The Bungalow is a rare beauty situated in Donnybrook, Dublin 4. The plainly na-med Dublin property is a three bedroom, detached brick bungalow built in the 1990s with 120sq m (1,292sq ft) and a small garden similar in style to so many others around the country although they would probably come with larger private gardens. Around 1990 a small development of nine apartments was built on a site previously occupied by houses at 50-52 Nutley Road.
The short tree-li-ned winding road links Ailesbury Road with the busier Nutley Lane in the heart of Dublin 4. It was a low density, low height, well-designed bu-ild that left good space for parking and surrounding greenery and the developers also took the opportunity at the time to build a bungalow on the site to the rear.
Here, Interior Designer Ruth Noble of Ruth Noble discusses her involvement with this property.
“I was asked by the home owners to paint, decorate and refurbish the property to update the property. The brief for the house was to create something that was comfortable and bright,’’ said Ruth Noble.
Interior Designer Ruth Noble has more than 12 years’ experience in the area of Interior Design and Decoration, Ruth was based in London for six of these years. Having qualified as an Interior Designer in 2006; Ms Noble has forged a successful career, engaging at project management level, co-ordinating and completing the interiors of high specification luxury properties at an international level.
She has co-ordinated private residential interior projects from conception stage right through to completion in properties located in the UK and in Europe, namely Kensington Palace Gardens in London, Klosters in Switzerland as well as St.Tropez and Ramatuelle in France.
Ruth specialises in designing, specifying and sourcing unique, exceptional, be-spoke and quality furniture, lighting, fabric and fittings which align with the style, period, purpose and aspect of each property.
In 2016, having established a high level of experience in the Interiors and property market at an international level and having built a unique database of highly regarded and exceptional interior suppliers and specifiers; Ruth returned from London to establish the company Ruth Noble Interiors in Dublin.
The objective of the service is to engage with developers, architects and private residential home owners, supporting them and collaborating with them in completing the interiors specification of the property both aesthetically and functionally.
“Throughout the house, we have made the spaces functional. The hou-se is completely open plan but it doe-sn’t feel like that. The general flow is good within the house. Functionality was very important with this house,’’ enthused Ms Noble.
As to Ruth’s overall thoughts on the project?
“The home owners were really plea-sed with the outcome. They wanted to brighten the house up as it had be-come very dated. They left the house in my hands and they didn’t return to the house until the work was completed and obviously it was a huge transformation.
“I was really pleased with how the house turned out. We used a very neutral palette which allowed us to be a bit more creative with how we brought pops of colour in to the house. The way in which we designed the house is out there without being too out there. We feel like we have updated the house a lot and we’re pleased with the reaction of the clients and how happy they are with the work we produced,’’ concluded Ruth Noble.