"Made over in Chelsea: The Irish design house behind Millie Mackintosh’s new-look home. Reality TV star’s London home has been decorated by Dublin-based Arlene McIntyre." Here's the story of our interior design work on Millie's home. VENTURA SHOP VENTURA PODCAST VENTURATV

Interior Design: Made over in Chelsea…Irish Times Home & Design Feature

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11th Apr 2020

A fantastic feature in the Home & Design section of the Irish Times, thanks to Alanna Gallagher, on our interior design work with Millie Mackintosh.

Made over in Chelsea: The Irish design house behind Millie Mackintosh’s new-look home.

Reality TV star’s London home has been decorated by Dublin-based Arlene McIntyre.

The fit-out of a new nursery is a low-key way for decorators to establish a relationship within influential social networks where word of mouth recommendations carry the most sway. Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh chose Dublin-based Arlene McIntyre of Ventura Design to decorate her bohemian London home following a recommendation from her friend, the Howth-born model, fellow reality TV star, and entrepreneur Vogue Williams, whose nursery McIntyre had designed.

McIntyre opened her London office 12 months ago, but by then she already had several celebrity clients on her books. They favour her discreet, underdone, classical style.

She met Vogue Williams through designer Paul Costelloe, after the two – Costelloe and McIntyre – got talking at the Ideal Home Show in Dublin. McIntyre had designed the showhouse at the event and met Costelloe at a stand she had taken with her husband Jurgen Riedel, who specialises in bathroom units. Costelloe was there to talk at an Irish Times event, and he and Riedel immediately hit it off. “The next thing they wanted to set up a meeting to discuss the idea of doing a furniture collection together,” she recalls.

Costelloe later let it slip that he was designing Williams’s wedding dress and that she was expecting a baby. She might need some design advice at home, he said. “You guys should talk.”

Here’s the full Irish Times story of our interior design work on Millie’s home, click  here

Here’s a link to the full portfolio of our work on Millie’s gorgeous home, click here

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