dtale by Deirdre O’Connell is a boutique interior design studio based in Dublin, specialising in residential projects in Ireland, and beyond.

After 15 years of luxury PR and marketing graft, Deirdre retrained and qualified as an Interior Designer, studying at the IDAI, Dublin and Parsons School of Design, New York City. Following five years working intensively in the design industry, as a Senior Interior Designer and Project Lead with two of Ireland’s leading luxury design studios, Deirdre is now an independent interior designer leading a small team at dtale. Deirdre also writes a design column in Ireland’s leading lifestyle publication, www.image.ie.

Deirdre O'Connell, dtale Interior Design

Deirdre is the “d” in “dtale”, and the “tales” are the individual stories created through each interior design project. The studio style is charming, classic and whimsy, layered upon a practical approach for real living. Special attention is paid to colour, art and the reuse of furniture, and an ethos that beauty and individuality can be achieved in any project, with any budget.

Please get in touch at studio@dtale.design

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Recent Project Work

Project: Making An Entrance – An elegant hallway is flooded with the joyous Autumnal evening sun in this period home in Dublin’s Georgian quarter.

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Project: The living area and bar following the complete renovation of a beautiful home for a beautiful family in the Midlands, Ireland.

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Project: A calming, restful playroom in a family home in Castleknock, Dublin. Use of built-in joinery to a bay window provides seating and ample storage in an otherwise dead space.

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Project: A laid back Dining Space created in a Castleknock, Dublin family residence. Everything is natural, with rustic tones of wood, distressed gold detailing and odes to nature set against a dark, smoky shade.

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Project: A Contemporary Twist on a Period Family Living Room in a Victorian Dublin home.

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Project: Designing with Colour And Art in a Bright Dublin Open Plan Space.

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Project: A Terenure Penthouse Refurbishment With A Contemporary Aesthetic.

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Project: A Simple Design Scheme for a full Apartment Refresh, Dublin 6W.

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Project: A Dublin hallway gets a vibrant colour pop with an antique Yalameh rug complimenting the contemporary art. Wall paneling, new lighting, stairs runner and a fresh lick of paint.

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Project: A tonal, arty small bedroom renovation in South Dublin.

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Project: A Kildare bedroom vignette showing a classic Cleveland shaped headboard in a fun, peach boucle fabric, paired with embroidered and fringed cushions.

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Project: A small space for a small person, zones for sleep, play and storage in a Dublin family home.

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Project: A colourful mid-century fireside area in a Dublin home.

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Project: Custom wraparound joinery in a small Dublin bedroom, filling that nuisance nook.

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Project: Colour and vibrancy in a small office design and fitout in beautiful Westport, Ireland.

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Project: A contemporary twist on a classic country style for this kitchen renovation in County Laois, Ireland.

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Project: A contemporary living area in a large South Dublin apartment ready for… lounging!

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Project: Our design work for a contemporary show apartment with nods to Scandi design, with the inclusion of a fire as a centre piece to the Living Area.

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Project: Our design work for a contemporary show apartment with nods to Scandi design in the Master Bedroom and Ensuite.

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Project: Our design work for a contemporary show apartment with nods to Scandi design in Main Bathroom.

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