• Posts Tagged ‘garden’

    Divine dining

    by  • May 29, 2015 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments


    The sign of a successful dinner party (do people still call them dinner parties?) is when your guests stay till the early hours – but what are the elements that make for a good time? Genial hosts, of course. Top-quality food, naturally. Even the right music has its

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    Beauty on your doorstep

    by  • April 27, 2015 • Best of the rest • 2 Comments


    Beautiful as the rooms in your house may be, they’ll never be as beautiful as the biggest and best room of all – the outdoors. Anything constitutes a room as long as it’s a space of your own. Until I was 15 we lived in a small terraced house that backed onto another, and the only windows were

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    Let’s go alfresco!

    by  • April 9, 2015 • Stylish living • 0 Comments


    It’s beginning to feel a lot like… Spring! I may not be getting the deckchairs out of the shed quite yet, but it may be time to invest in a charming little Bistro table and chairs set, like this.

    Placed in a sunny spot on the patio, surrounded by fragrant plants, it looks like the perfect place to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink.

    The heart-shaped bunting, pretty blue painted shed and strawberry-themed seat pads, napkin and plastic pitcher (perfect for Pimms!), beautifully capture the essence of a quaint English country garden.

    For more garden furniture ideas, visit: www.housetohome.co.uk


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    Open plan does it for me

    by  • April 6, 2015 • Cool kitchens, Desirable dining, Stylish living • 0 Comments

    Neutral-open-plan-living-roomWhen open-plan became the rage, the cry went up: ‘It’s ok for those with big spaces!’ but here’s proof that it works in any size of house. In fact, this compact area looks positively cosy – can you imagine a weekend evening in here, with the kids (and their mates) lounging on the sofa while the grown-ups sit around the dining table and the kitchen a hive of activity, churning out nibbles in every direction. That’s my kinda home…

    Seán O

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    Cool, pool party

    by  • March 26, 2015 • Stylish living • 0 Comments


    A recent survey by Origin, discovered that a bigger kitchen was top of our wish list. However the same survey found that our children have other ideas. A treehouse is top of their wish list, followed by a swimming pool.

    You won’t benefit from a treehouse and they’ll only grow bored of it eventually, so how about investing in a super swish swimming pool like this?

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