• Feeling blue?

    by  • July 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Blue bedroom


    When choosing a colour scheme for each room in your house, it’s easy to fall into the common trap of thinking about whether it goes with the things you already own. But what about how the colour makes you feel – isn’t this just as important? Different hues can influence any feeling,

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    Dangerously stylish diner

    by  • July 28, 2015 • 0 Comments


    If the man from Health & Safety looked round the average home, he’d have a dicky fit. What, you’ve just washed the floor and not put a yellow plastic sign warning people not to trip up on the slippery surface? Or another yellow plastic sign telling you not to

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    Green with envy

    by  • July 23, 2015 • 0 Comments


    How does anyone create a lawn as beautiful and perfect as this?

    The planting surrounding this large lawn forms a beautiful mix of colours, shapes and sizes – perfect for adding interest and height to a flat landscape.

    The lawn is just the right size too, not so big your entire weekend would be taken up looking after it, but big enough for garden parties and picnics.

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    A great day at the office

    by  • July 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Home Officer

    While working from home may be an aspiration for many, I think I’d come across too many distractions and end up accomplishing very little. But with the amount of people setting up home offices at an all-time high, creating the perfect environment that keeps you focused should be at the top of your to do list.

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    The science of dining

    by  • July 15, 2015 • 0 Comments


    Sir Isaac Newton first presented his three laws of motion in the “Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis” in 1686. His third law states that for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction. In other words, if object A exerts a force on object B, then object B also exerts an equal and opposite force on object A. Notice that the forces are exerted on different objects. Thanks to Mr Newton we can be certain that as sure as trends in the home go out the window one day, they’ll be back through the front door before you know it. Take dining rooms – in recent years they fallen out of fashion because of our love for the one big open space. But just you watch out, any day now we’re going to be inundated with ideas for creating the perfect dining room. In fact, why not get ahead of the game and check out this video on How to create the perfect dining room… 

    Seán O

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    10 ways in the kitchen

    by  • July 13, 2015 • 0 Comments


    Ah, but 10 ways to what? Ten ways to avoid cooking dinner? To be honest, I just have the one tried-and-tested way and it’s served me well since I’ve been married. I can’t divulge it here as my wife sometimes reads Room Envy. Ten ways to load the dishwasher? Well as we all know, this is man’s territory and the main rule is: never have openings facing upwards or the water will collect in them – nothing worse!

    10 ways to use accessories to refresh a kitchen look is what I’m talking about, and this is where Housetohome comes into its own. For advice on any aspect of interiors, do a search on H2H and you’re bound to strike lucky.

    Seán O 

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    Cool for kids

    by  • July 10, 2015 • 0 Comments



    Cool for kids

    Parents can never be cool as far as kids are concerned, but it doesn’t mean you can’t create a home that’s hip and, er, happening (which I’m clearly not). Teenage boys go through a phase where they have a morbid fascination for all things black but at least this bedroom has

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