Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From Meadows & Byrne

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At Meadows & Byrne we have carefully curated a selection of gift’s perfect for every mother. Whether she be an early riser, the hostess with the mostess, the homemaker or the dreamer we have a gift that she will love. Our mother’s inspire us every day, they have shaped who we have become and they have taught us important lessons since day one. Mother’s day celebrates this, and all the things that our mothers have done for us, no matter how big or small. To help celebrate this day we have created a gift guide to help you choose the perfect present for your mother, grandmother, step-mother or mother-in-law. Traditionally...

The Perfect Dinner Party Table Setting

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At a dinner party the dining table is the pièce de résistance so you want the table to look spectacular, creative, inviting and charming. Don’t know where to start? Don’t panic, as Meadows & Byrne are here to help. We will reveal all you need to know about setting the perfect table and show you everything you need to do so. When it comes to setting the table think of it as a work of art. Imagine blooming fresh flowers, shining ware, beautiful cloth napkins and glimmering glasses. You don’t have to be too formal in your setting, have some fun with it. Why not try a few trendy tricks...

5 Interior Design Trends You Need To Know About

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As spring blossoms outside we freshen up inside with new décor to suit the sunnier and warmer days ahead. The natural elements of the outdoors inspires our interior design indoors. And although it may still be cold and a little grey outside, we can see the better days on the horizon and we’re preparing for them in our home. Florals and bright colours are a given when it comes to redecorating your home in spring, ground breaking right? But, at Meadows & Byrne we reveal 5 interior design trend secrets that you may not have guessed or known. Read below for some advice on what to introduce to your home...

Breathe New Life Into Your Boudoir

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The bedroom is something we often put at the bottom of the list when it comes to redecorating our home; it is usually the room that people are less likely to see. The living room and the kitchen usually take priority on the redecorating list, but maybe it’s time to re-think that list. The bedroom is a place where you can relax and unwind from the day. It is your own personal space, a room that is separate to the rest of the house. The bedroom can be treated like a sanctuary, a place away from everyone and everything else in the house. It is the room that you last...

Show Your Sofa Some Love

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So you’ve had the same sofa for a few years now and you’re bored of it. You can’t afford to buy a new one so what do you do? At Meadows & Byrne we love a good interior design project and there’s nothing like bringing an old piece of furniture back to life. With our help you can transform your old couch into something new and wonderful that won’t break the bank. A new cushion can work wonders Would you believe that with a couple of new cushions and a beautiful throw you can have what looks like a brand new sofa? It’s true! With our advice we can guarantee...

The Perfect Valentine’s Day In

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The Hallmark holiday will soon be upon us and we would like to give you a few ideas to help ease the pain of trying to come up with ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day for your loved one. We know that Valentine’s Day often means the stress of finding the perfect card, something that says ‘I Love You’ but not in a sickly sweet way. Finding the perfect gift, not too big, not too small and booking your favourite restaurant in advance, only to find that when you arrive on time you still have to wait half an hour to be seated. But, just because it’s Valentine’s day doesn’t...

Top Tips To Make Your Small Living Space Feel Bigger

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Achieving the illusion of a palatial space in your modest one bed apartment or even just trying to make the most of a pokey corner of your home is no mean feat. This is a design conundrum that stumps many but fear not, we’ve put together some of our best tips for creating the illusion of an ample abode especially for you. For renters in particular, major structural overhaul is out of the question, but with clever decorating and some strategic placement you can create big space on a small budget. Lighten up Dark colours may make you feel all warm and cosy, however they absorb light and make your...

Top Tips On How To Bring Spring In To Your Home

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Ok so we know that Spring doesn’t officially start until March but we just can’t wait to start welcoming it in to our homes and you shouldn’t either. As soon as we start seeing the slightest bit of stretch in the evenings we’re dreaming of vibrant colours, floral patterns and fresh scents. This year Pantone announced their colour of the year to be Greenery, a refreshing and zesty shade of green symbolizing new beginnings. This trans-seasonal shade is perfect for making your home look contemporary, warm and welcoming for Spring and the seasons following. For the home this means lots of natural and earthy colour palettes including luscious greens, rich...

Time to get Nautical – Ocean Inspired Interiors

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This Spring bring the outside in with our fabulous brand new collection of nautical inspired pieces. Now before you start fretting that the nautical theme is exclusive to patterns of boats, anchors and sailor hats, I’m here to reassure you otherwise. With a few carefully selected pieces, you can ensure that the ocean is never far away. Blue Who! Incorporating blue hues into your living space immediately creates the instant calming effect an ocean provides. We have some beautifully patterned cushions in our new collection that are perfect for injecting the nautical theme to any room in your home.     *Yes, I am contradicting myself, that is a cushion...

Goodbye Dreary January and Hello Hygge!

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  New year, new resolutions! This year we’re not falling down the typical trap of an unrealistically strict January, just to drop all the kale and Pilates come February. Instead we are taking a more holistic approach to living well; we are embracing Hygge! 2017 is the year of Hygge; a Danish term which has no exact English translation, but can be described as the concept of coziness. It is a feeling created during the moments where you are at your comfiest, whether with family, friends or alone, enjoying the simple things. Sitting fireside, with a good book, a chunky knit throw, a mug of tea in your hand and...