THIS six bedroom Georgian style residence, situated on about 0.5 acre of stunning landscaped garden at 33 Abington, has set the tone for this week's "bring the outdoors in" hypothetical makeover.
This spacious 435sqm, light-filled home comprises an entrance hall leading to elegant reception rooms -- including the living room, dining room, sunroom, two studies, family room and a large kitchen featuring a SieMatic kitchen.
The first floor includes four en suite bedrooms while the master bedroom features a stone fireplace with gas insert, French doors to a balcony, large en suite and a walk in dressing room. A spiral staircase gives access to the third floor, which comes complete with two bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, bathroom and large living area.
However, it is the combination of the gardens alongside the feeling of light that made me come over all floral when viewing this property. If any master bedroom could take a Spring-like theme, it's this incredible space.
I would start with a neutral base in the guise of the Chanterelle Double Bed from HedgeRoe (€1,150) and keep adding neutral anchors like the wood-themed Paul Costelloe lamp from Dunnes Stores (€95) and the rose tealight from Heatons (€3).
I also love the idea of using garden furniture indoors, particularly the three-tiered planter from Next (€142), which I'd use as a bedside table.
With this, it's time to abandon all subtle nods to the garden theme, and embrace the floral pattern. I love the 'Festival Floral' double duvet cover from House of Fraser (€66) which I would complement with some morning 'Valery' latté cups from Garrendenny Lane interiors (€9), and an assortment of coloured candlesticks by Matthew Williamson for Debenhams (from €12.50).
Finally, turn down the volume on bedroom with the 'Composition' curtains from Anthropologie (from €158).
Blanaid Hennessy is an interior stylist and blogger contactable through www.shutterbug.ie