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'You won't find any grey in our house': Inside this rainbow-hued home in Tipperary

Design and DIY pro Joanne Condon takes us inside her self-built space.

Image: Instagram/joannecondon

About you

Name: Joanne Condon (@joannecondon)
Age: 36
Occupation: Furniture artist/DIYer
Where is your home located? Co Tipperary

About your home

What type of house is it?  A self-build, completed almost ten years ago now
How many bedrooms and bathrooms? 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
When did you move in? September 2010
Who lives there? Myself and my husband, Vinny

What made you choose this home over others?

As it was a self-build we had a lot of freedom and we could design a home to suit our needs. We planned a space that would work with our lives the best, taking advice from the architect to make sure it all came together.

What is your favourite place in your home?

I love our open-plan kitchen, dining and living room area. Despite being an open space it has a cosy feel, and it works hard for us.

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Still one of my favourite pieces that I kept! When I found it, it was a heavy cream gloss that I stripped back (nightmare job) I screen printed sone of the smaller details which is so much fun! I have this now in my dinning room and loving the pink @tikkurila_ireland from @carlowpainthub which Ill shown properly once I have the blinds made. I was sent this beautiful bunch of flowers #gifted by @bouquetbox.ie I started buying myself flowers every fortnight, sometimes cheap ones in the super market sometimes nicer bunches, they really make me smile. BUT this bunch is different, I can’t stop looking at them and going over to take a sniff and give me that fuzzy feeling. Im signing myself up for the subscription right now! Im obsessed already. They come to your door they are pretty special and we need to treat ourselves every now and again! #irishupcyclers #pinkinteriors #mycreativeinterior #paintedfurniture #prettypastels #livecolorfully #abmhappylife #colourmyeveryday #irishdiyers #ilovecolour #popofcolour #colourcrush #pocketofmyhome #pastellove #createeveryday #designsponge #decorcrushing

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Is there any part of the home you don’t like?

Tastes change, and I’m not a big fan of some of the floors we put down back in 2010. So I have plans to slowly change those up over time.

Is there any part of your home that makes it unique?

I think the bold colours are what makes our space stand out. I love having fun with colour and experimenting with different combinations. Although I love a crisp white, you won’t find any grey in our home.

How does an average day start in your home?

We usually get up at 7am: A cup of coffee is essential first thing, and I’ll usually take a walk to clear the cobwebs. I work from home, so after breakfast I head straight into my studio to start the day. I love working from home, it’s my own space and my own schedule.

How does an average day end in your home?

Work finishes for us around 6.30pm: Around that time, we have supper and switch off for the day. We are always in the living room in the evenings, watching a film, reading or DIYing something fun. We usually head to bed about 9.30pm or 10pm.

Is there anything you’d do differently if you were doing it again?

If I was starting again now, I’d modernise things a little. I’d do a Dermot Bannon on it, with large windows that fold back and let the outside in! I’d also have a large back garden and a smaller front one – right now we have the opposite.

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