• Posts Tagged ‘kitchen-diner’

    Putting the brakes on moving…

    by  • September 26, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    What’s that saying – ‘ A place for everything and everything in its place’? I’m not exactly sure what it means but I do know that if my wife came home and found my 21-speed racer in the kitchen, I’d be out that door and on my bike in no time. Talking of which, fewer people are on the move, according to a new survey by Plentific.com. Plentific’s latest survey of 2,000 adults has revealed that there is still uncertainty surrounding the housing market three months after

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    A little personality

    by  • July 18, 2016 • Desirable dining • 0 Comments


    How many times have your children given you a picture that you’ve stuck on the fridge, then thrown away as there’s too many bits of paper attached and the magnet can no longer hold them all up. Why not make them into a feature wall instead and inject a bit of personality to your home? 

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    Time well spent

    by  • July 4, 2016 • Cool kitchens, Desirable dining • 2 Comments


    Nowadays, it can be easy to get caught up in colour schemes and what’s on trend. But why not create a room that represents what you love – which is exactly what the owners of this kitchen-diner have done. It’s time to open up the boxes in the loft, which contain all those items you can’t bring yourself to throw away, and turn them into a design feature in your home.

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    In or out?

    by  • June 23, 2016 • Great outdoors • 0 Comments



    Everyone needs a little green space to call their own. Just big enough for a couple of garden chairs and a barbie, perhaps. Ideally, south-facing and secluded, somewhere to lose yourself with a G&T and a book…

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    Long live shabby chic!

    by  • April 21, 2016 • Best of the rest • 0 Comments


    We’re known as the ‘throwaway society’ and how can you argue with that? I mean, whatever happened to dandelion & burdock bottles (made of glass) that you could take back to the cornershop and get tuppence ha’penny back on?  That last sentence will mean absolutely nothing to you if you’re under the age of 50 but let me tell you, things have changed and not necessarily for the better! Everything’s disposable – take wastefulness with food, planned obsolescence in cars, plastic packaging, oh, don’t get me started. And I’m as guilty as the next man! So it warms the cockles of my heart when I see signs of recycling, such as this kitchen-diner with it’s old sideboard that has been given a makeover to become ‘shabby chic’. I don’t know who invented that term but they’ve single-handedly saved a million pieces of furniture that would otherwise have been consigned to the local tip – or bonfire (if you can find one these days…).
    Seán O

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    Sunny side up

    by  • March 2, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments


    Daffs in the garden used to signal the start of spring, but they seem to be popping up earlier and earlier in the year these days – some were even spotted at Christmas due to the unseasonally warm weather.

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