Luxury hotel designer spent 15 years crafting the interior of one historic home in Waterford

Bleach House, Villierstown, Cappoquin, Co Waterford.

Asking price: €850,000

Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes (01) 237 6433

So you’ve just bought an empty period home almost eight times the size of a standard semi-d. How are you even going to start furnishing and decorating? Importantly, how can you do it right? Because this is an important historic home.

When the owners of Bleach House at Villierstown, Co Waterford, first bought their enormous, elegant, but rundown Regency-era mansion on the outskirts of the town in 1999, their good fortune determined that the very first person they befriended in the area was designer Stephanie Hennessy.

The Los Angeles-born interior designer had moved to Ireland for the new millennium after 30 years travelling the globe and designing the interiors of the world’s most luxurious hotels.

And 15 years after she first engaged the project, she’s still working on Bleach House. “Right now, I’m

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Building Rs 20 Cr turnover company with Rs 20K, how this Nashik entrepreneur grew his interior designing busin

It’s great to dream but to turn dreams into a reality, one needs to hustle.

Behzad Kharas has seen a lot of ups and downs in pursuit of his dream to become an architect. 

He grew up watching his father work as the chief project architect of the current King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa. At a very young age, when Behzad was in Class VI, he had to leave his parents in Bahrain and moved to Nashik with his grandparents due to the First Gulf War.

After pursuing his Class XII exam, Behzad earnestly wanted to pursue architecture, however, due to scoring low in his entrance examination, he was told he could never be an architect. 

But, he didn’t lose hope. 

Behzad re-applied for exams and this time, he stood 56th in the Maharashtra state entrance exams and received a scholarship seat in Mumbai. 

Having topped

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Interior designers to get accreditation scheme, Singapore News & Top Stories

The Society of Interior Designers Singapore (Sids) will launch an Interior Design Accreditation Programme by next year to uphold the level of professionalism in the industry and help consumers make more informed choices before engaging designers.

This was announced by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and National Development, at the fourth Singapore Interior Design Awards yesterday.

Speaking as the guest of honour at the event held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Ms Indranee said “this will be a significant milestone in the transformation journey to enable the accredited design professionals to collaborate and build stronger trust with the clients”.

Sids and the DesignSingapore Council started developing a transformation road map for the interior design profession in 2018, as there was a growing appreciation for and awareness of interior design in Singapore, but still a distinct lack of skills and

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Society of Interior Designers Singapore to launch accreditation programme by 2021, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS) will launch an Interior Design Accreditation Programme by 2021, in a move to uphold the level of professionalism within the industry and help consumers make more informed choices before engaging designers.

This was announced by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and National Development, at the 4th Singapore Interior Design Awards (SIDA) on Thursday (Dec 3).

Speaking as the guest of honour at the event held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Ms Indranee said: “This will be a significant milestone in the transformation journey to enable the accredited design professionals to collaborate and build stronger trust with the clients.”

SIDS and the DesignSingapore Council started developing a Transformation Roadmap for the interior design profession in 2018, as they found that there was a growing appreciation and awareness for interior design in

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Interior designer’s Wildwood home is effortlessly comfy with a functional minimalist vibe

About four years after Dani Harris and Kristin Jordan founded Louisville interior design firm Knot & Co., the pair began working on their first residential project: Harris and her husband’s 1950s home in Wildwood. Harris and Jordan had already designed interior environments for various commercial properties around town — including an office for nonprofit Seed to Oaks, as well as the former Scarlet’s Bakery properties — but they were hoping to add some houses to their portfolio as well.

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See How a New Kind of Design Retail Space Thrives in Brooklyn

The year 2020 saw the shuttering of many brick-and-mortar stores, as quarantine measures and a slowed economy decreased the traffic that typically sustains physical retail spaces. In the midst of this all, fashion designer turned design collector and curator Alan Eckstein found himself crafting a new kind of design retail space in Brooklyn: The Somerset House, “a spacious, light-filled space in Williamsburg that blends decades and styles to create something totally its own.”

Alan sits in a chair at the Somerset House.

Kendall Mills

Alan, who has spent his free time over the past years amassing a respectable collection of international and domestic vintage design, began to move into the world of interior staging after a townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village that he staged in 2019 sold in just a matter of weeks. Staging, which is intended to bring out the best of a space through thoughtful styling of furniture

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Subaru Forester Long-Term Interior Driveway Test

Our long-term 2019 Subaru Forester Touring’s interior is one area we wanted to really hone in on over a number of months with it. Though Subaru’s interior functionality and space have long been key reasons people choose the brand, interior design and quality have been reasons they’ve looked elsewhere. A compromise needed to be made.



a close up of a car


Subaru is trying to lift itself out of this rut with the higher trims of its latest models. The upmarket interiors of the Outback and Legacy are swathed in decent-feeling leather (or leather-substitute), contrast stitching, attractive trim and piano black accents. However, Subaru’s best seller, the Forester, is a mixed bag of new, premium Subaru and old, sensible-shoes Subaru.

The Touring model we’ve lived with over the past year is one of the best examples of this most-of-the-way-there design. Its two-tone style with medium brown leather, white stitching and black contrasting elsewhere is decidedly upmarket.

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10 Editors’ Picks From Interior Design’s November Edition of LAUNCH

Pink and blue hues caught the attention of our editors in Interior Design‘s November edition of LAUNCH. 

1. Penrose by La Chance

Mathematician Roger Penrose’s “impossible triangle” research inspired Berlin-based designer Hayo Gebauer’s dining table, its geometric legs overlapping and blending to appear entirely different depending on the viewing angle.

Standouts: The solid ash mortise-
and-tenon base is available in soft two-tone stain combinations like orange/pale, pink/dark blue, and black/brown/white. The neon face is available in clear glass, too. 

2. Stacks Denim by Another Human

Designer Leah Ring’s bench, an interpretation of meditation cushions, was originally outfitted in elegant velvet, but a casual reverse-jean version offers a flexible perch for urban living.

Standouts: Fabricated in Los Angeles, the cushions are sold as a set of five, with the bright, contrasting color welts available for custom order.


3. Fearless Living

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Subaru Forester Touring Interior Driveway Test | Long-Term test

Our long-term 2019 Subaru Forester Touring’s interior is one area we wanted to really hone in on over a number of months with it. Though Subaru’s interior functionality and space have long been key reasons people choose the brand, interior design and quality have been reasons they’ve looked elsewhere. A compromise needed to be made.

Subaru is trying to lift itself out of this rut with the higher trims of its latest models. The upmarket interiors of the Outback and Legacy are swathed in decent-feeling leather (or leather-substitute), contrast stitching, attractive trim and piano black accents. However, Subaru’s best seller, the Forester, is a mixed bag of new, premium Subaru and old, sensible-shoes Subaru.

The Touring model we’ve lived with over the past year is one of the best examples of this most-of-the-way-there design. Its two-tone style with medium brown leather, white stitching and black contrasting elsewhere is decidedly upmarket.

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Global Interior Design Services Market (2020 to 2025) – Growth, Trends and Forecast

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 2, 2020–

The “Interior Design Services Market – Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

With the advent of the current slowdown in world economic growth, the Interior Design industry has also suffered a specific impact. Still, it is expected to maintain a relatively optimistic growth in the forecast period. The interior designing services market involves consulting and designing services provided to clients in various sectors to design the client’s working environment.

Construction activities across the world, improvements in the standard of living, and rising incomes of the population are factors driving the market. The increasing trend of construction in developed economies such as the United States is likely to increase the demand for interior design services.

Consumer experience and leisure activities are changing in the current scenario across the globe. As people are getting rich, they are buying new homes or renovating

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