Malahide Kaleidoscope Apartment

A standard builder’s finish to this new-build apartment left its owner cold. When they got the keys, it had plain white walls, marble-effect tiles underfoot and dark grey kitchen units; the complete opposite to the homeowner’s aesthetic. The striking Yves Klein Blue blue hallway not only provides a base for the home’s palette but it also very physically anchors the home, acting as a spine leading up to the top floor.

A keen entertainer, the client wanted a space for socialising that would be separate to the main living area. And so, visitors are now led immediately upstairs through a combination of visual cues – namely colour, vertical joinery, LED lighting and custom neon art pieces. Downstairs in the living area, the colour riot continues with steel room dividers inset with colourful glazing, custom joinery and upholstery. Art chosen and created for this home reflect the homeowner’s Pride and they wanted to display gay icons throughout. In the bedroom, you’ll find art featuring Conchita Wurst, and a large commissioned Rupaul painting hangs in the living room.

Project Type: Design Managed
Location: Dublin
Description: Two-bed apartment

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