Take a tour around this stunning 19th-century Dublin villa

This villa, dating from the 1870s, was originally divided into two apartments and has undergone a major renovation to create a chic family home.

This villa, dating from the 1870s, was originally divided into two apartments and has undergone a major renovation to create a chic family home.

1/10 Exterior

sloping roof house with exposed red brick walls

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

2/10 Entrance hallway

hallway with white door and printed walls

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

Floor-length curtains frame the door in the hallway and, along with French-style furniture and ornate wallpaper, add to the elegant feel.

Julian Chichester

3/10 Hallway staircase

room with staircase and plant in pot

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

Drama has been added in the hallway with dark wallpaper and contrasting pale woodwork and furniture.

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Crown French Furniture
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Chic Shack

4/10 TV room

living room with white door and armchair

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

In the TV room, plain fabrics in toning shades are broken up with a striking floral fabric in a neutral palette on the cushions and armchair.

Helen Turkington
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Maisons du Monde

5/10 Living room

living room with blue walls and sofaset with cushions

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

A formal scheme is created in the living room with Chesterfield sofas in luxurious fabrics and an elegant window treatment.

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Maisons du Monde
Coffee table
Helen Turkington

6/10 Kitchen

kitchen room with wooden flooring and white cabinets

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

Skylights allow light to flood into the kitchen, which has classic style units and contemporary accessories and furniture.

Bar stools
Helen Turkington
Range cooker

7/10 Dining room

dining room with wooden flooring and dining table with chairs

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

French-style chairs, a distressed table and plantation shutters create a relaxed yet stylish feel in the dining room, while an oversized sofa creates a comfy seating area.

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Sweetpea & Willow
The New England Shutter Company

8/10 Main bedroom

main bedroom with printed walls and bed with pillows

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

Pretty wallpaper and an oversized headboard emphasise the high ceiling in this bedroom, while a seating area, with checked chair and footstool and dark wood occasional table, creates the perfect spot for a morning coffee.

I & JL Brown
The Dormy House

9/10 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with sofaset with cushions

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

An opulent feel is created in the guest bedroom with an oversized headboard, flowing curtains, silk-effect quilt and stacks of beautiful cushions.

Farrow & Ball
Cushions and quilt
English Home

10/10 Bathroom

bathroom with wooden flooring and bathtub

(Image credit: Brent Darby)

A simple East Coast-style scheme is created in the bathroom with a roll-top bath, plantation shutters and painted floorboards.

The Imperial Bathroom Company
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Fired Earth

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. 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.