RTE SHOW HOUSE

In 2005 Nina was selected from over 600 designers to participate in RTE’s Show House programme by which time she was classed as one of the top 16 designers in this country. This particular Show House project was the largest one the production company has done to date and it has been screened six times – twice in 2006, once in 2007, once in 2008 and twice in 2009. The programme was highlighted in television guides and was watched by nearly half a million viewers, ranking 5th in the top ten television ratings for that week. The houses were 3500 square feet in a development of 12 properties with spectacular views of Dungarvan Bay and the Comeragh Mountains:

  • 3-storey with garden suite, decking, balcony and patio
  • 5 Bathrooms (2 with spa baths) all with separate shower cubicles
  • 4 Double bedrooms all en-suite (1 with walk-in wardrobes)
  • 3 Receptions and office area
  • Kitchen and utility
  • Master dressing room with infra red sauna
  • Entrance lobby and guest cloakroom
  • Hall with glass panel staircase and floor to ceiling cable lights
  • Double linen cupboard, alarm, central vacuum and pressurised water system

Nina was responsible for:

  • Site supervision, liaising with trades people and suppliers, liaison with developer and film production team
  • Redesign of master bedroom
  • Kitchen/utility design and joiner’s specs, and bathroom designs/fittings and suppliers’ specs
  • Interior décor and decorators’ spec, and tile designs and tilers’ specs
  • Lighting designs and electricians’ specs, and plumbing plans and plumbers’ specs
  • Design and fit-out of walk-in wardrobe/built-in wardrobes and joiners’ specs
  • Design of both staircases and design of 3 chimney breasts and research/selection of fireplaces
  • Design of some furniture and design of all headboards and framing
  • Design and selection of window treatments and trimmings
  • Selection of all interior doors and architectural mouldings and design for concealment of pipe-work in conservatory
  • Selection and sourcing of all fixtures, fittings and furniture
  • Selection and sourcing of all soft furnishings including upholstery, towels, bathrobes, bed linen and table linen
  • Selection and sourcing of all tiles, mosaics and wood flooring
  • Selection and sourcing of all pictures, framing, objet d’art and all finishing touches