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Turn back the clock Sequoia is a 205sqm family home with five en suite bedrooms located on the outskirts of Wexford Town. Set in 0.75 acres, a family can enjoy lots of activities and privacy. Deceptively large and impressive, the accommodation strikes a balance between the living and bedroom areas. Its reception rooms comprise a sitting room with a bay window as well as a formal dining room. In addition there is an open-plan kitchen/dining and sitting area. Outside there is a double garage.

Published 17/02/2012 | 05:00

I love the retro façade, a look I have decided to adopt for this week's hypothetical makeover of a home currently on the market.

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The bedroom is a great space to create a truly funky feeling, through the use of textiles, prints, lighting and furniture.

Unusually, I chose my duvet cover first, and worked from there outward.

The 'Betty Jackson Black Pansy' bed linen from Debenhams (€70) is perfect for this kitsch, shabby chic style. Combine this full-on pattern with the simple backdrop of the 'Valentin' double bed from sofa.com (£800), but choose the rather 70s shade -- Sunshine.

Maximising the sense of a room that's both come together and is frozen in time, I would select two completely individual bedside tables.

The modern style of the 'Billsta' from Ikea (€89) is a total contrast to the modernist styling of the 'Grey Vintage' bedside cabinet from Alexander & Pearl (£250).

It was love at first sight when I saw the 'Modena' light from Next (€77). It is so perfectly retro that I'll be bringing this one into my real home.

It's difficult to avoid green when designing your retro space, so add splashes through your accessories, such as the shabby chic lamp from Dunnes Stores (€25) and the 'Tranquility' side plate from Heatons (€3). Anchor with the stunning 'Sissy' rug from Idyll Home (£115).

Blanaid Hennessy is an interior stylist and blogger who is contactable through www.shutterbug.ie

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