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


Recent Project Work

Project: Making An Entrance, in Victorian Dublin.

Project: A Contemporary Twist on a Period Family Living Room.

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

Project: A Terenure Penthouse Refurbishment With A Contemporary Aesthetic.

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

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

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

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

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

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