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Category Winner

2021

City Residence

STUDIO / DESIGNER

Kingston Lafferty Design

Roisin Lafferty

www.kingstonlaffertydesign.com

CATEGORY

Residential Interiors

Structures & Spaces

CONTRIBUTORS

Roisin Lafferty (Head Designer) Fiona Stone (Designer) Ruth Maria Photography (Photographer)

Design Challenge and Design Ideas

“KLD was asked to design the alteration of and addition to a large Victorian family home in Dublin city which provided scope for creating a series of engaging zones, each with distinct personalities.
The family – a couple with four young children – had a vision and having followed NOJI Architects’ designs were keen to use them for this project. The challenge of their brief was to create a one of a kind extension while respecting the integrity of a house built in the 1930s. The homeowners wanted to live in a space that excited and delighted them, wanted to savour colour, be pushed, and challenged creatively.”

How the brief was fulfilled

“Previously a three-bedroom house, this city residence has been transformed into a generous five-bedroom home set over three floors with en-suites, additional living, dining and functional zones framed externally with mature landscaping.
The glazed triangular windows to the rear maximise the south facing aspect, and the architecturally designed fins protect from excessive solar gain while creating a unique pattern that defines the internal double height space
Interior designer Roisin Lafferty worked closely with John Monahan of NOJI to merge his ambitious and bold architectural vision with their creative interior approach.
This is apparent from the moment visitors cross the threshold – where the hallway plays with colour tones, textures and materials to achieve an evocative atmosphere. The ground floor can be described as one part eccentric formality, one part playful contemporary.
We wanted there to be a connection between the rooms from the whimsy of the playroom and the library, to the feminine and exquisite dining room. Nothing was deemed off limits or too outlandish – including a fully tiled library with indoor planting on the ceiling.”

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Beautifully simple and contemporary I love the sense of excitement that the conjunction of the spaces affords.

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JUDGES THOUGHTS

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