19th Century Cottage Renovation

This was a really exciting renovation project that we worked on a few years ago. It was the full renovation of a 19th century cottage with the addition of a contemporary extension to create a bright family home. We were asked to come back this year to renovate the master bedroom and to add some quirky items to the living room, so we took the opportunity to rephotograph it. It was recently featured in Ireland’s Home Interiors and Living and House Beautiful.

When we originally designed the kitchen, we chose clean lines and simple fittings, so that it would stand the test of time. Allowing for a seating area beside the garden entrance we created a really nice relaxing area. So this time around, the only work that was carried out in the kitchen was a change of paint colour.

We didn’t make too many changes to the living room, we just darkened the wall colour and added the bright sideboard and stag’s skull, to give a more quirky and eclectic feel to the room.

The garden backs onto the River Liffey which provides an amazing backdrop to the concertina doors in the living, allowing the living room to be fully opened up becoming apart of the garden.

We fully renovated the bedroom, as my clients wanted a more vibrant and interesting interior. We added the stripe wallpaper to give the room the appearance of height, complimenting the large floor to ceiling door. Adding mismatched bedside tables gives a more lived in and personal feel. The grey bedside table is actually from Ikea, which we resprayed.

I have to say this was one of my favourite projects, the transformation from start to finish was unreal.

If you have any questions regarding this project or you would like to discuss one of your own, then you can contact me at [email protected]

Be Creative….

Joanne & the Think Contemporary team.


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