Interior Design Academy of Ireland Blog

Making space - Designing for a wheelchair user
19 Nov 2012

Making space - Designing for a wheelchair user

by Olga Revollo-Schmidt (Senior Tutor)

Last year I had the opportunity to work on a project for an amazing couple, Anne and Mark. Mark was a wheelchair user. This job meant an incredible learning curve for me, particularly in terms of home automation, which I was not very familiar with before hand. But above all, it meant being able to really improve someone's quality of life through design tailored meticulously to his daily routine - the most rewarding job of all.

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Seasonal Inspiration
30 Oct 2012

Seasonal Inspiration

by Ciarda Barrett (Course Director)

September to December is notorious for being the busiest time of year in the Interior Design business. I always attributed this to the build up to Christmas - everyone had to have their 'good' room perfect, guest bedrooms received a makeover etc. It always seemed as if December the 22nd was the cut off point and if your house wasn't looking perfect you might as well forget about it for another year!

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The Agony and the Ecstasy
24 Sep 2012

The Agony and the Ecstasy

by Ciarda Barrett (Course Director)

There is nothing quite like 'show day' to get your adrenalin flowing - or to raise your blood pressure for that matter. A show house is a special sort of project for an Interior Designer because firstly it can generate a lot of revenue but also because your work is on display for hundreds if not thousands of people.

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