Carton House, Co. Kildare
What we did
Five long days of intense decoration and the architectural gem that is Carton House and ancestral home to the Earls of Kildare, was ready for Christmas. What a joy it was to work in the splendid surroundings of Ireland's finest Palladian Mansion. Working under the supervision of Carton's own interior designer, Jenny Pringle, we tackled the old house first, decorating the dining room, drawing room, music room, library and bedroom suites each with their own Noble Fir Christmas tree wrapped in warm white lights and dotted with etched glass baubles. No staircase or fireplace was left undone.
The colours were refined and restrained as befitting a house of high status. In the renovated areas, consisting of great swathes of glass, old stone and new timber; the decorations were either white, silver or natural wood with clean lines and an elegant simplicity. We decorated hallways, atriums, bars and restaurants, bedrooms, boardrooms, ballrooms, the Spa and the Golf Club. Furthermore, no tinsel was harmed in the making of this festive makeover!