Sunday 19 November 2017

Put your stamp on . . .

Approached by a long sweeping tree-lined avenue and set on five acres of quality land, this home has been professionally designed and finished with each room having its own unique characters and finishes.

Amongst its four bedrooms, there is a space that can be used as a cinema room. There is also an office area and en suites, as well as a formal dining room.

It's this room I am taking for this week's hypothetical makeover, in order to create a uniquely comfortable yet stylish dining area. The room currently boasts solid French oak flooring, wall-mounted 'mood' lighting, patio doors, a wall-mounted touch-screen home entertainment panel and under-floor heating.

It's basically all kitted out for modern life, but let's focus on traditional sitting down and eating. I love cushioned dining chairs -- in fact, I'd go as far as to say all other non-plush chairs should be banned from the home.

You want your guests to feel as though they can lounge and relax while they're in your home. Unless, of course, you're not too fond of them. In that case, keep the metal French café chairs to hand.

This week I have chosen the Osier upholstered chair from Hedgeroe which I will pile around the stunning natural oak dining table from Sweetpea & Willow.

Add another level of comfort with cushions that fit the lower back perfectly -- for this I love rectangular cushions -- such as the John Rocha cobweb leaf cushion from Debenhams (€37.50)

Keeping with the somewhat neutral yet curious theme, I've added items of interest, such as a Buddha head from Dunnes Stores (€15) and a wire pendant light from Nordic Bliss (£39.90)

Complement the space with 'Elfrida' curtains from Anthropologie, Katie Alice tableware from Creative Tops and the fashionable vintage glass bottle from Next (stg £40, €49.50).

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

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