• What does success look like?

    It looks like this

    Our approach to work is very personal. We work with you so your projects make a difference and help to build your brand. Here is a selection of some of our work.

  • OCC will build a team around you, your brand and your objectives, bringing in the best local talent to add to our own expertise when we need it.

     

    You can probably see that we’re passionate about the work we do and that is why most of our clients have been with us for a great many years.

     

    Here are some commercial, not-for-profit and corporate responsibility projects we have had the honour of helping to succeed:

    O'Carroll Consulting DFS Limerick Roisin Lafferty Novas Fundraiser

    'Go Up, Go Out' - Niamh, Director of OCC discusses her own renovation project with House and Home Magazine

    Looking at how you can maximise your existing footprint can deliver incredible benefits, as Niamh O’Carroll has discovered, with a fantastic two-bedroom annex now adjoining her home - article featured in House and Home Magazine.

     

    The self-contained unit adjoining Niamh O’Carroll’s Glasnevin home has a history. The main house belonged to Niamh’s grandparents who bought it in 1928, and from there, the house passed to an aunt and uncle. The adjoining annexe, originally a garage, was converted into usable space years ago. It ably saw Niamh and her cousins through their college years.

    These days, Niamh and her husband Paul own the house and have lived here with their three teenagers, Cian, Tara and Barry, for the past 20 years. The garage annexe remains in her aunt’s ownership and recently, the whole family decided an upgrade was past due.

    Anyone with a house with a similar footprint or a garden with some extra space, will recognise that the idea that you could potentially add another smaller home alongside your own – for a family member or for rental – is timely, given Ireland, and particularly Dublin’s, housing crisis.

    “The option to turn a garage into a modern two-bedroom apartment, in your own community, might work well for some older people, or alternatively would be a great starter home for younger people,” Niamh agrees. The catalyst for the project was the discovery of a bathroom leak in the unit. “There was a desire to upgrade it, so from there we started with a wish list – proper insulation, an extra bedroom, a downstairs loo, a low-maintenance garden – and then suddenly, we had a project,” she says.

    To bring the unit up to standard, it underwent a major remodel which saw the renovation of the existing two-storey structure, with the creation of a second bedroom, a downstairs toilet, utility room and a mini boot room. Now, the results speak for themselves. Combining clever space-saving solutions with sleek and modern design, Niamh has utilised every inch of this small footprint, without it feeling cluttered or overdone.

    DFS Exclusive Interiors Event in Cork, with Gaff Interiors

    OCC were very excited to work with DFS and GAFF Interiors to deliver some fresh exclusive content in November 2019 on behalf of our clients DFS. A six part GAFF Tours series, which was produced in partnership with DFS So Simple Collection, showcased six unique living spaces around Ireland, some owned, some rentals, some with lots of space and others that make the absolute most of their cosy square footage.

     

    Each of the six interiors enthusiasts shared with us their decor inspiration, precisely where they source their homewares, the work they’ve done to their homes, the DIY projects they’ve undertaken and so much more. Each participant was gifted with a sofa of their choice from the stunning So Simple range at DFS and we asked them to style it in their own unique way. Episode 1 with Darren Heaney is featured but you can watch all six episodes here.

    Stunning makeover completed at Hugh’s House for the families of seriously ill children, by DFS and Nine Yards Design

    As the PR agents to DFS we had the pleasure to mark the sofa retailers 50th anniversary by working with DFS to deliver a stunning makeover for Hugh’s House. Hugh’s House is a special place for families from all over Ireland, providing a comfortable place to stay for the families of seriously ill children who are long-term in-patients of Temple Street, Holles Street, the Coombe and Rotunda hospitals.

     

    Working with Nine Yards Design, the makeover was one of DFS’ 50 Acts of Comfort, marking the retailer’s 50th anniversary by bringing the joy of comfort to those that need it most.

    O'Carroll Consulting - Garden Rooms Video Shoot

    Picture Perfect with DFS and House and Home magazine

    OCC really enjoyed working on this project for our client DFS. 'Picture Perfect' in association with House and Home magazine, welcomed two favourite Insta-follows, Joanne Mooney from @aproudhome and Catherine Carton of @daintydressdiaries. The DFS Blanchardstown store was packed with design followers eager to hear from Joanne and Catherine on how to be brave with colour and making a sofa selection.
     

    O'Carroll Consulting - Garden Rooms Video Shoot

    The Great Indoors Live Podcast Recording in Dublin

    As the PR agents for DFS, we had the pleasure of organising the

    exclusive recording of The Great Indoors podcast, sponsored by DFS, live in Dublin on January 30th. Fans of TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson, of The Great Interior Design Challenge, and best-selling author and journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth listened whilst they debated and guided them through the top trends and hottest topics from the home front.

     

    The Great Indoors podcast series is available here: http://thegreatindoors.libsyn.com/

     

    O'Carroll Consulting - Garden Rooms Video Shoot

    GAFF Christmas Pop Up Experience with DFS in aid of Peter McVerry Trust

    OCC were very proud to work with Gaff Interiors and DFS to host an Interiors Christmas Pop up in aid of Peter McVerry Trust.

    Decor lovers were invited to o experience a different kind of shopping experience at Dublin’s Studio 10, with magical, immersive GAFF Christmas pop-up, sponsored by DFS, supported by Tesco Finest in aid of Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity. Visitors were invited to shop at their own pace, revel in the sounds and scents of Christmas, and experience an inspiring festive setting while doing a good deed for the season in a stunning space styled by the Gaff girls for DFS, proud supporters of this one-of-a-kind event.

     

    O'Carroll Consulting - Garden Rooms Video Shoot

    Staying in is the new going out

    Understanding how much we love the comfort of a night in, DFS launched The Staying Inn and OCC were delighted to organise a press trip to London bringing . The Staying Inn boasted six beautifully designed lounge and dining spaces which emulate the experience of hosting in the comfort of home, whilst incorporating the atmosphere and lust-worthy interiors of a night out. Designed by award-winning interior designers, 2LG Studio, the space showcases the new DFS winter sofa collection.

    Dainty Dress Diaries talks about how to choose the perfect DFS sofa

    We were delighted to work with Catherine Carton, Dainty Dress Diaries on her recent collaboration with DFS on how to choose the perfect DFS sofa.

    DFS Home of Colour event saw the transformation of the amazing Chocolate Factory Warehouse in Dublin with DFS and Róisin Lafferty KLD

    DFS Home of Colour event in the Chocolate Factory Warehouse in Dublin

    The biggest event of 2018 so far for OCC was organisation of the weeklong anticipated Home of Colour event for DFS in partnership with Kingston Lafferty Design at the Chocolate Factory Warehouse in Dublin. OCC organised two events hosted by DFS and KLD during the week, the first welcomed a select group of interior design bloggers for a champagne brunch with a yoga session! In the evening along with co hosts House and Home, the space was opened to the public who enjoyed pizza, popcorn and prosecco. . Finally, the cameras from TV3’s Saturday AM arrived on the Friday to film the transformation and talk about how colour can be introduced into Irish Homes.

    DFS & Gaff Interiors Makeover for The Good Shepherd

    At OCC we enjoy working with DFS on their charity projects. On this project we got to work with Interiors experts Jo Linehan and Caroline Foran of Gaff Interiors and other local suppliers, who helped create a fresh family home environment in Riverview, (The Good Shepherd) a residential home for teenage girls.

    DFS Exclusive Interiors Event in Cork, with Gaff Interiors

    As PR agents for DFS, we were delighted to work with them and Gaff Interiors on this exclusive event in Cork on how to bring #colourhappiness into your home. The event was a huge success.

  • Other stuff

    What makes this job so interesting is that every project is different. Like the following jobs. Don’t forget that if you’ve something in mind but you don’t see it here, just call us. The chances are we have done something similar in the last 25 years.

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  • “Niamh actually likes to talk to people, to find out what they are looking for and she'll do everything she can to make it happen. It makes for a great relationship right from the start. She's keen, she's creative and absolutely cool when the chips are going south. I don’t know anyone else who can turn a chore into a challenge like Niamh does, every time".
     

    Paul Russell, RTE

    At the National Women’s Council, we are absolutely focused on our mission to achieve equality between women and men. We have worked with Niamh and O’Carroll Consulting for over ten years. OCC has helped us educate and influence thought leaders from every part of society on the key issues facing women. Niamh is full of integrity and a great person to have in your corner. She is also highly creative generator of ideas and campaigns, a great networker and also very skilled at crisis communications. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in the non-profit sector and a proven track record of helping organisations make a real difference.”

    Orla O’Connor, Director, National Women’s Council

  • Now what?

    Now that you know what we do and how we do it, shouldn’t you let us do it for you?

    Call us, right now, on +353 87 628 6171 or email info@ocarrollconsulting.com.

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