24 May 2022

The design of choice - Kilkenny student Caoimhe Murphy earns interiors award

Kilkenny News

Inistioge native Caoimhe Murphy was among the winners in an interior design competition

A Kilkenny student has been named among the winners of a major interior design award.
Inistioge native Caoimhe Murphy took second place in the SONAS Bathrooms and TU-D (Technological University Dublin) Bathroom Design of the Year in a competition held in association with the Interiors Association of Ireland.
Students of the Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design, led by interior designer Neville Knott, were tasked to create a luxury bathroom for a contemporary hotel. Third year student, Caoimhe, came second place for her stunning design.
“This warm toned bathroom is a cutting-edge example of relaxation and creates a space where escapism is possible,” said Caoimhe, a past pupil of Loreto Kilkenny.
“Guests can feel like they’re truly on a holiday and in a special space like no other with a unique design of materials and layout. They can enjoy the pleasure of both a bath and shower with plenty of counter and storage space for their belongings. It is fitted out using black products with compliment of orange tones in the room.

Caoimhe's award-winning design
“Open shelves between the main area and shower allow guests to pass products to each other without getting wet and a heated towel rail is provided. A screen which can be specified to adapt between clear and frosted for added privacy, divides the bath from the sink. The bathroom is lit with dimmable warm lighting from the recessed spotlights above and warm LEDs in the open shelving and under the vanity unit. This creates a cinematic ambiance but also allows for brighter light if needed.”
Caoimhe’s design was applauded by Knott, one
“This has been a really exciting competition for our students,” said Knott, one of Ireland’s leading interior designers.
“Working on real life projects is always a great experience for tomorrow’s designers and these students have really risen to the occasion with a wide range of amazing designs. I extend my congratulations to Caoimhe.”

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