The main aim was to create an interior with personality and with a connection to the local area of Manorhamilton. The design concept realised the importance of creating a visual identity for the interior and one way to do this was to showcase the artistic talent surrounding the North Leitrim area.

We developed Mood Boards with Colour Schemes and Furniture Proposals, referenced colours in the mountainous landscape,muted greys,soft lichens and lilacs. These colours created a warm inviting backdrop to the contemporary styled furniture. Leo Scarff Design a local designer supplied the Lightweave Table Lamp which spreads a wonderful light pattern.

Pops of bright colours,patterned cushions,textured rugs and curtains bring
another layer of sophistication to the interior. Artistic Value

As mentioned it was important to bring the artistic talent surrounding North Leitrim into the interior spaces.We sourced local fine art prints from the Manorhamilton Print Studio, Liz Byrne and Phoebe Dick’s images reference the local landscape.Photographs by Kevin Gilmore capturing Glenade Lake,Dave Spence capturing Manorhamilton Castle,and Dervilla Keegan capturing Sean Nós Dancer Edwina Guckian.Local illustrator Fiona Mc Carthy displays stylized portrait images and forest scene,and Laura Mc Morrow artist displays poster of local cycling festival.Finally Joel Smith photographs demonstrate the beautiful wild flora and fauna in the


Mc Garty Design is a multi disciplinary Interior Architecture and Design Studio headed by Gráinne Mc Garty.With 25 years experience in the Design Industry, Interior Architecture and Design is our speciality.

This includes retail, hospitality, office, healthcare, exhibition, residential and showroom design. Graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Interior Architecture and Digital Fabric Printing from Dublin Institute of Design in 1994, Grainne then developed her Interior Architecture skills
further by attending the Aalto University in Helsinki.

Leonie Cornelius


W8 Centre, garden design by Leonie Cornelius, W8 Village holiday accommodation, Osta restaurant, culture and innovation - Manorhamilton, Ireland.

Leonie Cornelius is a Garden Designer and Interior Architect based in Leitrim.  Her company Blume house specialises in extraordinary customised Garden and Interior designs for companies and brands as well as private clients. One of Ireland’s leading garden designers, Leonie has worked on the RTE today show as the regular garden design expert and is a Judge on the popular RTE Super Garden show.

Writing is another one of Leonie’s passions and her unique design skills and self proclaimed love of sharing creative ideas can be seen weekly in the Irish Mail on Sunday. She has also written for the Irish Independent Weekend Magazine as well as many others.

Her Show gardens  for Dubarry of Ireland, the Leitrim Development Company and Super Garden have won many medals including two Gold medals, A best in category and Silver-Gilt.
Leonie’s company Blume is a design brand that intends to bring the highest quality of design both inside and out and strives to create extraordinary design for every client.

As an Interior Architect and Garden Designer, Leonie Cornelius draws inspiration both from the natural prairie planting styles of her local landscape as well as clear architectural lines and symmetries resulting in an exciting synthesis of old and new. Nature and Architecture working in perfect harmony.Her design philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that purity of beauty and harmony teamed with an ethical and sustainable approach are the highest achievement both within architecture and garden design.

Leonie’s design for W8 village is based around the stunning landscape surrounding the development. Set in wild Leitrim, the design aims to bring the landscape back into the development, creating a strong link to the locale and the native landscape. The exciting perennial scheme, featuring many grasses and wildflowers becomes the heart of the design and is seasonally versatile, encouraging wildlife and surrounding the accommodation, shops and restaurants with a lush wild green landscape.

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