Category Archives: Decorating

The 3 Zones of a Kitchen

We’ve all heard of the working triangle in the kitchen (whereby you’ll find it easier to cook efficiently if your sink, preparation area and cooker/hob are all located to form a triangle) but have you heard about the three zones … Continue reading

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Interior Design Trends for 2017

If you’re planning on doing some decorating this autumn, you’re probably wondering what’s on trend for the autumn and winter and yet you want to know that they aren’t going to be a flash in the pan, that these trends … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Home Ready For Autumn

Summer is coming to an end and there’s already foliage blowing around on the ground after the winds last week and some trees are starting to turn golden yellow and deep red. Now that temperatures will be dropping too, how … Continue reading

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How To Let Lighting Steal The Show

Having the correct lighting in a room is essential for providing enough light but also for creating the desired atmosphere. “Correct” doesn’t always mean “bright” as sometimes you might prefer dim lighting for a relaxed ambiance but with a reading … Continue reading

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8 Tips from The Home of the Year Programme

Do you enjoy watching home renovation and interior design programmes? I love them but I often notice it’s very easy to be lulled into watching the transformation but not necessarily analysing or learning from the changes to apply them to … Continue reading

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Fabrics for your Kitchen

Last week we focused on ways to bring summer into your home and I mentioned fabrics. This week I’m going to look at different fabrics for the kitchen. Be it fabric for roman blinds, curtains, cushions or chair seats, fabric … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Bring Summer Into Your Home

Well it’s always hard to predict the weather in Ireland.  We don’t have extremes which is a good thing.  And when the weather is nice it’s absolutely fantastic but sometimes it rains just when we were planning a picnic or … Continue reading

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How To Create Impressive First Impressions

Do you ever open your front door and sigh because you’d love your hallway to have some wow? Is it starting to look a bit tired? Does it need redecorating and you would like it to impress visitors as they … Continue reading

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Guest Bedroom Inspiration Ideas

The summer holidays are coming and that may mean you’ll have visitors coming to stay. If you’re thinking of redecorating your spare bedroom, here’s some inspiration to help you decide on your scheme.

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Dining Room Decorating: Blue or Red?

Do you have a room that needs a makeover or even a fresh coat of paint? Whether the walls are grubby from children’s fingers or you need a change, redecorating a room can really make you feel happier every time … Continue reading

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