Meet IDI Interior Designer members at the Ideal Home Show 2024 this Spring!

Meet IDI Interior Designer members at the Ideal Home Show 2024 this Spring!

IDI is delighted to support its Interior Designer members at this Spring edition of the Ideal Home Show 2024, returning to the RDS this April (26th-28th). Be sure to check out the ‘Ask the Expert’ stand hosted by IDI, the DFS Interiors Theatre stage and DFS Interiors Inspiration Centre to meet Angela Connolly, Conbu Interior Design; Sadhbh O’Gorman Provenance; Suzanne Fanning, Suzanne Fanning Interior Design; Emma Rossiter, Emma Rossiter Design; Jane Higgins, Jane Higgins Design; Monica Daly, MD Design; Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Design; Susan McGowan, Interior Architecture & Design Studio, Ashen & Cloud; Hugh Wallace, Architect and Jackie Carton, Carton Interiors.

IDI will once again support its Interior Designer members at this Spring edition of the Ideal Home Show, returning to the RDS this April 26th-28th 2024.

IDI will host the highly popular ‘Ask an Expert’ event, where visitors can book a one to one consultation with expert designers, free of charge. In addition, IDI members Jackie Carton, Hugh Wallace, Susan McGowen, Lana Dullaghan and Monica Daly, will be taking the stage to talk with Jo Linehan at DFS Interiors Theatre. 



Meet IDI member at the Ask An Expert Hub

Be sure to check out the ‘Ask the Expert’ stand hosted by IDI from Friday to Saturday on April 26th-28th 2024.

Visitors who avail of an Expert Advice Consultation are invited to make a charitable donation in lieu of professional fees of €10 to a very worthy charity - Dublin Simon Community, who are committed to preventing and addressing homelessness. 

Booking for each expert can be made at the PhoneWatch Ask An Expert Hub just inside the main entrance of the RDS Simmonscourt on a first come, first served basis.

To get the most out of your consultation for your home project, please bring photos, existing architectural plans (if available) and/or a floor plan with dimensions.


The following members of IDI will be available for 15 minute consultations over the weekend:


Scroll down to learn more about the participating designers and their individual schedule.


At the Spring event in last October (20th-22nd 2023), 39% of the visitors indicated that ‘Expert Home Advice’ was their main reason to attend the show and over the 3 days of the event, Ask an Expert raised €2500 for charity. 


Don't miss IDI members' Talks 

Journalist and sustainability advocate Jo Linehan is Ideal Home Show expert host in the DFS Interiors Theatre this Spring. Over the weekend, she will be joined by an array of Ireland’s top industry experts, influential creatives and leading interior designers. This is the perfect stage to plan your ideal home. Hear all about mood-lifting colour palettes, sustainable décor, sanctuary creation, home extensions, financing, new home builds, and more. 

The DFS Interiors Theatre at the PTSB Ideal Home Show, is where you can find lots of inspiration from some of Ireland’s leading interiors personalities on how to find your thing, bring it into your interiors, and make your home your own.

So, whether your thing is being up to date on the trends, understanding how to light your home, personality led interiors, creating the ultimate sleep haven, creating a spa like bathroom, staging your home for rental, stylishly dressing your windows, mixing old and new or having a sustainable home, we have something for you.


Don't miss IDI members talks: Jackie Carton and Susan McGowen on Friday, Hugh Wallace, Lana Dullaghan and Monica Daly on Saturday, on stage with Jo Linehan at DFS Interiors Theatre to chat about exciting topics from engaging interior designers with their own style, future proofing homes, furnishing home with local crafts and makers and mix matched furnitures.


Scroll down to hear about the designers and their talks schedule.

Book your Free tickets to the Ideal Home Show for a limited time only on the Ideal Home Show website.


Meet the designers


Angela Connolly, Conbu Interior Design 

Angela Connolly founded Conbu Interior Design in 2008 and leads the studio as Creative Director. She is past President of the Interiors Association of Ireland (2014 to 2020), a member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland and the Irish Georgian Society.

As an avid traveler, Angela frequently incorporates inspiration from her travels into her designs. Working in the mid to high-end residential sector and commercial market, she works closely with architects, developers, and private clients. With business background in Corporate Relationship Management, she is an experienced project manager. Angela earned a Masters in Professional Design Practice with First Class Honours from TU Dublin in 2021. Her work has been featured in many Irish publications.


Ask the expert:

Friday 26th April 11am - 12pm


sadhbh o gorman designer

Sadhbh O’Gorman, Provenance

Sadhbh O'Gorman is an architectural interior designer based in Connemara. She trained at the Interior Design School in London and has worked in-house at architectural practices and as a stylist for Domus Nova in Notting Hill. She works on a broad range of projects across Ireland and is one half of Provenance Town & Country Interiors, a full-service interior design practice and shop in Clifden.


Ask an Expert 

Friday 26th April 2pm - 6pm 


Susan McGowan Ideal Home Show 2023


Susan McGowan, Ashen & Cloud

Athlone designer & Interior Architecture & Design Studio, Ashen & Cloud

Creative Director for the DFS Interiors Inspiration Centre

Athlone designer Susan McGowan, of Interior Architecture & Design Studio, Ashen & Cloud, is a busy mum of three, Susan’s thing is helping people create homes that they really love. 

Susan says, “I really enjoy helping people create homes that they love, and I know there will be plenty for people to draw inspiration from no matter what their taste is in interiors.”




‘How to make your home work for you’ by Susan McGowan, Athlone designer & Interior Architecture & Design Studio, Ashen & Cloud.

Friday 26th April 2pm, DFS INTERIORS THEATRE, DFS Inspiration Stage


Jackie Carton Ideal Home Show 2023

Jackie Carton, Carton Interiors

IDI member Jackie Carton is an Interior Design Architect from Carton Interiors, an international award winning design practice based in Rathfarnham. Her practice specialises in residential interior design. Jackie has many years experience in delivering full design schemes – from modern and colourful to classically elegant. With a background in art publishing and graphics, her love of art and colour is evident throughout her work and she believes that a well designed home should reflect its owners personality. 

Jackie collaborates with a number of architects and building contractors to see each design through to completion. A regular contributor to interior magazines and newspaper articles, Jackie has also been invited to speak at shows such as House Event, the Ideal Home Show and the Self Build shows. She works with developers on showhouse fit outs and in 2017 took part in TV3’s Showhouse Showdown programme, winning across all four categories. Her work is featured on Houzz where she was awarded “Best of Houzz for both Design and Service” 2017-2021. 

She is the President of the Interiors Association.



‘Designer style – engaging a professional interior designer’ by Jackie Carton, Carton interior, Interior Design Architect and President of the Interiors Association    

Friday 26th April 4.20pm, DFS Interiors Theatre


emma rossiter

Emma Rossiter, Emma Rossiter Design

Emma Rossiter is a young professional Interior Design Architect who specialises in residential design, who graduated with an BSc Honours Degree in Interior Design Architecture at MTU.

Emma has a flair for how interiors come together, from the architecture of a space to the furniture and soft furnishings that fill the space. She has an appreciation for a range of design periods and styles. She has been fortunate enough to work on some exceptional projects that span from residential refurbishments, bathroom and kitchen renovations for new-builds and period properties. 

Emma's initial design journey began as a furniture buyer for Meadows and Byrne. Following on from that, Emma worked with CA Design in Dublin where she worked as an Interior Design Consultant, furniture advisor and on show home projects. 

More recently she set up Emma Rossiter Design, a successful Interior Design Architecture business. 


Ask an Expert 

Saturday 27th April 10am- 2pm


Hugh Wallace Ideal Home Show 2023

Hugh Wallace, Douglas Wallace

Hugh Wallace is a founding director Douglas Wallace. A member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, Hugh is also a past president of the Institute of Designers in Ireland. Since starting the company in 1982 Hugh has guided it's growth to become one of Ireland's leading architecture and design companies. Hugh has overall responsibility for the strategic marketing & promotion of the company.

Hugh has been responsible for overseeing projects for numerous clients within the practice including Aer Rianta, Irish Permanent, NIB, The Morrison Hotel, The G Hotel, The Galgorm Hotel & Spa, Milbrook Lodge Hotel, Brown Thomas Group, Clerys Department Store and various developments for Edward Holdings including Wellpark in Galway, Scotch Hall, Drogheda and Kirwan's Court in Galway.



‘Future Proof Your Home’ by Hugh Wallace, Architect

Saturday, 27th April 12.20pm, DFS Interiors Theatre


lana dullaghan designer

Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Designs

Artist & Colour Expert 

Lana Dullaghan is the founder and Creative Director of Lana Dullaghan Designs, an interior design and art company based in Ireland; Artist and Colour Expert and Interior Designer with many years of experience.

She is passionate about using colour to create a feeling of harmony and balance in her work, and has studied colour psychology to better understand how it affects our lives. Lana’s designs have been featured in a number of interior design magazines and publications. Lana has successfully completed projects throughout Ireland, including Northern Ireland and her work has been recognised with a number of awards. 

Interior design, colour and art are Lana's passions and she believes that colour has a strong impact on wellbeing. Her mission is to design homes full of colour that bring vitality and wellbeing to their inhabitants.

"I believe that interior design is an art and there are no rules in art."


Ask an Expert 

Saturday 27th April 2pm - 6pm

Sunday 28th April 10am - 2pm



'How to bring colour to your home' by Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Designs and Artist & Colour Expert 

Saturday, 27th April 4pm, DFS Interiors Theatre



jane higgins designer


Jane Higgins, Jane Higgins Design

Jane graduated with honours from DIT, College of Marketing & Design with an Advanced Diploma In Environmental/Spatial Design (BA Design) in 1996. She has worked as a Designer in Dublin, Paris, New York and Sydney. Jane specialises in domestic and commercial interiors.

Celebrating her tenth year in business this year, Jane's experience and passion for all areas of interior design ensures clients receive an imaginative and well-considered approach to their projects. Her work ranges from complete home design schemes to bespoke furniture designs. 

As a Principal led studio, Jane oversees every project from concept to completion. She works with a trusted team of professionals to ensure the very highest possible standards are set and met. (Jane engages with her clients on a project by project basis to ensure every project receives her full attention.

Jane offers a comprehensive, expert and personalised design service and sources from a select range of national and international suppliers.

She specialises in bespoke furniture design and works with an experienced team of craftspeople to deliver her vision.''

Jane lives and works in Killiney, Co Dublin.



Ask the Expert

Saturday, 27th April 2pm - 6pm


monica daly


Monica Daly, MD Designs

Monica Daly has been designing interiors for residential and commercial spaces at MD Design for over 18 years. She creates bespoke designs for cabinetry and spatial planning. Each project is tailored to your likes, needs, and budget.

She guides her clients through the design process, from pre-construction to completion. MD Designs explores all the options available to you and will bring out the best in your home and workspace. 


Ask the Expert

Sunday, 28th April 10am – 2pm



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Saturday, 27th April 4.40pm



Suzane Fanning designer


Suzanne Fanning, Suzanne Fanning Interior Design

Suzanne is an interior designer with experience spanning 25 years, specialising in both residential and commercial spaces. With every client and project, Suzanne strives to deliver unique interiors that will have a positive impact. Her work has exceeded the expectations of her clients as she goes above and beyond. This is a result of her extensive experience and her innate talent to create and design personalised interiors.

Suzanne has an eye for quality, a superior sense of style, and a client-centred approach. In her work, she aims to be innovative, creative, structured, and incredibly detailed. Working collaboratively with her clients is a very important aspect of my job. Every detail is carefully considered to total completion.

‘I believe that great designs begin with a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and expectations. I develop my relationship with my clients on three founding principles: respect, trust, and confidence. My clients have space to develop their own ideas and I will guide them through every phase of the process. My goal is to help my clients achieve their vision regardless of budget, timeframes, or any other specific requirements.

During my 25 years of experience, I have worked with many industry professionals, who are artisan craftsmen in the areas of cabinetry, upholstery and wallpapering and painting. These relationships have helped foster an expertise in designing bespoke furniture and upholstery for my clients.

In 2022, I decided to take my passion for my work a step further, and I founded Suzanne Fanning Interior Design, LTD. It has been an enjoyable experience to set up my own business and I look forward to how it will enable me to pursue my passion of interior design.’


Ask the Expert

Sunday, 28th April 2pm - 6pm


If members are interested in being involved in next year's Ideal Home Show please get in touch via or find out IDI's members benefits and how to join as an IDI member on our website.