Before & After: Ballsbridge Residence

The Ballsbridge Residence was a large residential project completed in 2015. KLD were appointed to manage the project both in terms of interior architecture and interior design.

The brief for this space was to combine two adjoining properties and completely reconfigure the interior space. The project also involved an extension to the rear of the building to create a more contemporary, spacious family home. 

Bespoke joinery was an important feature of the Ballsbridge Residence, every room features joinery designed by the KLD team.

Living Room Before


Living Room After

Ballsbridge Residence - Library Paneling Photo Credit Barbara Corsico

Circulation was a key consideration for the project – there needed to be a balance between open family space as well as some more private space for mum and dad to relax in.

Kitchen Before


Kitchen After


KLD combined a mix of styles from different eras to create an exciting aesthetic. Salvaged vintage pieces, contemporary furniture and lighting, and custom furniture and lighting were combined to achieve a diverse mix. 

Dining Before


Dining After


In terms of the project overall, the team took a holistic approach to the design. Every decision was considered and discussed to ensure it was the best decision for the client to fit their lifestyle requirements, as well as their aesthetic desires.

Bedroom Before


Bedroom After


Bathroom Before


Bathroom After


See more images on this project here.

Wedding Stationery by Kingston Lafferty Design

Wedding fever is setting in at Kingston Lafferty Design, our very own Kate has got engaged! With Kate in the mists of wedding plans, preparation and creative possibilities there is an air of wedding excitement in the office.

At KLD we offer a complete bespoke wedding stationery service. Original wedding stationary can be designed specifically for you from ‘Save The Dates’ to invitations, table plans to wedding favors and everything in between. Or select from one of our template designs and customise the details and colours to create a unique invitation set.

Wedding Stationary by Kingston Lafferty Design
Bespoke Monogram

All wedding stationary by Kingston Lafferty Design has been designed with a carefully balanced mix of fonts, delicate prints, patterns and colour. The colours and style can be fully customised to suit the scheme of your wedding. Two of our most popular combinations are navy and gold, and navy and red.

Wedding Stationary by Kingston Lafferty Design
Wedding Stationary Set

The text on our invitations has been carefully considered by the KLD team. However this is just a suggestion, the wording on wedding stationary is extremely personal. This can be fully customised to reflect each couple and their ceremony. The wording for the directions and activities card will be individual to each venue and therefore unique to you! Each wedding stationary set has a bespoke monogram where the initials represent the first initial of the names of the couple getting married. These can be used as tags and stamps as well as printed on the invitation.

Wedding Stationary by Kingston Lafferty Design
Full assemble available by the KLD team

Our maps are also created specially for you. They will help guide guests to the chosen venues on your big day. Our maps are fully designed to represent the journey for your guests, using coordinates and landmarks to make the journey as easy as possible for them. The icons we use to mark the locations on the map can also be designed specially for you, like having the exact car on the map to match the car collecting you on the day.

Wedding Stationary by Kingston Lafferty Design
Map & Activities Card
Wedding Stationary by Kingston Lafferty Design
Complete Wedding Stationary Set, by Kingston Lafferty Design

Our range of template options include rustic, vintage and contemporary monochrome sets. We can work to your desired aesthetic. To see more of our Wedding Stationary designs please check out our website…

Poppy & Parlour – wedding invitation design

Poppy & Parlour is another part of what I have been up to. Set up also with Susanna Kingston, Poppy & Parlour focuses on offering bespoke design ideas ranging from wedding stationary, event styling, gift ideas, personal boxes, event organisation and invitation design. Here are some of our wedding stationary options. This set is based on a vintage theme. We were inspired by vintage maps and postcards, black and white, antique sketches and decorative, ornate fonts and embellishments. Our designs are bespoke to each project and can cover every genre.

The EZ Cube

…construction begins….

I have been working on some new projects since finishing my Masters last month. Myself and my colleague Susanna Kingston have formed a partnership called Kingston Lafferty Design and we have been working on a few corporate jobs. We just finished a piece for Emission Zero. They wanted us to create a bespoke eco-friendly installation to promote their brand as well as up and coming designers. We created a piece called the ez-cube. This was a 2.5m high cube that was comprised of recycled cardboard tubes. The tubes were coloured in the brands colours and were gradiated both in tone and length leading to the central piece which was Emission Zero’s logo. The cube was designed to have high impact on passers by and the strong forms and colours achieved this aim well. The cube was launched at the RDS Dublin at this years Irish Sustainable Building Show. It will reappear at the upcoming Plan Expo Event. All elements of the structure were made from eco friendly materials including eco friendly glue and eco friendly paint. This was part of the brief given to us by Emission Zero, a carbon offsetting and emission consultancy.