From Image Interiors
After studying Architecture, Orla Kelly began her career in Milan where she learnt Trompe l'oeil techniques, using traditional and modern methods. She worked on the Versaces Apartment in Rome, Fila Family Home in Bergamo and Central Park in New York.
On her return to Ireland she did stencilled and printed oilcloth floors for the National Museum and many private and public clients. She was also the interiors and DIY expert on Our House on RTE television with Duncan Stewart.
She also became Lead design Consultant for the Irish Landmark Trust and project managed the design and interiors, co-ordinating the entire fit out of 19 historic buildings. This involved selecting historic colours, fabric, antiques and vernacular furniture suitable for a wide range of period buildings. Most furniture was bought at auction and in many cases restored, giving Orla extensive experience in this field, where she still buys on behalf of private clients.
In the last few years Orla has diversified into styling shots for various marketing campaigns and brochures, such as Waterford Stanley and Colortrend and recently moved into Exhibition design for trade shows and corporate events - an area she excels at with a skillset that allows her to provide both detailed architectural plans and specifications right up to the final styling of the overall exhibit.
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