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We moved to Ireland with the notion of building our "dream" home in May 2007 after purchasing the site earlier on that year. Mr C is Irish and originally from Limerick but he remains in the UK during the week, his job is running www.cruise.co.uk and earning the bucks that will hopefully allow us to "live the dream."

It's taken us almost two years but ground will be broken on the site by the end of May 09!! A lot of blood, sweat & loads of tears (all mine!) have gone into this project already, we left a fabulous house behind in Newcastle...and now for my Kevin McLeod bit, "can the new build can live up to my expectations and the old house we left behind"? I'm not sure...keep watching my blog and you'll find out!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

BLACK & TAN.......inspired interior for the Conlon House

(click above to hear the brilliant Cara Dillon version of Black is the Colour accompanied by the Ulster Orchestra)

Interior inspiration from the bottom of a beer glass
so apt on this wet, wild & windy Wednesday here in Co. Limerick

I'm getting there with a theme to tie the interior of the house together

I'm thinking...

matt black base units in the kitchen

Thick oak worktops

rustic black slate flooring
distressed wide plank oak flooring

stainless steel appliances

big white walls

open shelving

Squashy vintage tan leather sofas

so.......waddaya think?


  1. Each one is a very unique design. Great finds.


  2. It looks great! I love the mix of black, white and browns with rustic materials a personal touch.

    Good luck, look forward to see the result.



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