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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...

Valentine’s Day Dinner

It’s February, we all need a little pick me up after January, and what better way than a nice romantic meal to celebrate the season of love! And because we love our readers so much we have a little surprise competition at the end of this blog… so keep on reading! One thing I love to do for Valentines is to cook a nice meal, I mean let’s face it… the restaurants are crowded and overpriced and at least if you cook at home there is no need for a designated driver. You can both enjoy a nice glass of wine with your meal. But what to cook… this year...

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...

Spring Clean with M&B

January has arrived and we all know what that means, budgets, diets, resolutions and promises to ourselves. Some of them we’ll keep and some we’ll forget within the first two weeks… but one thing we can all do that will last longer than the spur of the moment gym membership is a really good spring clean. A little time spent on this now will have you reaping the rewards all year long! We’ve put together this guide to help you get the most from your spring clean. I think the place to start is the kitchen. A clean and organised kitchen is a great place to start as for most...

Christmas Table Perfection at Meadows & Byrne

It’s the biggest meal of the year for most people and it’s your turn to host… Don’t panic, Tabletop Buyer and self-confessed Christmas nut Julie has all the tips that you need to prepare the perfect Christmas Table this year! 1. Preparation Preparation is key when it comes to hosting dinner for a group, whether that’s Christmas Dinner or any other big event. What I like to do is about 2-3 weeks beforehand, lock down how many guests you will have. This is important as you will likely need to order your turkey and ham. Them have a look at your tableware and serveware and make sure that you have...

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...

Behind the sofa – A Tour Of Our U.K. Sofa Factory

Sofas are one of the largest pieces of furniture you will ever buy and are a strong foundation for any sitting or living room. It is typically the first thing we think about when going through the process of designing the layout for the room and is definitely a decision most people do not take lightly. Here at Meadows & Byrne we think of a sofa as an investment piece, an item that is paramount to the quality of your downtime and because of that, we always take our sofa selection very seriously. Many of our long-time customers will be familiar with our signature range of sofas which we have been...

Gift Ideas For the Techie in Your Life – Meadows & Byrne

Everyone has a techie in their family and it is always a struggle to find the perfect gift at Christmas time. I have to confess, I am a bit of a techie and I can’t resist a good gadget. I had a lot of fun selecting these products below. They are functional, reasonably priced and very cool. Hopefully, you will find some gift ideas for that Gadget Man or Woman in your family… Halo One Bluetooth Speaker Halo One is an original, modern, and breathtaking new designed Bluetooth speaker. The aesthetically and fashionably shaped sound box reveals sexy curves and beech wood texture and delivers smooth sense of touch and great...

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...

Tips to Transform Your Space with Bathroom Storage

The bathroom is fast becoming one of Ireland’s favourite rooms, with more exciting and quirky design than ever. Whether it is deep paint colours or vintage tiles, the people of Ireland are becoming more and more adventurous in their aesthetic, however, there is one problem when it comes to designing your bathroom…storage! The bathroom is typically one of the smaller rooms in the home, however, they require a huge amount of storage and typically bathroom storage is not beautiful. We have scoured the globe in the search of the answer and we are pretty pleased with how it has turned out. Our new range of Bamboo and grey fabric bathroom...

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...