Design Services – Helen Turkington

Design Services

HELEN TURKINGTON INTERIOR DESIGN OPTIONS (All strictly by appointment only)

Helen Turkington is one of Ireland's premier interior designers and over the course of a 25 year plus career, she has decorated many of Ireland's most famous homes as well as catering for an international clientele. There can be a misconception that hiring an interior designer is an expensive extravagance. We strongly disagree. As with any service, hiring the right professional can, in fact, save you money through smart, creative and solutions focused decision making and access to the best trades and suppliers, products and prices. It can also save you time, risk, disappointment and frustration by avoiding costly mistakes. Here at Helen Turkington we pride ourselves on providing expert but approachable multi-level design service options to cater for any budget. Our mission is to work with you to optimise your home’s potential and make you fall back in love with your space.    





Are you searching for a bespoke piece, access to all our stock fabrics or advice on the finishing touches for your space?

We offer an express 30 minute one-on-one appointment in our specially designed fabric room, which has one of the biggest and most affordable fabric libraries in the country.

Simply schedule a free appointment, mail in or bring along some photos of your space and measurements and one of our expert team can advise you on fabric, paints or on any of the following bespoke items (on which we offer a comparatively very quick turnaround!):

Footstools & Cubes, Headboards, Valances, Bar Stools & Dining chairs, Cushions, Sofas & Armchairs & Rugs.

How to Book: Email to request an appointment

Free of charge for up to 30 minutes – additional time will be charged



A one hour in-studio consult will typically be sufficient to come up with a decor concept for one room (if after initial discussions we feel your project is more complex we will quote you a bespoke rate if we have capacity).

In advance of your appointment, you are encouraged to provide (one single email please) photos of your style preferences, the area in question, details of any furniture being kept (a fabric swatch, chair cover or cushion is hugely helpful to bring on the day) and measurements and notes of static features, eg socket locations etc. The more information supplied in advance, the more can be achieved within your appointment slot!

Your appointment includes:

A one-on-one meeting in our private design studio with an experienced designer, with access to our extensive fabric library of both our own inhouse stock and specially selected designer fabric books. Your designer will prepare some creative concepts in advance which you will review and adjust together. Depending on your initial brief, this might include:

  • Fabric sample selections
  • Paint selections
  • Product, soft furnishing, curtains/blinds, flooring and/or lighting suggestions

Minor revisions, administration and follow up for any orders placed within four weeks of the meeting is included

Please note, this fee does NOT not include significant revisions, late orders or site visits or styling. Any additional work/advice requires an additional consult.

How to Book: Email to request an appointment

From €250 for one hour – (additional time will be charged, payable in advance, non-redeemable or refundable)



This service involves a one hour call out to the property, followed up within two to four weeks with a one hour consult in studio. This offering would typically be suitable to cover décor for a maximum of two rooms in your home (if more spaces are required or additional work is needed we can quote a bespoke rate if we have capacity).

The first meeting involves calling out to your home to get to know you, your space and your needs. It can be hugely helpful for your designer to stand in a space and note aspect, light, architecture etc. We also take rough measurements so that we can prepare general quotations for you.

Following this initial visit, we will arrange a meeting with you in our design studio. Your designer will review paints, fabric selections, lighting, wallpaper, panelling, product selection etc. as required, and provide you with a lookbook and samples (please note we do not provide or review technical drawings). The focus of this second meeting will depend on what we feel was identified as a priority after the initial meeting.

Minor revisions made within four weeks of the final meeting will be included – significant or late revisions or final project styling are not included and will be quoted for separately if required/capacity exists.

NB: this service does NOT include any renovation related design such as kitchen or bathroom design, sanitary ware, tiles, wardrobes etc – that would fall under a renovation project (see below).

How to Book: Email

From €500 Based on one meeting on site within 8km of store and one in-studio meeting, not to exceed one hour each and to take place within a maximum of four weeks of each other – design fees must be paid in advance and are non-redeemable or refundable.


For renovation projects we charge from €450* an hour for our senior designer led advice. As experts in the field, we will estimate from past projects the scope/duration and cost of the interior design services required and quote for a monthly fee to help you budget/spread the cost.  This estimate will be periodically reviewed and adjusted if necessary.

We will provide lookbooks, samples and full interior décor package suggestions.

Please note we do NOT offer a project management service or provide/review technical drawings however we are happy to work with architects, contractors and suppliers to share insight for design intent purposes only to help ensure a more functional and cohesive design finish throughout, but you must always seek relevant expert advice. We suggest you contact us as soon as you have appointed an architect or contractor.

We can help you as little or as much as you like – it’s your home so we take the lead from you. Our role is to help you get the style, flow, functionality and feeling of your home right for you, your family and your lifestyle.

How to Book: Email

Cost from €450* per hour, not including travel time and expenses etc – total service fees for a renovation project are on a case-by-case basis.  These fees are payable in advance (except where a phased payment plan has been agreed), are non-redeemable or refundable.