Suzie Mc Adam 
Founder

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. 

Suzie’s design philosophy 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. Her goal is to deliver comprehensive interior designed projects that are aesthetically exciting – enhancing & celebrating the interior design– whilst providing the functionality required by users of the space.

 

With a natural eye and passion for design, Suzie is constantly developing her curating service. 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. Suzie has recently become a judge on RTE's Home of the Year.

 

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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.

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Sorcha Harman
Team Lead &
Senior Designer

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 an award-winning studio in Los Angeles. Sorcha is our Team Lead and Senior Designer, developing projects from inception right through to the completion stage. Sorcha enjoys combining texture and form to create highly functional and contemporary spaces.

Mairead Fox 

Junior 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.

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Live Bakken

Junior Designer

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 an expert in wood, marble and metal. Live is our most recent addition to the SMCAD team.

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Claire Murphy

Press & Social Media Manager

After reading English at uni, Claire graduated from London College of Printing with a PostGrad in Publishing and worked on numerous publications in London where she was based for 12 years. A move to Johannesburg saw her team up with Ardmore Design to assist the heritage brand with marketing and social media. On relocating to Dublin, she joined the team at Suzie McAdam where she manages the brand’s social media and press.