Meet Fionuala

Hi I’m Fionuala Lennon, CEO and Founder of The Pub Design Co. My Interior Design Practice The Pub Design Co specialises in Pub, Bar and Restaurant Design. With over 25 years in the Pub Design business, we have designed over 100 venues many of them hugely successful and we’re still going strong. We’ve designed and advised all kinds of hospitality businesses from schemes for small pubs to full design and project management of million Euro fit-outs. Have a look at our portfolio to get a good feel of what we can do. By continually watching the differing trends, we are able to ensure that our clients can anticipate future market changes. I passionately believe that the good design of a space is an integral component to the success of any hospitality business.

The Pub Design Co Nominated for Fit Out Awards 2017

Delighted to have been nominated for Hospitality Project of the Year in the Fit Out Awards 2017 for The Hudson Rooms Gastropub in Liffey Valley Dublin. Watch this space!

Halloween Pub Decor Tips

When it comes to Halloween Pub Decor I always try to keep it Simple and Classic. AVOID THE WITCHES AND GHOSTS Unless you can do it spectacularly well avoid the witches and ghosts and cheap plastic items – anyone can bung up a few cheap decorations but customers are much more discerning now, they are […]

Pub Flowers – Nice touch

This is not a pub with pub flowers but the idea of matching the flowers with the shopfront colour’s works so well I had to take a picture. I spotted this shopfront on holidays in the west of Ireland, an area famous for its colourful street frontages. The idea of matching flowers with the shopfront […]

Bar of the Year – Molloy’s Pub

Well done to all at Molloy’s Pub for winning Bar of the Year in The Southern Comfort Peoples Choice Awards. They have a great crew and work hard to constantly deliver a great offer. We really enjoyed working with The Molloy Group last year on The Station which is their Gastropub and more recently on […]

Pub Theme – It’s the Little Things

                                      We had great fun creating a Pub Theme  for The Hudson Rooms Gastropub. When we first visited the unit it was a tall raw space which looked almost like a New York loft. The idea of […]

Pub Pictures – Repetition really works

This wall layout would work well for a Pub Pictures display.  The same repeating frame along with the large quantity of pictures all in alignment is very dramatic. The sepia colour of the pictures adds character and a feeling of heritage.

Classic Irish Pub Shopfront

I discovered a Classic Irish Pub Shopfront in Kilkee. It’s got everything I love about a traditional shopfront. The classic Irish small townhouse building with a gorgeous timber shopfront with neat little corbels all painted the same colour as the building. It has lovely marble effect letters in a classic font, cute net curtains and […]

Display of Vintage Tools in a Pub

Doesn’t this look like a great way to display vintage tools on a pub wall? I think the size of the frames has alot to do with how this looks so good. The ornate gold frames are bulky and deep so the tools sit into them very well. The dark grey wall is a beautiful […]

Citroen Van has arrived at Butler & Barry

The new(old) Citreon Van has arrived at Butler and Barry . It is being converted into a cocktail bar and servery. Just love how it sits neatly under the canopy! Check out the photos of the whole of Butler and Barry Gastropub in Bray right here. It’s worth a look and worth a visit for […]

How Small Can a Table be?

I’m fascinated to see this 500mm wide table. It’s about 2 meters long. It just shows you that in certain places people will sit at a narrow table. It is cramped but they don’t seem to mind as the product is great….it’s a healthy option style deli/cafe.

Maison de Verre, Paris…worth a visit.

One of the most amazing houses I’ve been to is Maison De Verre in Paris. Designed by Pierre Chareau in 1928, it was one of the first houses to use “industrial” materials and fixtures with a more traditional style of home décor. We booked a few months in advance because the house is rarely opened […]

Ceiling Design-Bringing a flat ceiling to life

We recently created this simple inexpensive detail for one of our bar ceilings. It is simply MDF cut into 70mm wide strips and fitted to the ceiling and painted. The curve is a bit more tricky but curves are not necessary –  just have 2 layers of border rectangles or even divide into a series […]

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