‘Room to Improve’, The Irish Times

Orla, Tess & Bailey

Orla Walsh, artist

“We built our house eight years ago and at the time I designed my kitchen and studio space together. I am a busy mum of three girls so it was the perfect spot for me to paint and cook because a large bookcase separates my studio from the kitchen. At the time I put in some Ikea tables, a couple of shelves and attached long poles to the walls to hang my paintings. But I never utilised the space properly so this year I am having a total overhaul and I can’t wait.

“It will be custom-built with every corner of space considered. My favourite part is a huge table which will run down the centre of the studio with large shelves underneath. The table will be over a metre high so I can stand and work.”

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