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Fleetwood Interior Design Team

Fleetwood Interior Design Team


Patricia Wakely

Originally graphic designer turned interior designer Patricia Wakely has been an independent consultant for 20 plus years.  Formerly creator of PLUSH Interiors, working on commercial and predominantly private and domestic projects she provides a wide range of services from imaginative concept design to project management, individual colour consultation to personal shopping and bespoke soft furnishing.  Patricia credits her love and quirky use of colour to her background in graphics and applies it to her work in interiors, with the result her style is truly eclectic, fun and forward thinking.  Patricia sums it up best when she says “Interior design is a reflection of the person within, and good interior design creates a space that fits one’s personality in a beautiful yet functional way.” http://wakelydesign.com/


Sinead Cassidy

Sinéad Cassidy is a graduate from Dublin Institute of Design and now operates as a freelance Interior Designer based in Cork covering both residential and commercial. Sinéad previously worked for KBC Banking in Dublin before finding her true passion in Interior Design.

“My interest in Interior Design was always there and my mother has stories on how I had strong opinions on matters of colour growing up in Mayo. Interior designcCourses were not around when I did my Leaving Cert so it was after a 15 year hiatus in the world of Banking & Finance that I finally got an opportunity to pursue what really was my first choice! My years in Banking were not lost in that it gave me invaluable experience in people interaction, working to deadlines, costing and budgeting, attention to detail;  skills that I incorporate now in my work as a designer.”

“I approach each project with a fresh design perspective, creativity and passion to create spaces that reflect the personality of the client”.

“My favourite aspect of design is using Colour. I love the endless possibilities that paint and visually exciting textiles can provide and getting the balance right. This in addition to functionality forms the basis for any scheme that I work on.” http://sineadcassidydesign.com/

Lee O’Neill

Lee O Neill has almost  20 years experience in interior design. Lee resides in Abbeyknockmoy in Galway and has successfully  completed many projects both commercial and residential. She prides herself on creating an interior that is functional, easy to maintain as well as aesthetically pleasing.
“I really love to take clients through the process of creating their dream home, whatever the budget. Recycling and upcycling existing pieces is also a great passion of mine. ‘These pieces can add character as well as save money”
“Colour is an amazing tool when designing a space, it should be considered carefully as the colour you choose affects the light that falls on it and everything in the space, and even your mood!” Follow Lee on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leeoneillinteriors/?hl=en

Michelle Crichton

Michelle Crichton of Boulevard Interiors is an interior designer based in Douglas Cork.

Boulevard Interiors is known for creating a relaxed, elegant style characterised in an eclectic blend of products. Enormous passion and time goes into the building of a collection of products from many suppliers across Europe and beyond. Simplicity and attention to detail are the hallmarks of the brand and a timeless quality underlies all collections chosen by us. The business was borne from a passion for French Interiors and this underlies the entire business but it is has evolved to present a broader range of interior styles.

Michelle says “I have always loved antiques and flea market finds and as we all have limited time to scour these sources for interior products, we constantly strive to source the unusual, unique finishing piece. Since 2005, Boulevard Interiors has offered some of the best interior brands from around Europe.”

Follow Michelle on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Boulevard-Interiors-133222793420229/

Catherine Ruane

Interior Designer Catherine Ruane  is based in Foxford, Co.Mayo and comes from a strong interior design and marketing background, with over 20 years’ experience in the sector.

“My love of design stemmed from my childhood really, I remember always being fascinated with different styles of houses and being enthralled by beautiful architraves. I have a great interest and understanding of the layout and design of a spaces and realised the importance of colour to make certain designs work.”

Catherine’s favourite aspect of interior design is carrying one colour through the house to create space. “All of my clients are unique in their wants and I work with them to provide a distinctive and individual feel to their house/building. Our homes are a very important part of who we are and how it shapes our memories. I think something small such as adding in a certain picture, photograph, ornament to a space can transform a room completely and of course works to achieve that uniqueness in your décor. My most favourite part of my job is the amount of pleasure I get when I revisit a home or get a message from client and the result of the project was much better than they had ever expected…then I’m reassured that I’m doing the right thing. It is an honour and a privilege from someone to trust you with designing their home and my input will be forever with them.”

Follow Catherine on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crinteriordesigner/?hl=en

Aodhain Scallan

Aodhain Scallan is an interior design and business graduate based in County Wexford and founder of Inside Design. From single room makeovers to entire residential or commercial projects, “I can kick start your project with interior design options, fabric samples, furniture and flooring concepts to inspire and delight!”

“I’ve worked on a wide variety of commercial and domestic projects and that includes project management. I think it’s important for the client to know that I personally supervise all aspects of the design work”, with over 10 years of experience we have the skills to identify and creatively solve all your interior design problems.  We will help you plan your interior space and layout in a manner that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing to inhabit, whether domestic, corporate or hospitality.”

“Whether you want classically elegant simplicity, traditional country house or state of the art contemporary, we can promise you a wide portfolio of ideas and lifestyle concepts that can be tailored to your own very personal tastes.”

“Our experience ensures that concept, proportion, style, colour and function are the essential key elements of each and every design, as is our awareness of the need for competent implementation.”

Follow Aodhain on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inside_design_by_aodhain/?hl=en

Alison Dunne

Co.Laois based interior designer Alison Dunne is a fully qualified Interior designer with over 12 years’ experience in the field. Alison has lectured at the Limpert Academy of Design, and worked in Adult VEC. Alison works from her interiors studio in Portlaoise, offering a completely personalised design service tailored to each and every project.

“Whether the goal is to refresh an outdated room or create an entirely new space I’ll provide my clients with the essential interior design and decorating requirements needed.”

“Working as an interior designer is an amazing opportunity, I get to help people identify their style, design spaces that reflect a sense of their personality and ultimately to be proud and happy in their home.”

Follow Alison on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alisondunneinteriordesign/?hl=en

Aileen Hogan

Almost 10 years ago, as the world of interiors witnessed a surge in popularity repurposing old furniture, Tipperary-based Aileen Hogan founded Shabby.ie after restoring her mother’s old kitchen table to its former glory and has subsequently become Ireland’s leading upcycling supply specialist.

Following a career as a flight attendant spanning 20 years, Hogan identified a burgeoning community of upcyclers who wanted to learn how to easily and professionally refinish tired or worn furniture and a niche for workshops, free advice and live tutorials.

She began manufacturing her own decorative furniture mouldings and in 2017, launched the Shabby School, the country’s first online learning platform for restyling furniture.

Shabby.ie recently collaborated with Fleetwood Paints to launch the new Shabby.ie Furniture Paint Colour Collection,  a high quality interior and exterior pre-mixed paint perfect for all furniture painting projects.

Originally from Dublin, Aileen Hogan was accepted to the Enterprise Ireland DCU Ryan Academy High Fliers Programme in March 2018 and accredited with the All Star Design Leader in Upcycling at the Croke Star All Star Business Summit.  Shabby.ie


To arrange an in-home consultation with our interior designers or to find out when a designer is next in a store near you, contact info@fleetwood.ie