Wednesday 21 March 2018

Put your stamp on . . .

Blanaid Hennessy

It's rare that an interesting combination pack comes to the property market such as 39 & 39A Waverley Avenue, Fairview, Dublin 3. These consist of two homes being sold together, ideal for investment or perhaps for a relative or au pair to live independently but close by.

Number 39 is a well presented four-bedroom mid-terrace property, arranged over three floors, while No. 39A, which was constructed in 1998, is a two-bedroom end-of-terrace property, also arranged over three floors.

For this week's hypothetical makeover, I have decided to create a somewhat contemporary guest bedroom, for that younger relative, au pair, or tenant, living in 39A.

Unusually, the anchor for this bedroom is a cushion by Kris Tate. Its on-trend animal and triangle based graphic provided both the design direction and colour palette for the room.

A more sensible next purchase for the bedroom – the bed. A quite 'definite' Cambridge wooden bed frame from Littlewoods provides a somewhat mid-century feel, while the Jet metal chest of drawers from Alexander & Pearl throw off that mid-c feel with an altogether more industrial style. Where is this room going? Neither here nor there, no definite era, just definite items being forcibly blended. A more logical approach to real design, as most of us buy things along the way and hope they all just compliment each other. Not completely a mad thought, as they are binded by the fact that they were bought by the same person, which should hopefully stand for something of a uniformity.

For storage – books, alarm clocks and other such finds are stocked on the Raskog kitchen trolley from Ikea which also adds more of our blue tones from the cushion. Further blues are added from the Tawi curtains, while the green from the curtains is pulled out in the checked throw from Next. Finally, balance those drawers with the metal basin pendant light from the Contemporary Home.

Irish Independent

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