As we undeniably use more electricity in the winter months due to the fewer hours of light we have in a day, lighting is a significant consideration in the home. There is more to lighting than practicality and with the many different options on the market you want to get the right type for the task. Lighting can create atmosphere, not to mention a decorative light instalment can add to the overall look of the room. Within our lighting pages you will find pendant and wall lights, cupboard lighting, desk lamps, floor lamps and more!
You are in for a treat with our readers’ homes this issue, as we venture to Dublin to visit Ruth in her home that is the perfect fit for her and styled with contemporary charm, and staying in Dublin, Julie and Julian show us their once-upon-a-time rundown cottage that is now a beautiful home for two. On to the North Coast of Antrim where Nicola has lovingly transformed derelict sea side flats into a five-star home full of Scandinavian simplicity and Colin and Aoife show us their beautifully designed Neptune kitchen in Tipperary, that brings a modern twist to their home.
Our cookery this issue is for those of us who enjoy the sweeter things in life, with five delicious bakes from the brand new, revised edition of The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook for you to try out and share with your friends and family – if you can! Our travel pages take us on a city break to the cultural hub of Budapest, and a tour around Northern Ireland finding some of the top Game of Thrones spots for those who are a fan of the hit TV show. And last, but by no means least, our gardening expert, Deirdre talks about daisies! If you have a home, or know of someone who has a home, that you would like to see featured in the magazine, contact editorial on 028 9147 3979 or firstname.lastname@example.org