Swords Home – August 2022 – Issue 324


The Creative Touch

A lovely combination of modern and upcycled pieces give this Swords home a fresh and unique look.

I love to upcycle and where possible do the work myself, every room really reflects this,’ says Andrea O’Connell, a sales consultant at Helen Turkington, who lives in this three bedroom semi-detached house in Swords with her partner Mark Ryan, owner of BBT Furniture. The couple has completely transformed the dated décor of the interiors. ‘The house was in great condition when we moved in, but the décor wasn’t to my taste. The kitchen looked relatively new, it was cream and high gloss but I really didn’t like it, it wasn’t my style at all. The living room had an orange oak floor, the hallway had chalky terracotta tiles with a patterned border and the bathroom was cream and brown tiled. Thankfully we didn’t have to do any structural work, but every room needed decorating,’ explains Andrea.

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