The majority of makeovers we’re sent tend to be from the United States, so we’re always excited to hear from homeowners, renters and designers outside of the country. We were recently introduced to Kingston Lafferty Design, a Dublin & Wicklow-based multi disciplinary design studio. Led by Roisin Lafferty, Kingston Lafferty recently completed a small residential makeover in Leopardstown, a district in Ireland. The home had seen a lot of wear and tear over the years and needed a fresh look for a young family. By keeping the focus on the family, Roisin was able to create a design that was colorful and modern, but also practical and functional for all members of the family. Roisin explained, “The floor plan is quite small, so it was important to create the illusion of space and give the impression of brightness. For this reason, we opted for a soft grey palette on the walls with pops of colour throughout the space to brighten and add personality. We got rid of the carpet and installed a high-end laminate floor throughout to enhance the feeling of flow and openness.” Along with a more open plan, Roisin’s team created three different entertaining spaces that would work for parents and children. The final result is a bright and colorful space that feels twice the size but didn’t require any expansion or additions to the home itself. Thanks so much to Roisin for sharing this project with us! xo, grace
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Image above: The living room “before.”
Image above: The lounge “before.”
Image above: The playroom “before.”
Images above: The living room “after.”
Image above: The lounge “after.”
Image above: The playroom “after.” Artist Becky Russell created the geometric wall in the playroom based on the children’s favorite colors. Roisin and her team opted for an eclectic selection of pieces so the space wouldn’t feel too “matchy-matchy.”
*Please note: We requested additional full-room photographs, but unfortunately none were available. We apologize for not being able to provide a wider angle on each room. We’ve heard your requests for more full-room shots and are making every effort to secure them from upcoming post subjects.