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Kingston Lafferty Design Interiors
Meet Róisin Lafferty, founder and creative director of Kingston Lafferty Design based in Dublin, and discover splendid interiors defined by a timeless elegance.
Recently named Image Interiors & Living Magazine’s Interior Designer of the year, Róisín Lafferty is
What does 'Made in Italy' mean to you?
Who or what has inspired the most your work and style?
“We are creatives” is the phrase that most resonates with me. I believe that creativity is a way of
Describe your design approach and philosophy.
I believe that the spaces that surround us impact our lives hugely. With our designs we take people on an exciting journey, delivering fun and unexpected experiences. We want to push our creativity and create inspiring environments that inject fun and life into those that use them. With a holistic approach, we study the way in which people live and work to create tactile and meaningful design; putting human behaviour at the centre of every project. We see our clients are our collaborators. We question, we listen, we observe. Where a space is public we consider its users: the hypothetical people who make the spaces a reality. For residential projects, we acknowledge that your home is the most important place in the world and that it must work for the homeowner. Equipped with the consideration of how human life will interact with the space we develop design details that will enhance both the aesthetics and the experience.
Craftsmanship is extremely important in what we do. So many of the oldest craft and manufacturing processes are dying out. For me, it is hugely important to value true craftsmanship, quality and skill.
What is the one design/décor you cannot imagine your clients (or yourself) living without?
Decorative lighting is one of the most beautiful ways to express yourself in your home. For me, it is like the jewellery of an interior. Beautiful light fittings can transform a space into something completely breath taking. You can be playful with scale and colour. For me, the Italian design classics are my favourite. Mid-century treasures are something I am always on the lookout for.
What is your idea of the 'ultimate luxury'?
For me, in a busy world of technology, time to creatively think, step away from the hustle and bustle into a beautiful environment is indeed a luxury. The most magical place that I like to spend time in is El Fenn in Marrakech. For me, it was first like stepping into a painting... overflowing with beauty, colour and texture. A feast for the eyes at every turn. It is as calm and tranquil as it is beautiful with the most amazing staff and service. There is no other place like it for me when it come to a luxury escape and indulgence.