Spiralling house prices in Dublin left Julie O’Brien and boyfriend Julian Palmer despairing of ever being able to move out of their parent’s homes. Then Julie’s father, property scout and designer Wesley O’Brien spotted this tiny rundown cottage in Dublin city, and persuaded one of his investors to buy it as a renovation project…..
We’ve recently moved into a new house and haven’t got the money to do everything at once! The Shaker-style kitchen is in good condition and will do us another few years, so we are planning to just paint it, but the splashback tiles are so dated; can I paint them?
Reader Query: The tiles in my kitchen splash back are dated, can I paint them?
Paddington Bear’s house, the mask of Tutankhamun, Eileen Gray lacquered screens and early Georgian interiors; these are among the inspirations for historic conservation specialist EricaDevine, who created a playful and unique décor in her Victorian home in Bray, Co Wicklow. Read on for fantastic ideas on creating beautiful mise-en-scene in your home!
So many of you are working from home now, and will be for quite a while, so you may be trying to figure out how to carve out a workspace that you can actually function and be productive in. If you can possibly find the space then I would highly recommend a dedicated work space, as you can just shut the door and get into the zone. Equally its nice to be able to shut the door and leave the work in there! Here are some of our suggestions for home office inspiration.