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Suzie Mc Adam Design specializes in creating unique interior designs for both period and contemporary homes. The Studio is commended for creating effortlessly elegant and timeless interiors.  Our Studio projects are known for a playful and original style, merging different eras and moments of design seamlessly to bring a unique aesthetic.

Based in Monkstown, the design philosophy of the studio is to take the requirements and personality of the client, and the context of the building, and turn those into a unique and stunningly designed space. Our goal is to deliver comprehensive interior designed projects that are aesthetically exciting – enhancing & celebrating the architecture of it is surrounded by. 

Meet The Team

Suzie Mc Adam 

Having received an honours degree in Interior Design at the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2010, Suzie Mc Adam left Ireland, to chase her passion and begin her career across the Atlantic in California, working on high-end residential projects for a Palo Alto-based design studio.  

On her return to Dublin in 2011, Suzie established an eponymous design studio, which is now established as one of Ireland’s leading  interior design consultancies, with an impressive portfolio of projects. In 2019 she was named Image Magazine's Interior Designer of the Year, after completion of some of the most significant projects in her career. 


With a natural eye and passion for design and her broad knowledge of period and mid-century pieces through to contemporary styles (and where to source them) gives her projects a unique edge and her clients a noteworthy portfolio of projects.

Unswayed by the passing dictates of design trends, she draws on her love of antiques, colour, vintage furniture, textiles and her latest discoveries to deliver an eclectic richness to each interior space she designs. 

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Deirdre Mc Auliffe
Design Director

Deirdre leads the studio’s large-scale commercial and residential projects while also managing our Interior Design team. She studied Interior Architecture in CIT in Cork before beginning her career as an Interior Designer in Dublin. She briefly worked in Fit Out company prior to joining Suzie McAdam Design as the business started to focus on larger scale projects. She has overseen the expansion of the current design team and is well acquainted with Suzie’s aesthetic having collaborated on many of their key projects.


Isabelle Carton
Commercial Director

Isabelle is a qualified chartered accountant and spent a number of years working at KPMG and ICON Plc. Craving a more creative work environment, Isabelle approached Suzie and originally joined the studio in a business development role. Three years on, Isabelle is now Commercial Director of the business and has an integral role in managing the commercial direction of the company. 

Sorcha Harman

Sorcha attended the National College of Art & Design where she received an Honours Degree Specialising in Textile Design. She brings to the team a wealth of international experience and textile knowledge from working in various design studios in London, Dublin and Los Angeles. Sorcha is our our Design Consultant developing & leading projects  from inception right through to the completion stage. Sorcha enjoys combining texture and form to create highly functional and contemporary spaces.

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Mairead Fox 

Mid Level Designer

Mairead received an Honours Degree in Textile Design from the National College of Art & Design. She has previously been awarded a prize for Innovative & Creative Use of Fabrics from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. She received a Post Grad Diploma in Interior Design from the Interior Design Academy of Ireland and also has a background in luxury retail and customer service. An expert in the studio’s vast textile collection, Mairead has a unique flair for combining beautifully textured fabrics with tasteful trims as well as developing unique palettes for her design projects.


Live Bakken

Live grew up in Oslo, Norway

where she became passionate about Scandinavian Design and natural materials. After beginning her Interior Design degree course in Oslo, Live moved to Dublin and completed her studies at Griffith College, graduating with an Honours Degree in Interior Architecture. She started her career in luxury kitchen design and bespoke furniture becoming passionate about  woods, marbles and metals.


Dervla Donelon
Studio Administrator

Dervla is our Studio Administrator, She previously has worked in London for a private Qatari Interior Design company and loves all things interiors. She also has property management experience having worked for Cosgrave Property Group for over 8 years and also spent 7 years on the board of directors of the Irish subsidiaries of a Dutch FMCG company. Dervla works part time and is our most recent addition to the SMCAD team

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