Archive for the ‘Interior Design’ Category

Montana Furniture

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

A couple of years ago I discovered this furniture shop that I absolutely love. They have contemporary furniture at a very good price.

Montana furniture has really good quality furniture that is really well built and beautifully designed. They are based in Sandyford, South County Dublin but they have a great web site that I love to browse. They even have a bargain section!!!

Here there is a selection of the lovely things you can buy:


Ann and Barry

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Every time I talk with my sister about her house she tells me the same thing, that she needs a bigger home!

My sister, her husband and their two daughters live in a small apartment in Barcelona. She lives quite close to city centre and being such a big city the space is precious. So the apartments are small.

Most of the interior magazines feature big homes that the normal people will never be able to live in. This is why I like this company Ann and Barry. They have fun, practical and space saving furniture for children.

If my sister would be able to buy from them I can assure you that she would buy a couple of things for her girls 😉

Take a look at their web site and why not visiting them? they have a showroom in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

DL Woodwork

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

I was doing some research on line the other night and I found this brilliant company, DL Woodwork. I was very impressed when I browsed their web page.

DL Woodwork manufacture to your specific requirements by offering a personal and professional customer service.

If you check out their galleries you can see some of their work. I am very impressed because it looks that their products are very well finished and that they are able to do any style: traditional, country or modern.

Their company is located in Dunboyne, Co. Meath.

I think I am going to pay them a visit!

Here is some of their brilliant work:



Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

I must admit that there are plenty places in Ireland where to buy wonderful,  modern, and contemporary furniture. For example in Bushell Interiors.

Bushell interiors are a privately owned company that is involved in design, sale and distribution of lighting and furniture systems. They have a wonderful showroom in Parkwest that I have personally visited and I can tell you is brilliant! Drop in to check out their latest products!

Lothat Windels

Monday, October 1st, 2012

I saw this chair in a interior design magazine the other day and I thought I had to blog about it. It is so unusual and it is made from felt.

It is made by Lothar Windels. He designs focus on furniture and product design ranging from mass-produced to one-of-kind pieces.



Leo Scarff Design

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Leo Scarff Design is a studio that creates lights, furniture and sculptural structures. I really like their designs they are modern and fresh.

Have you ever seen the colourful lights in the  lobby in Marks Spencer’s in Grafton street? they are responsible for that piece of art! I always liked them and I often wondered who made them!

Take a look to their web site they really have innovative design!


Environment Furniture

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

At Environment Furniture you can find furniture that is made from reclaimed, recycled, and sustainable hardware wood.

They have a store in Dublin at the Customs House Quay in the IFI!

Here you can see some of their products!


Halley outdoor light

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Just looking at this light it makes me want to do organise a dinner party in my garden! (if I would have one ……..)

This is the Halley outdoor light from Vibia it is inspired by a streaming comet in the night sky! It has 21 watt LED strips and it is softned by a frosted diffusing lens making it a friendly companion to nocturnal diners!


De Bruir Furniture

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

I have been following this person’s work for quite a while. I really like his designs and the best of all is that he is local!!!

Garvan de Bruir is a designer and a craftsman that has his studio in Kildare Town. He specialises in the use of decorative timbers, fine leathers and cast metals.

His projects range from cover luggages, furniture, sculptures and prefabricated architecture.

I must say that his furniture always caught my eye. I think all his designs are so chic!

My favourite piece is actually his swing, I love it! it really intrigues me how he found the perfect balance to have a swing only using one piece of timber!

My only reservations is the price, I am scared to go down to his studio. I wonder if his prices are for average salary people like me!

Decorate with Wood Slices

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Interior design does not need to be expensive! you can pick up items from your garden or from your local area to create a bespoke area in your home!

This post was inspired by the fact that the other day, on the way to my parents in law, I saw that the local authorities had cut the hedges of the road that goes into their home. They had left on the side of the road the branches they trimmed and they were left there to rot. I thought “godness, this surely could be used for something”

I know that you could pick them up and use them to burn in your fire. However, since I do not have a fireplace in my tiny apartment I started to look on the web for inspiration and I found this!

I love what I found! I think I am going to try some of the designs!!! What do you think?