Category Archives: Living Room

Feature Sideboard for Fireside

Feature Sideboard for Fireside Researching more items for a client, to complement a blue, white and grey wood living room. By choosing a design item for the fireplace, not only do we add some more storage to a family room - I believe in busy households you can never have enough - we also create…
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Ceiling Lights – Flush & Pendant

Researching some ceiling lights for a kitchen diner.  These can also look great in a family room, hallway or bedroom.   Love these flush ones, simple, elegant, minimalist. The perfect way to add elegance, style and individual taste to your room.         This flush light has clear and frosted glass and a…
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Drinks Cabinets, Functional, Stylish and Tidy

Came across these wonderfully stylish Drinks Cabinets while researching finishing touches for a client.   A distinctive look in any setting, this 2 door cabinet provides elegance and a storage solution for keeping a tidy home. The strong pine wood frame ensures sturdiness, while the beautiful mirrored finish accentuates a chic look. The 2 mirrored…
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Living Room Ideas Theme for New Client

Preparing to present a living theme for a new client, focusing on modern style, funcitonality and colour. Seating I always believe one of the most important focus points of  a sitting room is the seating, that is comfortable and functional and also looks great. I've chosen theabove pieces because of their vesatility. I love the…
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Bespoke Carpentry – Perfect Style, finish and fit

Bespoke Carpentry I love working on Bepsoke Carpentry pieces for clients. I love that I can make extra storage space out of any area. And match exactly to their style, colour and finish. Ofen picking up and complementing other pieces of furniture in the room. Perfect solutions for compact living spaces such as apartments. Got…
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New Commission Apartment Refurbishment, Tannery, Dublin 8

Fantastic new commission just come through, for an apartment refit in The Tannery, Dublin 8. I love these jobs where I am working on functionality and design, modernising, upgrading and refurbishing. After 12 years, all the children in this family are now working, so the apartment is getting an upgrade too. Transforming what was student…
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Fantastic New Commission, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Great new commission in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 Delighted with this new commission at the start of the year.  Looking forward to creating a modern day family home in Butterfield, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. Brief is to transform and modernise a traditional three bed semi -  making best use of the space to create a warm contemporary…
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Sandyford, Dublin 18, Buy to Let Refit

Delighted with the finish on a one-bedroom buy to let in Sandyford. Previously owned by an elderly lady,  the apartment had an out of date look when my client bought it as a buy to let.     One of the main imposing features was the dark tiled wooden floor throughout.  We decided to leave…
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Some great new commissions – and referrals

Some  great referrals coming through for jobs - with great variety of work. Just what I love. Looking to update? Call me on 01 294 3675 or email me here. Flooring for an entire house, in Scholarstown Road - daughter of an existing customer Blinds for a house in Foxrock - black out upstairs and…
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Stylish Storage Units – Love These

Was at the Furniture Show this week. Love these stylish storage units I came across. Whether you use in the sitting room, dining area or hall, they'll enhance your room and provide storage.  Is there ever enough in any house? [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="14"] Storage Finishes a Room I always say to my clients, that if you…
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Rugs, Some Gorgeous New Contemporary Colours Now Available

Love the new greys and blues that are abundant in all design at the moment. Love this selection of rugs with the gorgeous natural hues that I have come across. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="13"] Perfect for dining and living areas, family rooms, hallways, playrooms and of course bedrooms. If you have wooden floors the gorgeous golden brown…
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Great New Commission, Apartment Refit, Buy-to-Let, Sandyford

Looking forward to this job, Buy to Let, Apartment refit. Great to be asked to do this job by established customer. Already agreed with client that painting and curtains are fine, so now working on furniture and kitchen. Need to find furniture that is durable and functional to fit the space well and also give…
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Flatscreen TVs – Where to put them?

Flatscreens dominating your family room? Flatscreens seem to get bigger every year - and more popular. The must have to watch sports, gigs, netflix and everything else.   Are you one of the many frustrated homeowners who hate how they have taken over the design and comfort of your living room? Space-saving, elegant and modern…
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Laminate Floor Tile for Clondalkin Dublin 15

Client had a glossy cream Tile it showed every foot mark, was impossible to keep clean. And with a new dog it was a hundred times worse. I suggested a grey Laminate Tile, matte, with markings that perfectly picked up her existing cherry kitchen cupboards. It is practical, doesn't show dirt or marks. It is…
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Great New Commission in Knocklyon, Dublin 16

Delighted to be asked back by clients who are very happy with the modern Spanish bedroom. This time I'm working with them to modernise and brighten their downstairs room. Firstly I'm changing their beech floors to lime wash.  A great idea when you already have good wooden floors laid.         We are…
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Tip # 11 – Curtains

Check out my recent tip on Curtains, fabrics, fittings, finishes and headings. And my favourite, a simple linen in Wave Curtain Style.
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Check out This Weeks Tip on Floor Tiles

In this week's tip we look at the options for using floor tiles throughout the house. My personal favourite, throughout the living room areas - modern, clean and maintenance free. Read more here Need to speak to me?  Drop me a line here or call me on 01 294 3675
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New Commission, Linden, Blackrock Co Dublin

Looking forward to this new commission, to rework the downstairs, but particularly the family room. Client wants creative customised storage solutions for a dated room, to make it a more comfortable family friendly room. Looking forward to bringing a new lease of life to the rather jaded interior of pinks and peaches. Check back for…
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New Commission Foxrock, Dublin 18

Great new commission in Foxrock, Dublin 18. Looking forward to working on this project as we work through revamping the kitchen with colour and bench seats. Also advising on design for sitting room, colour, curtains and furniture. Then working on bedroom - refurbish, brighten, modernise. Looking forward to bringing some warmth and modern colours with…
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New Commission, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Looking forward to this job, Modernisation and Upgrade - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Family Room. Looking forward to pulling a whole new look together  with the paint, flooring, furniture, curtains.               Watch this space for progress and ideas as we give this family home a complete makeover. Like what you…
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2 Great New Build Commissions

2 Great New Build Commissions Really looking forward to working on these two new commissions.  Love the opportunity to design and colour from top to bottom. New Build Kilgobbin, Co Dublin Excited about this, brief from client is to advise and supply flooring, furniture, window treatments and all colour and paint effects.  Looking forward to…
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Some Great New Commissions

Some Great New Commissions - Referrals & New Clients - Really Looking Forward to these Jobs New commission in Monkstown.  House entirely turned around by Dermot Bannon - Bedrooms being moved from back to front.  Have to advise on decoration & colour, curtains and blinds. Looking forward to opportunity to create a total transformation using…
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Chairs, Chairs, Chairs

Fantastic New Range of Chairs     One of my favourites suppliers, has a fantastic new range of beautiful neat and space saving unique chairs that would fit in many design schemes. Suit many rooms in the house -great for the sitting room, family rooroom, playroom, guest bedroom, bedroom, kitchen, hallway   Wide Variety of colours and fabrics…
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