in strong contrast – Dublin

Kingston Lafferty Design were appointed to collaborate with Brazil Associates on the interior of this Dublin South Residence bringing a sense of luxury, fun and playfulness to the home. The original house is beautifully proportioned with generous ceiling heights and spacious room sizes. Large Victorian windows line the front of the house and link beautifully to the exterior landscaping. The scale of the spaces allowed the studio to incorporate rich and luxurious finishes, fixtures and materials.
The kitchen/dining spaces strongly contrast to the older part of the house. This area was carefully considered by Brazil Associates, in contrast to the Victorian house this extension was formed of exposed raw concrete walls and columns, with particularly high ceiling and glazed elements, large plank oak flooring and elements of timber slatted ceiling complimented the overall design. The kitchen itself reads as a dark block element within the space. The overall functionality is clever considered and concealed to read as a seamless and simple design. Exposed concrete wall panels juxtapose against a leather finish Miller stone counter top creating a beautiful rich, yet understated materiality. The architecture incorporated a linear roof light that runs the length of the room and returns down to the floor, creating a strong linear effect. This was echoed with a flooring band of Irish limestone to create a dramatic linear viewpoint. Copper stove detail framed the concrete further and adds a warmth to the material palette.
The selection of furniture for these areas was deliberately elegant and fine in form. Kingston Lafferty Design opted for mid century dining and lounge chairs to add a femininity to the more masculine space. The dining table was custom made incorporating brass elements and retaining the delicate form akin to the chairs.
Leading from the study, the orangery space links to the more intimate living room. Deliberately rich and moody, KLD opted for rich finishes from flooring to paint, textiles and deep panelling. The feature pendant almost creates a canopy in the space echoing the circle rug below. Rich velvet’s in burgundy and blues add a vibrancy to the space.

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