If your dream is to creatively design a beautiful space in your home or office, and you want to enhance your wellbeing, I’m the girl for you.

Between my vision and your ideas, together we will create that flawless design that you will love for years to come.

We can work together to make your property SMILE.

About Me

Hi, I'm Maura Mackey

INTERIOR DESIGNER & HOME STAGING SPECIALIST

Hi, I’m Maura Mackey founder of Maura Mackey Design based in Ballinhassig, County Cork, Ireland. I love creating beautiful, one of a kind interior designs for you my clients. My experience to date coupled with my love of interiors have provided me with a unique understanding of and appreciation for the latest design trends. If you are building a new home, doing a renovation, upstyling a room/rooms in your home or selling your home I am here to help. My eye for detail and passion for interiors will guide you to create a beautifully designed and functional space.

Who Do I Help

I love to help people who want to redesign, renovate, build and sell properties- with my vast experience in the interior design field, we will create that wow factor for you!

I have used dozens of trades people while completing my own extension and renovation projects ,and also through the course of my work as an interior designer. On that journey I have met many a cowboy. From my experience I can now say I have a team of contractors that are the best of the best. No more cowboys, no more Indians, only star players are allowed on my team. I can refer any of my reliable trades to you, for your projects should you need then.

It’s not just a job for me, I love attending conferences, courses and design shows and learning about new areas of design – for example recently learnt an in-depth knowledge of biophilic design where I can create an environment where I can merge the indoors with the outdoors! Which allows me to create a harmonious space for you, that will make you more creative and enhance your wellbeing.

I’m just a girl that loves interiors and has a serious fun loving attitude towards design.

My mission is to positively influence the lives of my customers with whom I have the pleasure of working with, and leave a lasting impression on their minds and imagination. My designs inspire and elevate the hearts and minds of all those who lay eyes on it

I am reliable, will deliver on my promise, will work with you- to get to know your needs and that of your family, will work to your budget, deliver a design that works for you. I am relatable. I am a mum, wife, homeowner, someone who runs a house- get what’s needed to make a home function right

WHEN CHOOSING A DESIGNER IT NEEDS TO BE A GOOD FIT, LIKE A PAIR OF GOOD
DANCING SHOES, TRY ME ON-

BOOK YOUR COMPLEMENTARY CONSULTATION!

FUN FACTS INTERIOR DESIGN

THE COLOUR PURPLE IS MADE UP OF – BLUE AND RED.

ADDING A MIRROR TO YOUR HALL BOUNCES LIGHT AROUND THAT SPACE.

BIOPHILIC DESIGN- CAN INCREASE CREATIVITY AND ENHANCE YOUR WELLBEING.

LIGHTING HELPS HEALTH- LEAVE NATURAL LIGHT INTO A SPACE.

NATURAL MATERIALS LAST LONGER, ARE ECO FRIENDLY AND ARE ALSO TRENDY IN INTERIOR DESIGN

DON’T PUT COLD DARK COLOURS IN NORTH FACING ROOMS- MAKE THEM VERY COLD

HAVING A LOT OF WINDOWS IN YOUR HOUSE CAN ALEVIATE PAIN

THE AVERAGE LIFESPAN OF A COUCH IS 782 SITTERS, 1,663 SPILLS

DESIGN IS IN THE DETAIL

THE COLOURS OF A ROOM CAN MAKE IT LOOK FABULOUS

ROOMS SHOULD BE FUNCTIONAL NOT PERFECT.

INTERIOR DESIGNS DON’T HAVE TO BE ARTSY

FUN FACTS HOME STAGING

YOU CAN ACHIEVE AN EXTRA 6-11% ON THE SALE PRICE OF YOUR HOUSE BY STAGING IT.

BY STAGING A PROPERTY POTENTIAL BUYERS CAN VISUALISE THEMSELVES IN THAT SPACE- 81% OF BUYERS SAY STAGING DOES THIS

STAGING A PROPERTY IS BETTER THAN A HOUSE REDUCTION.

A STAGER WILL PRESENT A PROPERTY BASED ON THE POTENTIAL BUYER CRITERIA.

STAGING DOES WORK- ASK YOUR ESTATE AGENT

HOME STAGING INCREASES THE VALUE OF A PROPERTY.

BY STAGING YOUR HOUSE, THE POTENTIAL BUYER SEES IT AT ITS BEST.

STAGED HOMES SELL FASTER

MY AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2020/21

Nominee for emerging New Business and Power Within category

2022

Finalist for 2 categories – Creative Professional and power within champion

Home staging association awards

2020/21

Best transformed space – for an occupied property in final with Ireland and UK members

2022

Notable networker award with BNI – Cork city chapter
Also I was the no 1 person in the south region of BNI for visitors, referrals and education units- 3 different areas of BNI.