Ger is a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable, tireless and committed. She has endless connections and networks in design, furniture, bespoke cabinetry, lighting and soft furnishing. Moreover, her enthusiasm is infectious. When it comes to colour and texture, Ger really shines. I knew I wanted a bright, light interior. I had no idea how to ‘read’ colour to ensure a cohesive finish and flow throughout the rooms. Her attention to detail in choosing curtains and fabrics was exceptional – nothing was too much trouble and she took the time to understand how natural light affects each room throughout the day, our intended use of the various rooms, and our priorities in terms of balancing light, privacy and views. Through her detailed knowledge she enabled us to make informed choices on finishes, mechanics and layers of curtains. I knew the ‘look’ I wanted but had no idea of the questions to ask to achieve that, and to make it appear effortless. The decisions that go into creating a space, an ideal home, are many and varied. Tiny details make a big difference. Ger was an advisor, confidant and educator every step of the way. We got the home we wanted, and along the way we made a friend.
House redecoration in Dublin 6
After 7 years in our house we asked Ger to help with a make-over of our kitchen, living room and main bedroom. Ger has a great skill and flair but is also a fun, energetic and very professional person to deal with. She took time to understand what we wanted but also pushed us to consider different options. She has an excellent network of suppliers and work arranged was always done to a very high standard and always in a timely manner. We very much enjoyed our time with Ger and are delighted with all the work done. We would use Ger again and would strongly recommend her.
HOUSE IN DUBLIN 4 - "WORTH HER WEIGHT IN GOLD!"
Before we embarked on our house renovation, we got Ger to walk though the house and see it devoid of our furniture and belongings. From the beginning she was enthusiastic and full of inspiring ideas. Some of these ideas helped shape the plans drawn up by our architect. Ger has a wealth of interior knowledge. She clearly took into account our needs and desires while being mindful of our budget. Ger has a great relationship with a number of suppliers which in turn meant that they looked after us very well. Discounts were also passed onto us. Ger is a true professional with incredible attention to detail. She regularly arrived at an appointed time laden with samples of items we had discussed along with those that she felt might suit. Nothing seemed too onerous to her. Ger has transformed our house into a home and we cannot recommend her highly enough. You will not be disappointed. She is worth her weight in gold!
After building a modern extension and renovating our previously traditional home, we were a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of redecorating it all. Following a recommendation, we got in touch with Ger and she soon presented us with a clear vision and lots of ideas while at the same time taking into account our personal taste. As well as having a keen eye Ger is lovely to work with. She had endless patience with some of the more difficult design issues and paid great attention to detail. With her help, we now have an extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated home that we love.
HOUSE REFURBISHMENT AND EXTENSION
Ger came to us highly recommended by friends when we enlisted her interior design services as part of an extension and refurbishment of our home. Ger assisted hugely during a stressful period where daily decisions were being made on materials and finishes. Ger saved us time, and more importantly she saved us making expensive interior design mistakes. We are delighted with the finished house. Ger has excellent taste and a fabulous eye for detail. Invariably if we receive a compliment on something in our house, Ger has chosen the item! Ger has very good relationships with her suppliers, which has resulted in a high level of after care service for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ger.
INTERIOR DESIGNER CONSULTANT
I first collaborated with Ger on a large refurbishment and extension project on her own home six years ago. I was very impressed with her skills as an interior designer. The design required harmonising the sensitivities of a period home with the boldness of a contemporary extension. This she achieved to perfection. Carefully chosen colour palettes, furniture and fittings transformed the house and showcases her true talents. Since then we have recommended Ger to many of our domestic clients in need of her services, with the knowledge that they will be delighted with the end result and we have left our design in a safe pair of hands. She has a natural understanding of spacial planning and her attention to detail and dedication are qualities she applies to all her projects.
We had worn ourselves out restoring our house in Tuscany & had little energy left for our home in the UK, which hadn't been touched for many years. It was looking very tired & needed a complete makeover, but our creative juices had run dry. Ger came in like a breath of fresh air, she took time to understand our needs which included making the kitchen & dining room into one contemporary living space. She overcame fairly overwhelming practical difficulties with the most ingenious solutions which would never have occurred to us. She totally & instinctively understood what we wanted to achieve & threw herself into our project as though it were her own home - nothing was too much trouble. She was such a pleasure to work with, really is prepared to go the extra mile and has the patience of a saint - a gift that was totally invaluable when working with us! We now have a harmonious, beautiful home that we can't bear to be away from for too long! Grazie mille Ger.
PERIOD HOUSE REFURBISHMENT
Ger Smyth- what a find! Apart from her impeccable taste, Ger's dynamic personality and energy makes her such a pleasure to work with. We weren't quite sure where to start when refurbishing our period home, but Ger quickly tuned into our needs, likes and dislikes and gave us ample ideas to work with. She clearly has enormous experience in every area of interiors, and even gave us some useful architectural advice! Ger is generous with her time and facilitated meetings with her many contacts without delay. Also, her speed in getting back to us after researching ideas, or sourcing materials, was refreshing, and reflects her passion and commitment to the job. We are thrilled with our home and would recommend Ger to anyone needing interior design advice.
We had seen Ger’s impact in the remodeling of a friend’s house so when we bought a North facing apartment we immediately sought her advice. Ger carefully selected the carpets and chose appropriate wall colours to maximize light. She coordinated the work of tradesmen and we now are the proud owners of a bright apartment with a completely new kitchen and bespoke dining room and bedroom units. Ellen and Paddy , Dun Laoghaire
HOUSE MAKE OVER
My house needed a make over as it was looking old and tired. I first heard of Ger through the Gerry Ryan show. On first meeting Ger straight away she made the refurbisment sound easy, saving us time and money and taking all the hassle out of shopping for us. Now loving our house. Thank God for Ger
MASTER BEDROOM & NEW BEDROOM FITOUT
The last 2 bedrooms of our home were of huge importance to us in that, one was our own master bedroom and the other was a new bedroom we have put onto the house. We contacted Ger Smyth to assist us with the decoration of these rooms. Ger was just brilliant to deal with - she just seemed to know exactly what we required and the style we had in mind. Through her large database of contacts, she got us the best prices for the total fitouts and decoration. Because of our buzy schedule, Ger brought all samples to us so we didnt have to go shopping at all. She made our lives so easy and we have two amazing bedrooms that we love to this day. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ger to anyone. As well as being an exceptionally professional woman with truly great eye for detail, she is a pleasure to deal with. Definitely great value for money. Leo & Geraldine, St Margaret's, Co. Dublin.
Design flair, organisation skills, practicality and a keen eye on budget - these are all the things that Ger brings and delivers on when you engage her to work with you on a redesign/make over. That was our experience and she has been an inspiration in helping us both achieve our own sense of home. Her enthusiasm, guidance, creativity and absolute application to our needs were complemented by her concern that we had a home that is reflective of our future needs. We now have a beautifully designed home to enjoy, live in and entertain our family and friends. Ger, you were definitely our house angel in changing our outlook.
HOUSE ADDITION & RENOVATION
I have had the pleasure of knowing Ger for many years and have loved and admired her sense of style and innovative thought process. So when Ger was in Boston in 2012, we were thrilled that she could assist and support us in remodeling and adding to our home. Ger is a great listener who quickly understood the needs of our family and our lifestyle. Within a very short period of time, Ger came up with a complete feel and design for our home - bringing a European flair to an American Colonial home - very important for an Irish girl away from home! Our kitchen cabinet style, color and countertop were selected in less than an hour - an extremely stressful process which was fun and easy and all because she listened and understood our home!! We are currently in the throes of renovation and can't wait to see the outcome. We will always be thankful that we were afforded some very valuable holiday time on Ger's part. She is truly as one other client has indicated a "House Angel". Just wish she lived in Boston....