Take a tour around an Edwardian house in Dublin

Built in 1905, this five-bed terraced house combines a mix of classic and contemporary furnishings.

Built in 1905, this five-bed terraced house combines a mix of classic and contemporary furnishings.

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bricked house exterior with white windows and red door

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2/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour living room

living room with sofa and fire place

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The living room is a mixture of old and new styles, with the house's original features, such as the floorboards and fireplace, being restored to add character. A contemporary touch is added with comfy leather sofas and brightly coloured cushions and throws.

Sofa
Inreda (opens in new tab)

3/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour kitchen

kitchen area with worktop and white cabinets

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A modern white gloss kitchen looks great next to the beige limestone of the splashback and worktop. Wood was chosen for the top of the breakfast bar to create a warmer, homely feel.

Kitchen units
Leicht (opens in new tab)

4/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour kitchen outside

patio area with granite flagstones and patio doors

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The kitchen-diner leads out onto a patio paved with granite flagstones, where there's enough room for a garden table and chairs in the summer. The patio doors pull back to make inside and out one big space, ideal for entertaining.

5/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour dining room

dining room with photo frames and dining table

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Pictures line one of the walls in the open-plan kitchen diner and make a great talking point. The imposing pendant light is made from silkworm cocoons.

Lampshade
Ango (opens in new tab)

6/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour hallway

white hallway with wall clock and flower vase

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The hallway is a soft, sophisticated shade of grey that contrasts with the vibrant curtain, which helps to keep in the warmth on cold nights. A wooden floor is a practical surface for the heavy traffic area.

Paint
Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)

7/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour bedroom 1

white bedroom with fire place and painting

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The small guest room is predominatly white to make it seem bigger, with pretty blue and green accents. A storage basket next to the bed doubles as a bedside table.

8/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour bedroom 2

bedroom with graphic floral wallpaper and bed

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This graphic floral wallpaper creates a stunning feature wall behind the bed, while a warm wood bed frame continues the natural theme. Aqua accents add interest to the white bedlinen.

Wallpaper
Cole & Son (opens in new tab)

9/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour children's bedroom

pink children's bedroom with fire place and floorboards

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Pastel pink walls are the perfect foil for this girly bedroom. Bold splashes of yellow, orange and red and cartoon wall stickers give the room a fun and light-hearted atmosphere.
 
Paint
Dulux (opens in new tab)

10/10 Edwardian terrace Ideal Home house tour bathroom

white bathroom with truffle coloured travertine tiles and washbasin

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In the bathroom, the space has been made to work better with a shower squeezed into the alcove. The truffle-coloured travertine tiles tie in with the dark-wood vanity unit.

Tiles
Tubs & Tiles (opens in new tab)

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.