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Sligo company launches Ireland’s first interiors roadshow

Ireland’s first ever interiors roadshow was launched yesterday (January, 31) by Sligo-based company, House/EDIT, an online shoppable interiors platform.

‘Insiders Secrets’ is a series of intimate interior design and style masterclasses run by some of the most stylish Interior Architects in Ireland.

The events, the first of which will take place in Sligo on March 11 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, are unlike any other interiors event ever to be held in Ireland, and will feature a host of big names in the interiors world.

Run in association with Fleetwood Prestige, ‘Insiders Secrets’ will also include a style workshop run by Personal Stylist Orla Sheridan who will be talking all things fashion.

House/EDIT’s Interior Architects Claire Price and Elaine Regan – who are both IT Sligo graduates — as well as special guest Interior Architect and RTE Design Judge Roisin Lafferty of Kingston Lafferty Design — will give accessible and practical tips on interiors.

Other well-known interiors experts at the events will include the founders of companies such as CA Design, April and the Bear, and Dust.

House/EDIT – which has created the concept that will break new ground in the events world — operates houseedit.ie, an online shoppable platform that is changing the way interiors are consumed in Ireland.

“This is a whole new concept for interiors: unique, intimate, round-table events in luxury surroundings. Similar intimate events have proven to be successful in both fashion and beauty and we are now bringing that model to the interiors world,” said House/EDIT co-founder Claire Price.

“We feel there is an appetite for interiors to be consumed in a fun – rather than laborious – context and that’s what ‘Insiders Secrets’ is all about. It will take the chore out of home improvement and make it fun, accessible and exciting. These informative, enjoyable and stylish days out will bring the best of interiors together – from designers and well-known homeware brands to colour experts.”

Guests will learn about defining styles; colour; styling; accessorising and where to source your interior items. Afternoon tea will be served and there will be a Q&A with the industry experts.

Attendees are not only guaranteed a fun day out which answers their specific interiors, design and personal style questions, they will also walk away with goodie bags, spot prizes and exclusive sourcing guides.

                    Claire Price with interiors expert Roisin Lafferty and Elaine Regan

The first in the series of events will be held in Sligo, Galway and Dublin during March and April, with more to be announced later in the year.

Special guests at the events will include:

·      Roisin Lafferty, founder and creative director of Kingston Lafferty Design
·      Orla Sheridan, style expert and personal stylist
·      Carol-Anne Leyden, director and co-founder of CA Design
·      Siobhan Lam, founder of Irish lifestyle and interiors webstore, April and The Bear
·      Sarah Drumm and Lisa Marconi, founders of interior design consultancy and online store, Dust.

Roisin Lafferty, founder of the award-winning Dublin design house company, Kingston Lafferty Design, said, "I am delighted to be joining the House/EDIT team as part of the ‘Insiders Secrets’ events this spring. As part of my involvement in the masterclasses, I hope to give homeowners and aspiring designers inspiring yet achievable ideas and resources to help them create spaces that are uniquely their style.

“Our homes can bring us enormous satisfaction when we achieve a functional yet beautiful space. I hope that my ideas will clearly convey how this balance can be struck in clever and creative ways."

Orla Sheridan, style expert and personal stylist, said, “I am so excited to be part of ‘Insiders Secrets’. I hope to be able to share some of my top styling tips with the audience as well as how to work the latest fashion trends to complement your unique style.

“I hope this experience will empower you to make better long term styling decisions that will benefit both your wardrobe and lifestyle.”

Left: Orla Sheridan

Derek Byrne, Marketing Manager of Fleetwood Prestige, said, 'We are delighted to be involved with the inaugural year of the ‘Insiders Secrets’ events curated by the popular interiors and lifestyle online site House/EDIT. Working with a like-minded brand and having the opportunity to engage with people who have a passion for high-quality interiors and home design is the perfect match for Fleetwood Prestige.”

The events are kicking off this spring in Sligo on Saturday, March 11 (Radisson Blu Hotel), Galway on Saturday, March 25 (The G Hotel) and Dublin on Saturday, April 1 in The Marker Hotel. Tickets cost €65 and are now on sale at: http://houseeditinsiderssecrets.eventbrite.com/