Ventura Design

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Interior designer Arlene McIntyre   revamped a large property in Castleknock, Co Dublin.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

“The previous owner of this house, was clearly a fan of the TV show The Love Boat,” says Arlene McIntyre, of Ventura Design, the interiors firm tasked(...)

Custom-made bunks generally make a room look much neater and give ample opportunity to build in plenty of storage

Kids accumulate an unearthly amount of stuff in their bedrooms from toys to sports gear, books to games – and that’s before you factor in clothes, sho(...)

Ideal Home Show: 240 stands spread across almost three acres at the RDS

The Ideal Home Show runs from October 27th-30th at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Ballbridge Dublin 4. Upwards of 26,000 people are expected to visi(...)

A big increase in visitor numbers is expected at the PTSB Ideal Home Show at the RDS.

A sharp rise in house building and renovation activity here is being reflected in the Permanent TSB Autumn Ideal Home Show, which takes place next we(...)

Baby Ventura cot:  In a post-gender society it is hard to believe that the colour-coding of pink for girls and blue for boys was once the reverse

The nursery has moved on from its Victorian origins as a room hidden from view at the top of the house, where children were expected to be seen but no(...)

Ventura Design’s new showroom in Deansgrange  features an entire wall of upholstered headboards

Headboard heaven Interior designer Arlene McIntyre, of Ventura Design, has opened new showrooms in Deansgrange, Dublin, where different room sets sh(...)

Conor Pope in his newly painted home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Truth be told, I didn’t think it was possible for my living space to be genuinely transformed with a few tins of paint and I was, if anything, even mo(...)

A Ventura Design showhouse in Silveracre, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood Photography

There’s no business like showhome business and Arlene McIntyre of Ventura Design is one of a small number of decorators who developers call in to turn(...)

Top tip: ‘green is very happy with grey schemes, adding lots of depth without being too showy’

Go Green While blue accents dominated cushions, curtains, throws and rugs for the past few seasons, green tones took centre stage at the recent int(...)

Ardilea Crescent comprises 26 large four- and five-bedroom houses and 48 apartments, designed by  McCrossan O’Rourke Manning

Ardilea off Roebuck Road in Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, is a well-established development filled with wide, tree-lined roads all named after American univ(...)

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