I always welcome late autumn as a blissful period of nesting that lasts well into the new year. I tend to focus on seasonal vignettes using foraged forest stuff like branches and cuttings, leaves, acorns and pine cones. I’m always on the lookout for fallen or cut trees while on forest or park walks, and I am obsessed with nurseries and garden centres.


I’ve worked hard to create an attractive but livable interiors suitable to both family life and home entertaining.

Design for the home, design for life

I've recently given an interview to House and Home Magazine on home decorating and how I turned a big hobby into a small business. Tell me what you think ...   1.       Tell us about your business and what kind of decor you provide. Home|Lust Concept Store,,  is a small Dublin-based business that offers a hand-picked selection of timeless and versatile design and home … Continue reading Design for the home, design for life

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Reimagining interior design trends from across the decades

With many interior design trends from across the years now coming back in, insurance company looked at one of the great Irish TV series of all time, the unequalled Father Ted, and reimagined it its setting and decor using with some interior design trends from previous decades. My favourite of these is the midcentury design look.

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Spring and summer are a celebration of nature, so natural elements from foraged foliage to a bouquet of pampas grass or a single big sunflower are great ways to bring the outdoors in without spending much or anything at all.


What is IKEA's 'DEMOCRACTIC DESIGN' and what it means to us as interiors consumers? 

Interiors Summer Style: Five Ways to Bring The Sunshine In

A new, serene Scandi style focused on rich colours, interesting shapes and sustainable materials will be dominating interiors for the rest summer ...

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How to do Scandi Maximalism

One of my favourite trends of all time is Scandinavian Maximalism, also known as bohemian minimalism or modern boho. Here are my thoughts on how to pimp up your Scandi decor...

Colours of the year 2019

The colours of the year 2019 have been revealed. Here are some of the hues that are going to feature in home decor and commercial interiors next year.

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Foliage Fiend

Recently I was interviewed by the Irish Indepedent's Nathalie Marquez Courtney for an article on foliage vs flora for home decor. Here are my tips on creating a relaxing nature-like haven that oozes lush luxuriousness and elegance with natural foliage and plant patterns...

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Bohemian Rapsody

Woven rattan furniture is available almost everywhere and fits in nicely with the Bohemian look, preferably if it hangs from the ceiling.

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LOUNGING LOOKS: Interior tips for living room design

Don’t let the larger furniture pieces dictate the style of the room. Choose your sofas and armchairs in neutral colours and simple shapes, and go as big as the room allows. This space is for lounging, a playroom for adults, really, so bring in the element of comfort but steer clear of bold patterns or faddy designs for your seating.

URBAN GARDEN: Small can be beautiful

What a great honour to be featured in the Irish Independent on Saturday Gardening Supplement this weekend.   Irish Independent, 10 Mar 2018 ME AND MY GARDEN  Irish Independent DIANA VALENTINE is the owner of interiors store She grows a container garden on the balcony of her fourth-floor apartment in Booterstown, Dublin. She says: “I … Continue reading URBAN GARDEN: Small can be beautiful

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C L E V E R   D E S I G N S   F O R  T R I C K Y   S P A C E S

Trying to make the most of our homes’ available space we've all had to deal with sharp corners, oddly-shaped alcoves and cramped corridors.

Home Away from home

Welcome guests into your abode with a room that is stylishly decorated and features all the comforts of home …

Spring/Summer Interior Trends 2017: Flora & Fauna

My interview with House and Home Magazine at the Ideal Home Show, Spring 2017 in the RDS, Dublin where I designed and exhibited a garden room in the Colourtrend Interior Design Forum. Join me @idealhomedublin in the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin this Friday to Sunday, 21-23 April 2017. I'd love for you to visit my interior … Continue reading Spring/Summer Interior Trends 2017: Flora & Fauna

Balcony Gardening Tips

Even the smallest urban space can become a blooming outdoor oasis if you approach it in the right way ...

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Lush and Luxe: Four Ways To Decorate With Green

Spring has finally sprung, and it’s time to embrace its happy hues and beauteous botanical patterns. Here are four ways to introduce green into your home, and where you can stock up on emerald home accessories and living greens in Ireland…

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Top 10 Spring Trends in Home Décor

Welcome spring 2017's New Romantic look with these 10 tantalising décor trends…

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Spring has finally sprung, and it’s time to embrace its happy hues and beauteous botanical patterns. Here are four ways to introduce green into your home ... 

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A lush and luxe creative space

Creating a work space that is both pretty and practical is not easy. Taking inspiration from the latest 2017 interior trends such as decorating with moody blues and luxurious living greens, I've come up with this impression of my perfect creative space in the home ...   Creative Space by homelust

Best Interiors Blog at Ireland Blog Awards 2016

It was a pretty special night at the Irish Blogging Olympics earlier this month ...