Julie’s Chocolate Fudge – 3 Ways

Are you stuck for ideas on how to use up those leftover Easter Eggs that might be tempting you? Well, look no further, we here at Meadows and Byrne have the answer! Our Kitchen and Dining Buyer, Julie, has come up with an easy recipe that will impress your guests and delight the family. Everybody loves a little chocolate hit and the beauty of this recipe is that you can switch it up to suit your taste. With minimal fuss yet maximum flavour this Chocolate Fudge will surely prove to be a favourite! Over to you Julie! I’m using my Le Creuset Cast iron here today, because I just love...

Easter Dining – Make an Occasion of it

At Easter time Spring is in full bloom and everyone is excited to enjoy the treats brought by the Easter Bunny! It’s a gorgeous time of the year to invite friends and family to gather round and enjoy a special meal so why not do it in style with some special touches to your table. We have selected and styled our favourite tableware for the occasion to give us all a little Easter dining inspiration. Spring Chic…k This time of year is all about enjoying Spring and the sunshine that comes with it. Inspired by sunshine yellows, spring chicks and garden freshness our first look brings together a classic Easter...

Outdoor Furniture For Spring/Summer ’17

With the clocks now forward by an hour we are well and truly heading into the new season! Gone are the darker, shorter days. We can now start to welcome the longer, warmer and sunnier evenings. At Meadows & Byrne we have everything you need to host the perfect summer party, or just to have a quiet night to enjoy the longer evenings with your friends and family. Whatever the occasion we have you covered. Dining Whether it’s a simple coffee before work, a lazy Saturday brunch or some homemade tapas, dining outside is one of the great things about the Spring/Summer season and our new in Bistro sets are...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From Meadows & Byrne

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

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

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

Pintuck White Duvet Set

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

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

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

Irish Sheepskin Rug Quarto, €329.00

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...