Classic Irish Pub Shopfront

I discovered a Classic Irish Pub Shopfront in Kilkee. It’s got everything I love about a traditional shopfront. The classic Irish small townhouse building with a gorgeous timber shopfront with neat little corbels all painted the same colour as the building. It has lovely marble effect letters in a classic font, cute net curtains and […]

Display of Vintage Tools in a Pub

Doesn’t this look like a great way to display vintage tools on a pub wall? I think the size of the frames has a lot to do with how this looks so good. The ornate gold frames are bulky and deep so the tools sit into them very well. The dark grey wall is a […]

Citroen Van has arrived at Butler & Barry

The new(old) Citreon Van has arrived at Butler and Barry . It is being converted into a cocktail bar and servery. Just love how it sits neatly under the canopy! Check out the photos of the whole of Butler and Barry Gastropub in Bray right here. It’s worth a look and worth a visit for […]

How Small Can a Table be?

I’m fascinated to see this 500mm wide table. It’s about 2 meters long. It just shows you that in certain places people will sit at a narrow table. It is cramped but they don’t seem to mind as the product is great….it’s a healthy option style deli/cafe.

Maison de Verre, Paris…worth a visit.

One of the most amazing houses I’ve been to is Maison De Verre in Paris. Designed by Pierre Chareau in 1928, it was one of the first houses to use “industrial” materials and fixtures with a more traditional style of home décor. We booked a few months in advance because the house is rarely opened […]

Ceiling Design-Bringing a flat ceiling to life

We recently created this simple inexpensive detail for one of our bar ceilings. It is simply MDF cut into 70mm wide strips and fitted to the ceiling and painted. The curve is a bit more tricky but curves are not necessary –  just have 2 layers of border rectangles or even divide into a series […]

Butler and Barry Gastrobar, Bray

Our latest creation opens next week. Butler and Barry Gastrobar in Bray(over Sealife) is opening its doors on Tuesday. Butler and Barry are 2 gentlemen, one travels the world collecting curious objects to bring back and show here, the other is the food lover who prepares exceedingly good recipies….. if you visit you will see […]

The Hudson Rooms, Liffey Valley

The Hudson Rooms is a large gastropub in Liffey Valley. The brief was to design a bar/restaurant incorporating a dedicated coffee area and cocktail bar with a warm, welcoming and fun environment. We went for an industrial New York Loft atmosphere with an underlying theme of the Garment District. Decor items were sourced from the […]

The Irish Whiskey Experience, Killarney

Our latest bar in collaboration with Box Architecture, The Irish Whiskey Experience along with The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder. Great food, thousands of whiskeys and of course a great ambience!  

Pub Flexibility – Chameleon Effect

Pub Flexibility: The Chameleon Effect Often a publicans design brief is multi faceted and needs to be different things to a variety customers at different times. These needs can emerge over time but sometimes publicans are quite clear from the start as to who their potential customer is and what they are going to offer […]

Classic cafe bar with industrial edge – The Station

Delighted to announce the opening of  The Station at Molloys in Tallaght. It was a pleasure to work with the Molloy team again to renovate their cafe bar/restaurant bringing the premises right up to date with an industrial and classic vintage design. We used black and white tiles in the floor in random patterns and […]

Durty Nellys transformed…

The Loft Bar and Restaurant at Durty Nellys, Bunratty This project was tricky to tie down a design direction because we had to respect the heritage of this 300 year old pub while bringing its 1st floor bar and restaurant back to life. We aimed to make it more female friendly and to bring more […]

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