Project Description


Client: Tara and her family of four living on the West Coast of Ireland

Brief: To create a modern space in their new-build, including kitchen, lighting and furniture. The client wanted something contemporary and clean that would suit the polished concrete floors, high vaulted ceilings and stunning coastal views.

“From our initial meeting I knew Tara was looking for something different,” says Geri. “Here was a new build on a very old pre-existing site right by the water, with incredible views; Tara didn’t want to compromise the modernity of the build or the natural beauty right on their doorstep. But also, with two kids, the space had to be practical and long lasting.”

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Geri and Tara decided on the more modern Neptune Limehouse kitchen for the space. The clean lines and simple, high quality fixtures of the Limehouse were perfect for such a modern space, but Chris was suitably impressed by what else the Limehouse had to offer.

“Tara loved what went on behind the doors of the Limehouse too. The beautifully designed two layered pantry interior, the subtle under counter strip lighting and the metal under-sink storage, all spoke volumes to a busy mother of two.”

Geri continued with the concept of a contemporary space by adding bare brick slips behind the kitchen and distinctive Neptune Byron pendant lamps above the island. Tara also required contemporary seating in the lounge area, so Geri designed a striking L-shaped sofa in Smoky Grey.

“We chose the smoky grey upholstery on the sofa to help eliminate grubby fingerprints as well as to create a clear separation of usage in this open plan space. We then chose the lime velvet for the deep buttoned ottoman to bring a touch of luxury to the room.

“What I love about this space project is that we could create something that is modern yet timeless and, most importantly, of the highest quality, so that Tara and her family can enjoy this beautiful space for years to come.”

Geri is available for consultation by appointment only, please call 086 814 8002 or email You can follow Geri’s work on Instagram at @geri_designs