OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Hi, I´m Carolann
I am passionate about interior design. I qualified as an interior designer in 1996 with a HD in Interior Design and Architectural Draughting. I worked in two notable Cork interior design companies before being lucky enough to launch my own business, CDC Interiors in 2003. Since then I have won Interior design awards, lectured in Interior Design and written articles for Interior magazines whilst running my business. I joined forces with my husband Dave as the business grew and launched CDC Renovations which compliments our Interior business. I wanted to offer our clients all services under one roof, a one-stop shop so to speak. I have worked on many beautiful residential homes and large scale commercial projects and have built up a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area. I love helping clients translate their visions into reality by getting to know them and understanding their needs and wishes.
A few of my favourite things
Favourite Country: Italy
Favourite color: All shades of blue
FAVOURITE HOBBY: BEACH SWIMMING
FAVOURITE FOOD: PIZZA
GUILTY PLEASURE: GIN & TONIC
FAVOURITE GROUP: DEPECHE MODE
OWNER & PROJECT MANAGER
Hi, I´m Dave
I’m Carolann’s partner and I focus on project management and costings of contracts. I co-ordinate and oversee the experienced tradespeople we employ and with over 20 years experience I am very hands-on with all projects. I ensure jobs are delivered on schedule and within budget and aim to deliver our exceptional level of service that has contributed to our great reputation. I oversee all of CDC interiors and renovation projects and ensure all the best materials available are used. Each project is tailored to suit our clients wishes and budgets.
I found CDC interiors extremely helpful when kitting out my new apartment. Carolann took it all on board – she advised and selected my furniture, curtains, blinds, carpets, wooden floors, and paint colours and even down to the accessories – all the things a guy like me needs to be advised on! Fantastic job!
David Kelleher – Cork City
Her talents are impressive – a sense of the possibilities for space, colour and décor, furnishings and fittings. However, her greatest attribute is her warmth, approachability, respectfulness and engaging presence. These are impressive qualities as it can be daunting to reveal one’s less-than-impressive property to someone with such a perceptive eye. I particularly valued her sensitivity.
John Culhane – Glanmire, Co. Cork
Bernie O’Connell – Watergrasshill, Co. Cork
Carolann came highly recommended to us. We first met her on site of our new house and from there Carolann took charge of sourcing and selecting all the finishes for us.
She advised on selection of flooring, joinery, door handles, furniture, colourschemes and soft furnishings throughout. She also helped us with the layout and selection of kitchen furniture and bathroom fittings and fixtures. She did sketches of curtain design for our windows which helped us enormously to visualise the finished look.
Catherine and Ken Lynch – Co. Waterford
We met Carolann for the first time at her studio and we just clicked. She listened, offered advice and showed us many samples from her large library of books of soft furnishings. We left feeling very optimistic that we had firstly found the right person for the job in hand. Carolann and her team accommodate what you need and want and act accordingly.
Mary and Pat – Co. Tipperary