Final year interior design project to feature on 'At Your Service'

A final year project undertaken by six Interior Design students at Griffith College will feature on Ireland's favourite hotelier TV programme, 'At Your Service.'

Friday, June 11, 2021

Real life experience for Interior Design students

As part of an exciting final year project, Griffith College’s Interior Design students have been working on a real-life brief with Sweeney Hotel, Donegal. The project will soon feature on popular RTE renovation series “At Your Service” hosted by the country’s much-loved brother duo Francis and John Brennan.

Bringing their learnings to life

Property owners Patrick and Kevin Boyle of Eighter Properties, who also own Donegal’s Waterfront Hotel, gave students a brief in which they were asked to design a five-star space with a contemporary feel combining comfort and leisure for a glamorous client base. The experienced hoteliers asked that students familiarised themselves with international hotel design and took the physical, statutory, historic and cultural building context into consideration when responding to the brief. Other key features that were requested included parking, a signature bar and an emphasis on sustainable design to align with the values of an environmentally conscious clientele.

Winners and shortlisted students

Our six shortlisted students were Gay Jones, Heidi Bellouard, Zoey Xin Yee Goh, Ina Uran Lunde, Miriam Autran Dourado Brede and Chen Chen Koh. Each student designed a unique proposal from which three were announced winners on Wednesday 5th May. We are delighted to announce our three winners as follows:

1st place - Gay Jones 

2nd place - Heidi Bellouard 

3rd place - Zoey Xin Yee Goh

Shortlisted – Ina Uran Lunde

Shortlisted – Miriam Autran Dourado Brede

Shortlisted – Chen Chen Koh


We’ll be hearing more from our winning students and their designs over the coming weeks but in the meantime, we would like to say a huge well done to everyone who participated!

The next series of At Your Service airs on RTE later this year so make sure you tune in!


Learn more about Interior Design at Griffith College