• Gemma Rowland

Injecting Colour Into a Central Dublin AirBnB

Updated: Jan 29, 2019

Whilst working away, Alan frequently rented out his Dublin based AirBnB. However, a new promotion at work meant that he was going to be at home a lot more, so Alan wanted to turn his AirBnB into a space that would reflect his style. He wanted to create a stylish bachelor pad, with a sleek, contemporary feel and some stand out, designer pieces. The property was already a beautiful, light & airy room with plenty of potential, but in need of an injection of colour and some homely touches.

Our online service allowed us to complete this project from the UK, with Alan giving feedback from Ireland. Communicating with clients through our online collaboration board, allows us to design properties all over the world, enabling the client to leave feedback and contribute ideas at their own convenience. Find out more about the process below.


The existing space was an open plan, L-shaped room with a living area at one end and a kitchen/diner at the other. Alan wanted to use our services to focus on the living room. The existing window dressing and console table (shown above, which also converted into a large dining table when needed) was to be kept, but everything else in the space needed updating. Alan wanted to make the living area a social space, which would work as a bachelor pad and a space for entertaining, but still function as an occasional AirBnB property.


In order to make the most of the space, we suggested a corner sofa, with a media unit on one side of the chimney breast and the TV mounted in the corner. At the other end of the room, we added two armchairs to cosy up by the fireplace and a built in desk, so that Alan was able to work from home. Unfortunately, this meant that there was no room for the console/extendable dining table. Alan felt that the table was an integral part of the design, especially for when guests came to stay, as the house sleeps eight people and the dining table in the kitchen area only seats four.

We like to share these parts of the process, to show you that we do listen to our clients and adapt our designs from their feedback, in order to create a space that works for them. Our service is an in-depth process, with constant communication back and forth. Although we are here to guide clients on what we think would work best, a huge part of interior design is taking on board feedback and working together to produce a space that is tailor made for the clients needs.


To accommodate the console/dining table, we kept the existing layout of the space, but replaced the second sofa with two occasional chairs, opening up the view onto the patio. To utilise the empty wall and add additional storage, we installed a bespoke media/shelving unit across the far wall. To add a designer feel, we sourced some contemporary Ligne Roset lighting.


To inject some colour into the space, we chose a SITS sofa in Lario blue velvet. The sleek, walnut furniture adds contrast to the room, whilst the Normann Copenhagen 'Ace' lounge chairs draw the colours of the greenery from the outside in. The fab, abstract artwork is by artist Patricia Brown and is available from 55max.com.

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