The ‘Manhattan Loft’’ Showhouse – has been created by Arlene McIntyre of Ventura Design – one of Ireland’s leading interior and design professionals. Visit this year’s Ideal Home Show at the RDS to see Giles Norman’s black and white photographs of Manhattan and New York in the sophisticated, modern ‘Manhattan Loft’.
“The Manhattan theme evolved from the fact that we wanted to create something new and different, that maybe hasn’t yet been seen in the Irish market,” says Arlene. “We’ve been moving away from that industrial look which we have been seeing in recent years to a more sophisticated side of interior design – richer tones, refined furnishings, polished finishes and a little less rustic. We’ve created an open-plan living space where we imagined a young professional, or anyone for that matter, who wanted that taste of living in Manhattan and that whole open loft-living feel.”
Arlene says when you visit The Manhattan Loft Showhouse, you’ll find that it is “layered with luxury” and if you feel inspired by what you see inside, there will also be an opportunity to speak to the professionals afterward in the Ventura Design Pavilion.
“We’re a team of ten in-house interior designers who actually manufacture and create all our own furnishings so everything is custom-made and bespoke exactly to suit different people’s needs and personalities,” says Arlene. “Once you’ve visited the Showhouse, drop by the Ventura Design Pavilion, where we will be showcasing our new product range and also offering anyone who visits a 10 per cent discount on all sales on our products at the show only. So, come along and seek inspiration and advice on how to create the home of your dreams!”