Classic Dublin Home
Once in a while, an exceptional property, both extremely rare and special lands on an interior designers desk. Des Curley was approached by a private investor, who had just purchased this absolute gem (and for whom Des had completed a number of projects). This two bedroom period terrace house is located in the area now known as ‘Silicon Docks’ right in Dublin’s thriving financial and technology nerve centre. The brief was very clear, an interior solution delivered on time and on budget. The property had to service the premium corporate rental market.
High & Beautiful
Our house for sale this issue is a tall modern home set on a hill at the top of Cappagh Rd, Barna, Galway, with panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands visible in the distance. This architecturally designed home sits on a beautifully landscaped garden which can be enjoyed and viewed from a large timber deck at the rear of the house. When the owners of this home returned from London with their 5 children they set about designing a home that catered for the needs of their large growing family. Large light filled rooms were very important to this family, with the kitchen being the most important. As most of the family activity would take place in the kitchen/dining room area, it was vital that it was ergonomically designed, with ease of movement and comfort being the top priorities.
A new space for Teens – Upcycling at its Best
In October 2013 a group of highly creative teenagers, attending South Galway CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) accepted the daunting challenge of transforming a unit in Merlin Park Hospital into a space suitable for teenagers. Our brief was simple… find as much unloved, disused HSE furniture as we could, spend many hours on YouTube and Pinterest, invest heavily in blackboard paint and wallpaper, then let the newly established Upcycling Group loose with brushes and paste. We met every Wednesday evening and during school holidays and while making a spectacular mess our shared vision began to take shape.
Moycullen – The Perfect Location
When Noreen and Greg found themselves in Galway, they searched to find the perfect place to set down their roots. Both are from opposite ends of the country, Noreen is from Kerry and Greg is from Derry, They decided on Moycullen. Here they found a small intimate village with great community spirit that had all the hallmarks of a perfect place for a family. They bought a house in the middle of the village, but with two children they decided they needed more space. They didn’t want to leave Moycullen as both children were very much involved in football and the local activities.