The homeowner, who has a keen eye for design and contemporary art, wanted to inject her personality into the space while still honouring the period style of the home …
Think Contemporary is based in Dublin 8, founded by Joanne Kelly and Anthony Buggy in 2010. During that time, they have worked on projects with clients throughout Ireland and abroad, creating beautiful, impactful and functional interiors for them. Their approach to design focuses on how the space will be used, bringing out the client’s personality and personal style while injecting their signature modern concepts. Each design is created specifically for that project and they strive to produce unique designs for every client. They provide a range of interior design services to the residential and commercial interior design markets.
Think Contemporary were engaged to redesign this beautiful Edwardian house in Blackrock, which has unique original features but also consists of a two-storey contemporary extension to the rear. Their client, who has a keen eye for design and contemporary art, really wanted to inject her personality into the space while still honouring the period style of the home.
Colour was a key focus for Think Contemporary, which their client embraced, and the concept was developed around a palette of blues, pinks and yellows. Key pieces were selected as center pieces for the rooms, including the beautiful curved sofa from Orior By Design and statement rugs from Floor Story.
They wanted to create a juxtaposition between the interconnecting living rooms, embracing the period style of the home in the front room, while bringing a more contemporary feel to the back room. The artwork also plays a key role in this, with very contemporary pieces from Leah Hewson offset against the more traditional interior, while the darker of the two spaces features more traditional artwork.
The master bedroom and ensuite were both designed with a more contemporary feel in mind. A bespoke statement headboard was designed to be a backdrop to the back wall, but it also doubles as shoe storage. The space is simple but key oversized pieces were chosen like the ceiling pendant and artwork to add drama to the room.
In this image you can see the juxtaposition of the two spaces. The original fireplaces create striking features of the two rooms to work around the contemporary theme. These classic chairs were the clients own and Think Contemporary had them refinished and reupholstered. The beautiful floors are original features of the home.
The stunning curved sofa is from Orior By Design in Newry and is upholstered in a deep navy velvet. The brass shelving is from Swoon Editions, while the artwork is an original Leah Hewson.
The nest coffee tables are brass and glass and are from Made.com. The mango wood credenza is also from Swoon Editions and the feature lamps are from Hicken Lighting. The accessories are from a range of suppliers including Oriana B, April and the Bear and Brown Thomas.
The feature occasional chair is from Bo Concept, while the console table is from Swoon Editions. The brass mirror was the client’s own that was repurposed. The accessories are from Oriana B and the lamp is by AC Studio from Hicken Lighting.
The teal sofa is from Orior By Design and the statement rug is from Floor Story in the UK. The TV unit is a bespoke piece of joinery that was designed specifically for the room by Think Contemporary.
In the ensuite bathroom all tiles are from Tilestyle, featuring the beautiful chevron tiles from Mutina which add depth and movement to the space. The sanitary ware is from Ideal Bathrooms and the vanity unit was a bespoke design by Think Contemporary.
In the master bedroom the beautiful, oversized artwork by Lola Donohue is a key feature in the space. The upholstered bed is from Harvey Norman and the burnt orange velvet stool is from April and the Bear.
The feature headboard (with hidden storage) running along the back wall was a bespoke design by Think Contemporary for the space. The statement swirl style book ends are by Tom Dixon sourced from Brown Thomas. The bedside tables are from Woo Design and the table lamps are from Hicken Lighting. The curtains were made to measure from Douglas Interiors and the fabric is from Casamance.
The feature dressing table is from Anthropology while the accessories are from Oriana B and the velvet stool is April and the Bear.
The artwork above the bed is from Patrick Scott and the accessories are from Brown Thomas and the client’s own.
The stunning Muuto pendant is from Hicken Lighting. The cashmere throw is from Brown Thomas.