Smithfield Residence is a small end of terrace cottage in inner city Dublin. The house had previously been designed to suit itsprevious function as a rented property but was no longer fulfilling the Clients current living requirements. The Brief focused on the open plan ground floor living area, as this was the space most occupied by the young couple. The existing kitchen had a small breakfast bar area but the Clients desperately wanted a separate dining table to entertain guests.
The floor area was tight so to overcome this; a beautiful bespoke dining table was designed with bench seating which doubled up as additional seating within the ‘living area’. Other bespoke items of joinery were designed to fit seamlessly within the space and to accommodate the Clients specific storage requirements. Lighting was an important factor in the design. Various additional light fittings were introduced to create depth and to allow the Clients to adjust the lighting levels to provide the atmosphere they desired. The fittings themselves were quiet raw and industrial which complimented the raw wood of the joinery, as well as providing variation in texture & form. To maximise the natural light, a large sheet of mirror was fitted to an
alcove along the side wall, which created a wonderful visual link to the garden. The furniture was kept soft and neutral with pops of colour being introduced through textiles and accessories.