Sunday 11 December 2016

Home of the Year’s pretty pink escape is on everyone’s wish-list... and the Chihuahuas too

Published 15/04/2016 | 16:00

INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
Fay’s Chihuahuas Bruno and Lance were also a stand out highlight of last night’s episode and their appearance alone trumped the other two contenders.
The judges were especially impressed with Fay’s garden, which boasted a pretty pink fence and beach chairs giving the impression of a seaside escape.
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
“One of my favourite pieces are my cinema seats which came from an old cinema in the South of France," said Fay.

A perfect pink home on the Dublin’s south-side is the latest property to make it through to the finals of RTE’s Home of the Year.

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The retro escape, owned by Independent News & Media journalist Fay Brophy, impressed the judges on last night’s episode, who complimented her on her humour and style, which inspired the home’s interior.

Speaking on last night’s show Fay said: “When I moved in first the house was in such a bad state. It was stuck way, way back in the 1970s in a bad way not a cool retro way.

“I knocked my living room in to make an open plan. My own style is eclectic and retro,” she said.

The judges were especially impressed with Fay’s garden, which boasted a pretty pink fence and beach chairs giving the impression of a seaside escape.
The judges were especially impressed with Fay’s garden, which boasted a pretty pink fence and beach chairs giving the impression of a seaside escape.

The judges were especially impressed with Fay’s garden, which boasted a pretty pink fence and beach chairs giving the impression of a seaside escape.

“In my garden I decided on the shocking pink because I like to do things that are a little bit different that other people won’t do.

“I love colour and I think it’s so important.  It lifts everything,” she said.

Fay revealed that her ambitions were unrestricted, despite her modest budget.

INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE

“My budget was so tight. Just because you have a tight budget doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have things looking the way you want them to. There’s always a way to do it.

“One of my favourite pieces are my cinema seats which came from an old cinema in the South of France.

“There’s not one day that I don’t appreciate or love my home. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world,” she said.

Fay’s Chihuahuas Bruno and Lance were also a stand out highlight of last night’s episode and their appearance alone trumped the other two contenders.

INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE
INM journalist Fay Brophy's home featured on last night's Home of the Year on RTE

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