November 9, 2017

Small kitchens are very common particularly in urban areas, where space is at a premium. But the simple truth is that small kitchens can be beautiful and practical. Design is in the detail, a kitchen should be regardless of size be tailored to suit your needs and tastes. 

It doesn't matter what size your space, you can have a modern sleek kitchen or if you prefer a more tradition kitchen you can make that work too. 

If I'm designing a small space I like to use light colours, it brings an air of space to a kitchen. It also goes without saying that a small...

September 25, 2017

When I was growing up my family would always buy a 3 piece suite for our Living Room, which normally consisted of a sofa and two matching armchairs. They would also be either brown or a funny cream colour, which my grandmother would always refer to as coffee and cream, She'd declare to anyone and everyone that 'coffee and cream can be matched to any other colour' which is true, unfortunately she only ever bought matching, coffee and cream three piece suites.

As time went on it was very fashionable to purchase a Three Seat sofa, a Two Seat sofa  and a mat...

August 24, 2017

There's a few basic rules to adhere to when planning your living room to make the most of it.

Scale. large furniture in a large room and smaller furniture in a smaller room. Sounds like common sense, but in my experience people get carried away in furniture shops, measure your room and measure the furniture you're buying. It'll save you a lot of time and money.

Sofa. The first piece of furniture to buy for your living room is your sofa. It's the largest piece of furniture in the room and will dictate the other furniture in the room as well as the style.


August 21, 2017

Recently my blog  has been lacking in seasonal appeal, it seems it's autumn although I refuse to acknowledge the passing time, I'm clinging onto a closing summer.

The shops in Dublin are already full of Christmas decorations, which doesn't amuse me at all.   Children have not returned to school or college and the retailers have us braced for Christmas. 

But autumn has arrived with a chill in the air and the streets are lined with falling leaves that are several shades of gold. It's a beautiful sight as children and dogs plough through the leaves with...

August 18, 2017

Normally when I work with a client I ask them about their preferences for colour and style. People tend to know what they want but just can't execute their ideas, which is where I come in. Designing a space that will both function and will be to my clients taste.

Recently I started work with a client from Asia. So I googled 'Interior Design Trends' in Asia. I spent hours trawling through sites in the hope I might be familiar with current trends.

What an absolute waste of my time. Meeting my client for the first time she asked me to decorate her new home '...

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