How amazing is this weather??? Are you getting to enjoy any of it during your workday? Do you have any outdoor space in your workplace?
Well many of us don’t unfortunately, but for the lucky few that have an outdoor garden or terrace, here is some “wow” inspiration for you.
Continue reading “Working Gardens!”
How amazing is this weather??? And with no end in sight, we are really making the most of our gardens this year….
With this in mind, we have done the leg work for you and selected the best places to buy your garden furniture whether you have a large or small budget.
Continue reading “Some of the Best Garden Furniture Around!”
So what is your hotel preference? What do you look for in a hotel when staying abroad?
Personally, I want something contemporary, something colourful and fun with great hotel design details. Of course, it has to have great service and amenities too. But I do like to look for something a little bit different.
Continue reading “Magic in Madrid”
Do you shy away from bright colours? Having worked in the Office Design sector for a number of years, we have met many clients who are afraid to introduce too much colour into their office space. Whether this is a personal preference or a feeling that it could distract staff, it is widely felt.
Continue reading “Work with Colour!”
With the beautiful weather that we had at the weekend, I started to think about outdoor living and how we can embrace it here in Ireland. A lot of people are now embracing open plan living and with this comes large slider or bifold doors in a lot of cases.
Continue reading “Do you fancy and Outdoor Lifestyle?”
We came across this beautiful house in Montreal, Canada designed by naturehumaine during the week and just had to show you. The attention to detail and simplicity of the design is stunning and it doesn’t let down in the colour stakes, even if it is only one bold statement.
Continue reading “A Montreal Beauty!”
Over the last year or so, there has been a hospitality influence coming into the office design market. Some companies have achieved this extremely well and some maybe not so good. There is a fine line between working in an office inspired by a hotel or bar, and working in an office that essentially is a bar……
Continue reading “They got it just right!”
So, what are your fears when it comes to renovating or upgrading your home, besides the financial aspect of course? One of the biggest things that we find among our clients is the use of colour. People tend to play it safe with neutral tones as they are afraid that they will make a mistake and that’s understandable.
Continue reading “Colour shouldn’t be Feared, but Embraced!”
It’s that time of year again and I have to say “I love it…..” Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year and I just embrace all aspects of it. However, for many of us choosing the right gift for our loved ones seems to get more difficult as the years go by.
So, to give you a little helping hand here is our gift guide for 2017 from our favourite stores in Dublin:
Continue reading “Our Christmas Gift Guide 2017”
Well that just flew by, we are onto the last week in our Home Renovation series and this week are looking at the home office.
More and more of us are spending time working from home, whether we are trying to put in a few extra hours or skip the rush hour commute, it is starting to become a necessary home requirement.
If you have 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.
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Part 7: The Office”
So we are moving into the final weeks of our home renovation guide, and this week its all about the kids.
It is really important to give your child a space that stimulates them but also is calm and relaxing. Yes this may sound contradictory but selecting the correct colour scheme and zoning the space will all help to create an amazing bedroom for your little ones.
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Part 6: The Kids”
So we are moving into the bedroom this week.
Week 5: The Bedroom
For most of us our bedroom is our sanctuary from the stresses of daily life, so it is really important that this space works extra hard for you.
Now, this is a space that really comes down to personal preference. Some of us will want the space to be light and airy while others love the idea of a dark and cosy space.
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Week 5: The Bedroom”
Moving on, this week we are checking out the bathroom….
Week 4: The Bathroom
Again, this is a space that is used on a daily basis and sometimes can be over looked. Ok, so we don’t spend as much time in this room as we do in other rooms in our homes, but that’s no reason to let it fall behind in the design stacks.
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Week 4: The Bathroom”
Continuing on in our home tour, we are getting comfy in the living room.
Week 3: The Living Room
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Week 3: The Living Room”
So following on from my last blog, we are moving it into the kitchen for this weeks inspiration.
Week 2: The Kitchen
All the time I hear people saying that they want to go for a neutral kitchen because they are afraid that they will tire of it if they opt for a colour. I can totally understand this and lets face it, if and when you decide to change your kitchen, its a pretty big investment. However, your kitchen can still have lots of interest even if you do decide to stay neutral.
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Week 2: The Kitchen”
I don’t know about you, but for me, I start to think about home improvements at this time of the year. The summer holidays are nearing an end, the kids are heading back to school shortly and we are starting to think about spending more time indoors again and how we can improve on what we have.
So over the next few weeks, I am going to walk you through your homes and give you inspiration, tips and tricks for each space.
Continue reading “Guide to Home Renovation. Week 1: Entrance Hall”
So we are all pretty aware that there is a housing problem in Ireland at the moment, with the middle income earners being the worst effected. If you are lucky enough to own your own property but feel that you have outgrown it and need to further climb the ladder, then this post may be of interest to you.
Have you ever stopped to look at the space that you have and think that maybe you could make it work for you. Giving you the option to stay put but satisfy your needs also!! We are going to look at 2 amazing spaces today that have pushed the boundaries of catering to ones needs in a compact space.
Continue reading “Are you Running out of Space?”
So over the last few months we have been noticing a trend in the office design sector, that some of you may find surprising. The office of today has been heavily influenced by companies like Google, Facebook and the like, and other companies have been embracing this fun and quirky style of office design for the last decade or so.
Continue reading “The Rise of the Hospitality Office!”
So following on from my last post, I wanted to stay in the garden but look at some of the finer details and the interesting elements that you can add to give you garden some personality.
Continue reading “10 Cool Ideas to add to your Outdoor Space!”
I have a confession to make….. I’m beginning to embrace pale and blush pink! For as long as I can remember I have never liked pastel colours in particular pink and I have always veared towards bolder and brighter colours.
Continue reading “Pretty in Pink!”
So this week we are looking at embracing your darker side! From the celtic tiger times through to the recovery, our interiors featured paler tones and there was very little love for dark colours. However, things are changing…. We are now seeing a resurgence of darker, deeper and richer tones featuring in our interiors and people are embracing these beautiful colours.
Continue reading “A Move to the Dark Side!”
So trends come and go in interiors and that doesn’t just relate to home interiors. Design trends are also evident in office design and it is important to keep track of these as you you want to future proof.
Today we are looking at 5 key design trends for 2017:
Continue reading “5 Key Office Design Trends for 2017”
So, what do you think of when you hear the word wallpaper? Many of you have flashbacks to your granny’s sitting room. Wallpaper has been steadily making a come back for the last few years, but it is most definitely back with a bang this year, and the bolder the better. Feature walls are a think of the past with large patterns and bold colours dominating all four walls.
Continue reading “21 Must have Wallpapers!”
So Herringbone is a pattern that is becoming more and more popular and while it has been gracing us with its presence for a few years now, it has officially gone mainstream.
Here are some fabulous ideas as to how you can introduce herringbone into your home:
Continue reading “16 Herringbone Interior Design Ideas”
With all our talk of the perfect colour schemes and new trends, we are going to give you some insight today into how to make your home Pinterest Perfect!!
For most of us out there, Pinterest is the go to place for inspiration, but sometimes it can leave you a bit depressed and green with envy. Well not anymore…..
Here are 10 ideas for you to embrace:
Continue reading “10 Ways to have your House looking Pinterest Perfect!”
So this is our last instalment in the Pantone predictions series, and they do not disappoint.
Continue reading “Pantone’s Colour Predictions For 2017, Part 3”
Following on from our newsletter a few weeks ago, we want to look part 2 of Pantone’s colour palette predictions for 2017. We are not convinced about all of their predictions, but we think that they really hit the nail on the head with some of them.
Continue reading “Pantone’s Colour Predictions For 2017, Part 2”
Happy New Year!!!! We really hope that you had a fantastic break over the festive season.
So, in one of our last newsletters we showed you some of Pantone’s predictions for 2017, which we will continue to discuss over the coming weeks. For today, we are going to look at their “colour of the year,” Greenery.
Continue reading “Start the New Year with some “Greenery!””
So over the last few weeks, we have been talking about interior styles, so if you were in any doubt beforehand, I really hope that you have found your style now.
Continue reading “Pantone’s Colour Predictions For 2017, Part 1”
Still haven’t found your style, well then maybe this weeks style, which is the last in our series, might just be the one for you…
Continue reading “Do you know your style?…..this one is for everyone.”
Continuing on with our “know your style” series, we are going to be looking at Mid Century design this week. Mid Century furniture and design has had somewhat of a revival over the last few year and not just in interiors. We have also seen a strong resurgence in fashion.
I have to say that I am a huge fan of vintage furniture and have indulged in some beautiful pieces for my own home, but whether its here to stay, I’m not quite sure….
Check out some of our favourite mid century inspired interiors:
Continue reading “Do you know your style?….Mid Century”
Now that we are getting into the swing of things, we are going a bit more edgy and looking at Industrial Style interiors this week.
Continue reading “Do you know your Style?….Industrial”
So following on from our last newsletter, we are going to look at Minimal Interiors this week.
Continue reading “Do you know your Style?….Minimal”
One of the questions that we ask our potential clients is, “what is your style?” Most of the time people have a pretty good idea of what they don’t like but aren’t quite so sure about what they do, and this generally comes down to style.
Continue reading “Do you know your style?….Contemporary”
After taking some time out over the summer, we are now back with a bang and what better way to do it than with a big announcement….
Continue reading “Woohoo! We’ve been shortlisted for the Fit Out Awards!”
Renovating your home doesn’t have to cost the earth. In fact, when it comes to improving the interior and exterior of your property, making a few simple, cost effective changes will allow you to significantly boost the value of your home.
Continue reading “5 Inexpensive Upgrades That Will Increase The Value Of Your Home”
I think that its fairly safe to say that for most of us, this is the time of year that we declutter, renovate and redecorate. So, when it comes to optimising the space in your home, every inch counts. After all, a home that feels cluttered can have a huge impact on the function and aesthetic appeal of the spaces in your property.
Continue reading “6 Decorating mistakes that will make your house feel smaller.”