The virtue of patience

Contractor - Highland-Palermo Ltd. , Interior designer - Sean Moseley

Written by: Karen Bradner

Seven years after receiving the keys to his Dublin home, this homeowner, with his keen eye for style, knew precisely what he wanted to do to make the 3,800-square-foot French contemporary space better reflect his personality and lifestyle.

“I’m a bachelor. I collect antiques and art,” he says. “I wanted to enrich the home’s feel and create a more timeless and appropriate backdrop.”

To achieve this, he darkened the woodwork on the existing floors and cabinetry and added considerable new woodwork in the form of keystone archways, crown molding, coffered ceilings and extensive built-in cabinets.

The result he says, is “much more comfortable.

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