The owners of the house were inspired by Sherrard Design’s previous work in particular the house refurbishment in Sandycove.

They liked Sherrard Design’s signature design features such as spaces that gently communicate restored period features with new contemporary design ideas.

The existing kitchen was located in the basement with virtually no natural light reaching it or no view of the sky. A piano noble or deuxieme stage approach was used moving the kitchen to the middle floor alongside the formal rooms. The 1830s house was given a complete face lift that would ensure functionality for modern day family living.

As well as promoting natural light Sherrard Design prioritized the unification of spaces by limiting the use of materials namely beech, antique brass and petra serena limestone.

Panelling to dado rail height was introduced creating order and rhythm within the space.

The interior palette was inspired by a holiday to Paris and a stay in a Haussmann designed apartment where the uncompromisingly grey interior felt chic and sophisticated.