Interior Design
for everyday living

About me

With over eighteen years of experience in the design industry, I strongly believe that beautiful, inspiring and functional design can be available to all forms and sizes of both our homes and businesses too. Clever Interior Design should also function in a way that relieves the ever-increasing stresses of our lives by working seamlessly alongside our daily activities and needs.

While working in the banking sector I realised I had to follow my burning passion for Interior Design leading me on to study with RHODEC/Dublin Institute of Design. Since then I have crafted a distinctive portfolio of works, while building some great relationships with a team of trusted tradespeople and many repeat clients.

I spent seven years as a Senior Interior Designer for IKEA Dublin where I learnt to understand and build the brand within the Irish market through market research, home visits and studying peoples life at home I developed sustainable, tailor-made and low-cost Interior Design solutions. Specialising in situations such as living with children and small space living, style trends, furnishing with light and space planning for both store and interior layouts. I also designed and project managed commercial business setups whilst planning projects across the UK and Ireland, further broadening my knowledge of functional, and affordable Interior Design.

I then went on to launch my own Interior Design studio “Interior Living by R.B. Designs” which has been a much-loved success to date, working with my clients on the designs of an exciting and wide array of both large and small-scale residential and commercial projects. Whether you require a one-off design consultation or full Interior Design with hands-on project management, I will work closely with you to understand your vision, expectations and needs by applying a rigorous and creative design process. My open, honest, and holistic approach will take into consideration, your availability, time management, budget, and quality, with the goal of creating unique designs that exceed your expectations.

May 2006 – RTE TV – Showhouse.  
Winner of the design for a family home with a limited €10,000 budget for the whole house!
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Higher end wall decals

Wall decals have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years and by using some of the higher end designs, you can create a playful look for kids that feels stylish too

I tend to steer clear of these in adult spaces but for kids, they’re a great way to make the bedroom a place that they love to be in.

December 2006 – RTE TV – Celebrity Showhouse. Christmas special, Interior Design consultant to Linda Martin and Kevin Sharkey

Magazine article 2005

September 2005 & 2006 – Advice given to the audience as part of the interior design panel.

September 2018 – Article on upcoming design trends 

July 2019 – Advice on the use of clever storage solutions and upcycling.


Ruth is one in a million. It's hard to articulate the immense impact that Ruth had on our Interior design project. Not only is Ruth a consummate expert whose professionalism is second to none, but is also a fantastic and fun person to work with. Our renovation project grew significantly in scope and scale from what we initially planned and Ruth took it all in her stride. Over the several months of working with Ruth her passion and commitment to designing and project managing the renovation of our home was palpable at every stage - From the largest design decisions, to optimising space planning and to the smallest construction details - Ruth had everything under control. Whenever we ran into any issues, Ruth was able to take the pressure off and relentlessly seek out the right solution to help us achieve our goals. Ruth helped transform a house into a home for our family and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. For any future projects, I wouldn't even consider working with anyone other than Ruth - A true gem. Thank you Ruth, we are so grateful to you!
Karen & Max
Ruth is an excellent interior designer, she listened to us, understood our style and what we were looking for and came up with wonderful designs which were practical, stylish and did not cost the earth.
Kerry & David
Full Interior Design of 4 bed detached home in Stillorgan
Ruth recently advised me on the decoration of my bedroom....I am delighted with the calming yet fresh atmosphere she created. She chose colours and fabrics with care, keeping my budget in mind all the time. Her innovative touch lent a look to my room I would not have thought of without her help - Thanks again Ruth.
Full Interior Design of bedroom in Swords
Hi Ruth, we are just home. Blown away is the only way to describe it. You did an amazing job. We love it! Thank you so much, John and Michelle. PS Michelle said the bedroom is outrageously good.
John & Michelle
Full Interior Design & project management of 2 living rooms and master bedroom in Stillorgan
I can’t recommend Ruth from Interior Living enough for the amazing transformations she created for No.5 Natural Organic hair salon and also MyHair in Malahide, she went above and beyond and was a pleasure to work with, thank you Ruth!!

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087 126 7462

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77 Lower Camden St,
St Kevin’s,
Dublin 2.


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