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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...

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...

An Afternoon with Ken Hom – M&B Events

M&B Events We are delighted to announce that world-famous chef Ken Hom will be joining us in our Dun Laoghaire store Friday 28th of September. Tickets for the event are now available on Eventbrite. Click here to get your ticket today: An Afternoon with Ken Hom – Tickets Looking forward to seeing you there!    ...

Editor’s Choice – House Edit

Top Picks of the week Since the beginning, we have been huge fans of Claire and Elaine of House Edit. Their incredible style, skills and attention to detail make House Edit one of our favourite blogs. So we were, of course, delighted to see that our new collections for A/W ’18 are catching their eye! Lighting Over at House Edit, the Astoria has been plucked from the crowd as a stand out piece. With minimalist style and rich forest green colour we can see why this piece is turning heads! Lighting can transform your space in terms of function and style. Adding the right light can totally change the atmosphere in your...

Fashion Pop Up Shop At Meadows & Byrne

Diffusion.ie Pop Up Shop We’re delighted to announce another wonderful Fashion Pop-Up! This Thursday the 20th of September, you can discover the latest collection by Diffusion in our Malahide store. Founder Kate Gleeson’s carefully curated A/W ’18 collection is a stunning blend of classic silhouettes and divine details that will see you through the Autumn/Winter season and beyond. With this collection, you can expect luxe textures and shapes that will feel as good as they look. Kate brings you key pieces that will transform your wardrobe and make it effortless to look fabulous every day! With over 20 years in the Fashion & Styling industry, Kate has sourced her signature collections...

Lucy Hagerty of Crop Candles

Who has the best nose in Ireland? The one and only Perfumer and Candlemaker Lucy Hagerty of course! At Meadows & Byrne we are proud to introduce Irish brand, Crop Candles to the family. Created by Lucy in Co. Cork, we have fallen in love with the incredible scents featured in the collection and the ethos behind the brand. We were, of course, intrigued by the product and needed to know more about the person behind this beautiful collection. Luckily the wonderful Lucy took the time to tell us a little more about the brand and where her passion for scents and inspiration for the brand came from. We’ll start...

A/W Earrings – Must Try Styles

When it comes to accessorising, the transformative power of earrings should never be underestimated! A great pair of earrings can change your look instantly. This season we’re seeing clean lines, eye-catching jewels and statement shapes to take you into the winter season in ultimate style. Resin Lightweight and versatile, resin earrings are sure to be a staple accessory this Autumn. You can experiment with large sizes and statement shapes and not have to worry if they’ll be too heavy on your lobes! We’re loving over-sized resin earrings, finished with a fine detailed gold edge. The resin trend also works so well with other accessories. Opt for chunky retro necklaces and winter sunglasses to up...

Kitchen Focus

Kitchen Focus We all know that better ingredients make better food, but it’s hard to strike the balance between sourcing fresh ingredients and getting the dinner on the table before everyone in the house gets too “hangry” (a mixture of hungry and angry!). Luckily there are a few simple ways to enhance the way we cook at home to make even better food! Thyme To Grow Your Own Having fresh herbs at hand in the garden or kitchen is wonderful. You just can’t beat the smell of freshly picked basil or finely chopped coriander, but the reality is that tending to herbs is often the last thing we think of after...

Our New Favorite Fashion Brand

M&B Exclusive Now and then a fashion brand comes along that really peaks our interest and Love & Divine is true to its name with divine shapes, fabrics and designs. Available exclusively at M&B stores nationwide you won’t find this brand anywhere else in Ireland so it’s the ideal way to revamp your Autumn wardrobe with pieces you won’t see on the high street. With Love & Divine, expect stunning styles that you can mix with your existing wardrobe to enhance your overall look. Feel Good Factor When it comes to fashion, the feel-good factor is essential for us M&B ladies! Love & Divines clothing strikes the perfect balance between on-trend style, go-to staples...

A/W 2018

1. Artisan Textures and Metallic accents Key aspects of Autumn trends this year are artisan textures and metallic accents. Think hand finished textures, organic shapes and rich materials like ceramics, wood and rustic metals. Vases, centrepieces and mirrors are a wonderful way to add some depth to your interiors and try this trend. Think about the colour palette in your living room and choose pieces to complement the overall style of your room. For example, to add a sense of warmth to your space opt for rich warm copper colours when it comes to metallic accents. If you are looking for a crisp, refreshing feel, then cool tones such as silver or...

Kids in the Kitchen – summer activities to keep them busy!

It’s midsummer, the school holidays are in full swing and it’s hard to come up with new ways to keep the kids busy on long summer days!  If you find yourself at home with a full house, we have a few fun summer activities to keep them busy in the kitchen. In a world where everything is ready-made on the supermarket shelves, it’s wonderful to show kids how with the help of an adult, some simple ingredients and methods they can create delicious treats for everyone! Cake time A home cooked sponge cake can be one of the most delicious cakes, especially when topped with fresh cream and jam! With...

5 tips for a stylish and well organised bathroom

In the bathroom keep it sleek and contemporary with monochrome accessories that will make your life easier. We’ve put together 5 of our top tips for a stylish and well-organised bathroom! Colour By opting for a black and white colour combo you can create a simple look that makes an impact. Often the bathroom can be one of the smallest rooms in the house so a strong, clean colour palette will help to keep the space feeling ordered yet on trend. If you have mainly white tilling choose black accessories to create a bold look or white accessories for a minimalist style.   Make life easier We all rush around...