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Laois business to feature on RTE’s Home of the Year competition

Laois business Finline Furniture are one of the most renowned names in the furniture market and one of their designs will feature twice on the upcoming RTE Home of the Year TV series which gets underway on Tuesday night.

The Baltimore Sofa, which has been designed by Irish fashion designer Helen McAlinden, features in two of the homes that will be on the RTE programme.

Jennifer Sheehan, who lives in a creative cottage in Ranelagh, and Kate O’Driscoll, who lives in a Victorian home in Rathmines, both have the Baltimore sofa.

“I found the couch before I even bought the house,” said Jennifer. “I spotted it on a billboard on the M7 on the way home to Limerick and was like ‘that’s the one’.

“I pretty much centred my entire design scheme around the gorgeous Indian yellow colour. Perry (the dog) and I fall asleep on it almost every night it’s so comfy.

Kate O’Driscoll chose a terracotta velvet fabric for her sofa.

“It ties in really well with the period features of the house and all the mid century pieces we’re collecting plus I also added a feathered upper layer so it’s super soft.

“We also have a big dog and a new baby so can attest it’s family proof.”

The Baltimore lounger starts at €1,300 for a three-seater and is also available in chaise, corner and lounger modules and can be upholstered in over 3,000 fabrics.

The Emo-based business have been making furniture for over 40 years.

The sixth series of Home of the Year begins on Tuesday on RTE at 8.30pm.

SEE ALSO – Laois designer features on RTE as Kathryn Thomas dons Yvonne Bolger Jewellery

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