What is IKEA’s ‘DEMOCRAtIC DESIGN’?

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

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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...

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Top 10 Spring Trends in Home Décor

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

The Modern Rustic Home

Come autumn, everyone is looking to cosy up and embrace rustic charm and warmth. But how do you combine those with your modern amenities and contemporary interiors?

Three Ways To A Cool Outdoor Dining Space

On mintmag.ie Image: chanelbagsandcigarettedrags.com Are you wondering whether the good weather is ever coming back? It is! And when it does, here is how to enjoy the warm summer days in-style, with our ideas and product recommendations on styling the coolest outdoor dining space. Modern Monochrome The Scandinavians practically invented cool contemporary and the monochrome … Continue reading Three Ways To A Cool Outdoor Dining Space

Rustic Boho

My take on this combination is a sparse Scandinavian space, terrifically textured textiles, dark clay and stone homewares, North African or Middle Eastern furnishings, reclaimed or distressed wood...

Happy Decor Tips To Cheer Up Your Home

A version of this article appeared on Mint Mag: 10 Ways To Bring Summer Into Your Home Have a look at these tried-and-tested decor tips to bring sunshine into your home. A little playful print here, a happy homeware piece there .. here are ten ways to make your indoors more inviting, plus some pretty products … Continue reading Happy Decor Tips To Cheer Up Your Home

Retro Luxe

THE LOOK If you love the sumptuous feel of smooth, velvety textiles between your fingertips or the tasteful opulence of a vintage sparkling chandelier in your home, you probably love the luxe look. So do I! This luxe decor moodboard is inspired by the retro interiors of cinematic experiences such as I Am Love and The Great Beauty. There, vintage furniture … Continue reading Retro Luxe

A Vintage Tour of Dublin

With an established arts and antiques quarter on Francis Street, beautiful and imaginative vintage shops all around town, as well as new fleamarkets and vintage fairs popping up every year, we have a lot going on, and it’s only getting better.

Trad Style

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In today’s home gallery I look at traditional and country-style interiors…

With our renewed interest in traditional local products, a resurgence in old Irish craft techniques, and the eternally inviting appeal of a cottage-style property, no wonder people are falling for trad again. Snug interiors, patterned wallpapers, traditional rugs, woollen blankets, sumptuous curtains… what’s not to like?

Here’s a selection of the best traditional house tours featured in Image Interiors & Living and my pick of the best products to recreate this cosy look:

 

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Northern Lights

This new store showcases an impressive and eclectic range of high-end furniture, sumptuous textiles, out-of-this-world lighting, ceramic wares and sweet prints and more. A nice touch are the lovely quotes from the makers themselves which accompany the product descriptions, so that you learn a new story when you buy one of these beautiful pieces.

NORDIC NOIR

There is more to Scandinavian crime lit than just morally-complex and exceptionally-dark stories – the decor inspiration and iconic design it brings are also to die for (see what I did there?).

Outdoor Oasis

On mintmag.ie How To Create An Outdoor Oasis And so the good weather has finally arrived! Whether you have a patio, back garden, or a small balcony, take advantage of the warm temperatures and long evenings with our guide to creating a luxurious and inviting outdoor oasis. Found on dwellingsanddecor.tumblr.com We browsed around on Pinterest … Continue reading Outdoor Oasis

Playful Patterns

On image.ie Check out these gorgeous summer textiles in inspiring prints… Ah, summer! It not only brings warmth and sunshine, but also beautiful pattern designs and tantalising textures. Here’s our pick of the best summer textiles for indoors and out ... 1. Duvet set, from €48–198, Anthropologie 2. Paisley tablecloth and napkins, €12.99–29.99, Zara Home … Continue reading Playful Patterns

Lemons & Limes

Zesty yellows and greens are making a comeback on the runway and in interiors trends (have they ever left, really?!) The best citrus pieces tend to be pop-out ceramics, accent pieces and kitchenware, so here are some cheerful homewares and accessories to add that cupcakes and lemonade feeling to your interiors: If you feel that citrus … Continue reading Lemons & Limes