Architects At Home: Turning a dated Rathmines flat into a light-filled residence

She’s known for her work on high-end projects, so it’s not surprising that Courtney McDonnell’s own apartment is refined and elegant with clever design choices at every turn

Courtney McDonnell at her flat in Rathmines: in the kitchen, the dining table was removed to create space, and the dining peninsula was designed to sit five people. PIcture: Fergal Phillips