WHAT PEOPLE SAY
From the outset, I was bowled over with how Roisin and the team brought the concept of First Landings to life. In truth, from the initial scheme to today, very little on the design changed, despite Covid-19. The attention to detail is phenomenal, you are compelled to want to touch and feel every finish. First Landings is not just a feast for the eyes, but also for the senses.
The result is everything I envisaged and so much more. Our collaboration reinforces the fact that creativity takes courage and with First Landings, KLD’s bravery has created something very special.
The work you have done at Annesley is just fabulous and is over and above what was ever envisaged or hoped for. All I can say is, you truly are the queen of Irish interior design!
Roisin’s bold use of colour and her vision caught my imagination. It was always a stunning family home but we wanted to take a more contemporary approach with the renovation while staying true to the traditional and classical elements of the space.
My brief was colour and I found a kindred spirit in Roisin. We wanted there to be a connection between the rooms from the whimsy of the playroom and the library to the feminine and exquisite dining room. In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined what we would end up with. There were no limits to what could be created and nothing was deemed off limits (pink dining room!!) or too outlandish (a fully tiled library with indoor planting on the ceiling!). It was exciting and fun and all of that has been infused in to our home.
It was definitely a collaborative process from start to finish and KLD have created a magical space for us to live in with our young family. We feel that the design and brave use of colour has married the old with the new, creating something really special and timeless.
We considered NOJI, KLD and Oikos as our “dream team” and the results are nothing short of amazing.
We knew Róisín’s work and particularly loved how she worked with paint colour and textures so we knew that she was the right person to bring this house to life for us.
It is difficult to put into words how amazing and brilliant KLD was on our home project. The team were an absolute pleasure to work with in every aspect. Words don’t do justice to the quality of the work KLD produce, this is our second project with Roisin and her team and to say we are delighted with the results is an understatement. Roisin took every detail into consideration throughout the design and truly created a home for our family.
Róisín and her team were hired to transform a compact retail shell into an exciting, engaging spot. Róisín, who is known for her graphic, playful, and bold designs, delivered something quite dreamy inspired by installation art and with a palette that pepped up the brand’s maroon logo.
Drawing on imagery of fantastic landscapes and the aesthetics of contemporary art installations, Lafferty has created a mood interior with a play of scales, iridescent surfaces and unusual color combinations.
KLD’s design philosophy is grounded in an appreciation for how people live and work. These observations became the foundation for this project, ensuring those who engage with the space may find both meaning and beauty in their encounters. Cinnamon restaurant invites its visitors to become characters in a story. Upon stepping into the pink and maroon dipped room, they experience their environment in a fun and unexpected ways, cementing KLD’s success in encouraging us to think differently about design.
I had spent a while searching for someone I felt would relish the brief, and Roisin Lafferty and her team did. It was also attractive to me as a woman in business to hire
another woman in business, so the female-led studio was the perfect choice. Roisin and her team encouraged me to do things that I wouldn’t have dared to otherwise.
We have worked with Róisín and KLD for the last 2 years on a wide variety of projects, all of which we look back on as a success. A simple idea we might have will be transformed into a concept and plan by Róisín far beyond what we could have imagined. Róisín and her team never fail to surprise and amaze us with their ideas, enthusiasm and work. No project will be handed over until the very highest of standards have been met by the team at KLD.
DFS partnered with KLD to create the Home of Colour pop-up at the Chocolate Factory in Dublin. In just two days, Roisin and her team transformed this warehouse space into a colourful, rich and vibrant showroom for DFS furniture. Roisin and her team’s positive attitude, creativity, professionalism and warmth, mean that our partnership has been a very successful one. We look forward to our collaborations with KLD and are always impressed with the wonderful designs that they create. KLD never fails to deliver beyond our expectations.
KLD were a professional, creative and powerful force in the design process for The Brick House office. The team at KLD constantly considered the details with the utmost finesse and foresight for a streamlined and high-end space. The resulting office is a fun, contemporary and quirky space that perfectly balances the functional and practical considerations with a wonderfully quirky and creative aesthetic.
We chose to work with KLD on the design of this private office space for their unique aesthetic and design expertise. Their proposed design was bold, creative, and imaginative, but equally so, they paid careful consideration to the space, its purpose and the ends user requirements. They showed immense ability and flexibility in the choosing of materials, ensuring that the project was completed both on time and under budget. Working with the KLD team, we found their approach to be hugely creative, consistently reliable and highly professional at all times.
We are always delighted with the level of professionalism demonstrated, and the fresh, powerful and interesting design ideas. KLD were, and continue to be, an integral part of our re-branding strategy. Their graphic, branding and packaging design continues to strengthen and improve the success and recognisability of our company brand.
KLD put so much effort into making our home beautiful and has created and styled a space that we love spending time in. Furthermore, KLD kept within the project’s budget and timelines and were an absolute pleasure to deal with in every respect.
KLD presented us with a huge quantity of drawings and documentation based on our initial brief to enable us to visualise the end result. It was a difficult and time consuming project due to the conservation restrictions, but KLD managed to obtain planning permission and to overcome all of the hurdles that they were faced with and achieved an extremely impressive result.
Using Kingston Lafferty Design allowed us to make some daring decisions which we may not have been brave enough to make without their trusted input. From the get go they showed total professionalism while still being able to inject humour and fun into everything. They are all truly passionate about what they do and this came across throughout the whole process. Their attention to detail was incredible and the finished product is a house we are beyond thrilled with aesthetically but also and more importantly one that works for us and our family perfectly on a day to day basis.