House tours Make the Home you Love in House and Home Magazine

Make the Home you Love in House and Home Magazine

Make the Home you Love features in this huge spread on Fiona’s house in Clontarf. Sign up for our newsletter for design techniques and tricks, architect’s tips, competitions, events and all our news:

The book A sneak preview

A sneak preview

It’s not out until the 26th of March but here’s a 3D sneak preview… Sign up for our newsletter for design techniques and tricks, architect’s tips, competitions, events and all our news:

House tours 1950s Detached House in Rathfarnham

1950s Detached House in Rathfarnham

Design by DMVF Architects, photos by Ruth Maria Murphy. When Sarah and her husband bought their arts and crafts house in Rathfarnham, it needed a huge amount of modernisation. After five years of living in it, they knew exactly what they wanted to do. ‘I wanted to drag it into the twenty-first century,’ says Sarah. …

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Architect's tips Lighting Dos and Dont’s

Lighting Dos and Dont’s

Design by Maven. Light allows us to put a shape on the world around us. It’s not just the quantity and source of light that matters but also the contrasts it offers, the interplay of light and shadow in a room and how this shading moves over time. These changes affect our perception of colour, …

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House tours Georgian apartment, Camden Street, Dublin

Georgian apartment, Camden Street, Dublin

Photos by Ruth Maria Murphy. In 2014, architect Colm Doyle of DMVF Architects and his partner, Peter O’Reilly, bought a disused bank in the centre of Dublin. Spread across two Georgian houses, the property had been unoccupied for nearly a decade. “I always wanted to live in a large apartment with a good size balcony,” …

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News We are hot!

We are hot!

Make the Home you Love has made the Examiner’s Hot 100 list for 2018. Number 98 to be precise. Filled with professional advice and personal stories this is an accessible and inspirational guide to home renovation that will have you bursting with ideas. Not a bad start to the year. Roll on March 26th…   …

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News Make the Home you Love makes Irish Times 2018 list

Make the Home you Love makes Irish Times 2018 list

Design by DMVF Architects, photo by Ruth Maria Murphy. We are delighted that Make the Home you Love has made the Irish Times list of books to look out for in 2018. Hopefully we’ll be back in the end of year lists! Sign up for our newsletter for design techniques and tricks, architect’s tips, competitions, …

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Architect's tips 20 key questions to ask yourself before you start

20 key questions to ask yourself before you start

Design by DMVF Architects, photo by Paul Tierney This list is a great starting point for anyone considering renovating or extending their home. The answers will contain much of the information that your architect or builder will need to know and will help you clarify your own thoughts on the matter. 1. What do you …

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House tours 1930s semi-detached house in Clontarf, Dublin

1930s semi-detached house in Clontarf, Dublin

Welcome to our first every house tour! I (Fiona) will be your guide today as this is my house. It was designed by DMVF Architects, photographed by Ruth Maria Murphy and is featured in the book (of course). In 2013, my husband and I bought a ‘blank canvas’ property, i.e. a shell. It was a …

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The book Make the Home you Love

Make the Home you Love

Make the Home you Love by Fiona McPhillips with Colm Doyle, Lisa McVeigh and John Flood is here! Published by O’Brien Press, it is now available online and in book shops throughout Ireland. Make the Home You Love will hold your hand right from the moment you begin dreaming about your renovation or extension, to taking …

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