5 things to consider before choosing the perfect dining table

  The dining table is one of the key pieces of furniture that you will buy for your house. It will also be the centerpiece of the dining room so getting it right is crucial and can be daunting. Don’t worry with our insider guide, you’ll know exactly what to look  for when sourcing the perfect table.   1.Size The first thing to do to get started is to...

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From Russia with love

I’m so excited to tell you all about my recent trip to Russia, taking in a short break in Moscow and then totally chilling in St Petersburg…haha! Russia is a fascinating country – it has a strange way of getting under your skin…. a magnetic draw, a layered intensity that slowly seeps into your consciousness. Since returning home, I find myself drawn to all...

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Designing for children – The Barretstown project!

I had always been a fan of the great work they did at Barretstown – an organisation that provides amazing support for families and children affected by serious illness. So when I was asked to ‘ design a children’s space which would function as a crèche for part of the year and a nature room for another part of the year? I didn’t hesitate for a...

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Supporting Irish Design!

Gone are the days when Irish design meant woven baskets, celtic prints and Claddagh rings! These days, Ireland boasts a whole host of talented, contemporary designers. This is good news in a time where shoppers are seeking to support their own economy! I have put together a selection of some of my favourite established and up and coming Irish...

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Interior DesignTrends 2014

A new year is a time of new beginnings and change for most – whether that means trips to the gym or updating our wardrobes, there’s a feeling of dusting off the cobwebs of winter. This yearn for change applies to our homes too so I’ve decided to take a look at some of the key trends for the year ahead! Whether you’re looking for a total redesign or a...

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Let’s celebrate the magic of Christmas!

It’s official – just two and a  half weeks to go to Christmas Day! Did someone fast forward the clocks, or is it just me? Truth is though, I’m glad it’s just around the corner because I really do love Christmas – it’s the only time I’m authentically wrecked and so appreciative of all  the comfort, warmth and joy that Christmas...

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Come on -let’s pretend it’s Summer!

‘Met Eireann aplogises for the weather yesterday’ so says today’s headlines! They said there were going to be a few showers instead of the opening of the heavens that welcomed all poor souls in the city yesterday. So as you can imagine they are now hedging their bets with further forecasts and playing it safe as per the following…….’There will be a...

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Let there be lights!

Just thought I’d feature some stunning pendant lights because I love so many of them. I wanted to profile the simple clean styles that I love, lots of them are very affordable, some are aspirational.  I hope they will all inspire you and add beauty to your day! When it comes to drama, the artichoke pendant is a winner. It’s a classic design created by Poul Henningsen...

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Verner Panton ‘Fun ISTM’ Floor Lamp

Verner Panton is one of the iconic designers of the last century. He was an inspirational and colourful personality with a unique understanding of colour, shape,light, function and space. The Verner Panton Style Fin ISTM Lamp is a high quality reproduction in the style of the original design.  The floor lamp’s stylish chrome frame is used to suspend three layers...

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Arne Jacobsen Style Egg Chair

Inspired by the works of Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen is considered one of the most influential furniture designers of the last century. The highly sculptured  ‘Egg Chair’ was originally designed in 1957 for the Royal SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. The Egg chair is the result of Jacobsen’s search for a curved fluid form which required minimum padding...

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Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Who doesn’t recognize the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman? It lives in museums like MoMA in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago, in stylish interiors everywhere, and as a tattoo on a devotee’s arm. It has been the subject of documentary films and books. It even has its own fan website. Calling it a classic is an understatement. It’s the...

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Welcome to the New Home and Interiors Website!

HomeInteriors.ie has done a bit of decorating and we’re delighted to launch the new Home & Interiors website, filled with a new design and new features. We’ll be updating with all kinds of stylish new content in the next few weeks, but for now if you’d like the latest on contemporary design products, trends and news, please sign up for the newly...

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Archived posts

DECLUTTERING Oct 11, 2009 Hi all I haven’t posted anything for a while, I know – but I’m keen to get back to it as I’ve missed sharing some of the great new design products and tips I’ve been gathering for a while now. There’s no doubt that the recession has brought challenges to all, and my focus recently has been on helping clients...

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