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my home in one photo

'I was determined to have a velvet green sofa': Cliona shares her retro-inspired living room in Howth

Cliona is a big fan of midcentury modern design.

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, Cliona Nic Dhomhnaill (@no.3_terrace) chatted us through her favourite spot in her Howth home: her living room.

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What do you love about this part of your home?

I love how cosy this room is. Lighting the fire and sitting down in front of Netflix on a Friday evening is what I look forward to all week!

What’s your favourite object in here and why?

This answer definitely changes on a daily basis but today my favourite object is definitely the burnt orange velvet armchair from I love how retro it looks and I think it fits in really well with the rest of the room. 

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

Luckily not that much. We don’t have many surfaces where we can leave things hanging around – but I will admit I did tidy away two cups of tea and an empty packet of chocolate buttons for the sake of the picture!

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

The room already had a very rustic and country vibe as you can see from the slate floor and the textured plasterwork on the wall, so I knew we had to honour that styling and find key pieces that would work well in a room like this. I love midcentury modern and found a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram and knew that aesthetic would really suit this space so we just rolled with it. I was determined to have a velvet green sofa so made sure I got that in and based a lot of our other purchase decisions around that. 

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

Honestly not really. It’s still a work in progress and there are still some bits here and there that we need to get for the place but I wouldn’t change anything about it, just add to it.

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