The fight for wardrobe space can be a very contentious issue among couples!
There was a time when it was the woman of the home who hogged all the premier space and hubby had to settle for a dark corner at the back of the wardrobe in the spare room (if he was lucky). These days however, men can have just as many if not more clothes than us and are beginning to take over the wardrobe space!
On Thursday 20th February I attended a CPD Presentation run by The Interiors Association in The Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin. The presentation, hosted by Ciara Nolan a committee member of The Interiors Association (of which yours truly is currently Vice President) and Kerry Meakin a lecturer of Interior Design at DIT.
In Mondays post I spoke about displaying your artwork by propping it against a wall and saving your walls from holes. So today I thought I might mix it up a bit and discuss drilling several holes all over them!
An interesting way to hang your artwork is well…. NOT to hang your artwork!
If done correctly simply placing an item strategically in a space can give a casual sophistication to a design scheme You can change the layout on a whim and of course you have the added advantage of not having holes all over your walls.
Do you love anything that has a story? Do you love the idea of taking a piece of furniture and giving it a second life? How do you fancy a lovely weekend away AND get to up-cycle a once loved piece of furniture to it’s former glory?
The Hotel Meyrick in Galway, is offering a ‘Chair Affair’ furniture up cycling package; a weekend of luxurious accommodation, sumptuous food, fun and creativity!
I’ve just spent the last couple of hours surfing one of my favourite online homeware sites. Dotmaison is a fantastic site with everything from the luxurious to the affordable. They stock a great range of world-famous brands such as Vera Wang, Orla Kiely, Missoni Home and Descamps to name but a few.
Wood flooring has come a long way since early introduction. Changes in sourcing of the wood and development of ‘colouring’ techniques make these natural floorboards more popular than ever. In this blog we aim to explain the latest craze in the world of wood flooring.
Can you believe January is almost over already! Not that I’m complaining as I think it’s the most depressing (and frugal) month of the year. And it doesn’t help the frugality that my husbands birthday is in the middle of it!
On a bright note though January/February generally marks the launch of the new Spring Summer collections and my inbox has been full of lovely press releases filled with lots of gorgeous new fabric collections.
The first thing that struck me was colour. And lots of it. It appears our favourite designers want to herald the imminence of Spring with lots of bold bright colours and prints.
Even though my namesake Emerald Green was the 2013 colour of the year, it’s not a shade I’m overly keen on. But my, I do like Radiant Orchid. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm
I have a very interesting year ahead, lots happening both in my personal life and on this blog. I’m busy writing a series on de-cluttering and organising your home. I’m doing it on a room by room basis with lots of tips and advice for clearing areas of your home. And of course I’ll keep you up to date and inspired with all things interior design
I want to take a moment to thank you guys for reading this blog and for your loyalty and support over the last year. I love writing this blog and I feel very special, as I have the best (not so) little community from all over the globe visiting every day.
Like many of you at the moment, I’ve been running around like a mad woman trying to get everything organised for Christmas. Hard to believe too, that in less than 2 weeks it will be all over. The fuss, the rushing around the shops, the chaos, the tantrums, the stress! And all for one day! However……. for the next week and a half there is a strong possibility of chaos, stress and tantrums!!
Virginia O’Hanlon had begun to doubt there was a Santa Claus because her friends had told her her he did not exist. Virginia wrote to the New York Sun newspaper as her father told her, if you see it in The Sun, it is so. The editorial “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” became one of the most reprinted english language editorials of all time.
One of the things I love most about Christmas are family traditions. Every family seems to have their own family rituals or traditions which makes their family Christmas unique and special. We have several in our family, some have remained over years and some have changed as we have grown.
The Christmas countdown has arrived. The madness and mayhem of the Silly Season is upon us. But there is no need to panic. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to bring you idea’s, tips and inspiration for wowing your guests this year. And don’t forget to follow my Christmas Board on Pinterest for even more ideas.
We’ll start with the colour scheme. When it comes to decorating your home, do you stick with a favourite colour scheme or style, or change it year on year? Or perhaps you mix and match with sentimental ornaments you’ve gathered over the years.
Instead of giving the usual gift of socks, jewellery or wine this year, why not go for something truly original.
Something personal, something which will stand the test of time………
Something which shows you know and care about what and who you’re buying for!
One of my pet hates is coats and jackets thrown on the stair post or over the backs of chairs. Are you reading this husband of mine???
In our climate unless you’ve got room for a cloakroom, a coat rack is a household essential. Thankfully we’ve come a long way from the old hat stand type monstrosity that once stood laden down behind the front door. Today there are countless options available on the market. Or you could get creative and make your own.
When you can’t say it in person, let the gentle ring of a Silver Bell express your good wishes and affection. Buy a Silver Bell in aid of the Beaumount Foundation, leave your personal message and let this thought-filled gift, remind your loved ones of you each time it chimes.
Hello and welcome to my BlogMy name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.
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