We have just completed our five-bed townhouse for Cairn Homes in Marianella, Rathgar. We designed and specially commissioned many of the furniture and accessory pieces for this home making the scheme genuinely bespoke.
And it this attention to detail that elevates this scheme and makes it feel more like a well loved and lived in home rather than a showhouse. ‘Denise O’Connor of Optimise Design has applied her trademark attention to detail.’ Says Alanna Gallagher of the Irish Times
We wanted to create a home that was timeless and elegant yet striking at the same time. For the sitting room to the front of the house we decided not to include a TV and keep this room more formal, we chose a mix of furniture from Roche Bobois, Munna and Minima. The result is a calm and tranquil space that feels beautifully curated.
For the open plan kitchen and dining space, we wanted to maximise the light and aspect onto the garden. To keep the space as bright as possible, we designed three floor to ceiling mirrors which we placed in the darkest area of the space creating a sense of light and space.
There is a second living space on the first floor. This being a less formal space we created a more relaxed scheme. We painted the walls in a dark blue-black creating a striking backdrop for the specially designed furniture pieces and accessories.
The built-in joinery was specially designed to create a functional feature in the room. We designed the rug which was made by RugArt and also designed mirrors to pick up on the accent colours.
We created a bright and inviting home office on the first floor, option for a beautiful wallpaper from Cole & Sons in this room.
We custom designed the headboards for each of the bedrooms, each room is very different in style, and colour and all rooms have luxurious bespoke floor to ceiling curtains.
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