Collette Ward Interiors have been asked to design this years Showhouse for the Ideal Homes Exhibition 2017, this is a huge honour and we are so excited, especially with just days to go, it’s going to look amazing! The Showhouse will be unique, comfortable and designed to survive the passage of time, it will be bursting with colour, pattern and texture, expect the unexpected! The Ideal Homes Exhibition will take place in the RDS from Friday 27th to Monday 30th October. We hope you can make it, come and say hello at our stand!
In addition to our own collection of handmade sofas and chairs we offer a full bespoke service. This can be a question of taking one of our designs and adjusting it to fit with the client's aesthetic or practical requirements or creating a whole new design.
We take the time to understand the client's requirements in terms of look, feel and use. We then work closely with our furniture maker to come up with the design and comfort that the client requires. We ensure that the client is involved in every stage of the design process.
The process of hand-building our furniture, which is all made in Ireland, uses traditional methods passed down through the generations alongside the best of modern techniques.
We begin simply with prime, seasoned Beech or Birch to build the custom-made frames, each is hand-jointed to exacting standards. Next heavy steel coiled springs are tied into wide bands of interwoven jute webbing, this provides balanced weight distribution for maximum comfort.
Each spring is then laced together to work in unison to provide comfort and strength.
6" springs are then hand stitched to the support bar to unite the front and back springs. Each spring is then handstitched to that rail, this is to take individual weight and give the ultimate in comfort to the user. The weight is taken by the springs which cascade down under, bringing you to your optimum sitting height.
As we build each piece from the frame up we can offer a great amount of customisation and special detailing. Our commitment to quality and traditional techniques creates a look and feel individual to Collette Ward Interiors.
Exciting week in Collette Ward Interiors! On this Thursday evening 30th March Collette's house will be featured in Home of the Year.....
Thursday March 30th RTÉ One
In the fifth programme of the series, the judges travel to West Cork to visit an architecturally extended coastal home, then to County Wicklow where they take a look at a re-imagined bungalow and a 19th century railway goods shed turned home.
"Collette and her husband were searching for a home with space that could accommodate their shared passion for horses, but also somewhere that Collette could really put her own unique stamp on. When they found their bungalow in county Wicklow 17 years ago, Collette immediately set about breathing life and character into their home.
They added a glass filled extension at the rear of the house, creating a light filled, open plan living space , and used the attic space in the bungalow to accommodate a spacious master bedroom and landing area complete with book shelves and seating area.
With an eclectic mix of furniture and colourful wallpaper throughout, Collette describes the style of her home as contemporary country. She loves to relax in her garden and enjoy the stunning Wicklow views."