Why Extend When You Can Amend!™

Ireland’s #1 Spatial Interior Designer Cleverly Reconfiguring Your Existing Space To Save You The Cost Of Building An Unecessary Extension And Still Give You What You Need



Are You Ready For Your Home To Work For You?


Cobelis Design Studio is owned and run by BA Interior Designer Eleanor Clarke based in Dublin, Ireland. As Ireland’s #1 spatial interior designer, Eleanor specialises in reconfiguring the existing spaces of older outdated houses for homeowners whose homes simply do not work for them.

Eleanor focuses on the interior space planning of your home, making better use of your space to make it work better for you to save you hundreds of thousands on the cost of building an unnecessary extension, transforming your poorly designed house so you can feel comfortable and content in a home you are proud of. A huge part of this is knowing where to start and what to include.


Designing Smart Not Bigger


Connection is one of the biggest elements that older outdated homes lack, they are normally made up of several different, disproportionate sized rooms each with their own function, but this is not how we want to live today. We want our homes to be social, multi functional spaces that allow us to feel confident and content, helping us to communicate and connect better with the people around us. By correcting and improving the four space planning design fundamentals: the flow, functionality, circulation and connection, Eleanor uses her expertise in space planning to unlock the full potential of your misconfigured home, making the best use of your space to delivery the best design option for you so that everyone can come to the same agreement, maximising the return on design.

We Specialise In Spatial Design


As an architects skill set includes the design of the exterior of your home and an interior designers comprises of specifications on finishes and furnishes,  Eleanor’s design expertise as a spatial designer lays in between. Designing and drawing new conceptual layouts that are functional and practical, reconfiguring within your existing space, Eleanor resolves to design new and better space planning solutions for your home producing floorplans, elevations and 3D visuals, all from the internal perspective of your home and from the perspective of how YOU will use it.

Why Space Planning?


It doesn’t matter how luxurious and fabulous your finishes and furnishes are or how amazing your home looks from the outside, none of these can compensate if the interior space planning of your home does not work. This is because space planning is the most important step within the interior design process, it is the foundation of what your interior design is built on, you can not afford to get it wrong. Just like the skeleton of your body, space planning are the bones of your design, you don’t notice either when they work but you know all about it when you a break a leg. It is about defining how the space will be used based on what will suit your needs. Space planning influences how you will move around your home comfortably and with ease, it considers the relationship between you and each room through the four design fundamental elements, the flow, function, circulation and connection.

“For me, design is not about the ‘pretty picture’, it is about how your home works for you, the bones of it, the structure, how it makes you feel and ultimately how you feel in your home.” – Eleanor Clarke

Why Does It Go Wrong?


The #1 cause of budget over runs when renovating your home is when homeowners rush into the design phase before completing their research and analysis. This research benefits both the homeowner and designer as each get a better understanding of eachother before decisions have to made. When this upfront research is not completed, communication is lost and assumptions are made, resulting in a misdiagnosis and resulting in the most costly long term mistake people can make, having to settle for the wrong design. This reconfiguration outlines the danger of how you can be misdiagnosed the wrong design when you do not understand how your layout will work for you.

Let’s Make Better Use Of Your Space


We have had clients all over Ireland who went from feeling overwhelmed and frustrated living in disarray to constructing their design project with complete confidence and conviction.

Are you looking to modernise your older home but you don’t know where to start? Start here, take the first step, request a free ‘Clarity Call’, and you will learn how to turn your older outdated home into the gem it can be.


What People Are Saying

We had decided to build an indoor-outdoor kitchen and socialising room, but we were struggling to get a good layout and flow for the space. Eleanor was able to look at the space with fresh eyes. She listened carefully to our requirements and was then able to guide us towards a practical and workable solution. We are about to start the build, and I am confident that the space is going to function well for our family.
Without Eleanor’s help and outside perspective, I think we would never have moved out of the planning stage. Eleanor has a gift for looking at spaces and seeing all of the possibilities. She can then help you to visualise how the space will look so that you can be confident in your decisions.
I wholeheartedly recommend Eleanor.

Kate Hatherell

Living in a 2 bedroom apartment with 3 children is not easy. We were living in the middle of a mess every day and evening, the living area was closing in on us and it was getting me down. Eleanor from @cobelis.ie came to our rescue and all it took was one consultation and there was light, we took her advice and we have never looked back, it’s amazing how the little things can make a big difference.
Thank you Eleanor @cobelis.ie, you are AMAZING and your service is top quality, we’d highly recommend you and can’t wait until we meet again!

Louise McGovern

Eleanor did a fantastic job of designing our new kitchen. She devised a clever and functional design that made full use of the space available and radically improved the flow of the room, whilst still meeting our storage needs. We are delighted with the kitchen and couldn’t be happier with how well it works. Eleanor was professional, efficient and helpful throughout the process and we would absolutely recommend her.

Rebecca Syme

Where to start, from our first chat with Eleanor right up to presentation day we could not have asked for more. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and forthcoming with ideas and suggestions. Eleanor took our ideas and was in a position to show us a visual of what we could achieve. We would have no hesitation in recommending Cobelis for any of your design/redesign needs.

Amy Clarke, Bray

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