6 Interior Spaces in Dublin We Love

Following the locations of our five stores, we will be looking at some of our favourite interiors from businesses and public places in Dublin, Kildare and Wexford. Starting with Dublin – the home of our Sandyford and Airside Swords stores – we delve into rich, intricate spaces and light-filled, airy interiors; all individual and gorgeous.

Peruke & Periwig

This restaurant/bar certainly knows how to make a luxurious statement when it comes to decor. The bar downstairs is furnished with deliciously dark wood, complemented by traditional leather-topped bar stools and nontraditional displays of judges wigs and other quirky artwork. When you take the narrow carpeted staircase upstairs, you’ll end up n the room pictured below, dripping in red velvet, fringing and drapery; surrounded by stern oil paintings for added effect.

Note: It may seem odd to point out, but even the bathrooms in this tiny, three-storey delight are lovely. So make sure to pop downstairs if you’re ever visiting.

Peruke & Periwig, 31 Dawson’s Street, Dublin 2

St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

You might not notice the intricacies of this interior, as usually people are in and out for shopping or a quick lunch, without really examining the surroundings. But it’s worth taking a trip to the top floor and looking out at the bone-like barrel arches and interlocking beams, as well as the flanking gallery and triforium levels that house arcades of Romanesque arches, semi-circular windows and  more. A feast for the eyes that has the bonus of natural light via the immense fittings of glass – the finishing touch being the statement clock, smack bang in the centre.

St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Grafton Street, Dublin 2. Image: Wikipedia

The Stag’s Head

This Victorian establishment is everything you could ask for when you think of a cosy, old-world pub. Dressed in beautifully warm wooden furnishings, sporting stained glass windows and wrought-iron chandeliers, what a traditional beauty this place is. They even have a mosaic waiting at the door for you.

The Stag’s Head, 1 Dame St, Dublin 2. Images: Dublintown.ie

 

No. 22

Hidden behind an inconspicuous blue door, No. 22 is a multi-level late bar with seriously self-aware style. Bold reds and dark woods dominate the interior palette, creating a rather ostentatious display – culminating in the ornate chandelier that hangs above the main floor.

No. 22, Anne’s St S, Dublin 2

Gourmet Food Parlour Dun Laoghaire

We love the simplicity of the styling here, with its country kitchen feel – lent a contemporary update via the fresh blue and bold green colour choices. The entire effect is so light, airy and evocative of springtime, that we can’t help but admire it.

Gourmet Food Parlour, Harbour Square, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin  Top photo: Opperman.ie

 

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

Bringing the outside in, Powerscourt’s interior is formed from a cluster of exteriors, creating an outside/inside feel that increases with the use of natural light. Wooden staircases dressed with iron banister details lead to the upper floors, bypassing windows dressed with greenery and iconic brickwork , to spectacular effect.

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 59 william St S, Dublin 2