Not posting here and interacting with all of you has made me a little sad. I don’t want to sound soppy, but it was like something was missing out of my life. I love the interaction of this blog. I love getting your emails and reading your comments on my posts. I didn’t plan to stop posting and I feel pretty guilty that I just dropped off the radar without telling you, my lovely readers why. But the longer it went without me posting, the harder it was for me to get back into it.
Like Harry Potter, many homeowners feel like they live in a cramped cupboard under the stairs. Thankfully, there are oodles of ways to make a small room look bigger – and they don’t involve magic. With a little paint and sweat equity, any small space can be rescued.
Next Saturday (February 14th) is the day you get to show your better half just how much you love them.
But you don’t have to fork out ridiculous amounts of money on red roses, candlelit dinners and romantic getaways! The good folks over at Terry’s Fabrics have created this wonderful infographic full of cosy romantic valentines idea’s that you can do right in the comfort of your own home.
Today Dublin’s residential property sector sees the launch of an exciting, prestigious property development in the heart of Dublin 4.
Situated adjacent to the Royal Canal, Ballsbridge, in prime real estate, the Percy Lane Townhouses are guaranteed to attract attention on the international property scene.
One piece of news I’m delighted to share with you is a recent interview I did with the lovely Tudor over at Terry’s Fabrics. They are running a Creative Trends feature where interior designers, crafters and DIY bloggers share their recent projects and designs. Thank you Tudor for including me in this feature, it was an honour to be asked to contribute.
The last few weeks have been a blur of Christmas preparations, wrapping gifts, writing cards, decorating the house, and the other hundred and one tasks we heap upon ourselves at this time of year!
And is it all worth it…… course it is!
But there’s only 3 more sleeps till Santa I want to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy Christmas
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.
It seems that storage issues crop up in every home at some point or other. Whether your home is large or small – owned or rented, you can always do with some extra space to store stuff, right?
This article will provide you with 5 storage tips that will hopefully help you de-clutter your home and life!
I did a post a few years back on wrapping Christmas gifts but I thought it was about time I did another one. But instead of showing you how to wrap your gifts in the traditional albeit beautiful way, this time I thought I’d share some creatively different ways to wrap your gifts. I hope you enjoy.
The thing I love about blogging is the community spirit and just when I’m struggling under a huge workload and finding it hard to keep this blog updated and informative, fellow bloggers come to the rescue! That you so much Rhianne for helping me out an for these wonderful wreath ideas.
How are all your Christmas preparations going, hopefully you’re all organised and still stress free.
I’m pretty much on tract at this stage. As many of you know we are living with my mum at the moment so it’s nice getting a different home to decorate. Luckily mum is as crazy about Christmas as I am so together we’re well on the way to creating a Christmas wonderland.
To celebrate Christmas and to make up for the silence on this blog for the past month, I’m going to offer you the chance to win this gorgeous print from children’s illustrator, Irene Gough Illustrations. All you have to do is visit my Facebook page and leave a comment under the post as to why you should win. The comment with the most likes will win. Simple!
Competition closes on Wednesday 10th December so be quick.
Adding interest to a narrow hall often creates difficulties as there is not a lot of floor space and quite often little or no natural light. Also as it’s a high traffic area it must also practical and durable.
So how do you turn a boring hall into a welcoming inviting and practical space?
Traditionally black and orange is the colour of Halloween. Orange being the prevalent autumn tone, derived from the colours of the landscape, fallen leaves and of course pumpkins. It is also a colour which signifies strength and endurance.
Black depicts the colour of death and witches hats, cauldrons and black cats all signify the feast of All Hallows. And of course the blackness of the night cloaks the misdeeds and mayhem that may ensue later tonight!
This week I’m delighted to feature a guest post from a fellow blogger across the pond!
Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, beauty and fashion. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.
Paisley sent me a lovely article identifying some of the many architectural style homes which are popular today. While many of these designs relate primarily to the United States some of the architectural elements are beginning to become popular here.
On Wednesday 3rd October, I attended a paint processing workshop in Colortrend Paint factory in Celbridge, Co Kildare.
The factory is located in what was once an old Union Workhouse which housed County Kildare’s “paupers” from 1841-1923.
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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