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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...

Lisa Cannon – New Meadows & Byrne Brand Ambassador

  We, at Meadows & Byrne, are delighted to announce Lisa Cannon, anchor of TV3’s fashion and beauty show Xposé, as our new Brand Ambassador.   Lisa has been a passionate fan of interiors for years and this collaboration with Meadows & Byrne is the perfect pairing!   As part of her role, Lisa will guest blog for MeadowsandByrne.com, sharing her interior tips while showcasing the latest Meadows & Byrne products and promoting Irish home furnishings, interiors and fashion.   Helen O’ Dwyer, Retail Director at M&B says:  “We are delighted to welcome Lisa to the Meadows & Byrne team; her magnetic personality and vibrant attitude fit in perfectly with the Meadows &...

Five Essentials for the Modern Man-Cave

  This Father’s Day, forgo the novelty tie and invest in a more permanent fixture with Meadows & Byrne. If you have the luxury of space, a sanctuary for the man in your life is a must. From the gentleman’s club to the modern man space, the man-cave seems, in interiors terms at least, like the last bastion of masculinity in a world where doilies, scented candles and floral decals reign supreme. All things considered however, you needn’t compromise on style when it comes to decor. Modern design after all, be it interior design, industrial or architectural has been largely governed and inspired by masculine expression and adding more masculine...

Easter Promotion – Buyers’ Top Picks!

With up to 50% off selected items, our Easter Promotion (online and in-store) is not be missed! Check out our buyers’ top picks from the array of items on offer – chosen for their amazing value, and unparalleled style. Home Decor: These Velvet Geometric Cushions and Throws are so luxurious, and will add soft, pastel tones to your home this Spring – a great way to invigorate your home this season. Our Hammered Tray in Rose Gold is stylish and elegant. Use as a serving tray or adorn with candles to create a magnificent display. This is a steal at €29.98 – save 50%! Furniture: The wonderfully versatile Marble Indoor-Outdoor Dining Table makes a...

Recipe: Flipping good pancakes

Here at M&B we are more excited about Pancake Tuesday than most children are. The pancake possibilities are endless. Pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.. Yum!   The Ingredients: 100g plain flour Pinch of salt 1 egg 300 ml milk 1 tblsp. melted butter or sunflower oil   The Equipment:                                                 The Method:  Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and make a well in the center. Crack the egg into the well; add the melted butter or oil and half the milk. Gradually draw the...

SALE TOP PICKS: Grab it before it’s gone…

Going, going… Grab it before it’s gone! With only one week to go in our Winter Sale; seize the day and get yourself or someone else a little something special before it’s over! For the chef… If your collection of pots and pans have seen better days,now is the time to replace them with some shiny new ones. With up to 50% off Kitchen items it makes sense to invest in new utensils and gadgets. | TOP PICKS |                                   For the fashionista… Our Fashion range is polished for work or play – and brimming with after-hours...

How to Use: Pestle and Mortar

Pestle & Mortars are useful tools if you need to grind herbs and spices into a paste or powder, they can be used for crushing berries, nuts, hard sweets and sea salt. Our selection of Pestle and Mortars are solid, robust and designed to last; a great addition to any kitchen. Follow our simple step by step guide for using your Pestle and Mortar to perfection. Granite Mortar and Pestle A lifetime investment, this beautiful Granite Mortar and Pestle is made from solid polished granite with a non-scratch base. It is ideal for crushing a variety of herbs and spices to infuse food with flavour. It comes in a sophisticated and...

‘Tis the Season

Now is the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping; from dazzling Christmas tea light holders to luxurious cosy throws, to cheerful scents to stunning lanterns, we have everything you need for you to create a holiday haven that will sparkle all the way through December 25th. We’ve picked out our favourites to ensure you experience the most magical Christmas yet.     Berry Apple Wreath (€29.95) – Wintry pine cones, bright red apples, and holiday berries exude the spirit of Christmas! Bring a touch of cheer to your front door with the Meadows and Byrne Berry Apple Wreath. Adorned with coordinating ribbon and woodcut Christmas stars, this wreath is sure to make a...

A Timeless Classic

Camel coats are a must-have in this transitional season, when your summer dresses leave you a bit chilly and thick knitwear can see you sweltering. For AW14, a camel coat is a timeless wardrobe essential, perfect for over your office outfits or for snuggling up at the weekend,here’s a little camel coat eye candy to get us excited for fall. Every woman should own at least one camel coat in their closet, wouldn’t you agree? We have a variety of camel coats in-store today, from wrap coats to vintage swing coats ranging from €189....

A Punch of Colour

Whether it’s autumn or not, or if you’re where the sun shines all year round, ochre is a versatile colour to incorporate into your wardrobe. Learn how to inject freshness into your ensemble with our top tips. Unlike plain yellow which can be awfully bright and dizzying, this shade of spicy yellow is forgiving in comparison as its mellow tone offers a fresh take on wintery wardrobes. It’s less in-your-face but still is an energetic hue to sport that will lift the mood of your outfit as well as your spirit. So how does one wear ochre as a fashion statement? Keep it easy and have some fun. Just choose...

Zesty Treats

Donal Skehan’s light and zesty lemon slices are an all time favourite, the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea! If you’re looking for a classic lemon drizzle cake recipe, this is the one to try. This classic recipe is full of citrus flavour and is perfect for all baking abilities from beginners to those who fancy a spot in The Great Irish Bake Off! Ingredients                                                                             For the cake: 250 g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 225 g caster sugar 4 large eggs 225 g butter, at room temperature 3 tbsp milk 3 lemons, zest finely grated For the lemon drizzle: 200 g icing sugar 1 lemon, grated zest...

Keeping It Casual

Looking to instantly update your wardrobe – look no further than our favourite casual wear picks. On-trend printed scarves, fabulous tees and gorgeous shades of denim are our autumn must-haves! For many of us the end of summer means the end of college break, the end of beachside holidays and backyard barbecues, or that the kids will finally be going back to school. Summer is on its way out, and autumn is on its way in. This of course can only mean that it’s time to stock up your closet with the PERFECT autumn essentials! This year, as we transition from summer to autumn, let us help you gracefully layer in those pieces that...

Summer Brights

Why not add a pop of colour to your day to make you feel cheery whatever the weather. We doubt the creators behind the addictive new Netflix series, Orange is the New Black realized they were predicting a major trend the moment when they dreamed up the show’s title. But they sure did—as the fiery hue has been spotted all over the spring 2014 shows, making its way from the ‘it’ lipstick, to clothes, bags, and shoes.  Many people find that orange is a really hard color to pull off, and it usually isn’t the color that we reach for first when we open our closet. Surprisingly though, it can be...