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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...

? Easter Brunch Recipes

Easter brunch ideas

  With Easter upon us, it’s time to start planning! If you’re entertaining this weekend, it’s all about the food! A lazy easter brunch is a great way to kick off the weekend and catch up with friends and family. Get ready to impress your guests with these incredible recipes from our Kitchen & Dining Buyer Julie! (We’re definitely making the pea and feta crostini!) ? Its Easter weekend, the sun is finally starting to shine and it looks like spring is on its way. That means it’s time to gather friends and family and celebrate the long weekend and the longer evenings. What better way to do that than with a long and...

Simple Speedy Recipes from Kady’s Kitchen

My top 4 go-to meals on the run!   As much as I find cooking and being in the kitchen therapeutic, it can be the last thing I feel like doing after a long day of work. But if you want to eat healthily, it can be hard to find better alternatives to a home cooked meal.   So I have rounded up my favourite simple & speedy recipes that help me zip through my week. I always make enough to cover lunch the following day too. And if you are cooking for your family or friends, even better as you don’t have to spend time cleaning up once you...

5 Tips to Revive your Bedroom

  Now that we are settling into the New Year, it’s time to shake off the old and bring in the new!   A fantastic way to feel refreshed for the New Year is to de-clutter and revive your home. One of the most important rooms in the house is your bedroom. It’s where you rest, recuperate and re-energise, so it’s top of the list for our 2018 “Room Revive”!   We’ve put together 5 tips to quickly and easily revive your bedroom for 2018:     1. Fabulous Bed Linen Life is all about the little luxuries, especially in your home. After a long day, there’s nothing better than relaxing...

The Perfect Christmas Table

Create the perfect Christmas table with styling tips from the experts   Introducing our exciting Christmas Collaboration with Claire Price & Elaine Regan of House Edit! From festive DIY touches to creating a welcoming atmosphere Claire & Elaine reveal how to create the perfect Christmas table. To discover tips you’ll love to add to your home, sit back, relax and enjoy this fabulous video ?         If your feeling inspired you can shop in store or online at www.meadowsandbyrne.com and create a beautiful tabletop this Christmas!   P.S We’d love to see how you style you Christmas Tabletop – tag us on Facebook @meadowsandbyrneireland or Instagram @meadowsandbyrne  ...

A|W FLASH SALE – HOT LIST -TRANSFORM YOUR HOME THIS AUTUMN

This time of year we all gravitate indoors so it is truly a time to focus on your home. It’s the perfect time to make some simple changes to update your interiors and create a space that you and your family will love relaxing in. This weekend only we’re taking 20% OFF selected items from this season’s latest collections so you can get your home ready for Autumn/Winter. Here’s our Autumn Sale Hot List 1. The Robin Vintage Pouf This piece embraces the rich velvet tones and textures of A/W 2017. Affordable and stylish this pouf is on the top of our hot list! Add to the living room as a footstool or additional seating....

The AVOCA Collection – Curated by Meadows & Byrne

A/W 2017 Collaboration This season we are delighted to introduce our exciting new AVOCA throw collection! Curated especially for Meadows & Byrne, this collection beautifully marries quality, craft and design. The charming palette of elegant designs and colour will add a touch of luxury and warmth to your home for the autumn season. At M&B we love to collaborate with Irish Brands and Avoca is a true Irish success story. Tucked away in the beautiful Village of Avoca, the looms of the local Mill have been weaving superior quality throws since 1723. Each throw is made from 100% lambs wool and is skillfully created with expertise and love. Inspired by the beautiful surroundings,...

We ❤ The Happy Pear!

At M&B we’re big fans of The Happy Pear and this week we were thrilled to discover our lovely Tola will be featured in their new cookbook! The dynamic duo have an amazing way with food and manage to create recipes that are so tasty and healthy at the same time. While we eagerly await their new cookbook we’ve put together our quick tips to style your table top this season! Colour – Be Bold At M&B we believe when you whip up something delicious in the kitchen why not serve it in style! Summer is a great excuse to update your dinnerware and get ready for entertaining. Echo the vibrant colours of...

Easter Dining – Make an Occasion of it

At Easter time Spring is in full bloom and everyone is excited to enjoy the treats brought by the Easter Bunny! It’s a gorgeous time of the year to invite friends and family to gather round and enjoy a special meal so why not do it in style with some special touches to your table. We have selected and styled our favourite tableware for the occasion to give us all a little Easter dining inspiration. Spring Chic…k This time of year is all about enjoying Spring and the sunshine that comes with it. Inspired by sunshine yellows, spring chicks and garden freshness our first look brings together a classic Easter...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From Meadows & Byrne

At Meadows & Byrne we have carefully curated a selection of gift’s perfect for every mother. Whether she be an early riser, the hostess with the mostess, the homemaker or the dreamer we have a gift that she will love. Our mother’s inspire us every day, they have shaped who we have become and they have taught us important lessons since day one. Mother’s day celebrates this, and all the things that our mothers have done for us, no matter how big or small. To help celebrate this day we have created a gift guide to help you choose the perfect present for your mother, grandmother, step-mother or mother-in-law. Traditionally...

Living with Lisa – Bed Linen Threadcount VS Discount

  Hello Everyone, It’s wonderful to be back and blogging again about all things interiors and the beautiful bed linen Meadows & Byrne have in-store this month. Last month we focused on garden furniture and this month we are taking a look at your sanctuary and your place of rest ‘The Bedroom’. For me, THE most important piece of furniture in the room is of course my bed, which like most people is where we lay our heads and hit the snooze button countless times but believe it or not I’m actually not a fan of sleeping! Shock horror, I am the classic night owl who stays up until 1:00 am on...

Living with Lisa – Evenings in the Garden

Hi Everyone,  It is so wonderful to be asked to write about my passion which is interiors. I have as you all may know a slight penchant for all things red carpet & showbiz in my day to day life, but when the heels come off and the jammies come on plus there’s a cuppa in hand, all I want is HOME. A home for me is a feeling, a sanctuary where I feel very blessed because not only am I a homeowner but I LOVE my home. I have formed a strong bond over the past decade with interiors and for me I think it stems from my father’s...