It’s important to note that if you are renovating a period property, be respectful of the history and architectural style of the building. I particularly enjoy marrying old and new.
Dutch designer and art director Marcel Wanders once said: “Designers and people, in general, are too attracted by ‘new’, but nothing ages more quickly than ‘newness’. All my objects reflect [a] marriage between past and present.”
This Edwardian red-brick terraced house in South County Dublin was renovated into a modern family home for the client by Maria Fenlon Interior Design and architect John Flood from DMVF Architects.
I wanted the large living room to be a place for the family to entertain while keeping a mix of old décor original features and new décor including the Chesney fireplace, the circular lighting and the handmade rug from designer Jennifer Manners to keep in line with the essence of the house.
The ornate elements of the ceiling rose, the antique mirror and the coffee table along with the smoked oak herringbone flooring, the bespoke TV unit and the glass furniture combine classic and contemporary styles to retain the period details while adding a modern twist.
Embrace knowing that the building has had a past and instead of disregarding its original features, enhance them and include them in the design thinking for the space.
Interior Architecture and Design