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My Favourite Room: Medical rep Niamh Carroll has added subtle nods to the seaside in her landlocked Kilkenny home

Medical rep Niamh Carroll worked extensively in sunny spots abroad, and influenced by the houses she saw on her travels, she has created a fun, chic yet functional home for herself and her dog, Phoebe

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Niamh in her newly renovated kitchen. The units are from Sinnott Kitchens, while the quartz worktops are from Ideal Stone & Glass. The units, painted in Milk Teeth by Colourtrend, house her grandmother’s tea sets. The high stools are from 92 North. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh in her newly renovated kitchen. The units are from Sinnott Kitchens, while the quartz worktops are from Ideal Stone & Glass. The units, painted in Milk Teeth by Colourtrend, house her grandmother’s tea sets. The high stools are from 92 North. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh Carroll in the open-plan sitting area of her Kilkenny home, which has glass doors to the back garden. The sofa, the picture above it, the circular ottoman and the rug are all from local furniture store Meubles. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh Carroll in the open-plan sitting area of her Kilkenny home, which has glass doors to the back garden. The sofa, the picture above it, the circular ottoman and the rug are all from local furniture store Meubles. Picture by Tony Gavin

The dining area is part of an open-plan kitchen/living/dining room, which is full of light with its two sets of glass doors. The floor here is wood-effect tiles. The table is from EZ Living Furniture. Picture by Tony Gavin

The dining area is part of an open-plan kitchen/living/dining room, which is full of light with its two sets of glass doors. The floor here is wood-effect tiles. The table is from EZ Living Furniture. Picture by Tony Gavin

When Niamh bought the house, the bathroom was very small, so she had it enlarged by taking a slice from the original kitchen. The standalone curved bath, which is on a plinth, is from Bathshack. The tiles are from Ceramica. Picture by Tony Gavin

When Niamh bought the house, the bathroom was very small, so she had it enlarged by taking a slice from the original kitchen. The standalone curved bath, which is on a plinth, is from Bathshack. The tiles are from Ceramica. Picture by Tony Gavin

This shelving unit is actually a sliding wall which divides Niamh’s bedroom from the walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Picture by Tony Gavin

This shelving unit is actually a sliding wall which divides Niamh’s bedroom from the walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh at her front door with Phoebe. She had the outside area tiled in the same tiles as those just inside the door, creating a sense of depth at the entrance to her home. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh at her front door with Phoebe. She had the outside area tiled in the same tiles as those just inside the door, creating a sense of depth at the entrance to her home. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh added a pergola with a cedar-lined roof to the kitchen/living/dining area. The roof has a skylight, which throws extra light into the house. Niamh bought the outdoor furniture for her parents, but as they didn’t want it, she makes use of it. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh added a pergola with a cedar-lined roof to the kitchen/living/dining area. The roof has a skylight, which throws extra light into the house. Niamh bought the outdoor furniture for her parents, but as they didn’t want it, she makes use of it. Picture by Tony Gavin

The sitting room is small as Niamh used part of the original room to create a hall. The sofa bed and four mirrors above it are from Ikea. The cushions are from TK Maxx. The picture of Mona Lisa blowing bubble gum is from Yesterdays. Picture by Tony Gavin

The sitting room is small as Niamh used part of the original room to create a hall. The sofa bed and four mirrors above it are from Ikea. The cushions are from TK Maxx. The picture of Mona Lisa blowing bubble gum is from Yesterdays. Picture by Tony Gavin

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Niamh in her newly renovated kitchen. The units are from Sinnott Kitchens, while the quartz worktops are from Ideal Stone & Glass. The units, painted in Milk Teeth by Colourtrend, house her grandmother’s tea sets. The high stools are from 92 North. Picture by Tony Gavin

We’re lucky in Ireland in so many ways, including the fact that we live on an island, giving most of us easy access to the beach and the sea. However, those from Kilkenny are surrounded by the counties of Wexford, Waterford, Carlow, Laois and Tipperary, so have no coastline to enjoy.

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Niamh Carroll in the open-plan sitting area of her Kilkenny home, which has glass doors to the back garden. The sofa, the picture above it, the circular ottoman and the rug are all from local furniture store Meubles. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh Carroll in the open-plan sitting area of her Kilkenny home, which has glass doors to the back garden. The sofa, the picture above it, the circular ottoman and the rug are all from local furniture store Meubles. Picture by Tony Gavin

Niamh Carroll in the open-plan sitting area of her Kilkenny home, which has glass doors to the back garden. The sofa, the picture above it, the circular ottoman and the rug are all from local furniture store Meubles. Picture by Tony Gavin


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