Bestselling author Sheila O’Flanagan enlisted the help of interior designer Caroline Flannery when styling her home. Caroline shares the steps to creating a harmonious home filled with pattern and colour.
Q&A for Irish Interiors Winter 2019-2020 Signature Style.
Aileen Lee spoke with Caroline about the RTE 'Celebrity Home of the Year' win.
"Who would be your favourite designer, or style inspiration? I don’t really have a favourite designer — having said that when I travel I will always check out the latest fit-outs which are making waves in the design world. I like to experience design first hand and will make my way to the latest hotel, bar, or restaurant, etc, to take a peek, preferably with a cocktail or two. I have recently returned from a trip to Iceland where I took in an exhibition and lunch at Alvar Aalto’s Nordic House — he was an acclaimed Finnish architect, and it was hugely inspiring."
Caroline worked with famous author John Boyne when upgrading his home which has now won RTE's 'Celebrity Home of the Year'.
"Judges Hugh Wallace, Deirdre Whelan and Peter Crowley were enthralled by the author’s light-filled library on the landing in particular, his garden work room, and the unique bookends that adorn the many book shelves throughout his home."
The news is still sinking in that our client John Boyne has won RTE's 'Celebrity Home of the Year'! Congrats again John!
"Looking for individuality, functionality and clever design, the judges individually scored each of the homes out of 10. This year's winner was none other than John Boyne! The writer, whose books include The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Thief of Time, received a donation for a charity of their choice."
Author John Boynes' home has won RTE's 'Celebrity Home of the Year'. Caroline helped John design the interior.
Caroline spoke with Pat Kenny earlier today about interior design.
Interiors by Caroline has been featured in House & Homes' December edition.
Caroline was featured in The Irish Property Guides with Level Design Solutions. "There is a secret to bringing your interiors to life whilst creating a space tailored to your specific needs, and it involves many years’ experience, a keen eye for detail and of course a whole lot of natural flair..." View Full Feature here >
The Irish Independent spoke to Caroline after her recent showhouse at the Ideal Home Show. "Flannery interpreted Nordic style for Irish tastes by using rugs and faux furs to warm up the starkness of plain wooden floors and by accessorising her showhouse with objects in glass, metallic, pearl finish, brass and nickel, which she associates with Scandinavian craftsmanship." Read full feature here >
"How much could you achieve with 40 square metres of extra space? A lot more than you think, and the great thing is that you don’t need planning permission! Come along and see what Caroline Flannery of Level Design Solutions has achieved. We guarantee you will leave inspired to transform your own home into a more stylish and sophisticated space. The Home Extension Showhouse is set in a spectacular landscaped garden featuring Kilsaran Paving’s exclusive new collection in collaboration with renowned Irish garden designer Diarmuid Gavin and built by Carragh Paving." View More Here >
The Irish Independent spoke with Caroline about her Garden Room Home Extension Showhouse for the Ideal Home Show in Dublin. "Contemporary Nordic style merges with Parisian chic at the Spring Ideal Home Show’s Garden Room Extension Showhouse" View More Here >
Caroline Flannery winning Interior Designer of the Colortrend Interior Design Forum 2013 was unanimously chosen by John Gibson of The Interiors Association and Edelle Roche of Colortrend Paints at the Ideal Home Show. View More Here >