Archive for October 30, 2018

Archive

Baking made easier – Tips to streamline your baking

With the Great British Bake Off final airing this week, interest in baking reaches its peak. Baking brings back fond memories for many people, learning to bake alongside their Granny for example. It can sometimes seem like a much more difficult process than cooking is. You have all that extra measuring, extra precision and extra steps. However, our tips will help you streamline your baking and make it a regular feature in your kitchen again. I know all about how daunting baking can seem, I decided to bake my own wedding cake… A great idea in theory,  but in reality, with a month to go to D-Day, this Bride-to-Be was...

A/W ’18 Fashion at Meadows & Byrne

This season our fashion collection is catching some serious attention! With statement coats that look as good as they feel, to workwear that really works, we’ve got your style needs covered. Must-Have Coats With this changeable Irish weather, a great winter coat is essential. During the dark and chilly months, your winter coat is often the first thing people see as the rest of our outfit is layered underneath. That’s why it pays to invest in a great coat that reflects your style and personality and is both practical and super stylish. At Meadows & Byrne expect stunning block colours and prints that will transform your wardrobe in an instant.   Knitwear...

A Chat With – Donagh Quigley, Founder of The Handmade Soap Company

The Handmade soap Company is one of the most exciting brands to emerge from Ireland in recent years. With an ethos of simplicity and a belief in only using the best, natural ingredients Donagh Quigley and Gemma McGowan have created an incredibly special product range. As with all the best entrepreneurs, the team began making their creations in their home, selling to their neighbours and local farmers markets but before long their product was selling across Ireland and beyond. A true Irish success story the core ethos and charming personalities of the creators is evident in everything they do, from sourcing the most beautiful scents to the stunning packaging that makes gifting a real...

Deirdre Whelan: Consultant Designer to M&B

On meeting Deirdre Whelan it’s clear to see there is something special about her. With a warm personality and unrivalled eye for design, it’s no wonder we all love to watch her and Hugh Wallace on screen for Home Of The Year! So as you can imagine at M&B, we’re delighted to be collaborating with Deirdre for our Autumn/Winter collection. Following our recent launch where Deirdre introduced this season’s furniture and homewares, we had a quick chat with Deirdre about her style and what she loves about Meadows & Byrne.   How would you describe your design style? Understated … I love simple, good design with clean lines. Less is...

Events – Press Evening A/W ’18

Last week we opened our doors for our Autumn/Winter ’18 press evening! We were delighted to have interior Designer, Deirdre Whelan of Home of the year introduce our A/W collection along with Helen O’Dwyer our Retail director. This season our collection features ash wood tones, clean lines and contemporary shapes softened with rich textures and colours. While classic colours like grey and black play a key role in soft furnishings, there is a sugar and spice element; with blush pinks, burnt orange, mustard and ochre colours popping up.  Metallic accents,  hand finished textures, organic shapes and rich materials like velvets also feature in our home decor, while pattern dominates our dinnerware. Our A/W...

Crazy About Candlelight: Styling Hurricanes & Candleholders

We are all crazy about candlelight! Well, at least I know I am. It is a wonderful way to set the mood, be it entertaining friends and family at a beautifully dressed dining table or curling up on the couch with a glass of wine, your favorite album playing in the background and a pillar candle flickering away in a hurricane on the coffee table beside you. It’s all about the ambiance…… Here are two examples of how to create the perfect candlelight setting. Dress to Impress Votive candleholders are one of the easiest, most effective ways to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. Dress your dining...

Real homes, Real life, Real style…#MYMANDB

At Meadows & Byrne we adore getting a glimpse into your beautiful homes. Seeing how you style a piece you’ve discovered in our-stores really makes our day! So we’ve decided to celebrate with a €50 gift card to giveaway each month! Each home is unique so whether you’ve just styled a perfect table, turned a console into a cocktail bar or even if your sofa has been turned into a fort, share your home and your unique style with us! Here’s how it works: 1. Take a picture 📸 2. Tag us on Instagram using #MYMANDB 3. Tell us what you love about the picture At the start of each month, we...