The magic of transformation


6th April 2014

Do you love makeover shows as much as I do? Where a tired old house or room is transformed and literally brought back to life in some cases?

One of the things I love most is imagining how I’d go about these transformations myself and although my focus is usually inside the home as an interior designer, I often find myself looking at exterior spaces in the same way. A great example is this small country house I came across near a beautiful lake in the middle of Ireland. It had certainly seen better days and was quite a sorry sight but even so I couldn’t help but imagine it restored with new windows (begone ugly plastic windows!), new rendering, some detailing under the eaves and its garden planted with lavender and roses. Scroll down to see it reimagined…


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Country house reborn