WelcomeThis month we are tentatively heading towards spring and moving further into 2023 as we embrace New Year trends and new season projects, whether that’s investing in a new sofa, considering switching up the heating system before next winter or updating our culinary spaces.
We have lots of interior styling and design advice from those in the know too. Our new bi-monthly columnist Denise O’Connor from Optimise Design offers her top tips to ensure any home renovations run smoothly, while Interior Association member Aimee Hartshorn of Anima Lunar Collective offers her expert advice on how to create a restorative space and interior stylist Sara Austin is on hand to help you create a luxurious ensuite bathroom.
Our homes take us to Ballymena where homeowners Cherith and Sam have recently renovated their self-build to create a functional, yet stylish family home. In Tralee Michael and Catherine have recently moved into their new self-build that is future proofed for them in the years to come. In Belfast, architect Christine and her engineer husband Matthew have designed and made many of the items in their renovated home, while in Dublin a small mid-terrace demonstates that clever storage solutions can make a big difference.
If you are still following a healthy New Year lifestyle, then you’ll want to check out the recipes from food blogger Nathan Anthony’s very successful first cookbook – ‘Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book’, or maybe it’s time to embark on an adventure and try one of the glamping sites we highlight throughout Ireland.
We also feature a number of small, independent Irish brands in our regular Made in Ireland section and speak to the sisters behind vintage rug supplier Cloth & Grain. Plus, there are gift ideas for Mother’s Day and Conrad McCormick recommends some large, statement plants to breathe new life into your home interiors.