Author Archives: Lorna S

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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What You Need To Know About Building A House Extension

  You’ve decided that you need a bigger house. Whether you need more bedrooms for children, a couple of rooms on the ground floor for an elderly parent, or you’re working from home now so need an office, extending your … Continue reading

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Playrooms: A luxury or a necessity?

Playrooms – are they necessary? Well, they’re not compulsory but they do have their advantages. Even if toys are brought from the playroom to the other living areas, the playroom functions well as a storage area for all the toys … Continue reading

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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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