Kildare New Build

Breaking the mould of a traditional country house, this self-build family home in Straffan reflects the homeowner’s love of Morocco, through colour, imperfect plaster finishes and bright textiles. As you enter, a cacophony of colour greets you as deep blues and greens vie for attention against sprightly lime and a rich purple. And yet, all eyes are still led through a large window to the landscape beyond, and visitors are invited to sit and take in the view on a curved bouclé sofa. This is a hallway that invites lingering. Through to the living area, a custom-designed u-shaped sofa is the room’s main focus, which creates a social space for the whole family. Here two paintings by Ruth Cassidy flank a picture window, and these were the inspiration for the colour choices in the upholstery. Throughout this home, there is an abundance of custom-designed pieces, from the blue-tinted concrete worktop, the honey-hued microcement bathroom, and even the kitchen hood, which is made from corrugated iron, echoing the roof of the house.

Project Type: Design Managed
Location: Kildare
Description: Three-bed new build

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