Author Archives: Lorna S

Upcycling Tips with Joanne of Kyle Lane

Following the popularity of our recent post on upcycling, we contacted Joanne Condon of Kyle Lane in Clonmel with some questions. Not only is Joanne a master in upcycling, she also runs workshops, is bringing out a book and has … Continue reading

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How to Create Fabulous Outdoor Eating Spaces – 6 Tips

Summer is on its way and with the Easter Monday and a May bank holiday coming up, it’s the perfect time to plan and create a space for outdoor eating. When we do get good weather in Ireland (and let’s … Continue reading

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Is Navy the New Black when it comes to Kitchens?

Navy is the new black when it comes to interiors decorating and yes, kitchen colours too.  I think many are surprised and are describing this as an unexpected trend. However, navy really is beautiful, it carries connotations of sophistication and … Continue reading

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6 Interesting Ideas for Decorating Your Walls

Would you add to redecorate your walls but don’t want to use wallpaper or paintings? Are you looking for something different from the run of the mill designs? Yet you don’t want to break the bank? We have a number … Continue reading

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Interiors Design Trends for 2017: Helping You Make Decorating Decisions

Now that the sun has started shining, I’ve started to think about decorating and yes, judging by the number of people in my local hardware shop choosing paint, people are planning on getting the paint brushes and wallpaper paste out … Continue reading

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Wallpapers To Make Your Rooms Seem Bigger

I love houses with high ceilings, they give the illusion of so much more space within the room. Of course, high ceilings aren’t always practical – it’s going to cost more to heat rooms with high ceilings and simple tasks … Continue reading

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Creating Student Spaces

Most Junior and Leaving Certificate students will have just sat their Mock exams, or will be taking them after the half term break. As it edges closer to the real exams, it’s really important that they have a place to … Continue reading

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Selling Your House? Read Our Tips First

Apparently most house buyers decide to start looking for a new home in February. The January blues are over, people have recovered from Christmas and the days are starting to lengthen. Many will be planning on moving during the summer … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From Home Improvement TV Shows

Room to Improve is back on our TV screens every Sunday night. Now in its tenth series, it certainly has seen a number of changes over the years as Ireland went from boom to bust and back out again. Room … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash is Another’s Treasure: Salvaging and Upcycling

There’s something very special about seeing salvaged or upcycled pieces in the home. Not only does the item have a new lease of life but it is often being used in a different way to which it was first intended. … Continue reading

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