ABOUT CREATIVE DIRECTOR JACKIE CARTON
Jackie Carton is an interior design architect specialising in residential interior design. She 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.
“As designers we have a responsibility to the client to ensure the layout meets their functional needs. Then, layers of colour and texture add warmth and character whilst some well considered final touches complete the scheme. Attention to detail is one of my hallmarks – it’s the smaller, more subtle elements that really help create a harmonious feel. A beautifully designed space is a joy to live in and this is the ultimate goal of every project I undertake.”
Jackie is known for her open and friendly yet professional approach. She 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 President of the Interiors Association in Ireland.
“My early career was spent in the printing industry as a graphic reproducer. Art, design and the effects of colour have always intrigued and inspired me. My long-held interest in the Visual Arts led to the formation of an art publishing company, which produced limited edition prints of Irish Artists work. A desire to combine my own creative talents with my technical background meant a return to learning and I then obtained my BA in Design in Interior Architecture from Griffith College Dublin. I continue to learn, as a member of design associations and through attendance at trade fairs to absorb the latest trends in design.”
At Carton Interiors, our design ethos is simple – to provide affordable, beautifully stylish designs for homeowners requiring a new look, from single rooms to complete projects. Our professional, yet open and friendly approach helps to demystify the design process and counter the perception of interior design as an exclusive service. Customers appreciate that good design not only enhances a space – it also creates a feeling. They realise the immense value added by engaging with a designer who can interpret style preferences and fine tune them to suit. I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of residential projects over the years and the many testimonials from happy customers attest to the quality of the finished result. We are not just creative and practical – we care passionately about making your home the very best it can be.
M.Shannon – North Co. Dublin
“There is no comparison with our home now and as it was before Jackie took it in hand. She handled the various tradesmen in a very professional and competent manner, and took most of the stress out of it for myself and my husband. Jackie worked very hard herself and gave it total commitment, while at the same time trying to meet our budget requirements. First class service !”
D. O’Connor – Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
“Throughout the interior design process, Jackie respected our ideas and concerns, listening carefully before offering suggestions. She is approachable and enthusiastic, with extraordinary creativity and a strong knowledge of products, fabrics and services. Her creative input turned our vision for our new home into a reality. Her professionalism and dynamic approach ensured that we really enjoyed the experience. We would recommend her without hesitation.”
Bernie Conway – Dublin 12
“I engaged Jackie’s interior design services on a refurbishment/renovation project to help sell my house. I have to say, I was delighted with the result. She worked with what was already there (to minimise outlay) and turned the house into the kind of home I wished it had been while I lived there. Jackie really brought out the full potential of the property, with great flair and sensitivity to the brief. I found Jackie to be at all times professional, helpful and very easy to work with. I would use her services again and would recommend her without hesitation for any type of design project. “
Mary Kernan – Dublin 6W
“A terrific service, and it has been a pleasure to do business with Jackie. A fast, friendly and a hassle free experience. I am so thrilled with the finished result and am already recommending Jackie to family and friends.”
Geraldine Coghlan – Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
“I had a very good experience with Jackie and am delighted with my new home. She was very efficient and helpful and didn’t pressurise me to do anything I didn’t want to do. I would highly recommend Jackie to anyone who was thinking of doing some decorating.”
Marie mcNally – Ballinteer, Dublin 16
“Jackie was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She really listened to what we wanted and her service and the finished job are fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for Jackie and her eye for detail resulted in the job being finished to a very high standard. I would be delighted to recommend Carton Interiors to anybody considering doing work on their house. Thanks Jackie!”