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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...

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...

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...

Table Setting, the Meadows and Byrne guide to the perfect table.

We all want to impress with our hosting skills when we invite our friends or family for dinner. From the food to the drinks, right down to the perfect playlist, every detail is important. A perfect table setting is the centre of it all. This is something that many people worry about. I have put together my top tips for styling the perfect dinner table. This step-by-step guide will be your guide the next time you have a table that you want to dress to impress. What overall impression are you trying to create? Is it going to be casual or formal? What kind of details are you planning to...

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...

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...

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...

Our New Favorite Fashion Brand

M&B Exclusive Now and then a fashion brand comes along that really peaks our interest and Love & Divine is true to its name with divine shapes, fabrics and designs. Available exclusively at M&B stores nationwide you won’t find this brand anywhere else in Ireland so it’s the ideal way to revamp your Autumn wardrobe with pieces you won’t see on the high street. With Love & Divine, expect stunning styles that you can mix with your existing wardrobe to enhance your overall look. Feel Good Factor When it comes to fashion, the feel-good factor is essential for us M&B ladies! Love & Divines clothing strikes the perfect balance between on-trend style, go-to staples...

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...