Autumn

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Julie’s Winter Vegetable Curry

If you are searching for a curry that is easy to make, cheap to whip up and a surefire crowd-pleaser then look no further. This Winter Vegetable Curry makes the best use of seasonal vegetable and store cupboard ingredients to create a tasty all in one meal. Simply serve with some rice and you have a great vegan alternative to the traditional curry. All of the vegetables are seasonal, ensuring a lower carbon footprint if you go for local produce. They can be sourced plastic free if you are trying to avoid some of the packagings too, so this is a good one to include in your menu once in...

Chicken with Caramelized Apples

Looking for a chicken dinner with a difference? Well, look no further… This unusual casserole is a one pot dinner, ready for the oven in 15 minutes. All you have to do then is let the oven do the work. With gorgeous caramelized apples and warming hints of cinnamon and ginger, this is a perfect Autumn dinner. Use chicken thighs for flavour and I recommend using a cast iron casserole to allow you to do all the cooking in one pot. Save on that washing up! INGREDIENTS 3 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored and thickly sliced 2 teaspoons Honey 30g Butter 1 small Cinnamon stick 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg 1 tablespoon olive...

Update Your Master Bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, your safe space, your retreat from everything else at the end of the day, so here at Meadows and Byrne, we are offering our design tips to ensure your bedroom is the haven you deserve. 1. Choose a great rug for style & warmth Let’s start with one of the most troublesome areas for a lot of people; rugs. Rugs can be tricky in bedrooms but here are a few of our rules and guidelines that should help you out.   If you have room for a rug in your bedroom, you want to choose between two main options; your rug will either go underneath...

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...

Update Your Home This Autumn

Interiors Update The chilly nights are drawing in, the “stretch in the evenings” are becoming a distant memory, and the M&B team are excitedly adding new autumn products to the shelves every day ahead of the cosiest time of year. Whether you’re finally moving into your new home and looking for the final touches or updating your home ahead of the countless visitors over the winter, we are here to help make your home winter friendly with a few styling tips. Colour Palette Colour palette is the perfect place to start. We typically say goodbye to bright, summer colours and swap them out for richer colours. For the season, we...

Care Guide: Upholstery

Upholstery Care Guide A little care goes a long way in keeping your favourite furniture looking its best. With the right cleaning and attention, you can easily refresh your home and make the most of the wonderful pieces of furniture you have chosen for you and your family. It’s well worth considering the type of cleaning items require especially when it comes to upholstery. Here’s our go-to upholstery care guide for cleaning and caring for the different types of upholstery in your home. General Care and Use Regular Cleaning Carefully vacuum your upholstery using the soft brush upholstery attachment at least once a week, dust removal may be improved by...

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...

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...

That’s a wrap

A statement blanket wrap is this season’s key piece that will lift any look in an instant. Sumptuous wraps and ponchos ‘blanketed’ the AW14 runways. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olivia Palermo and Cara Delevingne were the ones who set alarm bells ringing. These lithe-limbed models, best known for wearing very little, were photographed swathed in blankets, with barely an inch of flesh on display. These were no ordinary blankets, mind; they were  Burberry Prorsum wool-and-cashmere blanket coats with a starting price of €1,123. Don’t worry if you haven’t got one – this season’s collections incorporate a range of chunky knits, traditional prints and rich textures which nod to Celtic Heritage. Gone are dusty Wild West capes, instead...

Autumn Blues

Autumn Blues? As the leaves blow off the trees, the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, you might feel tempted to hide under the covers as we all hit a post-summer slump. Our autumn bed linen will help you sail through the season with a smile. Cosy up to our new bed linen collection in a soft, delicate palette of pale blues and greys. The Lucia Floral Bed Linen Collection exclusively designed for Meadows and Byrne is a contemporary faded floral design in a gorgeous duck egg blue-grey and white colour palette. The 200 thread count cotton adds a touch of luxury and glamour. The statement floral design prevails on...

Autumn Beckons

There’s a crisp, wake-me-up chill in the air, it’s the ideal time to nail the way you want to look this fall. We can’t wait to get our hands on some cosy knits, ankle boots, and everything else that makes fall fashion so fun. Take a glimpse of what we’ve been lusting after this fall and check us out on pinterest for some more autumn living, style and entertaining inspiration (http://www.pinterest.com/meadowsandbyrne/autumn-beckons/). There is nothing quite like the feeling of crushed leaves beneath your feet, and this uniquely fall activity should most definitely not be carried out in summery sandals. Ankle boots create a relaxed, comfortable look when paired with skinny...