Archive for June 25, 2014

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A Fresh Pop of Colour

Add a subtle accent colour to compliment contemporary backgrounds within your home. Green comes in such versatile hues, shades and values that the choices on hand are abundant. As the colour is such an integral part of nature, we also tend to accept it far more easily as part of our home than many other shades. There are a variety of gorgeous inspirations, a variety of which can be seen above, that can help you make a choice on using the appropriate shade of green as an accent hue. Subtle hints of green can be introduced through the use of flowers and candles throughout the home for a simple pop of colour, perfect...

Buckle Up

Buckle up and explore our fabulous range of belts in-store today. Belts are a statement piece for spring/summer 2014, with designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Gucci all featuring a variety of statement belts in their collections this season. The bigger the better, with huge buckles and patterns adding a tougher feeling to an otherwise feminine style. Animal prints are like neutrals – composed of brown, beige, and black. They’re seasonless and can be worn with almost anything, while also adding an edge to your wardrobe. Wear animal prints in small doses if you fear the print will swallow you whole; a single animal print belt can be just as-eye catching....

Blue Skies

Shades of Blue

Forget about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and make room for some shades of blue in your closet. Blue (dark, light and everything in between) had a strong presence on the SS14 runways, from cerulean, cyan and cobalt to navy, sapphire and periwinkle, countless shades of blue are going to be seen on dresses, tops, skirts and more this summer. Give your wardrobe some vitality by adding a pop of bold colour. This simple, striped sweater is a perfect light summer sweater which compliments these royal blue jeans, paired with a crisp white shirt to complete the look. If you’re not used to incorporating blue into your everyday wardrobe, we’ve found the pieces...

Fill up with fruity freshness!

Fruit Flavour Pitcher

This contemporary pitcher is a summer must-have for staying refreshed! It has a removable fruit infusion rod that screws into the lid and open slots in the rod to allow natural mixing. What to do: 1) Fill the infusion rod with whatever fruit takes your fancy! Lemons, limes, pineapple and strawberries are a popular choice. 2) Fill the pitcher with your chosen beverage such as water or iced tea. 3) Keep the pitcher in the fridge to serve refreshing, flavoured drinks whenever you like! 4) The pitcher may be continually refilled as you use the contents without having to replace the fruit. 5) Replace the fresh fruit every 10-14 days....

Setting Sail

Sail Away

Nautical style never fades, characterised by classic whites and blues which give a light, airy feel. By incorporating nautical style into your décor, you introduce a beach-y chic air which is a great way to modernise your home for the summer. The Blue and White Bed Linen Collection brings a classic, fresh feel to the bedroom. The crisp, contemporary indigo blue stripes on the duvet covers are printed upon luxuriously soft white cotton. The Vancouver bedding collection will add modern nautical charm to your bedroom. A variety of striped bed linen collections are available in-store and online today, including the  Stanley Linen and Cotton Bed Linen Collection with its contemporary red and...

Stylish Stripes

Gary Pepper Blog by Nicole Warne - Stripes

Stripes are a popular trend introduced to the fashion industry by Coco Chanel in 1917 who became inspired on a trip to the French coast; it has since been reinvented in a variety of ways. This summer, fashion is venturing further than the classic Breton stripe, with stripes being bolder and brighter! Stripes are always there to save the day, always looking great, incredibly versatile and can easily go from office to weekends, from beach to business meetings, and from 9am starts to 11pm drinks. Stripes can be clean, trendy but effortless, chic and slightly boho, or even rich and luxurious if you mix them up with lots of whites and gold accessories....

Spring Living

Three Grey serving bowls in different sizes

Smart, modern and sophisticated, the Asymmetric Grey Bowl is something to talk about. The curved design of the bowl makes it special and different. The inside of the bowl is white and the outside grey giving it a charming and contrasting finish. These serving bowls are perfect for serving your family and friends all types of yummy foods. Can be used for smart dining or casual. A must have for the Meadows and Byrne Homeware Ireland customer!...