Quirke McNamara Consultancy. Interior Design, Clerkenwell, Canary Wharf
DlistArt of bespokePlace magazineGrand Designs Magazinedesignlife.tvdesignlife.tvdesignlife.tvdesignlife.tvdesignlife.tvdesignlife.tvInterior design 2012Interior design 2012Interior design 2012Interior design awardsInterior design LondonCentral london interior designKitchedn designer awardsUrban interior designLighting design Londonaward winning interior designersKatchin, bathroom, bedroom designAward winning interior designersInterior design consultancyPenthouse Interior DesignersLondon London designersModern residential designInterior design reviewsLuxury Home interior designersInterior design awardsInterior design finalistLitchen designers

Publicity 2015-2016:

Susan Quirke was named in the prestigious Designer Magazine as one to watch out for in the kitchen and bathroom designer list of the future

Publicity 2014:

Susan Quirke, Creative And Artful Lighting Design

The Art of Bespoke - The work of lighting designer Susan Quirke can be subtle or striking but never goes un-noticed, becoming a thing of beauty within every scheme she is working on. Click here

A passion for homes

Amazing and inspirational interior design lighting. The award-winning interior and lighting designer Susan Quirke shares her design ideas illustrated by her award-winning portfolio of lighting work. Click here

A postcard from Susan Quirke

Susan is an Interior Designer and has worked for many years both in the UK & Ireland in many prestigious Architectural & Design practices. Click here

Publicity 2013:

Place Magazine Autumn/Winter 2013

Light Fantastic - Susan Quirke from QMC shares her secrets on design & lighting as well as some of her own projects.

Grand Designs Magazine November 2013

Top Trends for Bedrooms - Susan Quirke gives advice on how to create a successful lighting design scheme for the bedroom.

Blogs 2013:




Publicity 2012:

QMC featured in A1 Lighting Design magazine November/December issue

This project is a great example of how lighting can play a hugh part in the creation of a truely unique living space. Click here

Utopia Magazine October 2012

Article Suite Dreams - QMC comtributed to this article with a dramatic bathroom scheme using glass and colour changing lighting in this warehouse conversion

Quirke McNamara Interior Design and Lighting Feature Design life TV

To view the article, click on the link below:

To view the video, click on the link below:

Quirke McNamara Consultancy now members of luxury design society

Essential KBB Magazine "Light Fantastic" January 2012

"Specialist LED lighting, fresh retro styling and sleek modern fixtures give this north London home a dramatic look"

QMC accepted into luxury design society (PDF 561K)

Awards 2012

QMC short listed in two awards bathroom design and residential under 5 million for luxury artists studio mews house design kensington

To view the article, click on the link below:
QMC shortlisted

Awards 2010:

Winner Designer Award for Bathrooms 2010 Kbbreview Awards Susan Quirke Bathrooms up to £15K

Judges Comments: "A great use of lighting & product choice to create something very interesting -Quirke definitely lives up to her name. She doesnt take the easy options & has done something that you cant just pick out of a catalogue".

Publicity 2011:

Designer - Inspiring Residential Design

"There are no restraints in terms of creativity when it comes to lighting" - S.Quirke Designer Penthouse Lighting Scheme

Publicity 2010:

Bridge For Design Spring 2010 - Article: Inspired By Susan Quirke

"Lighting is the soul of any project....it creates the mood and can be changed" "You can design a scheme with the most expensive materials and finishes, but without a well thought-out lighting scheme to compliment the materials and the room, the scheme is unfinished" "People love our lighting it captures the imagination as the mood created is instant" "Forecasting trends for the coming decade Susan predicts homes awash with colour, lighting will become a conscious part of the design scheme. Lighting will be taken more seriously as an integral part of a scheme, not just as an afterthought."

Click here to download the article (PDF 672K)

Hi Home Russia March 2010 - Article: Made in UK Interiors 2010 Ice Age feature on Susan Quirke

Utopia Magazine January 2010 - Article: A view to a thrill

"Gadgetry-wise this room is packed with features that would make Q-branch proud." "Susan used a flexible lighting scheme capable of intensifying the drama or softening the look. All of the elements are on a Lutron system. I set colour-changing LED strip lighting on top of the tall units and below the floating storage to wash the walls in a wave of colour." "There are also blue LED fittings in the ceiling directed across the worktops. The ceiling was high so strong lighting was essential now many different ambiences are possible within this Miami Inspired modernist masterpiece." "

House & Home January 2010 - Article: Hot 100 Irish Designers

"Susan Quirke a Limerick native is Creative Director of QMC an award winning design consultancy. The firm is renowned for its distinctive, modern bachelor pad style"

KBB Awards 2010 Bathroom design shortlist final March 2010

"A great use of lighting & product choice to create something very interesting. Quirke definitely lives up to her name. She doesnt take the easy options & has done something you can't just pick out of a catalogue."

Publicity 2009:

Square Magazine December 2009 - Article: A loft in the East Interior & Lighting By QMC

"Led's accentuate the exposed brickwork walls and illuminate the eaves while industrial looking pendants reflect the apartments warehouse origins."

Image Interiors (Ireland) November 2009 - Article: Night Vision

"Award Winning Irish Designer Susan Quirke has been setting London alight with her moody, sophisticated lighting & interiors." "Her Brand of moody, sophisticated lighting & sleek urban interiors has attracted attention across the city from a Director of Morgan Stanley to premier league footballers" "Her work on the technology side reads like a list of must haves for the cribs generation"

Kitchens & Bathrooms News November 2009 - Article: Hers n His

"Most of our clients dont come to us with a tight brief because we are known for doing something different for everyone." "Susan also updated the bathroom with the latest technology by adding a TV and speakers, so with high-tech gear in her bathroom & sexy curves in his Susan has broken down the his n her design divide to create a united front."

Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom June 2009

Drama in the City: London's Square Mile is home to some pretty glamorous apartments, but none more so then Frances Smith's Uber-dramatic, deluxe dwelling. "I was very impressed with her ability to anticipate what I would like. Susan very quickly understood my taste."

Publicity 2008:

Move or Improve - October 2008

Article: Bring your Space Alive Susan Quirke Award Winning Designer advises "look at washing walls with light, highlighting artworks & features, by employing a mixture of ceiling lights from day time task lights to LED colour changing lights and Fibre-Optic Star ceilings."

Winner of Designer Award for Kitchens (project cost up to £25K) KBBReview Industry Awards 2008

The judging panel included renowned fashion designer Ben De Lisi "She changed everything to match the lifestyle. The brief is matched perfectly, making it masculine & chic".

Crystal Nightclub London Magazine The Ultimate Urban Pads - Article

"Susan Quirke, Creative Director has been called upon to design a number of exclusive Bachelor Pads & explains what these design driven clients want as essentials".

Lighting Magazine - January 2008

Five Home Runs- Article specialist lighting for the home "The double height warehouse originally only had 6 fittings the new scheme has 68 mostly specialist lighting to enhance the Architectural features" S.Quirke Creative Director

KBBReview Industry Awards 2008

Susan Quirke Finalist Designer Award for Kitchens

Publicity 2007:

EKBB Magazine - November 2007 High Drama

"Rich Jewel-Like tones,contemporary style & specialist lighting are the essence of this loft cleverly transformed by QMC".

NewWoman Magazine - November 2007 Put £70K on your home

"Sorry but this kitchen's far too stylish to do anything as mundane as cook in"

idFX Magazine - June 2007 "Picture Perfect"

"Our designs are very contemporary so I like to present them in an Architectural Manner" S.Quirke

Publicity 2006/2005:

Sunday Times Inside Out Magazine - November 2006

Feature "Ask the Experts" Lighting expert Susan Quirke Creative Director QMC

PRO.FILE Magazine - October 2006 The new lifestyle magazine for professional men

The Boy Zone Susan Quirke Creative Director of QMC, which specialises in designing bachelor pads, explains the phenomenon.

Kitchens & Bathrooms News - October 2006

Article "On the drawing board" Award winning bathroom designer Susan Quirke was commissioned to create ensuite bathrooms for a Developer we take a look at the entire project.

Lighting Design Magazine - August 2006

Article "Splash of Light" Bathroom lighting article. "The key feature is the luxury double whirlpool bath with LED inset blue lighting at low level which cast shadows across the tiled floor" (Quote from Susan Quirke)

Sunday Times Inside out Magazine - April 2006

"Win your own Bathroom designer" "We are offering this month's lucky winner the help of one of the best interior designers in the country, Susan Quirke".

Article: "Access all Areas" The Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Magazine - April 2006

"QMC have cleverly transformed a once cramped galley kitchen, utility room and garage into a bright, streamlined cooking space with sleek laquer units and a curved island" "I love the way that Susan has included a flexible mix of lighting on seperate circuits throughout, from under-wall-unit spots to glass pendants so we can adjust it to create the right mood".-Client quote.

Article: "Designing the future" Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine - January 2006.

Susan Quirke was featured as the Interior Designer to watch out for in the future in this article on trends for the future. "Susan's bathroom design is an ultramodern space where she created a very striking lighting scheme." Article: KBBreview December 2005- Bathroom & Kitchen Industry Awards 2006 Susan Quirke featured re short-listed for “young designer award for Kitchens”.

The Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom May 2005 -article "To Boldly go"

"Interior designer Susan Quirke has skillfully disguised the modest proportions of this striking bachelor's bedroom with the clever use of a black glass wall, dramatic colours and moody lighting". This room's moody décor was risky, but it works because there's an almost Oriental -like simplicity that elevates what could have been rock star pastiche into a very adult space that oozes sophistication”.

Pre 2005:

1. Article 'Bathed in Light' Lighting Design Magazine (March 2004).

' A bog standard room has become a bathroom fit for a Hollywood Star'

2. Article 'Optical Illusion' Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Magazine' (June 2004)

Client quote: 'Susan has met the brief one hundred percent. It really does have a nightclub feel, it looks far more expensive than it really was, it makes the most of the tricky space, and, best of all, it is totally unique'.

3. Article - 'Bachelor Pad' 'Interior Design Magazine (May 2004)

' This moody Bathroom by QMC was inspired by Earth, fire & water'. Designer quote: 'I wanted to create something individual, somewhere the client could shut the door & relax from the stresses of busy city living, his own personal sanctuary'.

The Kitchen & Bathroom Designer magazine - October 2004 - Article 'Bathed in Light'

' While one would expect the bathroom of a successful actor to be dramatic and theatrical, the effect of the stunning mix of glass, stone and lighting in this bathroom is quite simply mind blowing'. ' While it is great to be given the chance to stretch my design skills, at the end of the day, a happy customer is really all I ask for' -Quote from Susan Quirke-Creative Director & project designer.

Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine - October 2004 - Article 'Rest and Play'

Brief - A successful actor wants his plain, functional bedroom turned into a sensual pleasure dome. Client's quote: ' I'm very excited by the pod idea created by QMC, it's a room within a room and it's total fantasy! I love the different moods you can create with the lighting. I'm impressed'

QMC Awards:

  1. QMC short-listed for Bathroom Design of the year for Mews House bathroom in -Designer Awards 2013

  2. Winner Designer Award for Bathrooms 2010 Kbbreview Awards Susan Quirke Bathrooms up to £15K Judges Comments: "A great use of lighting & product choice to create something very interesting -Quirke definitely lives up to her name. She doesnt take the easy options & has done something that you cant just pick out of a catalogue".

  3. Winner of Designer Award for Kitchens (project cost up to £25K) KBBReview Industry Awards 2008: The judging panel included renowned fashion designer Ben De Lisi "She changed everything to match the lifestyle. The brief is matched perfectly, making it masculine & chic".

  4. KBBreview Industry Awards 2007: Susan Quirke Creative Director is short-listed for two bathroom designs in the Designer Award for Bathrooms -up the to value of £15K. Final February 5th Grosvenor Hotel. www.kbbreview.com

  5. Bathrooms & Kitchens Industry Awards 2006: Susan Quirke was a finalist in the highly prestigious Bathrooms & Kitchens Industry awards 2006 in the category of “young designer award for kitchens”. Judges Comments: "A design that hit the brief perfectly. It's laid out really well as a working space and her use of materials makes it seem a genuine part of a working home."

  6. Bathroom & Kitchen Industry awards 2005 Susan Quirke Winner of "young designer award for bathrooms" Susan Quirke Winner of the travelling scholarship award Judges Comments " Judges felt that this design was bold & stunning with great space planning."

  7. IDFX & BIDA British Interior Design Awards 2004: QMC have been short-listed in two categories:
    1. Lighting design of the year
    2. Bathroom designer of the year -Susan Quirke Creative Director

  8. ICON/CP HART -"No ordinary Bathroom awards" Short-listed for entry "Light Zone"

Client Recommendations:

  1. James & Sarah are delighed with the results of their mews house refurbishment. "While Sarahs favourite room is the dressing room with its walnut table, large feature mirrors and shoe storage. James is smitten with the lighting effects where the whole house has been programmed to change colours at the touch of a button"-North London Project

  2. K Fletcher - garden design project - 'Will always recommend you guys, as we were really pleased with the information you gave to us and of course your professional and friendly service'. 'Everyone that has come round loves the garden'

  3. A Bramley - Apartment design project - 'It's been a pleasure to know you & it's been a delight to work with you'.

  4. J Bradley - Bathroom design project (Essential KBB Magazine June 2004) 'Jake is so pleased with his Bathroom that he has asked QMC to work on his sitting room, where there are already ambitious plans for a steel-clad wall. He says Susan has met the brief one hundred percent. 'We clicked instantly', says Jake. 'They really listened to what I had to say and came up with a great solution to the room's problems.'

  5. "We liked Susan & Patrick straight away and felt confident in their ideas. They have a great blend of technical and design skills which were needed in a project like this"- Mrs P Palmer - Docklands, Kitchen design.

QMC news:

QMC’s design for a flat in Central London was featured on “Men’s Rooms” in November where Susan Quirke Creative Director explained the key aspects of creating a masculine space. This space was designed using the mediums of glass, leather & specialist lighting. The series was 15 episodes long on Discovery Real time from May to November 2005.

Bachelor Pad Movie:

| 8MB    
| 21MB
Required | 4MB  


SMM7 Explained & Illustrated (Endorsed by the Construction Faculty of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors). The SMM7 is the only practical companion to the Standard Method of Measurement. The SMM7 has been co-written by Patrick McNamara to provide a clear & concise guide to help both practitioners & students. The book has been in the top 10 RICS book list since being published.