Interior Design has always been something that I love doing. My earliest memory of an attempt at Interior Design was when I was 5 and my father brought home a new oil cloth for the farmhouse table (showing my age) and I decided it would be nice to give the chickens a new floor in their coop with the old one. You can imagine the mess the chickens made and the trouble I got in when my brother went to gather eggs and went sliding on this face. That was a long time ago but my passion for interior design remained and I now run Page Interiors. There is nothing like doing what you love. The name Page Interiors came from wanting a name different to my surname but a name that was still special to me. So I juggled up my family’s names, I have two children, Patrick and Gemma and a long suffering husband Eugene. When I added my own name Anne and took the first letter from each name, Page Interiors was born!
But now onto to the serious side, I did my studying with Limperts Academy of Design in Dublin where I received a Diploma in Interior Design with Distinction. While I was studying, a local developer gave me the opportunity to decorate a show house for him. I was excited and terrified!! But as the show houses increased and my confidence grew, I knew I never wanted to stop; but there’s more! One day when I was putting the finishing touches to a large split level show house on opening day,there were lots of people coming and going but I kept meeting one particular couple who seemed to be there for quite a long time. When I asked if they liked the house, the young man (yes the man) said “I just don’t want to leave I love it so much”!
That was it. I thought, wouldn’t it be amazing if you could make people feel the same way about their work place, their office, their local pub, night club, shed,whatever! Just any place where people got together. I was so excited that now I was on a mission!
I arrive home. Eugene says “how did it go”? I said, Great! “I’m going back to college to study commercial interior design”! He said, “Oh good God here we go again”!