Dtale is a personal collection of interior design passions, the labour of love of an aspiring Irish, Interior Designer Deirdre O’Connell.

To follow a dream, after 15 years of PR and marketing graft, Deirdre retrained and qualified as an Interior Designer, studying at the IDAI, Dublin and Parsons School of Design, NYC. After five years working 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 and Design Writer.

“Design Tales” are a series of interior love(!) stories, showcasing the incredible work of Interior Designers past and present, and how they have weaved creativity and the aesthete, through functioning interior design.

Shop Dtale” is a collection of curated vintage and new home-objects and wall decor for sale online, inspired by design, colour and the beauty of recycling and re-using.

Get in touch at deirdre@dtale.design


Interested in some design help? It starts with a conversation.

A little advice can go a long way. If you’re overwhelmed by where to start, you can’t figure out why a room doesn’t feel right, or you’d like some ideas for the future, this two hour consultation (onsite or online) will really help.

I’ll walk your home with you, or we’ll look around it on Zoom together, and you can ask what you like. I will make suggestions on layout, ideas and brands which you can then research. The consultation usually lasts 90 minutes and we’ll use the end of the session to share links and brands by email to help you on your way.

This is just the beginning. You won’t get a full room design at the end of our chat, but you’ll get good recommendations on designs or ideas towards the beginning or end of a project.

Two Hour Consultation – €250 in person or €175 online (*travel time may be extra depending on location).