20 Questions: Amy, KLD Interior Architect

Amy is an Interior Architect on the KLD team and has been with the company since Oct 2015. With a mind for details, dimensions and computer shortcuts, Amy is in many ways the KLD mother figure, always helping steer ship and guiding the team. Her adventurous spirit and love of the outdoors is immediately apparent and some might even say contagious!

1. What could you not live without? 

A Sea View.

2. Where would be your ideal weekend break?

Wild camping on the west coast of Ireland.


3.  Who would you turn to in a time of need? 

My Dad, always! He’s my champ (and on every emergency contact form ever).


4. What inspires you? 

People who set their dreams as their goals and go after them NOW, not later.

5. Your favourite gadget or app? 

Google maps is my constant love-hate companion.

6. What’s on your bucket list? 

Buy a little van, convert it into a camper and take a wee break to travel around Europe seeking inspiration (and rock climbing).


(Photos from van.crush on instagram, I’m obsessed!)

7. How would you describe yourself in 3 words? 

A Problem Solver.

8. What is your favourite saying? 

You only live once, so live now.

9. When did you realise you wanted to be an architect?

I grew up granddaughter to a QS and daughter to a contractor, some might say it’s in the blood…I call it early age conditioning! But on a heartfelt note, architecture is the perfect marriage of boundless creativity and practical problem solving – that is just me to the core. It’s a vocation and one I could never imagine wanting to leave.

10. How would you describe your family? 

Loving, outdoorsy, hilarious. They are my ideal people, wouldn’t swap them for anything!


11. What would be your number one design tip? 

Nothing is forever so go with your gut and make that change!

12. How would you describe your style? 

Simple shapes, earthy tones, soft textures with a standout piece of jewelry – loving brassy tones and bold shapes at the moment!

13. Favourite place to eat in Dublin?

 Breakfast at BiBi’s Cafe, the turkish eggs are a real game changer, no other brunch can now compare! I’m ruined.


14. Favourite hotel in the world?

I’m hoping Delphi Lodge in Connemara is about to become my fav! I have a weekend trip coming up soon and cannot wait to visit this beautiful place.


15. Favourite thing about design?  

That it can come entirely from within, giving the most incredible feeling when you pull together all the little parts to create a beautiful whole. There is a satisfaction in designing and seeing it become a reality that can’t be topped.

16. Favourite bar in Dublin? 

Fallons is my local and I love nothing better than going with my flatmates for a hot whiskey and several packets of tayto, squished into the front booth. Its authentic and that’s all it needs to be.

17. What’s in your handbag? 

All the important things; hand cream, nail file, mini mirror, tiny useless hairbrush, five million bobbiepins and a front pocket full of receipts that “I’ll file away”. Someday.

18. What’s your favourite movie?

Moonrise Kingdom for the romantic idealist in me…Deadpool for the tear-streaked-face-from-laughing me.

19. What’s your stress reliever? 

Rock climbing with pals after a day of work is the absolute cure for tiredness/stress/ general ennui. At weekends it brings me to my favourite outdoor places were you can just breathe again.


20. What’s on your to-do list for 2017? 

Open Pot Bellied Pig Cafe for our lovely client Lema and then… buy that van! Dreams are for now, and I’d best get on it.