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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/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...

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...