Home of the Year is Irelands favourite lifestyle shows featuring people that are passionate about all things home.
This season showcased 21 beautifully designed homes. Everyone in Finline was delighted to see 4 contestants with fabulous Finline Furniture pieces in their homes, and even more delighted that 3 contestants with Finline Furniture pieces reached the final.
We were introduced to Jen Sheahan on episode two, who did a complete renovation on her late 1800s cottage in Dublin, adding an extra floor to transform it into a two-storey house. Her interior style is modern, and colourful, with quirky statement pieces. It was fantastic to see our Baltimore Sofa, Storage Footstool & our Klaus Sofa Bed with loads of our scatter cushions in Jen’s home. Jen got an impressive two nines and a ten by the judges, giving it a total score of 28 out of 30, making her one of the 7 finalists.
On episode four. We saw Val and Karl’s contemporary home which was built for two families, designed to give everybody plenty of space. They favoured a modern style rather than a traditional look, with some very interesting interior features. In this episode, we see our gorgeous Harvard chair in their master bedroom. With the orange accents in our Harvard chair and bolster cushions, it gives this gorgeous bedroom a pop of vibrancy. Lots of pattern mixing but the tones & shades remain consistent throughout the room. The finishing touches of this property were done with the help of Interior Designer, Sinéad Cassidy. Unfortunately, Val and Karl’s stunning home didn’t make it through to the final.
Half way through the season, we meet Kevin Desmond and his partner Joe who carried out extensive work to restore their Dublin property, paying particular attention to the features of an 1830’s house. We see our Alexandra Sofa, in the living room, this sofa epitomises classical elegance on a grand scale. The judges gave Kevin’s home a score of 26 which was enough to get this beautiful property into the final.
Finally, in episode 7, we step inside Kate and Cian’s Victorian home. They wanted to keep the character of their 1800’s house while making it suitable for modern living. Kate & Cian were very hands on in the renovation process and restored original floors, staircases, doors, and architraves themselves. The pared-back sitting room was a perfect setting for our popular Baltimore Sofa in a lovely, deep coral fabric. Kate & Cian chose our feather quilt option for their seats to give it a more informal “lived-in “ look. Our Baltimore sofa is a perfect example of a modern sleek sofa that can easily fit into the aesthetic of a traditional home. The amazing property wowed all the judges and received a total of 26 points out of a possible 30.