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OMG, I Want This House: Dublin (PHOTOS)

Dublin can be dreary, but one family kept things sunny with pops of color and lots of light. See photos.

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Luke White/The Interior Archive

Dublin can be dreary, but these New Zealand transplants made their family home sunny by way of floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalist pops of color. The owners worked with interior architect Gillian Sherrard to design this light- and glass-filled bungalow and kept it modern with simple, deliberate styling. Here in the living room, a pair of matching sofas is arranged around a vibrant contemporary rug with a collection of colorful scatter cushions.

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A wall of custom-made bookshelves and a partition housing a modern fireplace make a cozy reading corner in the living room.

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Stunning Porcelanosa Nepal tiles were used to feature a wall of the living room. The bespoke sofa and armchairs, covered in gray linen, give the room a relaxed vibe.

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Minimal doesn't have to mean boring. A single plant and a gorgeous credenza fill the space with functional furniture, and the lack of clutter brings calm to the house.

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These glass walls bring the garden inside where a pair of vintage leather armchairs begs for afternoon relaxing.

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This expansive kitchen can triple as a cook/dine/gather space. The pendant lights are Louis Poulsen designs, and one side of the long refectory table is lined with white Eames Eiffel dining chairs.

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Children are welcome in this minimalist home. Here, a child's highchair is painted a vibrant green with a cheerful striped cushion.

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A swimming pool makes total sense even in an Irish climate when it's geothermically heated like this one. The white moulded plastic sofa and armchair look cool, but still comfy.

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The once badly damaged swimming pool got a makeover and became the center around which the house and garden evolved.

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The spacious master bedroom has a turquoise throw over the bed, which echoes the shimmering blues of the swimming pool.

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Imagine rolling out of bed for a swim first thing in the morning. This master bedroom opens directly onto the terrace to accommodate.

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The pale wood bedroom furniture is all contemporary designs by Jesse Tang.

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This bathroom exudes a spalike serenity. Its bare walls and muted colors make focal points of the large gray Porcelanosa tiles that line the walls.

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The glass walls and sliding glass doors are the stars of this house. These open onto the courtyard garden.