Irish Girl in Brooklyn was inspired by the life of Co-Founder, Amanda Sawyer.
Originally from Limerick, Ireland, Amanda spent over thirty years in the cultural capital of the world, New York City. Here, she worked in Real Estate, selling lofts in the avant-garde areas of SoHo and TriBeCa. Through the regeneration of these districts, Amanda developed a taste for industrial architecture and the reclamation of buildings and apartments for contemporary use.
Living in Brooklyn and experiencing firsthand the renaissance happening there over the past twenty years, seeing design and creativity flourish in the most unlikely of places, encouraged Amanda to return to her hometown of Limerick to establish Irish Girl in Brooklyn together with her sister, Siobhan, and partner, David.
Amanda’s love for interiors, art and furniture began years ago with flea markets, graduating later to auctions and design shows. Her passion is in antiques, Mid-Century furniture and lighting which is reflected in the beautiful pieces she has collected for resale. ‘Home’ is at the heart of everything Irish Girl touches, home can be a creative expression of our essence, home is our sanctuary, where we celebrate important moments in our lives and express our love of family. With this in mind, Irish Girl in Brooklyn offers unique pieces chosen for aesthetic purposes but also from a core belief of sustainability and value.
Our Buying Philosophy
Heading off on a buying trip, the team at Irish Girl in Brooklyn are full of excitement and possibility. Every piece we discover is carefully selected. Whether it is rare, beautiful, strange or startling, every item in our inventory has a good reason to be there. Rather than stocking up on second-hand stock, our vintage collection is made up of stylish one-off pieces that compliment a modern home and aesthetic.