Hear what clients have had to say

As General Manager of The Kingsley Hotel, I am delighted to write a glowing testimonial for our interior designer, Sinead Cassidy, whose work over the past eighteen months or so has transformed the look and feel of the hotel.

Our collaboration with Sinead has been exceptional. Her dedication to imaginative design concepts and innovation is outstanding. Her organisational skills and follow-through on every element of her work have combined to create a relationship founded on trust and respect between her and our management team and staff.

Our working relationship with Sinead has been marked by her innate ability to understand our vision for the hotel and incorporate it into design concepts in ways we never thought possible. She has seamlessly blended the rich history of the hotel with a light and airy contemporary design. The incorporation of flora and fauna synonymous with the iconic River Lee and Lee Fields into our décor, using luxurious fabrics, wallpaper and lighting,  has refreshed the public areas of the hotel and brought a touch of nature’s beauty indoors.

The utilisation of Cork-based photographer Ted Murphy’s captivating imagery, focusing on the picturesque beauty of Crosshaven, Kinsale, west Cork, and beyond is an example of Sinead’s dedication to authenticity and community integration. Sinead has also worked with local newspapers and historians to secure historical photography associated with the site of the hotel, as well as commissioning stunning artwork from a number of prominent local artists. The historical importance of the Lee baths has in this way been woven into our design narrative, striking a delicate balance between modern and contemporary design with a respectful nod to the past. 

The benefits reaped from Sinead’s transformative work have been remarkable. Our once relatively mundane public areas now exude a vibrancy that resonates with our guests, which in turn has created an atmosphere that is a source of inspiration to our staff.

Sinead’s innovative concepts, meticulous organisation and dedication have created a space that will be cherished by guests and staff for years to come. We are immensely grateful for this remarkable journey of transformation. The blending of old and new has garnered high praise from our guests and team, who often remark on the seamless fusion of past and present. The enhancements Sinead has introduced have not only improved the aesthetic appeal, but also elevated the overall guest experience. Sinead’s contribution has undoubtedly played a key role in making The Kingsley Hotel a highly sought-after and memorable destination. 

-Fergal Harte, General Manager, The Kingsley Hotel, Cork

After years of “self decorating” I finally decided I needed someone to help me bring a professional touch to my home.  From the very beginning I found Sinead so easy to work with.  She is an attentive listener and worked with me to find a décor that suited our home while guiding me on colours and textures that worked for every part of the house.  Our meetings were efficient and very well structured and after each session all was clearly documented which allowed me to check and review with ease.  I also found the pricing structure for Sinead’s service was very transparent as well as the cost of curtains, furnishings etc. 

Sinead has built a team of fitters for curtains and furnishings which are second to none and as easy to deal with as her.  Each fitting was carried out with great professionalism, on time and with excellent results.

I would recommend Sinead to anyone looking for guidance and advice when taking the journey to decorating and fitting out their home in order to achieve a very high standard.

-Adrienne Rodgers, Douglas, Cork

Sinead is both an amazing person and interior designer. When we decided to renovate our changing room we relied heavily on Sinead’s guidance as we have little to no experience with interiors.
Sinead was a pleasure to work with, so helpful and never put us under pressure to go in a specific direction. We are so happy with the end result and would highly recommend Sinead to anyone looking to make some changes to their home or business.

-Cian O Flynn/Ian Murphy, ATP Fitness, Donnybrook, Co. Cork

We contacted Sinéad when we decided to do up our sitting room, kitchen living area and bedroom. From our first phone conversation with Sinead we just clicked and it was a pleasure to work with her throughout the process. We loved Sinead’s ideas and suggestions and nothing was ever too much trouble for her. She assisted in every aspect from design to sourcing furniture and accessories to recommending tradesmen to build bespoke units and furniture. We absolutely adore our new rooms and couldn’t recommend Sinéad highly enough.

-Karen, Co. Cork

I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Sinead during the renovation of our home. Sinead has an amazing eye and a particular skill in my opinion at incorporating colour. She achieved an amazing result in our home and I appreciate it every time I walk through the front door. I can’t imagine her job was made any easier by the fact my wife and I have quite differing taste but Sinead achieved a spectacular result which we both love.
When it came to upgrading my dental surgery it was a no brainer to approach Sinead to lead the design. Even with the confines of the clinical requirements of a dental surgery Sinead found amazing ways to incorporate Wow features within it and the results are truly outstanding. Sinead’s expertise really reduced the stress levels during the project and her vision kept us on track throughout. I can’t speak highly enough of Sinead and feel no matter what the project that her help would be invaluable

-Eoin Mills, Airport Dental Clinic, Cork

Recently I decided to redesign my living room with the help of Sinead. She listened and knew exactly how to best use colour and lighting and because of her amazing taste she has given my room the Wow factor. She showed me how a little touch of class in a simple elegant wallpaper can be so worth it. Keeping my old furniture and upstyling with fabric and paint has both given them a new lease of life as well as being perfect for my budget. Sinead has made my room the heart of our home and has probably saved me money in the long run. There isn’t one single thing I’d change about my new room. I had a wonderful experience of working with Sinead and I am forever grateful to her.

-Ann Mullaney, Ballinhassig

Sinéad Cassidy Design is just so professional & excellent her ideas are fabulous & nothing is a problem for her

-Niamh Horgan, Frankfield, Cork

Sinead is a true professional and a pleasure to work with -she transformed my kitchen and guest bathroom 18 months ago with amazing design and style. When I wanted to upgrade my sitting room and office area last December I went to Sinead again without hesitation. What I loved about Sinead was that she showed genuine excitement and great vision around possibilities. She understood exactly what I wanted and delivered beyond my expectations. Sinead was so easy to work with, quick to respond, had great vision, creative ideas, used colour brilliantly, paid attention to detail and ensured I would love the results…and I do!
I am planning on converting a bedroom into a dressing room and I will 100% have Sinead design it – I cannot recommend Sinead highly enough and look forward to working with her again

-Fionnuala Dwyer, Rochestown, Cork

Sinead is fantastic to work with. We recently moved to our new offices in Douglas and Sinead helped with the design and finishes and we are delighted with the results. She is a pleasure to work with because she is easy going, flexible and produces beautiful work. I would not hesitate to recommend Sinead for anyone’s design needs.

-Karl Slyne, Corporate Client, Cork

We gave Sinéad a large project, a limited budget and an area which was used by a variety of people. The results were fantastic and on budget.
Thanks Sinéad.

-Garry Bogue, Corporate Client, Cork

We have an old quirky house which provided Sinead with some ‘interesting’ challenges as she undertook to do up two teenage girls attic bedrooms & a shared boys bedroom.
The brief was to update sleeping accommodation, design adequate storage & study areas, solve poor lighting and give a bit of unique personality to each room.
Sinead use of mainly bespoke furnishings resulted in making best possible use of what are compromised spaces. Adding her interesting/individual colour schemes resulted in three beautiful, fully functional and comfortable bedrooms.
Sinead was a pleasure to deal with as were the people she recommended to help with the job.

-Maeve O Shaughnessy, Blackrock, Cork

Sinéad Cassidy Design provided invaluable guidance to me in regard to renovating/redesigning my kitchen living space. Sinéad was absolutely amazing, fun to work with, truly professional, reliable and always available. Her keen expert eye with colour schemes and finishing touches is beyond compare. My kitchen living space has been transformed and I cannot thank & praise Sinéad enough.

-Fiona Gould, Blarney

Sinead worked with us on designing our kitchen and selecting paint colours on our recently renovated house in Dublin. Her input was invaluable and the result is fantastic! I had some ideas myself and it gave me lots of confidence when she was able to confirm what would work well but more importantly what wouldn’t, thereby saving me lots of time and money. Having someone to talk through it with was a great support, especially as these are expensive choices you’re going to have to live with for a long time! Sinead’s advice was always really practical and she was extremely easy to work with. She was able to suggest options I would never have thought of and that’s made all the difference. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

-Carmel Brennan, Drumcondra, Dublin

We had done an extension a few years ago and had never found satisfactory bedroom furniture for an awkward corner. Sinéad designed a window seat with storage underneath and an adjoining wardrobe to fit the space. And got someone to build it for me! Add that to the great help picking colours, curtain fabrics and wallpaper, encouraging me to be brave, and I couldn’t recommend her more highly. Money very well spent, thank you Sinéad!

-Maria O’Reilly, Cork

Working with Sinead was a wonderful experience.
She really listened to me and made the process so simple and straightforward. Nothing is too much trouble for Sinead and she really goes out of her way to make sure that you; the client is happy.
She also has some great contacts which makes the whole process easier.
I love my “new” home!

-Mary Butler, Ballincollig

Sinead worked with me last year on various projects throughout my home. The projects entailed sourcing samples of tiles, choosing colour schemes, re-upholstering items and sourcing new pieces of furniture and light fittings. Sinead always selects the most appropriate item that suits the client’s specific tastes and budget.

Sinead is a thorough professional, down to earth and is a pleasure to work with. She adds a personal touch and flair you won’t find anywhere else. Apart from Sinead’s obvious talents, she is just a lovely lady to deal with, which helps enormously when one is under pressure building, renovating or decorating. Sinead recommended upholstering existing items or painting cabinets instead of replacing them which makes a project much more cost effective.

Sinead has an excellent panel of tradesmen to choose from in terms of painters, upholstery, curtain fabric suppliers, cabinet makers etc.

The highest praise I can give Sinead is that it is a real pleasure to live in our home.

-Caroline Boles, Charleville, Co. Cork

Thanks so much to the amazing Sinead Cassidy, Interior Designer Cork who helped us with the sale of our home and the start of  our new family adventure. We almost didn’t feel like moving after her work was completed! We could not recommend Sinéad any higher for anyone thinking of changing things up. Even my kids are going to bed earlier because they want to go into their rooms so much…. that’s priceless 😂😂

-Conor Twomey, Model Farm Rd., Co. Cork

Just wanted to say thank you Sinéad once again for your help with choosing the colours for our house. It looks great. I still can’t believe how spot on you were with the choices. We moved in on 21st December and we’ve had lots of friends and family visiting who have all complimented the colours.

-Norma Lane, Ballintemple, Co. Cork

I have used Sinead’s services to update my living room, hall and kitchen. Having worked with her before on another project for a tennis club (which turned out amazingly) I knew we would work well together but, that was an understatement. She took on board what I had in mind and developed it so perfectly. The ease of choosing colours and fabrics was because she had really understood what I was looking for and the service she provided was fantastic. Because this was all done during a pandemic it was hard for me to source samples / tradesmen / furniture etc. but she made that a breeze. Her eye for detail and style is superb. We are beyond happy with the result and i’m already eyeing up other areas for redecoration for Sinead to cast her eye on. I would highly recommend her services to anyone. Thanks Sinead.

Jacqui O Mahony, Douglas.

We needed to update the whole of our clubroom in the tennis club. Flooring, furniture and colours had to be chosen. But it was not simply a matter of choosing new items, these items had to stand the test of time and be hard wearing but yet stylish. We hired Sinead to come and help us as she had previous experience in this area and we were not disappointed. Not only did she come up with several suggestions and samples of each, she completely transformed the room, bringing it from a well worn area to a fabulous stylish modern common area for all members and visitors and the feedback from everyone is incredibly positive. Things that we would not have thought of were updated and the attention to detail was superb. All the tradesmen were sourced by Sinead and the whole project with supervised by her. It was completed very quickly and painlessly which was not an easy task as the club is used so much all day, every day. It was also kept to the exact budget – incredible! We are very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend Sinead Cassidy Designs to anyone.

Ballinlough Tennis Club, Ballinlough Rd, Cork.

Sinead worked with us as we refreshed our clubhouse and added to some of external features. Throughout the entire process she was incredibly helpful and insightful. She had a clear vision for us based on a deep insight into our brief. She helped source wonderful materials for us and was an absolute pleasure to work with. As a result she has transformed the interior of our clubhouse and provided us with a wonderful visual outside as well. We cannot thank or praise her enough.

Mike Ryan, President, Douglas Tennis Club.

Working with Sinead has been an absolute pleasure. I had never worked with an interior designer before and was quite apprehensive. I really didn’t know what to expect. Sinead quickly put me at ease and although I was unable to verbalise ‘my style’, she somehow managed to figure it out. Then came the magic, she interpreted my likes and transformed them into colour and texture. I absolutely love the result – the colours, materials and textures are just right for us and our home.

I highly recommend Sinead, her lovely presence and fantastic eye.

Denise, Carrigaline