Ger and Mick have recently relocated their growing family to Tipperary, as Mick took over the family dairy farm. They moved into Mick’s parents house, and are keen to update the décor and put their own stamp on the home. With one very active toddler and a baby on the way, there is a very real deadline to get the home ready for the new arrival.

Ger is a keen photographer and loves design, but is at a loss as how to update the home to give it an authentic country rustic feel by herself. On a strict budget the couple are willing to do as much of the work as they can themselves to keep costs down. Without knocking walls, the designers are keen to use what the farm has to offer, so from reclaimed wood to an old swing-set that is fashioned into a chandelier, the designers get clever with paint to create the wow factor without breaking the bank.

Budget:                      €12,000

Rooms:                      Hall and Kitchen

Main themes:            Contemporary country rustic style, reclaiming and repurposing items into décor and DIY.

Contractor and Supplier List

Main contractor:

David O’Dwyer,

Cooldine Construction LTD

Kylenoe, Horse and Jockey


086 817 3146


Michael Kealy

086 368 1790



58 Boucher Crescent, Belfast BT12 6HU, United Kingdom

+44 28 9068 2752


Brian O’Dwyer – please contact through Builder David O’Dwyer as above (built branch shelf)

Seamus Cahill, Inch Thurlas 0879768389


Fearghal Mc Donnell, Comet services, 087 907 5954

Vinyl & Carpet:

Stakelums Hardware Thurles

Racecourse Retail Park, Racecourse Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

(0504) 21900


Dulux Paints, Commons Road, Cork

Phone: 021 4220222