Niamh Mac Gowan
contact: + 353 (0)87 911 8236
niamhtheprintmaker@gmail.com
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Coming from a Fine Art background, I have a passion for creating colourful interiors full of atmosphere and character.
If you can look forward to turning the key in your front door you’re one step closer to living a more content life.

Most of my inspiration for colours and textures comes from nature. I take a holistic approach when considering each unique space, being mindful of our impact on the environment and being resourceful.

Restoration has become a recurring element in my designs. I have a particular grá for older and historic buildings and love having a hand in making them a home for the 21st Century.

I regularly collaborate with Irish and European Artists, Craftspeople & Designer Makers, having an appreciation for handmade objects and their importance in the make up of a home.

Current Consultancy Services are all charged at an hourly rate.

Rates:

My consultancy process is charged at an hourly rate of €75* per hour.
* The initial hour of a first visit is charged at a double rate and travel time is charged at €15 per hour coming from South County Wicklow.
I travel around the Country but distances which require an overnight stay cost a little more.

For my UK rates, please get in touch here.

Creative Consultation

For those considering revamping underused rooms and breathing new life into their living space.
I make a visit to your home for a one off consultation and provide you with ideas & suggestions to take note of there and then. The session usually lasts 3 to 4 hours. I will try to help you inject your personality in to your home. I like to come up with ideas for interiors that don't necessarily cost the earth but look stylish and individual. I have a unique approach, which is to help you help yourself. My advice and experience is there to be leaned upon and in the long run save you money by helping you make good decisions.

‣ Thoughts on layout & use of spaces

‣ Advice for paint colours

‣ Suggestions of furniture, lighting & accessories

‣ Resourceful ideas for making use of items you already have

‣ Artistic and creative inspiration for decorative details

Colour Consultation

'My mission is to rid Ireland of magnolia and fifty shades of grey'

Paint colour is the biggest and most affordable way to change your home or premises and as I come from an artistic background, colour is both my passion and forté.

I visit your home or business for a consultation and work alongside you to help you choose hues you will love and enjoy and that achieve that all important cohesion within the building. If you are feeling bold or looking for change I will hold your hand and help you step out of your comfort zone.

Internal & External colours can be addressed.

A colour session can’t be rushed so normally lasts 3 to 4 hours and is extremely enjoyable for all involved.

Building Project Consultation

This particular service or elements of it can be used in the short term or long term most especially on self builds, retrofits, renovation & restoration projects.
This service offers any of the following:

‣ Advice on layout & use of space working from preliminary plans

‣ Addressing of complete kitchen overhauls with added creative input

‣ Assisting with window schedules

‣ Flooring selection advice

‣ Lighting & electrical plans

‣ Selection of design elements, details, fixtures & fittings

‣ External & Internal paint colour selection

‣ Resourceful ideas for making use of items you already have

‣ Addressing of upholstering and window treatments

‣ Inspiration for decorative details

‣ Sourcing of antiques, individual or handmade furniture & accessories

‣ Personal shopping service

‣ Art & Craft sourcing, re-framing & hanging service

‣ Artistic and creative inspiration

Commercial Consultation

In the past few years, my work has taken me in to the realms of Country House Hotels and Restaurants around Ireland. Some are tired and need updating without losing the spirit of the place, some need a complete overhaul and identity change.

Part of this side of the consultancy is to immerse myself in the property and its surrounds with the eye of a discerning customer. I love to seek out the ambiance and feel of a place that remains with you after you have left.

Get in touch with me if you are ready to make changes within your business, even if you don’t know what that change is yet.


All of the above services are available both in Ireland & the UK

To see a selection of 'before & after' photos click here.

For more images of my styling work, click here.