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# my home in one photo
'This room feels like another living space': Aga shares her family-friendly kitchen in Galway
Aga wanted an open-plan kitchen that was both spacious and cosy.

Each week, we ask someone based in Ireland with a passion for interiors to share one photo of their favourite spot in their home.

This week, Aga Kelly (@31_port_west) chatted us through her favourite spot: her kitchen.

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What do you love about this part of your home?

I love this room because it’s open and spacious. It doesn’t actually feel like a kitchen but rather like another living space. We spend most of our time here. Our living room is also interconnected to the kitchen which is great for family living. This is a south-facing kitchen, so even on a gloomy day it feels very bright and welcoming.

What’s your favourite object in here and why?

The two chairs at the far end of the kitchen are my favourite. When I sit on one of them, it means it’s time to relax. Also it’s a lovely connection to the garden. I love watching birds in the garden or just simply looking out.

Be honest: How much tidying did you do before taking this photo?

As we are both working from home at the moment, it’s easy to leave things around the table. I tidied the table before taking the photo and made sure the cushions were arranged nicely as our one-year-old loves pulling them off the chairs.

What was your inspiration when you were putting this room together?

I love modern style when it’s combined with vintage pieces and upcycled objects and this is the look I was trying to go for. I always wanted to have an open-plan kitchen that felt spacious but cosy at the same time, and I think we’ve achieved it.

Is there anything in here you’d like to change?

I’d make the double doors to the living room wider to make the space even more open and connected to the living room. Maybe in a few years! 

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