Hello hello, Design Luvas and welcome back to another episode of Design Talk. This week I am chatting with another fabulous Irish designer and friend Tiffany Jones of Beach House Interiors.
Tiffany's design practice is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland on the west coast which Tiffany draws inspiration from. You could be forgiven for thinking Tiffany focuses on beach houses, but oh no that is just where she started. Tiffany really has a style as versatile and timeless as the landscape around her..with of course, a dash of beachy beauty for good measure.... Love it or what?
I no I no I want her to design my home too. But for now, let's get chatting to the lovely Tiffany and see what inspires her and what design secrets she can give us today :) Enjoy xxx
1: So Tiffany can you tell me a little more about Beach House Interiors?
Beach House Interiors is my design baby which I started about 3 years ago now! Having worked in the industry since 2004 both here in Ireland as well as a 5 year stint overseas, it was a most natural progression for me to start my own design practice. I absolutely adore the whole process and get such a thrill out of creating beautiful spaces for people to enjoy. I called it Beach House as I'm located right beside Lahinch Beach in Co. Clare and a lot of my experience centres around luxury holiday homes from when I worked in the Caribbean. But I cater to every style, not just Beach Houses, and cover everything from turn key new builds to kitchen design as well as some commercial projects too.
2: What has been your favourite interior project you have worked on and why?
Last year I worked on an amazing hotel renovation in Doolin, Co. Clare called Fiddle & Bow. It was such a fun project and involved indulging in one of my favourite pastimes: sourcing lots of interesting antiques and accessories - my personal highlight was getting the green light to purchase an antique taxidermy squirrel, he was definitely the star of the show!
3: What was the inspiration behind this interior?
My client wanted a laid-back luxury style, reminiscent of iconic 5 star retreats such as Soho Farmhouse and Heckfield Place. I love using natural colours and textures so it was really a playground for me to go wild with a palette inspired by our stunning local landscape here in Clare.
4: Omg I want you to do up my apartment! That sounds soo relaxing! :) Anyways, What are your go-to interior shops and why?
My shopping list can vary hugely depending on the style of the project I'm working on.
House of Indi, Rockett St. George, Zara Home, Woo Design and Browsers would all be on my regular checklist though. They all offer really good quality pieces that can be both interesting and timeless depending on how they're applied. The longevity of a design scheme is really important to me - I want my clients to love their home for years to come and also feel like they get good value from their investment. A space can be beautiful and cool without adhering too slavishly to fashions or trends so why not aim for a look that won't date and get the most bang from your buck.
5: I lovvvee Browsers! K this is kinda a hard one but Tiffany what in your view makes a great designed interior?
Ooh! Good question! There are a lot of elements to a great interior. Most importantly though, I think it needs to reflect the people that live within the space and also how they live - it has got to work on a practical level but also hold something of their personality, all while looking utterly beautiful - not too much to ask, is it? :)
6: Hahah not at all! Now miss last but not least what interior designer has inspired you the most in your design career and why?
Do I really only have to pick just one? There are so many designers that I admire and for a lot of different reasons. I'm hugely inspired by my old boss Helen Turkington and her incredible instinct for good design, timeless elegance and beautiful colour palettes. She's also a brilliant businesswoman - which I think is an aspect of the job that can be too often overlooked. From a commercial design perspective, Kelly Wearstler completely blows my mind - she is a true artist. I do also have a pretty long list of Instagram crushes though - Marie Flanagan, Jamb London, Amber Interiors and De Beauvoir Home are among my favourite scroll stoppers - although the list seems to get longer all the time!
I love Amber Interiors and Helen Turkington both are amazing designers! Tiffany thank you so much for taking the time out to interview with me today :) and now be part of the Design Talk team! xxx
And I hope all you reading have enjoyed Tiffany's interview and her take on interior design, I actually want to move to Clare now :) If you would like to work with Tiffany or keep up to date with her check out her website here and instagram here xxx
Style So Simple - Aoife xx
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