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First Impressions Count…

First Impressions Count…

Sometimes it’s easy to become so wrapped up in interior home comforts that we forget about the exterior! With a few simple steps, however, you can make sure that your house always makes the right impression … Step 1: Kerb appeal When it comes to the exterior of a house, attention to detail is vitally […]

Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

In their current form, shipping containers have been around since the 1950s but have only become a construction material in the past decade to construct the popular shipping container home. This global housing and architectural trend spread to Ireland in the form of small or student projects, none of which are believed to have been […]

Indoor furniture: coffee tables

Indoor furniture: coffee tables

Whether it’s to hold your cup, put your feet on, do the children’s homework or display your photo albums, a coffee table will do it all. It can be an extravagant centerpiece or a flat surface with legs. Either way, it will be at the heart of your living room and in this article I […]

Light up  your Life

Light up your Life

A successful, innovative lighting design scheme can bring your house to life, make it appear bigger, fresher and very chic. Lighting is a versatile and important design tool often overlooked, yet it is an essential part of interior design and can be used in many ways to enhance your home. It is not an aspect […]

Stepping up

Stepping up

Is the saucepan out of reach? Has the flour has been put back on the top shelf? Was that wedding present given to you by a visiting relative put above the kitchen units, out of sight? You could run out to the shed to grab a paint-spattered ladder but more times than not, you’ll probably […]

Making an entrance

Making an entrance

The hallway is the most neglected room of the home. Compared to bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens, hallways always seem to struggle to get attention and are often left alone for decades; but they set the mood and tone of the house and therefore deserve just as much attention. Nowadays we use hallways as transitional areas; […]