In Home Consultation

From €300* depending on your location and scope of project

Perfect for redecorating or refreshing your home

One of my most popular residential services is an in-home consultation, which is tailored specifically to your requirements. A consultation is a great way to get your home working better for you, improve your use of space, make your home look and feel better, make the most of your renovation budget and properly evaluate your options. I use my 20 plus years of training and experience as an Interior Designer and Chartered Engineer to help you create spaces that are personal too you, but also practical.

The consultation is completely focused on your unique situation and needs and we use the time in the most effective way possible to solve your design problems and get you moving with your home projects.

I spend 2.5 hours with you in your home, where we discuss your requirements and I will give you as many general or specific recommendations as the time will allow. We can discuss several rooms in a general context (general layout/ best use of space, general colour ideas, types of suitable furniture, how to solve a particular problem area etc.) or we can focus specifically on one particular room and pick out specific furniture, wall colours, accessories etc. for this room.

We can look at lighting, paint colours, furniture, flooring, window treatments, flow and functionality throughout the house as well as storage ideas, making the best use of space, improving the feel and usage of space etc. I can help with kitchen layouts, bathroom re-modelling, bedroom re-decoration, living and family spaces, fun kids spaces, home offices special needs etc.

I offer a fresh pair of professional eyes to help you see past your problems and evaluate your options.

I often prepare sketches during visits, or go ‘online’ with Clients so we can choose items and products from a huge range of independent suppliers all over Ireland, the UK and Europe. I will give resources that you are unlikely to come across yourself, as well as my own tips of the trade from over 20 years in the construction and rennovation business.

We can also look at images and my extensive collection of moodboards for inspiration, so that you can get some great ideas for your projects. 

I can help you to find tradespeople and great suppliers who can see your project through to fruition. I do not earn commssion but I have have arrangements with several trusted suppliers who will give you a discount on your purchases.

I am also a chartered structural engineer so I have training and a knowledge of building design and construction (including insultaion, plumbing and electrics) which other interior designers do not have. I am conversant in planning and building regultaions, so I can make you aware of the statutory implications of any options we discuss.

If you have several rooms which need a lot of attention, or you need additional time for drawing work, sourcing of fabrics, shopping trips, bespoke items etc., I offer additional design packages to all consultation Clients. 

I offer consultations throughout Cork City and Suburbs, Cork County as well as throughout Waterford, Limerick,Clare, Kerry and Tipperary.

If you want to extend, remodel or change the layout of your home, please see my architectural services section.


* Prices start at €300 for a 2.5 hour consultation in Cork City and immediate suburbs from Monday to Friday. For locations beyond that, additional costs will be added for travel time and expenses. A €60 premium is applied to all weekend and evening consultations. If you have a lot of rooms that require detailed input, or the scope of your project is complex, additional time is usually required. I am happy to quote for additional design work once I understand the scope of your needs.


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Look what my Client's have said about my consultations!

"Asking Niamh O Sullivan to advise on our house was the best investment I ever made in our house. I just wish I had done it when we first bought the house. Her very practical suggestions greatly improved how we made use of our space. It was great to have an advisor who had both an artistic eye and engineering expertise!" - Ursula Earley, Sundays Well, Cork


"Niamh’s consultation service is fab– definitely what I needed!  I got lots and lots of ideas, have spent hours on websites over the weekend – even started with paint testers.  We have a lot to think about but for the first time ever, I’m excited about decorating – that truly is a first for me!   I absolutely loved some of her ideas. I really enjoyed talking to her and her approach is great.  I’ll definitely recommend her to others!"  - Eithne Olahan, Mallow, Co.Cork


“I was redecorating a room recently and decided to get some help from Niamh and I was delighted I did. Niamh called to the house for a two-hour visit and we decided everything there and then. It was a room off the kitchen my children use and everyone that comes to the house admires the room. With Niamh's help I chose a colour scheme I would not have been able to put together myself. We had a bit of time to spare and Niamh gave me great tips on other rooms so overall, I was very happy with the service.” - Fionnuala Redmond, Cohh, Cork.


“I would highly recommend the call out visit which took about 2 hours or so. It was great value for our money. We rearranged the furniture in the living area as recommended & the difference it made to us was fantastic. We love the sung that it has created for watching TV. I now actually sit down for a chill out & watch TV in the evenings. We are very grateful to you.” - Michelle Wilmot, Douglas, Cork


“I might have got the walls to the right colour eventually but you’ve saved me many tins of paint and hours of painting” - Teesha Fitzgerald, Blarney, Cork