Category Archives: Makeover

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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Personality, Design & colour

Requested by client to add personality, design and colour spots to a newly repainted house in contemporary neutrals and greys. Researching some options. Delighted with what I've found. Amazing how a clean line or a spot of colour can totally transform a pallet and a room. Some stunning options for bathroom lights And matching mirrors…
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House & Home Interview

Delighted to have recenly completed this House and Home Interview. To Read it - click here. As you know we are coming up to our busiest time of year, so if you want to get that job finished in time for Christmas, please give me a call in the next couple of weeks. Karen - 01 294 3675
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Teenage Boy’s Room

Delighted with how this project worked out. The first part of the brief was to refubish a teenage boy's room providing a solution for storing and displaying this technical teenager's pride and joy - his building projects of star wars, teknik and lego. And as with all teenagers, the 2nd part of the brief was…
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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 Commissions in Dublin from Former Clients – Love Them

Total Makeover After 15 Years Love when a client asks me back after fifteen years to makeover their apartment in Rathmines.  Looking forward to this, entire apartment revamp. New Kitchen, Bathroom, Floors, Curtains. Redo Bedroom after 10 Years in Swords Asked back to Swords, client got new windows, so now they need to repair the…
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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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Bar Stools – So Practical and Space Saving

Came across these unusual bar stools recently. Love the industrial style and feel of these. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="19"] With space at a premium these days in most households, I find bar stools are a great space saving idea in many kitchen diners. They are great for teenagers who love lounging on anything that isn't a chair.…
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Fantastic Kitchen Diner Transformation, Monkstown Co Dublin

Love  the transformation in this Kitchen Diner. With a small window in the dining area, this kitchen diner, while modern enough in style, was dark and cramped. And though I loved the original kitchen table and chairs, they were way over-sised for the space.   See the Before Pictures Here [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="17"] My brief from…
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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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Upholstery – Recover & Rediscover

Some recent upholstery and recovery finished projects.  Chairs are always my favourites.  So versatile. They offer flexible seating arrangements, opportunity to add spots of colour, create individual design pieces and a stylish focal point for any room. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="15"] I always use them them in hallways, dining rooms, corners of family rooms, bedrooms and of…
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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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A Different Take on Dining Room Chairs

A Different Take On Dining Room Chairs [caption id="attachment_3043" align="alignleft" width="150"] Dining Chair[/caption]   Love these two new chairs that I have come across in one of my favourite suppliers new catalogues. Always love adding different chairs to a room, giving texture, colour and something a little bit different.  My favourite piece of furniture. Add…
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Kitchen Diner, Refurbishment, Templeogue, Dublin 16

Delighted with this Kitchen Diner refurbishment in Templeogue. Delighted with the overall effect of bringing light into the room which was dark and separate, which these before pictures show.   And am particularly pleased to be asked back by client eleven years later, to modernise, upgrade and bring more light into the kitchen and living…
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Kitchen Diner Refurb Foxrock Dublin 18

Kitchen Diner & Living Room Refurbishment & Modernisation, Three Bed Semi, Foxrock, Dublin 18 Love how this renovation and modernisation turned out. Light colours and some customised furniture and fittings have created a truly unique and comfortable space for these homeowners. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="11"]     Brief from client was to modernise around a Moroccan Blue…
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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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Bathroom and Tiles Chosen for Clondalkin Dublin 15

Working away on the Refurbishment in Clondalkin. Using current colour themes with slate grey walls and floor and a deeper grey vanity unit.  Working with simple clean lines to provide a functional family bathroom. Delighted with the look we are going with in the bathroom.  Sutble grey tones bringing peace and calmness.   Love the…
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Some pieces chosen for a hallway in Knocklyon D 16

Love these pieces that I have chosen for the hallway as part of the refurbishment of the downstairs in a standard narrow dark hallway. Japanese Style Unit to go inside the door in the left. Available in a great range of colours. Love the feet which give a feeling of space. Architectural Mirror to go…
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New Commission Knocklyon, D 16 – Some of the Pieces

Just love these pieces that we've chosen for the hallway for the house I'm working on in Knocklyon, Dublin 16. Japanese Style Storage Unit for Hall This is the Japanese type Storage Unit I have chosen for the Hallway, just at the bottom of the stairs.  I love the feet on this, which takes the…
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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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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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Kitchen Makeover – Tight Budget – Ashbourne

Just finished a kitchen upgrade for a lovely client in Ashbourne Co Meath. A very tight budget – its amazing what results you can get, with a little bit of thought and an overall theme. Initial brief from client was “make it as good as possible and spend as little as possible” – so I…
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