Niamh O'Sullivan : Interior Designer Cork, Ireland and the U.K.

Winner CIT / Enterprise Ireland PINC Program 2012 for Female Entrepreneurs 



Blarney Person of the Year 2011 - Voluntary Project Management Services for Community Playground

Hi, my name is Niamh O'Sullivan (Dip Interior Design, B.Eng, C.Eng, MIEI) and I run Room Renovator. I am a qualified and experienced interior designer and also a Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer with over 20 years of education and experience in the construction industry. I have been professionally designing and renovating residential and commercial properties since 1995 and I have a very customer focused, practical and cost conscious approach to my work.

As an Interior Designer, mother and member of a very large extended family of all ages, I really understand how people use their homes and how their needs change with each life cycle. Our homes are an incredibly important aspect of our lives and creating a home that functions well and feels right for us is very important to our well-being.

It can often be hard to see solutions to our problems when we are looking at them every day. I like to offer a fresh pair of eyes and a professional perspective so that you can carefully consider the options available to you. 

I can help you with overall layout and use of space within your home, layout of individual rooms, colours, fabrics, flooring, furniture, lighting, window treatments and accessories. 

I am particularly focused on providing personal, practical and cost effective solutions which will not only work for you now, but which will be flexible enough to work well into the future.

As a Chartered Structural Engineer, I can advise you on all aspects of your renovation projects, including general building works and structural alterations. My extensive knowledge of building construction and structural engineering design (which other Interior Designers do not have) means that I can advise on the cost and construction implications of various options and you do not need to call in additional expertise, particularly if you’re considering an extension, re-modelling or removal of walls.

I work as an Independent Designer and I am not affiliated to any stores or retail organisations. I choose the most suitable products and furniture from Ireland and around the world based on price, quality, suitability and customer service. I receive no commission for recommending products, although some trusted suppliers do offer goodwill discounts to my customers.


Interior Design Training & Experience

I have always had a passion for design, buildings and interiors and I loved drawing and designing properties from a young age. I bought my first property in 2000 - a charming 200 year old cottage - which I completely renovated. The following year, I refurbished an elegant listed Georgian property. Then in 2004, I designed and built my current family home from scratch.

I realised that I loved designing and renovating building interiors and that it was perfect marriage between my practical skills as an Engineer and my creative passion as a Designer. I decided to formally re-train as an Interior Designer and obtained a Diploma in Interior Design, with distinction. I began working on commercial and residential interior design projects and soon recognised a need for affordable, personal and practical interior design services. I decided to set up Room Renovator to provide this and here we are!

My aim is always to work with you and to give you a design that you will love!  I believe that your home or premises should reflect your needs, your values and your personality, not mine!


Civil and Structural Engineering Experience

I originally qualified with a degree in Civil & Structural engineering in 1995. I worked for a number of large Consulting Firms in the UK and Australia before co-founding a successful consulting firm in 2000. I returned home to my native Cork, Ireland in 2003 and continued to design and Project Manage a variety of projects including a new bio-technology park, the award winning refurbishment of Cobh Customs house and many other commercial and residential projects. I am a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.


Interior Design Online and Offline

You can use my Online Interior Design Services from the comfort of your own home anywhere in Ireland or the UK. Click here to get started now.

I also offer a range of residential and commercial interior design services throughout Cork. See here for more information about my residential or commercial services.

If you would like to know more about my qualifications and experience, please see my linked-in page.

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Why Use An Interior Designer?

To Save You Time and Money!
To make your space Look Amazing!
To make your space Work Better for you!
To Maximise the Potential of your space!
To Create Harmony in Your Home!
To Solve the Problems in your Home!
To Increase the Value and of Your property!
To Make your Property Easier To Sell or Let!
To help you to Avoid making Costly Mistakes!
To Enhance the experience of you and your Guests!