The Lion, The Witch and The Walk-in Wardrobes

If you watch a lot of property make-over shows (and who doesn’t?) the Walk-In Wardrobe is THE ultimate goal. Unless you’re Irish, and a client of Dermot Bannon, and then it’s possibly the Utility Room! (We call that the Futility Room, in our house!) The Dream: getting out of the shower in your Master Ensuite, […]


Heirlooms don’t come in Flat Pack

You won’t find your Heirloom Furniture pieces traipsing around a furniture superstore on a Saturday afternoon. It’s also a bit of a trial for any relationship! You probably had to bribe the kids with the promise of an ice cream cone or the dreaded hot-dog.. The cracks really begin to show by the time you […]


Dream Kitchen

If you could carry out a Dream makeover on any room in your house, which one would it be? We’re guessing it’s your Kitchen..? The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home. It’s where all the best conversations take place, around the table, or while meals are being prepared. Nostalgia plays a big part in […]


Stunning Home Library

When Amazon* released the Kindle, its first e-reader in November 2007, it sold out in five and a half hours. The device remained out of stock for five months, and physical book sellers the world over feared their demise. Some fourteen years later, hard and paperback books are still as popular as ever. Yes, people […]


Study and Rest

What is your child’s routine when they come home from school each afternoon? Do they change, and hang up their uniform? Do they start their homework straight away so it’s all done by meal and family relaxation time? If the answer is “well.. not really” then you might need to rethink their bedroom space. A […]


Small Office, Home Office

In the last 18 months, our working lives have changed drastically! More people are now working from home full or part time than ever before, and it is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. Finding a good work/life balance is very important, and working from the kitchen table just won’t cut it, long term! […]


Period Features with Modern Furniture

This client has a beautiful period home with high ceilings, and this room has a four poster bed. Modern, store-bought furniture couldn’t quite compliment the dimensions, and the client needed plenty of space for clothing and personal belongings. How do you make the most of your home’s period features with modern furniture? You create your […]


Making the Most of Alcoves

The most underused space in the home is also the main focal point of the home. ‘Off-the-rack’ furniture does not measure up, literally or figuratively, to fit in the alcove spaces either side of the chimney breast. Creating a bespoke, made to measure piece is the best treatment for these spaces. Either side of the […]