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Christmas 2018

The days are getting colder and we are ready to embrace the most sparkly season of them all! 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 Christmas looks; Classic Christmas, Celestial, Frosted Spice and Snowberry! Snowberry Create your own winter wonderland of sleigh bells, glittering snow-topped pine trees and festive motifs. It’s time to hang up the mistletoe, lay out your Christmas stocking and indulge in some candy canes – The Snowberry look is here!...

Baking made easier – Tips to streamline your baking

With the Great British Bake Off final airing this week, interest in baking reaches its peak. Baking brings back fond memories for many people, learning to bake alongside their Granny for example. It can sometimes seem like a much more difficult process than cooking is. You have all that extra measuring, extra precision and extra steps. However, our tips will help you streamline your baking and make it a regular feature in your kitchen again. I know all about how daunting baking can seem, I decided to bake my own wedding cake… A great idea in theory,  but in reality, with a month to go to D-Day, this Bride-to-Be was...

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...

Crazy About Candlelight: Styling Hurricanes & Candleholders

We are all crazy about candlelight! Well, at least I know I am. It is a wonderful way to set the mood, be it entertaining friends and family at a beautifully dressed dining table or curling up on the couch with a glass of wine, your favorite album playing in the background and a pillar candle flickering away in a hurricane on the coffee table beside you. It’s all about the ambiance…… Here are two examples of how to create the perfect candlelight setting. Dress to Impress Votive candleholders are one of the easiest, most effective ways to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. Dress your dining...

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...

Colour 2018 – Pink

In recent years the colour pink has undergone a revolution. Whether it’s blush tones or bright fuschia, pink is popping up everywhere in fashion, interiors and our personal favourite…furniture! The term Millennial pink is a popular one, it refers to a dusty, rose pink tone that’s vibrancy is totally irresistible. So irresistible in fact that we just have to try it out! We’ve put together our top 4 ways to make pink work in your home this season and beyond. Embrace it If you’re going to try adding pink to your interiors why not embrace it fully and make a statement with divine pink furniture. Yes, it’s true pink furniture is no...

New Season Tableware

Nothing lifts a dinner party or afternoon tea better than a gorgeous tableware to show off the culinary masterpieces you have produced. Who among us doesn’t have one or two different sets for different occasions? Or is that just me… I will admit the long-suffering Mr Kitchen Buyer has often looked at me sideways when tasked with getting the spring-dinnerware out of the top press! But there is just something about tableware that I love and I especially love to change it up. What you dress your table with can be a wonderful way to express your personality, highlight an occasion or simply show off the food. If showing off...

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...

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...

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...

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....