River Island only started their Homeware range this year and I have been so impressed, I have picked up a lot of really great piece for good prices over the last few months, especially pieces for my office.
They are currently offering 20% OFF all Homeware right now, incredible discount so I thought I would show you items I have already bought from them plus some other picks that I have my eye on.
I have both the set of tray tables (currently in our dining room) and I have the other cage style table in my office, you just can never have enough side tables, and they are great for when you have a gathering at home.
If you follow me on Instagram stories you may know already I have more than a slight obsession with funky and quirky cushions, RI Home have some beautiful cushions, gorgeous prints and the quality is excellent!
If you are in the process of doing up your home, it’s definitely worth checking out this discount!
There’s no denying that a beautiful entryway makes your home feel warmer and more inviting. However, sometimes space (or lack thereof it) makes it difficult to design an entryway that you and your guests will truly love. To help you pack a lot of style and function into your space, we’ve pulled together some inspiring pictures of small entryways that pack a serious punch when it comes to interior styling. Keep scrolling for some ideas that you can easily implement in your own home. 🙂
#1: Hidden Storage
Pinterest never ceases to amaze me. This is such a good idea for a small entryway and also a great way to keep your shoes organised in a neat way!
#2: Wall Shelves
If you want to create a stylish entranceway, sometimes it’s as simple as adding a shelf and styling it with beautiful accessories. I love the simplicity of this hallway. So classic and clean!
#3: Quotes & Cushions
There are so many beautiful prints like these available on Etsy. Most of them are digital downloads that you can buy for €5 or €6 and print yourself either at home or with a professional printer. Frames are easy to find so this is a beautiful and very low cost solution to add some style to your hallway.
#4: Plants, Plants and More Plants
I have to admit, I’m slightly obsessed with plants. Not only do they take your interior styling to the next level, but there are also so many health benefits of having plants around your home. Take ferns, for example, they are known for being easy to care for, and they’re also a powerhouse for purifying the air in your home. Check out this article for a list of 10 Indoor Plants That Improve Overall Health and Welness.
#5: Make It Personal
I absolutely LOVE looking at pictures when I visit people’s homes. A wall full of happy memories is guaranteed to make you and your guests smile the minute they come into your home.
I absolutely love Marks & Spencer for their homeware, they have some absolutely gorgeous stuff , so I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to see they are currently offering 20% of all HOME and FURNITURE!!!! That’s amazing discount! They have incredible furniture and the quality is superb.
I love M&S for decorative accessories too, they do some of the best faux flowers you can buy plus they have a fab range of lighting (see the chandeliers and wall lights below) as well as some really stylish cushions, throws, bed linen, vases and side tables (the side tables — Oh my god, my only decision is which colour to get!!!)
Anyway, to help, I have picked out my top buys from their home and furniture departments. The code to get the discount is HOME20. I am unsure how long this discount is running so DON’T DELAY!!!
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Dressing tables are truly a girl’s best friend but more often than not, space (or rather lack thereof) often becomes a barrier when trying to bring your ideas to life. When we came across these clever and compact dressing tables on Pinterest, it reminded us that with a little creativity, anything is possible. 🙂
We love the subtle creative touches like the wooden mannequin hand and pendant light. It really adds some personality to the dressing table whilst keeping things minimalistic and oh-so-chic. Creating a space like this in your bedroom is so easy and affordable.
You can buy a similar wall unit here for €11 and the stool here for €99.
You can buy this exact wall unit here for €49 and a similar white folding chair here for €20.
The wall unit is €46 and you can buy it here. We have some love stool options linked below so keep scrolling.
Keep scrolling for all the little finishing touches that will make a big difference…
Black, White and Gold
Tempting Turquoise and Gold
We hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as we enjoyed writing it. It’s really inspired us to find creative ways to work with small spaces. 🙂
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When it comes to interiors and interiors styling, coffee table books are a must. They can make the simplest of dressers, coffee tables, or side tables look so chic and well styled.
A mix of fashion books (my favourites), lifestyle, cooking, interiors, history and photography books all look really great styled into your interiors. I never truly understood the importance of this nor how much I liked this look until it came to doing the interiors in our own home just recently.
I have collected a few fashion books over the years, and I have bit by bit been growing my collection. It’s fair to ay I am obsessed. In. a world of technology where we no longer own books and all we consume seems to be on laptops and phones, it is nice to have a touch of elegance with real, hard back, beautiful books.
I have lots of them dotted around the house; namely the sitting room (on the coffee table, on some side tables and in our main TV unit on the shelves. My husband, as it happens, also had a number of beautiful books built up over the years and these mixed with my fashion ones look really well (He has some books on photography, national geographic, The Kennedys and various others)
I often get asked for advice on interiors styling and my advice is to always invest in some really good quality coffee table books, that not only look good, but are filled with up beauty too. They add character, colour, personality and detail to any space.
Here is some inspiration on how to style them:
My Top Buys
Click on the image below for more detail and to list the link of the book in question
Hope you enjoyed
I have lots more interiors styled posts planned over the coming weeks but, as always, if there is anything you want us to cover in the area of interiors, please leave a comment below.
‘Til next time
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I am in two minds with this Black Friday madness, it is all becoming a little too much, I feel bombarded, however, there ARE some good deals to be had. And particularly when it comes to the likes of Christmas presents or homewares and interiors, if you are doing up your home it is a good opportunity to pick up some great pieces at a discount!
When doing up our home over the past few months, Made.com quickly became a go to place for me for decor accessories, I love the quirky, unique style of some of their pieces. Totally different than anything you will find in your usual interiors shops.
I got a lot for our house from Made, including a couch and chair for the playroom (both very very comfortable), a lot of my quirky cushions I bought here too, as well as things like decor accessories; candles, rugs (they have some GREAT rugs), I also bought a beautiful footstool, light fittings and some side tables. From what I have seen and bought their furniture has all been great quality.
My project for the new year is my home office so I have spotted some bits here that I will deffo be getting with the discount 🙂 (check out the gold wire chair, I am gonna buy that and put a shearling rug across it!) Also I think the pink beds are FAB!
They have some amazing discounts right now for Black Friday, including FREE delivery and up to 20% off selected items. Here are seem great finds I have spotted:
(Just click on the item and it will bring you directly to it)
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First blog post since becoming a mammy to two… and wow how life has changed! It’s hectic and absolutely exhausting but also SO incredible and I wonder what life even was like before our gorgeous Luna May arrived.
Luna May had a really tough start in this world and sadly spent some time in NICU which was heart breaking, truly heart breaking; something which will take us a while to deal with emotionally as it was such a stressful and worrying time. Thankfully she is home now and doing well. And this little lady got to come home to one of the most beautiful nurseries I have ever seen.
I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to reveal Luna May’s beautiful nursery, this is a project I have been working on over the past few months with Baby Ventura.
As lots of you may know if you follow me on social media; I teamed up with Baby Ventura for the design of Luna May’s nursery.
Baby Ventura is a brand new division of the renowned Ventura Interior Design . I have been a long time fan of the work of Ventura Interior Design and the owner Arlene McIntyre, so when the opportunity presented itself to work with them on a collaboration for The Style Fairy I jumped at it.
You can watch the full video transformation here, from start to finish how the whole process worked, and the complete revamp of her room from start to finish..
It was early January when we first spoke, I was about 4 months pregnant and was due in June, my husband Cormac and I were in the middle of working on our new home (a complete renovation of an old house) and the pressure was on to complete the house before the baby would arrive. Step in Baby Ventura, what perfect timing. We discussed plans on how it could all work as a collaborative project and decided together to film the process of the complete transformation of what would become the nursery.
The whole process was such an emotional journey, as each day we filmed my bump was getting bigger, I feel quite emotional writing this now as Luna May lies sleeping beside me in her cot, what a journey it has been. I am excited that some day she can look back on this video.
How the process worked
Doing our home while pregnant was one of the most stressful things we have ever done, particularly because we were working to a deadline, and all along I knew there was a big chance Luna May would have to be delivered early due to health concerns (she ended up arriving at 36 weeks).
But from start to finish having Arlene and the team of Baby Ventura design and transform our nursery was seamless; so so easy and totally stress free. It was a dream to have all the worry of doing that room taken out of my hands, I didn’t have to think about it. And I knew the end product would be the nursery of my dreams. And it is, and more.
When you meet with Baby Ventura to discuss your plans, they take a look at the room they have to work with, they discuss your vision; what you like, what you don’t like, what colours you want, do you want it gender neutral etc, your lifestyle, your demands and your needs for the room. They then take all this information away and come back to you with plans and ideas.
For Luna May’s nursery the truth was I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted, my mind was full and busy with doing the rest of the house so my brief to Baby Ventura was to surprise me, we had really good chat and Arlene got a feel for me, my vision, my personality and my style and then she worked her magic.
We met again then to review her ideas, the moment I saw what she and the team had planned I LOVED IT. I was blown away, working with an interior design team like this gives you the confidence to do things you might not necessarily do on your own.
I speak about this in the video, for example, I adore the wallpaper in Luna’s nursery, I mean totally ADORE IT, but I know for sure I would never have been brave enough to pick it myself, nor would I have had the confidence to do the entire room with it (even the window seat), that takes vision, the kind of vision I don’t have. I put my trust in their professional advice and I love the outcome.
The Finer Details
They present you ideas and talk you through how the room will come together, it was so exciting seeing the plans. The Baby Ventura team knew I was expecting a girl and took this into account, I wanted it ‘pretty’ but at the same time not over top girly. Arlene describes the end result of Luna May’s nursery as ‘whimsical’ and that sums it up perfectly in my opinion.
At this second meeting when I saw the plans all decisions were made, from the carpet and it’s colour, the blinds, the window seat, the radiator cover, to the specific colour of the cot and changing unit. You can choose any colour you want, I took the advise of the interior design team on this.
We also discussed the rocking chair, what colours would work on it etc. Baby Ventura have a range of furniture to choose from but I felt the rocking chair best suited us and our needs, it’s the perfect feeding chair, so comfortable, I love lying back on it to feed Luna. View the rocking chair here (It can be made in any colour of your choice)
All the featured products in the nursery can be viewed on the Baby Ventura website here.
The room we chose for the nursery is a small room; but with some very clever space planning and the use of a really large mirror, the design team made the absolute best use of the space. No detail was left to chance and for me it is the finishing touches, the styling and the accessories that make this nursery as beautiful as it is; from the beautiful pom pom trim detail on the roman blinds, to the animal heads on the wall, to the luxurious patterned cushions and the stunning window seat, I am so thrilled with the outcome.
Once the decisions were made on the nursery, the actual transformation part was incredibly fast, the team from Ventura came to our house and completed all the work within a few hours, assembling all the furniture and finalising all the styling details.
Keeping The Secret
It’s been so hard to keep this special room as a secret from you all this time, I am so delighted to finally share it and to now get to enjoy it with my precious little girl Luna May, it’s been such an emotional journey,
For more information
To make an enquiry or to book a consultation with Baby Ventura or for more information on any of the products featured you can check out the Baby Ventura website HERE, email them HERE or visit their Instagram or Facebook.
This is a collaboration with Baby Ventura; the interior design service and transformation of this nursery was done by Ventura Interior Design in collaboration with The Style Fairy.
Please note: Luna May currently still sleeps over night in our room and will until at least 6 months but we use the nursery for the rocking chair (she loves it) and also the upstairs changing table, and I also have all her clothes, nappies etc in here.
I absolutely love window seats – I think they can add such beauty and character to a room. We are lucky enough to have a window seat in our kitchen – through a lot of persuasion my end, and even though I was told we didn’t really have the space for it, I am so so glad we went for it. It is my favourite feature of our kitchen.
I am now looking at ideas for it, in terms of upholstery. I think it is a good idea to go for a solid colour base in a durable fabric and then you can bring in colour with scattered cushions, I like that you can update it easily and inexpensively too through cushions.
I think a window seat can work anywhere; in a large window on the stairs, a bay window, a bedroom, a nursery, a kitchen. I think, where possible, it is always a good ida to incorporate storage into the bottom. Here is some inspiration;
As most of you may know from listening to my Snapchat, we are moving!!!! We bought a house that had to be gutted & renovated from top to toe, we are basically working with a shell! I plan to bring you on this interiors journey with me as things start to move forward.
But to kick start things I thought I would begin by bringing you some kitchen design ideas and inspiration. Our kitchen went in just over a week ago – the counter top hasn’t been put on yet and a few bits so I will hold off on showing you pictures ’til it is further on. We went for a white kitchen (the exact colour is Farrow & Ball ‘Strong White’) and we picked grey for our island (the grey is Farrow & Ball ‘Manour House Grey’), our work top when it does go on is Carrara Quartz.
For me, the kitchen is the heart of the house, it is where we will spend the most time, so in that regard it is the most important space for me and most likely where you will spend the most money too!! like everything when it comes to interiors and design there is SO. MUCH. CHOICE. I think it is really important to do some research and try to get a feel for what it is you really want and what you love, it can be overwhelming when you first walk into a kitchen showroom. Thankfully we knew exactly what we wanted to that made life a small bit easier.
Here is some inso on various kitchen styles to give you some inspiration and you are start saving to that house file you have on your phone (I think its a great idea to save down all images you see that you love, even if you are not sure why you love it, it’s that bank of imagery that will help form the basis of the vision for your home)
When it comes to your kitchen there are so many decisions to make not only about style (modern, farmhouse, traditional etc etc) but also colours, splash backs, floors, islands, chairs and stools, worktops, knobs and handles, sinks and lighting….. Hopefully this will give you some ideas!