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

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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 sofa in to something new and wonderful that won’t break the bank. 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 that no one will know...

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

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...

Top Tips On How To Bring Spring In To Your Home

Meadows & Byrne Phoebe Bed Linen

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...

Living with Lisa – Christmas with Meadows & Byrne

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  Hellooo again, or rather should I introduce the Christmas segment for Meadows & Byrne by saying…‘Deck the Halls’. YES – It’s my favourite time of year, and like many I do worry about getting the house up and running, looking festive and full of cheer for the most wonderful time of the year! I love the lead up to Christmas nearly more than the event itself – the joy in the air, the Christmas ads on TV, snuggling in front of the fire with cosy socks watching old classic movies. I even enjoy the flurry and stress of buying presents and the early signs of Christmas music around the...

Living with Lisa – Bed Linen Threadcount VS Discount

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  Hello Everyone, It’s wonderful to be back and blogging again about all things interiors and the beautiful bed linen Meadows & Byrne have in-store this month. Last month we focused on garden furniture and this month we are taking a look at your sanctuary and your place of rest ‘The Bedroom’. For me, THE most important piece of furniture in the room is of course my bed, which like most people is where we lay our heads and hit the snooze button countless times but believe it or not I’m actually not a fan of sleeping! Shock horror, I am the classic night owl who stays up until 1:00 am on...

Living with Lisa – Evenings in the Garden

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Hi Everyone,  It is so wonderful to be asked to write about my passion which is interiors. I have as you all may know a slight penchant for all things red carpet & showbiz in my day to day life, but when the heels come off and the jammies come on plus there’s a cuppa in hand, all I want is HOME. A home for me is a feeling, a sanctuary where I feel very blessed because not only am I a homeowner but I LOVE my home. I have formed a strong bond over the past decade with interiors and for me I think it stems from my father’s...