Take part in Ideal Home Show this Autumn!

Take part in Ideal Home Show this Autumn!

Another successful Ideal Home Show this Autumn for 'Ask an Expert', Fleetwood Interior Design hub and DFS Home Theatre participating interior designers IDI members Emma Cooling, Cooling Design, Monica Daly, MD Designs, Serena Kitt, Kitt Interiors Ltd, Linda McNally, Clontarf Interiors, Deirdre O'Connell, Dtale Interior Design and Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Design, and Jackie Carton, Carton Interiors. The Ideal Home Show returns on October 20th-23rd October 2023 with opportunities to take part for IDI members.

Congratulations to all our IDI members who took part in the Spring Ideal Home Show and thank you to everyone who came down to the Ideal Home Show on April 21st-23rd and visited the 'Ask an Expert' hub to meet our IDI members offering their advice for free to support a great cause, Emma Cooling, Cooling Design, Monica Daly, MD Designs; Serena Kitt, Kitt Interiors Ltd; Linda McNally, Clontarf Interiors; Deirdre O'Connell, Dtale Interior Design and Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Design.

Lana Dullaghan Ideal Home Show Roomset


MD Designs and Lana Dullaghan Design showcased their roomsets at the Fleetwood Interior Design Hub while Lana Dullaghan discussed "Colour and Art for your Interior" and Jackie Carton spoke about “The value of engaging a professional interior designer” at the Interior Designer Theatre.


Over the 3 days of the event, the visitors who availed for an expert’s advice consultation donated €2,473 for the worthy charity, Dublin Simon Community – preventing homelessness.

And all IDI interior designers said participation was a positive experience!


If you missed the show or want to find out more, you can read and listen to insightful content from our IDI members:


The Ideal Home Show will return on October, 20th-23rd 2023 with another opportunity for IDI to take part. 


Take part in ‘Ask an Expert Hub’

The ‘Ask an Expert Hub’ is a great opportunity to meet potential new customers while at the same time giving our time in aid of this very worthy charity for the homeless, and every year members report positive and worthwhile interactions and lead generation. It was cited by 36% of visitors to the April 2023 Ideal Home Show as one of the reasons they attended.

28,000+ homeowners attend the Ideal Home Show in both Spring 2023 and Autumn 2022 and 34% of visitors plan to build, extend and/or renovate
44% plan on home improvements
24% need interior design advice
32% intend to retrofit/insulate their homes

You can find out more about the 'Ask an Expert Hub'.

If members are interested in being involved please get in touch with Sorcha,

Take part in DFS Interiors Theatre 

There is an additional opportunity for an IDI member to be interviewed by Jo Linehan at the DFS Interiors Theatre on Sunday October 22nd at 4:30pm.

Find out more about the DFS Interior Theatre.

Interested IDI Members should get in touch with Sorcha at info@idi-design before COB Wednesday (20th) with a proposed interview theme to be included in the selection process.


Read what previous participating IDI members have to say:

lana dullaghan ideal home show

‘Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity and all your support. I had the best experience at the Ideal Home Show. Full weekend of marketing, meeting professionals and potential clients... 3 days full of joy and opportunities. Fleetwood and Ideal Home Show teams were super helpful, supportive and very friendly all the way. I am very proud to be a member of IDI and I will be definitely highly recommending IDI to many design professionals.’

Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Designs

jackie carton ideal home show

‘It was a fantastic show with huge amounts of creativity on display. Lovely to meet so many positive and enthusiastic people from the interiors sector.’

Jackie Carton, Carton Interiors

monica daly ideal home show

“Thanks so much for the opportunity! It was great to get out and meet some active homeowners. I met so many new clients and gained new business from the IDHS. Visitors came from the four corners of Ireland and I have already received 4 inquiries this week alone. In addition to this, one of the clients I met last October 2021 contacted me one year later for a design consultation.”

Monica Daly, MD Designs


angela connelly ideal home show

“It was great to be part of Ask an Expert again to support both the IDI and the Dublin Simon Community. The visitors during the Autumn show were there to do business. I met people from all over the country and discussed very interesting projects. I have secured some work and I am following up on more enquiries. It was definitely time well spent. Looking forward to April 2023.”

Angela Connolly, Conbu Interior Design


deidre o connell ideal home show

“It was a great chance to meet genuine people with real interior design projects going on. During the busy session, many commented to me that "Ask An Expert" was the real draw for them and one of the best parts of their Ideal Homes visit. It was nice knowing the donations were for charity, while giving advice to those who sought it."

Deirdre O'Connell, Dtale Interior Design