Creative interior design studio specialising in innovative and bespoke interiors.


Client Testimonials

After a project is complete, my clients are often kind enough to share some feedback on their experience of  working with me.  Here are some of their kind and appreciated words.

Having looked on the internet for an interior designer for ages we finally decided on Emerald Design.

We chose the company because we got a really good feel from the website and we loved the blog full of fun design inspiration. I made an inquiry via the website and within a day or two Karen Hughes had contacted us. We had a small budget and a one bed apartment that we wanted designed in a ‘sophisticated pretty chic style’.

Karen was so helpful throughout the process, translating our ideas of colour and design into reality. The enthusiasm, passion and attention to detail Karen brought to the project was so reassuring.  We are absolutely thrilled with the result, it is above and beyond what we had ever imagined possible in an apartment space.

The upholstery and light fittings Karen chose are especially stunning!  We love our new home!

Thanks to all at Emerald Design.

Annie and June,
Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin.

I am absolutely delighted with what Emerald Interior Design has achieved in our home. It’s more than I could have anticipated. Karen totally understood what we wanted and she came up with some fantastic ideas which we would never have thought of on our own. She even had all our family photos reframed and we now have a gallery area displaying our treasured photos……. Fantastic!

Karen was on hand every step of the way and was at the end of the phone whenever I needed her, no matter how trivial my question may have seemed.

We now have a beautiful home, which we could never have achieved without Karen’s help. I would highly recommend Emerald Interior Design to anyone considering home improvements. The whole process was not only stress free, but it was a very enjoyable experience.

Pat Murphy,
Driminagh Dublin 12

Dear Karen

It is with pleasure and satisfaction I am writing to convey appreciation on behalf of my husband and I on the prompt completion of your work.

The end result is far beyond our initial expectations and I compliment you on quality of materials chosen, colour and design, all of which uplifts our spirit daily.

I would have no hesitation to recommend Emerald Interior Design and have no doubt with this standard of work of your continued success.

Yours sincerely,
Catherine Tuohy
Parkview, Castleknock, Dublin 15

We engaged Emerald Interior Design to re-design and decorate our living room. The room is dual aspect with different shaped windows so getting the window treatments right was vital. Karen had wonderful creative ideas which I would never have thought of and helped me to see the potential of the space.

Karen listened to us and involved us throughout the project. We simply could not have achieved what we achieved without the help of Karen and her team.

I have no hesitation in recommending Emerald Interior Designs to anyone considering undertaking a refurbishment.

Valerie Marshall,
Castleknock Dublin 15

Emerald Interior Design undertook a major refurbishment project in our home I couldn’t be happier with the service they provided. Karen’s ability to understand our needs, and deliver such fantastic results is amazing. Her professionalism and management skills ensured a stress free project for us. We now have a home we truly love, and all at a budget we could afford.

I already have and will continue to recommend her services.

Caroline Shanahan,
Terenure Dublin 6W


This is just a quick note to thank you and your team for the beautiful curtains you provided in my home. I am absolutely delighted with the results. The curtains are stunning and show off the windows beautifully. They have been complimented by everyone who has seen them.

You were a delight to work with, energetic, enthusiastic and full of creative ideas. I also want to compliment your installation team who did a wonderful job and left no mess whatsoever. I have recommended your services to all my friends.

M Mitton,
Castleknock, Dublin 15

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