I tend to use the broken pieces as drainage at the base of other plantings. But then I saw a post over at Broadsheet yesterday and I thought it was just the cutest thing.
How about these for creative ways to recycle your broken plant pots!
On friday night I accompanied mum to her closest friends 80th birthday party. She was in great form all evening and even sang a song (which was more than I was prepared to do I can tell you!!!). Not looking bad either for someone who will be 82 in a few weeks time!
It’s almost back to school time and your young creatives will soon be proudly bringing home their daily works of art. Probably lots and lots of works of art!!!
But instead of them just piling up on the kitchen table or cluttering the fridge door, how about some clever and unique ways to display them with pride.
I had a busy week last week. The weather was lovely and in-between work I managed to get out for quite a few walks with mum.
I couldn’t really decide on which photo to share with you this week, so here’s a little collage of a few of my favourites from the week.
IKEA is famous for it’s swedish style affordable furniture designed for specific uses. However the internet is full of creative minds who have cleverly created some very versatile uses for their products. So many in fact that there is a dedicated site (ikeahackers.net ) where you can browse literally thousands of alternative uses for the products we know so well.
The soothing shades of soft pastels can have just a big an impact on a design scheme. It can be refreshing to have a space where there is no accent piece fighting for attention just a simple understated and relaxing space.
I’m an animal person, ok particularly a dog person but I do love all creatures great and small………. well …….except for bees. I’m terrified of them!!
Not that I would harm them or anything, I just tend to run away screaming and crying at the sight of one.
So when I spotted this little guy on the lawn the other day, I summoned up my courage and got down as close as I could to get a shot of him.
Every room needs a focal point to make an impact and add interest to the space. Whether you have a small space and want a design feature that’s not too overwhelming, or a large space that needs drama, a large blank wall can be the perfect canvas to make a statement and show off your creativity.
In our home, the utility room seems to be the communal junk room! It’s that space behind closed doors where coats, shoes, laundry, dog food, leads, and all manner of stuff seem to find temporary residence.
It’s my mission to organise this room into a lovely usable space. It’s a small area so storage bins and a good organisation system is a must.
I didn’t get a chance to update this blog last week as real life got in the way
But I promise all you lovely people, I have some super posts coming up with lots of ideas and inspiration for your home.
For now I’m going to share a quick post on my Photo of the Week section. It’s been a while since I shared some images of our little man with you so here’s a few of the cheeky monkey to keep you going.
What happens when there are more kids than bedrooms and siblings need to share?
If sharing siblings are the same gender, close in age and share similar tastes, then mum and dad shouldn’t have a problem. It’s when you have to mix up ages and genders that problems can arise. So how do you create a bedroom space for 2 (or more) where all siblings are happy?
In our old house most of the garden was hard landscaped with only a couple of little flower beds and pots to add colour. But considering that I don’t have green fingers it was always plenty for me to cope with.
Now that we’re in mums we have a much bigger garden and I’m really enjoying pottering about and watching what the flora and fauna has to offer.
Here’s a few little pics of what’s happening around here now that the sun is shining.
After it failed to sell last year, actress Anne Hathaway has put her New York Apartment back on the market at a drop down asking price of $4.25m.
This post is not about me being sentimental. This is a little shout out to all of you who are members of the one club that no one wants to join!
It’s my way of remembering all the dads who we can’t buy a Father’s Day card for, or who we aren’t able to do something special with today.
As much as I love a calm neutral backdrop to a design scheme, a bold pop of colour can bring fun and drama to an interior space. Often all you need is a bolt of colourful cushions, a few colourful chairs, or a quirky signature piece to bring a room to life.
My favourite photo from my project last week has to be a surprise visit from this little guy last Monday. There I was working away in the conservatory when I spotted this little fella scurrying across the garden. I barely had time to grab the camera and take this shot before Arthur the protector started barking incessantly and scared him away
Red Dog/The Store is an Irish website offering the best in Irish design.
They have a great selection of quirky and cool products for the home. Gifts for friends and new borns, even something for your furry friends.
Most items are limited edition and hand made and all products are unique to their website so you can’t buy them anywhere else.
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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