60 seconds with: Lorna Kee

Business, Interviews | Mon 15 May | Author – Business & Finance
60 seconds with Lorna Kee

Kee Interiors founder Lorna Kee takes the Business & Finance 60-second challenge.

Q. What was your first job?

My first job when I set up my company was for a client in Rush.

She was my only client at the time, so it was important I set the tone for beautiful interior design that was on budget and on time.

Q. What would you regard as your greatest achievement to date?

Working on Masterson’s Steakhouse, as the project was a finalist for two awards: Young Designer of the Year and Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Name your fear and reject it. Focus on being consistent by doing a goal board of pictures of goals you wish to achieve.

Q. If you could step into the shoes of one business person for the day, who would it be and why?

Kelly Hoppen for her career success as a business woman and interior designer for 40 years.

She has global recognition and I would like to know how she did it.

Q. In three words or less, how do you define success?

Focus, passion, consistency.

Q. How do you motivate yourself and your staff?

Set out your goals for the year. Break them down for the month, write out what you can do each week and every day, and then do three hard tasks that contribute to getting closer to your results.

Q. How do you relax?

I love a day with my dog outdoors; getting a good long hike in and then lunch together.

Q. What’s your motto?

I command you to do it better than you have ever done it before.

Act as if it’s impossible to fail.

Q. What are your aspirations for the future of your business?

Take on more commercial work, and design restaurants and hotels so I get to visit the job after I complete the work.

I’d also like to get onto TV and radio as a national interior designer.

Focus on being consistent by doing a goal board of pictures of goals you wish to achieve


Lorna Kee is an entrepreneur and proprietor of Kee Interiors based in north Dublin and is one of Ireland’s most vibrant and visionary interior architects.

She has been delivering interiors of distinction since 2008 and has pioneered a simple yet elegant style that penetrates interior design at every level, bringing passion, intelligence and intuition to the world of interior design.

Kee was a finalist in the Fit Out Awards in 2015 for Young Designer of the Year, and Tourism and Leisure project of the Year for the Restaurant Interior Design she completed for Masterson’s Steakhouse in Swords, Co Dublin.

She has also designed the exhibition home built at the Ideal Homes show in 2014 and has won three stands at the Colourtrend competition over three successive years for the Ideal Home Show.

She is exhibiting at the House Interior Design Event in the RDS from May 26th to 28th.