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Sunhill Lodge is located less than 10 minutes from the picturesque village of Termonfeckin. This beautiful 4/5 bedroom home is a newly built split level residence, surrounded by 1.25 acres of professionally landscaped gardens.

This house has been built and finished to an incredibly high specification throughout, and also features a bespoke interior design lay-out over three levels.

Even though this house is already in impeccable decorative order, it's always nice to make it truly feel like your own home as quickly as possible. You want to feel like you have found your sanctuary as soon as you get the key, so it's fantastic that this home just needs some decorative additions to become that haven.

This week, I will be hypothetically redesigning the dining room – a room that is so much more than somewhere to eat for a family: a place to do your homework, have a family meeting, create a collage – you need to start with a good-size table, so I chose the Bjursta extendable table from Ikea (€250 www.ikea.ie)

A dining chair must be comfortable – seems like a simple enough rule but hours spent on uncomfortable chairs prove that they are few and far between.

The Marks & Spencer Mitchell dining chairs are both stylish and soft – making them the perfect choice. I may be going overboard on the comfort factor, but I do love rectangular cushions for the lower back, so am adding some to these chairs too. The print on the 'Town House' and 'Donkey' cushions by Ashley Thomas for Debenhams (€43/€39 www.debenhams.ie) are quirky, and introduce the blue of our colour palette for this room.

For the table itself – I'm currently in love with the Casablanca Tapas Plate by Paul Costello for Dunnes Stores (€6.00), the very inexpensive polka dot print bowls from Penneys (€2.50), and the nautical tumbler glass from House of Fraser (£8).

Irish Independent