Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Italian kitchen design with a nice price tag...

Combine finsihes like the white and grey oak used here with frosted glass overhead cabinets.  This Matrix kitchen by  STOSA was designed by Italian Kitchens is a well priced and well designed laminate kitchen. 

Use modern materials like stainless steel worktops adds sleek style to thes white kitchen by STOSA

Kitchen looks that wont break the budget..

Lets face it, we spend most of our time in the kitchen and it's where everyone gathers at a party so why not make the most of the space you have with a clever kichen design that allows cooking, eating and entertaining?
I think a white kitchen has appeal to both the modern and the country kitchen, it never dates and fits well with other pieces of furniture in our homes.  Here are some of my favourites...
Transform your kitchen by adding colour to the inside of your units, this looks great with simple white crockery

This kitchen shown in Elle Decor has used a very simple design and added quirky accessories for a big impact. 

More space saving storage ideas...

Stair baskets are designed for items that you need to store until the next time you go upstairs... or lets face it until you are good and ready.  Even if you dont take it up and down with you, its still a stylish way to store all your bits in the meantime!

Storage Solutions
With space at a minimum in my house I had to look at clever ways to store items.... here are some useful sites and tips to get your space in order. The Irish company has come up with a very clever way to utilise the otherwise wasted space under the stairs.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I love this framed Hugo Guinness lino print from Jayson Home and Garden....


For that extra special gift, why not make some yummy cupcakes... this cupcake stand €24.95 from Carraig Donn is perfect to display your treats

Bathroom inspiration - antique fair find console - dark wooden flooring - horizontal paneling - Powder blue
I am searching for inspiration for a bathroom that is small... I want it to be functional, tranquil and stylish. Here are some images of style that I think tick all the boxes. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Cushions by Linum Ireland
Cushions by Linum Ireland
Berta Rand Fabric - Ikea € 6.99 /metre
Signe Rug - Ikea €1.99
Sticking with the beach house theme and also indulging my addiction to stripes here are some ways you can bring a bit of stripe to your life...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A little taste of summer

Although our summer is over, I think this buttoned back number from Meadows and Byrne can bring a little bit of seaside charm to my livingroom.