Ireland is an incredible country whose heritage and style have inspired many warm, interesting and grand rooms. The best of Irish Design runs the gamut of many décor disciplines – from romantic to traditional to contemporary to charmingly eclectic and more. We’ve found a few spaces that are sure to inspire you to add a little Irish flair to your home.
This is a beautiful dining room as photographed by James Fennell and featured in The Irish Country House. One can achieve this painterly look with color stripes on a wall with either one or several stencil designs. What a great feature wall this would be!
These are two well-worn Irish interiors in blue as featured in Romantic Irish Homes. The striking distressed look on the left can be achieved with a matte paint finish using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. The right bedroom image has an overall stencil design paired with striking deep reds and neutrals. Try the Berry Romantic Stencil or the Floral Allover Pattern Stencil – both from the Allover Floral Stencils Collection.
Robert O’Byrne, the writer of Romantic Irish Homes, also writes the wonderful blog, The Irish Aesthete. He featured this image with a lovely harlequin pattern paired with a floral design. Love it? Try a Persian Flower Stencil Stencil Set.
Some Irish homes feature gorgeous embossed plaster patterns around a light fixture. See our Stencil Embossing How-to to learn to create a similar version on your ceilings – or any surface!
This rustic Irish-inspired living room features a great pairing of greens, neutrals and white. If you are loving the finish on the coffee table, try Antibes Green Chalk Paint® mixed with a bit of Chateau Gray Chalk Paint® lightly painted over your wood finish.
While we love this wall finish, we can’t help but be drawn to the varying patterns on the fireplace. Take a look at our Border Stencils Collection to help you plan and achieve this unique look.
Coffered ceilings are a perfect surface to add pattern. Dimensions vary and so using a Modello® Designs stencil pattern, which is custom sized and cut, would be an ideal way to stencil in your design. The stencils are made of vinyl and you can also customize all the designs available from the stencil design library or submit your own!
What a light, relaxing space –you can easily introduce these soft colors in your rooms. Starting with the doors, the Classic Panels Stencils Collection provides many pattern options to choose from. A tone on tone finish on the walls with a design from the Allover Damask Stencils Collection would be wonderful! Our Love Birds Lace Damask Stencil comes to mind for this look on the wall.
Isn’t this an amazing space? Such a beautiful balance of colors and design elements. When we spied the wall treatment, we immediately thought of the Large Entwined Trellis Stencil.
As you can see, you can find a love of color, tradition and individuality in Irish interiors. We love both the modern and historic touches in contemporary Irish décor and hope you’ve been inspired to take a look at stencils to help incorporate these unique touches into your home. Erin go Bragh! (Ireland forever)