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my home in one photo

'I've always wanted an island': Niamh O'Connor shows us around her new kitchen fit-out

‘This room is mostly done apart from needing some art on the walls.’

EACH WEEK, WE ask someone based in Ireland with a passion for interiors to share one photo of their favourite spot in their home.

Niamh O’Connor lives in a semi-detached house in Dublin with her husband and two children. 

“My house is mostly under renovation and is currently made up of half-done rooms,” says Niamh. 

“I have been taking my time deciding on certain things as I don’t want to rush into anything and make expensive mistakes.” 

This week, Niamh (@mypinksemid) chatted us through her favourite spot: her kitchen. 

mhiop Niamh O'Connor Niamh O'Connor

What do you love about this part of your home?

My favourite room is definitely the kitchen, which is mostly done apart from needing art on the walls. I love the kitchen because it is so bright, especially now coming into the warmer months. It’s big enough for the kids to play around us while we make dinner, and it doesn’t feel cramped.

What’s your favourite object in here and why?

My favourite part is the island. I have always wanted one and the kids love to sit up at it to colour, finish homework or bake.

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

My inspiration was mainly Pinterest. I really wanted floor-to-ceiling cabinets. Declan from Foxhall Country Kitchens, who made the kitchen for us, was amazing at getting what I had in my head to fit the space we had.

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

I gave everything a quick wipe down before taking the photo and cleared a few random items that seem to always gather on the island from the kids playing.

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

The only thing I want to change is the colour of the range. You can barely see it in the photo. We had it in our last kitchen but it doesn’t go with the white in this kitchen, so painting it is definitely on our to-do list.

More: ‘This is the hub, where all the noise is’: Niamh shares the centre of her family’s home

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