New team member Declan Mcilvenny brings two decades
of experience to the Metro design team.
(Sarasota, FL) When is it a closet more than a closet? When it’s a customized creation designed by the talents at Metro Cabinet Company, the Sarasota-based bespoke design firm. And they just added one more talent to the team.
The firm recently welcomed Declan Mcilvenny, a designer specializing in closets and storage spaces. Mcilvenny brings more than 20 years of hands-on experience in manufacturing, installations and interior design.
Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Mcilvenny started with a three-year apprenticeship in his family’s remodeling business. He went on to study interior design at Belfast Metropolitan College. Mcilvenny later obtained his National Vocational Qualifications, a professional certification in the United Kingdom based on training in the workplace and not in the classroom.
Mcilvenny says that joining the Metro team “feels like coming home.”
“Metro’s the perfect fit for me,” he says. “I’m a perfectionist—and everyone else on the team is too! We’re never satisfied until everything’s exactly right. We work together to give our client’s homes and offices the personal touch, and make these custom spaces uniquely their own.”
Mcilvenny adds that closets and other self-contained spaces are far more personal than open areas like kitchens or bars. “There’s a fair amount of psychology to designing these spaces. You’ve got to understand the client’s lifestyle and aesthetic tastes. That’s vital if you want your work to truly fit the person you’re designing for.”
For Mcilvenny, each new job is an invitation to make someone’s life more beautiful and functional. “I love the creative challenge,” he says. “When the client’s delighted with the results, I love that even more.”
Billue Guignard, Metro Cabinet Company’s chief creative officer and founder, is delighted to welcome Mcilvenny to her firm.
“Declan provides a fresh perspective on interior and space design. He’s got a sharp eye and two decades of experience in custom storage and office system installation. We’re thrilled to welcome him.”
For more information, visit www.metrocabinetcompany.com.
About Metro Cabinet Company
Metro Cabinet Company is a Sarasota-based bespoke design firm founded in 2003 by Chief Creative Officer Billue Guignard. Guignard’s BFA in space planning and design from Ringling College of Art and Design inspires her specialty designs, which bring homeowners, builders, and architects together to collaborate on sophisticated designs unique to each client’s interests, travels, and lifestyle. For more information, visit: www.metrocabinetcompany.com.