Author Archives: Lorna S

Blending Period Details with Modern Conveniences in your Home

The vast majority of us would struggle to live without modern conveniences in our homes now – from central heating to flush toilets, from dishwashers to piped hot water, from smart refrigerators to Netflix. But what about when we are … Continue reading

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Room Divider Ideas for your Home

As more homes are open plan in design or have multi-purpose larger rooms, the use of a permanent or portable room divider can help you to make more use of the space, provide some storage, allow more privacy, create different … Continue reading

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9 Ideas for your Utility Room

Utility room, scullery, mud room, laundry room: whatever the name, it performs an important role in your home and I’d consider it to be an essential room in any house. Whether you’re at the stages of planning a new build … Continue reading

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Wonderful Window Seats

Have you considered getting windows seats in your home? They provide versatile extra seating as well as handy storage, they ooze comfort and cosiness, and they add character to a room. Bay windows offer the ideal space for a window … Continue reading

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7 Upholstered Headboard Ideas for your Bedroom

We often hear of the importance of a good mattress, and of course, it’s crucial in getting a good night’s sleep as well as supporting your body properly. But what is it that can really lift your spirits and make … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Decorating and Furnishing Baby Bedrooms

In Ireland, we tend to be a bit superstitious in terms of our preparations for a baby. I had my first child in England and I remember a friend being amazed by how I bought the bare minimum in preparation … Continue reading

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Open Plan Living: Pros and Cons

Open Plan Living generally refers to homes having the kitchen, living room and dining room in one, rather than including rooms like bedrooms or offices. It’s defined as having few or no dividing walls between areas. Open plan living has … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Wonderful Window Boxes

I was visiting a friend recently and was struck by how different the front of their house looked with the addition of flowering window boxes. I always say that windows are the soul to a house. Just as you look … Continue reading

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Decorating with Butterflies

Butterflies, birds and bees are what you need this summer – not just in the garden but in your home. And no, not live ones but butterflies, birds and bees on fabrics and wallpaper are on trend and are great … Continue reading

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Do you need an Interior Designer?

This week, we’re interviewing interior designer Anne Tuohy of Room JunkieĀ and asking her to share some tips from her own knowledge of decorating houses. Anne put her skills and qualifications to use on their own home first, and now shows … Continue reading

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