5 Drool Worthy Cafe’s/Restaurants from around the World!

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Today’s consumer is looking for a lot more than they were 10 years ago. It is not good enough to just have great coffee, or great food today, it is about the whole experience and the cafe design is super important.

That is why we are bringing 5 amazing cafe and restaurant projects from around the world to you today. These guys have really hit the nail on the head and are providing more than just a good cuppa!
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Magic in Madrid

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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.
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Our Christmas Gift Guide 2017

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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:
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Guide to Home Renovation. Part 7: The Office

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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.
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Guide to Home Renovation. Part 6: The Kids

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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.

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Guide to Home Renovation. Week 5: The Bedroom

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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.
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Guide to Home Renovation. Week 2: The Kitchen

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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.

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4 Things Millennials want in the Workplace

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Today’s workplace is evolving at a faster rate than that of the workplaces gone by and the current generation are dictating this change. Students in Kingston University in London recently carried out a study looking at new perspectives on the workplace and how office design is evolving.

Through their research, 4 key things have emerged as a growing trend among Millennials and these are what they want to see in their office:
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Guide to Home Renovation. Week 1: Entrance Hall

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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.
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Are you Running out of Space?

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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.

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Are you embracing Innovation Spaces?

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Having worked with a large number of SME’s over the last few years we have seen a big uptake in the requirement for innovation spaces within the workplace. Now you might think that such a room would only be used by tech companies or creative agencies, but that’s not the case at all. Semi-state and more corporate companies are starting to see the benefit of having a space within their own office that allows their employees to break from the standard boardroom or meeting room and have a space that is conducive to creative thinking and innovation.
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10 Ways to have your House looking Pinterest Perfect!

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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:

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Is Biophilic Design the key to a healthy workplace?

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Do you know what Biophilic Design is and is your office design embracing it? If I was to hazard a guess, I would say that only a very small percentage of offices are incorporating biophilic design and this needs to change.

Most companies strive to increase their employees productivity and creativity to gain competitive advantage, and the environment that we work in directly impacts the way that we work. Studies have shown that people have an innate desire to be at one with nature in some way, shape or form. It can be as simple as being able to view a park from their office window, access to natural light or access to living things within their office. This is biophilia.

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A View from the Millennium Tower!

The Millennium Tower is a landmark development at Charlotte Quay overlooking Grand Canal Dock in the heart of the Dublin Docklands. Built in 2000, number 47 has stunning views but was in tired condition as in its original condition. The property was sold for €540,000 as an investment property. In its closing condition the rental value was approximately €2,000 per month. Owen Reilly recommended Think Contemporary to the purchaser (an Irish investor living overseas) to fully refurbish the property to target corporate tenants.

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Do you know your style?….Mid Century

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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:
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