About Derek O’Toole

I've been designing homes since 2000 - with a foundation in fine art and the building trade. My approach to design is relationship based - it has to be about the people, it has to be about their relation to their surroundings. About practical and customised solutions without sacrificing the aesthetic.

In order to design for a family, an individual or in a corporate environment, the family ethos, the individual’s personality and the corporate identity have to be constantly held in tension. Beautiful furniture, decor items and artwork in themselves cannot make an interior, they need a well constructed and fluid space to ebb and flow within, "a well prepared canvas” makes creating cohesive, unique and beautiful interiors so much more possible. The relationship between designer and client is tied up in this and makes this often daunting task so much easier.