ECLECTIC INTERIOR OF AN 18TH CENTURY HOUSE IN DUBLIN

Irish design studio Kingston Lafferty Design has finished work on the interior design of the former carriage house.

eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico

Living in a modern house designed specifically for you has its own significant advantages. On the other hand, life in a historical building creates a sense of timelessness and a sense of perspective. The interior design by Kingston Lafferty Design surprisingly combines both modern comfort and the charm of the old architecture of the former 18th century carriage house.

eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico

Instead of a single aesthetics, the designers decided to create an eclectic appearance of the house, combining brutal industrial style and sophisticated minimalism. With this approach, there is always a risk of creating a certain “mess” from themed interiors, but Kingston Lafferty Design managed to avoid this thanks to an open layout and meticulous selection and use of decorative details.

eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico

On the ground floor there is a combined area of the kitchen, dining room and living room. Vaulted brick ceilings transmit the dynamics and fluidity of the space – an original element of the architecture of the XVIII century. The terrace is a natural extension of the interior areas. The fully tiled kitchen table goes out, erasing the border between the interior and the exterior, and thereby further enhances the sense of integrity of the whole space.

eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico

In the design of private areas, designers allowed themselves more courage in choosing colors, materials and accessories. In addition to marble, concrete and tile, walnut wood, brass and soft textiles are combined here. Classic mid-century furniture, including the legendary Tulip table by Eero Saarine, is interspersed with contemporary modernism such as red pendants from Maison Dada and custom-made details.

eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico

Such a mix of styles testifies to the creative courage of designers who sought inspiration everywhere: in the work of the Memphis group, Milanese vintage, Oriental traditions and modern Moroccan culture. They managed to emphasize the industrial character of the building through the prism of modern trends and vintage chic.

eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
eclectic interior design
Photo: Barbara Corsico
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