments. Apartments by nature can be quite cold and sterile but with the choices of sofas, pictures and beautiful lamps along with the bespoke bookshelf, Linda made the apartment extremely cosy with a beautiful and very practical feature wall.
In the bedrooms, Linda sourced Irish handmade beds, beautiful headboards that matched the curtains and bespoke floating lockers which again maximised the space. Finishing touches of luxurious mirrors and lamps and in the hall a beautiful mirror and table added to the ambience of the apartment. Linda even sourced a lovely table and chairs for the balcony.
All the furniture was delivered, constructed on site and rubbish was taken away, curtains were hung and cushions made for the sofas that matched the curtains. Every detail was considered and thought of.
I found Linda to be extremely easy to work with and her enthusiasm for her job and ideas of what would work very inspiring. I was delighted with the finished product and wouldn't hesitate to use her again. I would recommend Linda at Clontarf Interiors to anyone with any budget. Worth every penny.
Reference for Linda McNally from Conor Brophy (Clontarf)
I have been using Clontarf Interiors on and off now for 5 years. The main work Linda did for me was to design and project manage a top to bottom renovation of my house including the building of a large new extension out the back. I was working in London at the time and needed someone that I could trust, and could deal with the builders on my behalf. The decision to get Linda involved was the best decision I ever made. The benefits of using Linda were numerous. It provided a welcome buffer between me and the builders – this is important as by nature you are emotionally attached to your own house. Linda is totally trustworthy, knows what she is doing, and I felt she was the only one on my side for the work that was taking place. Linda saved me money as she knows what everything costs and builders cannot pull the wool over her eyes. Also although I agreed a fixed price for her work on the project, she constantly suggested improvements and work on the house (based on her experience) even though it made more work for her and she wouldn't be earning a penny for it. The suggestions in the end made a huge difference to the overall build quality of the house. Even getting recommendations from her over the 5 years on the numerous excellent tradespeople on her books is worth its weight in gold, and has consistently saved me money. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Linda.
Eileen Fleming, Owner of The Buff Day Spa
Linda McNally from Clontarf Interiors came highly recommended to us from a business associate. Linda's brief was to re-design our Relaxation Area, Manicure Pedicure Area, Makeup Area and hallway and stairwell to the 2nd floor of our premises. Linda consulted with us at every stage of the design process to ensure full functionality for both therapists and clients alike. Her ideas from design stage to implementation were carried out immaculately by her team of experienced contractors. Not only were we as owners delighted with the end result of this refurbishment, but the positive reaction from our clients has been overwhelming. From a practical point of view, Linda was immediately contactable throughout the whole project to advise and answer any questions. We will be employing Linda again for a refurbishment of our Main Reception and Men's Treatment Area later on this year. We trust Linda's expertise and would highly recommend her as an interior designer on any scale project. If you need any more information, feel free to contact me at 086-6087510
Annette Agar, Owner Lemons Beauty Salon (Clontarf)
Finding an interior designer that could convey our company strategy visually wouldn’t have been possible without the expertise and creativity of Linda McNally. From the initial concept meeting to the complete rebranding, Clontarf Interiors were an absolute pleasure to work with. They developed the Lemons brand throughout the building and positioned the salon as a modern, young and vibrant whilst maintaining our core traditional values. The use of colour & layout was cleverly thought out every step of the way of the way for the client journey upon entering the building. The response from clients has been amazing. Although under serious time constraints, they delivered not only in time, but also within budget and we look forward to working with them again in the future. Their straight talking, practical and no nonsense approach to design made the experience rewarding for the whole team and our business has benefitted greatly with such an inspiring decor/atmosphere"
Fiona Kavanagh (Blackrock)
Linda was a joy to work with, she was professional, creative and reliable. She is a very talented interior designer and ensured we received value for money, she has a real eye for detail and every room was completed to a very high standard. I would highly recommend Clontarf Interiors to anyone who needs an interior design service or colour consultation.
Anne White (Rathmines)
Clontarf Interiors was recommended by a friend, and were we happy!! yes relieved to be exact. We undertook a huge project to extend a period house, which was so stressful in itself, not to think about where we would source kitchens, bathrooms, floors, interior furniture etc. Choosing Clontarf Interiors was our best choice - the stress eased, everything fell into place, Linda has such a relaxed approach, nothing is a hassle, and yet everything is so professional and carried out to the highest of standards. Her professional team were a credit to her, from Curtain Fitters to Carpenters/decorators etc. all so friendly and easy to work with. We highly recommend Linda to any potential clients - a life saver and a fantastic interior designer. Our house has appeared in severely interior design magazines - what can we say! we love our house!!
David Walsh (Howth)
We decided to extend in 2010 and didn't really think we needed any help, until we realized after recommendation, to employ the skill of interior designer Linda McNally, of Clontarf Interiors. Linda was so professional, straight talking, and delivered on time. She helped us so much with the interior architecture and design, which made such a difference to our home. Linda's extensive traveling explains her eclectic taste and her expert interior design knowledge. she's wonderful at sourcing pieces from all around the globe. The paint colours and wallpapers she chooses, are amazing so rich and luxurious. We can sincerely recommend Clontarf Interiors to anyone who needs help with interiors.
Dermot Byrne ( London)
I had seen Lindas work in a lot of magazines, House and Home, Ideal Homes etc. and just loved her luxurious style. We employed Linda to decorate our house in Chiswick - what a good decision. Linda was so professional, in dealing with our builders/ architect and anyone else on the project. Her detail to design was impeccable down to the last cm. Lindas taste for luxury really shows throughout our house (and within budget), from the bathroom to the living room. The tiny finishes to the detail of trims on curtains were superb, her huge list of suppliers from around the world offers a fantastic choice of furniture, lamps, tables where she can source unusual pieces to suit. We would highly recommend Linda.
Reference From Emily/Ken (Francis Street)
We recently engaged Linda McNally of Clontarf Interiors for the refurbishment of our apartment and we were delighted with the work carried out on our behalf - it feels like we're living in a brand new place. Everything was finished on time, within budget and the to highest possible standards. Linda's advice was second to none, we trusted her opinion implicitly from the outset and she did a great job throughout the project, as did all the contractors she recommended. Linda suggested multiple options which matched our taste and style an which we probably would'nt have picked ourselves. Having Linda as a project manager was a great asset and her strong relationships with a range of excellent suppliers was hugely beneficial.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Linda and Clontarf Interiors (and already have done to friends and family) and indeed in using the services again in the future. We love our 'New' apartment!