The DnA of Home Interiors is a podcast series inspired by the journey of two driven Irish Business Women, Deirdre Mc Gettrick and Audrey Whelan, who are changing the face of home interior design and furnishing. As experts and professionals in home interiors, Deirdre and Audrey are here to demystify the home interior design process and empower you to make confident interior design decisions and create your perfect home.

The podcast was launched in late 2019 and it’s available for free via iTunes, Spotify and Podbean, or you can watch on YouTube.

Have a listen to the series and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts, and if there are any topics you’d love to hear in future episodes using the hashtag #HomeDNA.

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Left to right: Deirdre Mc Gettrick, CEO of Kuldea and Audrey Whelan, Managing Director of Audrey Whelan Design

Episode 1: Empowering you to DIY your home design

In this episode, Deirdre and Audrey ask what actually is interior design? They also look some of the challenges you might come up against when starting a project, and the best way to tackling these obstacles, covering everything from managing and planning projects to selecting colour schemes and styles.

Listen to episode 1 on Podbean here

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What are your interior design top tips? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter or share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA.

Episode 2: Bring Colour and Patterns to your home interior, how to decide on what’s best

Ever spent what felt like hours staring at colour palettes and swatches trying to work out which shade was best for your home? You’re not alone – people often suffer from decision paralysis when it comes to making a final decision for fear of getting it wrong.  In this episode of the podcast, Deirdre and Audrey take a close look at how to identify and select the perfect colours and patterns to compliment your home. They also break down the process of making confident decisions, and the tools you can use to unlock your inner interior designer.

Listen to episode 2 on Podbean here

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Do you have a favourite colour palette? Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter or share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA

 

Episode 3: Creating your perfect Christmas interior design

This Christmassy episode sees the ladies discuss the perfect Christmas interior designs for the home. As the festive season is upon us and we prepare to celebrate with our loved ones it’s important to consider how the home will look and feel for the season. If only negotiating the rest of the Christmas shopping was so easy…

Listen to episode 3 on Podbean here

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How do you decorate your home in the festive period? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter or share your festive photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA

 

Episode 4: Guest sleeping solutions for you home

As we head into peak festive season many of us are hosting the extended family, but it can be a struggle to find space for everyone to sleep!  In this episode, Audrey and Deirdre explore the most effective and innovative guest sleeping solutions for your home. They share their top tips you can apply to your home to comfortably house all your guests. Hopefully, this episode helps you create the perfect environment in your home. Not included – tips on avoiding the inevitable Christmas board game arguments.. (sorry)

Listen to episode 4 on Podbean here 

Watch episode 4 on our YouTube channel here

Who’s on the airbed this Christmas? Let us know how you manage sleeping arrangements over the festive period via Facebook or Twitter or share your festive photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA

Episode 5: Achieving your dream bathroom design

Hands up if you want your bathroom to be the perfect sanctuary where you can unwind after a stressful day… Yes, us too. Unfortunately, it’s not always quite as easy as just running a hot bath and lighting a scented candle or two, so in this episode, Deirdre and Audrey talk about creating the perfect heavenly bathroom design for your home. Enjoy!

Listen to episode 5 on Podbean here

Watch episode 5 on our YouTube channel here

Send us your top bathroom tips with us via Facebook or Twitter or share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA

Episode 6: Selecting the right curtains and blinds for your home

Selecting the right curtains and blinds for your home is a crucial part of each room’s setting. There are so many varying factors to consider, from room aesthetics to how you channel natural light. Finding the right solutions can be tough. In this episode, Deirdre and Audrey explore the options and thought processes behind identifying and placing the right curtain and blind designs and solutions in your home. The ladies assess the options by home type and room to give a clear picture of how you make the right choices.

Listen to episode 6 on Podbean here

Watch episode 6 on our YouTube channel here

How do you dress your windows to make the maximise your space and natural light? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter or share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA

 

Episode 7: Measuring and planning your interior design space

Measuring up and planning your home interior design space is the most important part of any home interior design project. Every home has its nuances in terms of room layouts, access to natural light, wall angles, ceiling heights and the list goes on… In this podcase, Deirdre and Audrey step through the best ways to approach measuring up and planning your home space to ensure you get the optimum results for your home interior design project.

Listen to episode 7 on Podbean here

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What are your top tips for planning your interior design projects? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter or share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA

 

Episode 8: Kitchen design for your home

Kitchen designs for the home have been through a revolution since the new millennium. Gone are the days where the kitchen was just a function space in the house for food preparation! In these modern times, kitchens have become a super open living space filled with inspiration and creativity. Modern-day kitchens incorporate much more light and space to enable them to be navigated easily and for tasks to be spread across the area.  Audrey and Deirdre take a detailed look at modern kitchen design and discuss how you can create the perfect kitchen for your home no matter what your needs are.

Listen to episode 8 on Podbean here

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What are your interior design top tips? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter or share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA.

 

Episode 9: Coffee table decisions

Finding and deciding upon the right coffee table for your home is tough. It’s such a feature piece in the home with that will get so much usage which makes selecting the right coffee table a big decision. In this episode of The DnA of Home Interiors, Audrey and Deirdre tackle the key aspects of the coffee table decision making process. They take a deep dive on the options available in market and explore how to effectively use elements like space in your living areas to select the right coffee table.

Listen to episode 9 on Podbean here

Watch episode 9 on our YouTube channel here

What are your interior design top tips? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter or share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeDNA.

 

Stay in the know

We launch a new podcast on a regular basis, so keep checking back for updates, and if there are any topics you’d love to hear the ladies discussing, let us know!

Don’t forget to join the conversation on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and share your top tips and photos with us, using the hashtag #HomeDNA

Kitchen by Maisons du Monde

Kitchen by Maisons du Monde

About the hosts

Deirdre Mc Gettrick

Our CEO Deirdre is an entrepreneur with passion for interior design. After struggling to easily find the right items to furnish her own apartment, she was inspired to create a platform to make home shopping as straightforward, efficient and fulfilling as possible. In 2017 Kuldea was born, founded by Deirdre and her fiancé, Ray Wright.

Kuldea is a search and discovery engine for furniture and home furnishings that aggregates the entire retail market of retailers and their products onto one website. Explore here: www.kuldea.com

Deirdre Mc Gettrick

Deirdre Mc Gettrick

Audrey Whelan

Audrey set up her own Interior Design studio in Tufnell Park, North London in 2009 and has worked with over 250 clients since then on the design of their home and workspace interiors.

Before this, she spent several years working with a number of leading brands in both commercial and residential interior design, as well as a number of freelance and consulting roles.

Audrey has a first-class honours degree in Interior & Furniture Design from the Technological University Dublin. She fell in love with London during a summer work placement the year before graduation and moved here in 2002.

Audrey is running fun and educational interior design workshops and masterclasses, click here for more information!

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Audrey Whelan