This Foxrock home renovation in Ireland created a totally serene space


When most of us think of what our ideal home would be, what comes to mind is a mood rather than a specific look. Somewhere where we feel completely relaxed, where the space feels so natural that it’s only upon closer inspection that we actually notice the clever details that make everyday life effortless.

This Foxrock home is packed with touches so beautiful thanks to a thoughtful renovation by Eden Architects and Ali Kirby Studio.

Previously, a dark cluttered space, supporting pillars and a subdividing wall between the kitchen and dining room were removed, allowing more natural light to enter. These have been replaced with reinforced steel. Although the new layout has actually been reduced by 50 centimeters, the extra light and open design make the space feel bigger.

When it comes to interior design, Ali Kirby says what customers wanted most was a quiet space, with high-quality finishes and a comfortable feel.

“Our plan was to respond as sensitively as possible to the new architecture, paying particular attention to the earthy tones of the exposed brickwork and wooden window frames, as well as maximizing the garden views and the feel movement from one room to another.

The color scheme was inspired by these reference points and is consistent throughout the house due to the open plan layout. “We chose a neutral yet warm color palette, always responding to natural light to guide us on the exact tones for each room,” says Ali.

When it comes to furniture and finishes, customers have opted for design classics: “for their timeless beauty, but also for their quality of manufacture that will withstand daily use”. A Rhatigan & Hick kitchen blends beautifully with the rest of the space, offset by classic Hans J. Wegner Wishbone chairs at the Lost Weekend dining table.

Statement lighting comes from Louis Poulsen and &Tradition, and a bespoke Forluí desk by Rónán Hussey of RHD Joinery sits in the living room.


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