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Restyle & Reorganise your Bedroom

At M&B we know a little luxury can go along way especially in your home. After a long day, there’s nothing better than relaxing in a beautiful, calming space and your bedroom can be your sanctuary. For the Good Room Caroline and Jo selected the perfect combination of pieces for a clutter-free and elegant bedroom makeover. Storage Storage is the key to stress-free and relaxing interiors. Our new bamboo range makes it easy to reorganise your space and add an on-trend touch of style. These gorgeous pieces provide excellent storage and bring a refreshing, modern look to your space. When it comes to storage it’s also really useful to have little...

A LOVE-ly Valentine’s Giveaway…

Win a 29cm Oval Le Creuset Casserole worth €290 With the city of love as their capital, it’s no wonder the French are famous for their romantic nature! From romantic music, art and of course food, the French seem to capture the essence of romance and that’s why this Valentines we’ve teamed up with iconic French brand Le Creuset for a very LOVE-ly GIveaway Here’s how it works: To be in with a chance to win an amazing 29cm Oval Le Creuset Casserole worth €290, simply: – Pop over to our Facebook page and tell us what your favourite romantic recipe is and who will be sharing a romantic dinner with this Valentine’s Day? The winner will be announced...

The Bobby Bed in a Box – The Most Comfortable Fold Out Bed Ever…

The Bobby Bed in a Box is a space saving fold out bed that doesn’t compromise on comfort. You can change it easily from stylish ottoman into convenient guest bed in a couple of easy steps, making it very useful for accommodating guests without using up valuable space in our home with extra beds. Available in single or double sizes, the beauty of this piece is that you are always prepared for guests even when you’re not expecting them! Within a couple of minutes, you can have a comfortable, posture supporting bed ready for your guests to have a cosy and relaxing sleep. Take a closer look with this video of our single Bobby Bed in a...

Tabletop Trends 2019

We all know that creating your dream space is hard work! From decluttering to selecting the perfect wall colour and furnishings it can be hard to achieve the look you want. That’s why it pays to take note of emerging trends that can help to create your dream mood board for each room to guide you along the way. This season we are drawing inspiration from these three beautiful tabletop trends that capture a refreshing new style for 2019. 1. Artisan Details At M&B we absolutely adore glam gilt-edged charger plates and vibrant patterns that pop, but this season we are embracing natural tones with unique artisan style touches. This more earthy style...

Scandinavian Interiors – Top Trends 2019

With simplicity, minimalism and functionality at its core, it’s no wonder we are continually drawn to Scandinavian interiors, fashion and lifestyle. With a new year comes a fresh start and in 2019 we are all searching for ways to live a life less cluttered. Scandi design is wonderful source of inspiration to refresh, restyle and reorganise for the year ahead. At M&B we are embracing the 2019 iteration of Scandinavian simplicity with open arms! Here are our top tips to create a minimalist Scandi inspired haven in your home: Colour Set a tone of calmness and space with simple colours like classic white. From walls to furniture, opting for all...

Green Your Life – Simple Steps to live more Eco-friendly

Nobody likes waste, whether it’s wasting money, wasting time or wasting energy. One of the biggest topics of conversation at the moment is waste, creation of it, disposal of it and wasting resources. So we have pulled together some quick and simple tips to help you avoid waste. Small changes are sometimes all it take to make a positive change for the environment. Others require a little more work, but the effort is worth it both for your wallet and the planet. Cut down on your food waste We’ve all been there, Sunday starts with great intentions, you raid the fruit and veg aisle in the local supermarket and swear...

A Chat with Ceramicist Charlie Mahon

For a small island, Ireland boasts a striking number of talented artists, designers and makers. Cork-based Ceramicist Charlie Mahon is among this wonderful group of craftspeople making Ireland stand out in the world of craft and design at a global level.  At M&B we are proud to carry The Charlie Mahon collection in-stores and caught up with him lately to learn more about the passion and inspiration behind these beautiful pieces. Q. Where did your love of ceramics come from? My love of ceramics probably came from my grandmother’s dresser which my mother inherited from her first husband.  It was filled with gold filigree ceramics from the Georgian period and other items which...

Christmas 2018

The days are getting colder and we are ready to embrace the most sparkly season of them all! On Sunday 18th of November, we are hosting our annual Christmas Inspiration Day! Join us in-store for all things festive from tree decorating tips with the experts to complimentary mince pies and mulled wine! Plus enjoy 20% Off in-stores and online so you can kick-off Christmas in style… With twinkling lights, cosy winter evenings by the Christmas Tree, dinner parties and great times with friends and family it’s no wonder Christmas is the most magical time of year. For Christmas 2018 we have pulled out all the stops! We’re bringing you four spectacular...

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...