November 2021 – Issue 315

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Welcome

As the evenings become darker and the temperatures drop, it’s time to get our homes ready for the months ahead with rich autumnal colours and comforting textures. Now is also a good time to consider how our homes could work smarter, even if this is simply having the ability to turn lights on remotely! With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the latest technology designed to make life simpler and more efficient in every room of the house.
Another efficient addition within many homes would be a dedicated gym space. We’ve some stylish ideas and expert tips to get you on track this winter.
We also focus on dining as we think ahead to entertaining at Christmas. Yes, I have just said ‘Christmas’ and with this in mind, Claire and Lisa from Order in the House also tackle the playroom with tips on how to organise this space in time for the next big toy drop!
When it comes to our readers’ homes we catch up with antique enthusiast John who has carefully curated the pieces in his Co. Down home to create a chic, elegant living space filled with beautiful and useful furnishings. We also get a closer look inside Sarah and Francesco’s renovated Victorian townhouse in Drumcondra, which was given a whole new lease of life at a time when they were both working full-time and planning a wedding! Last, but not least, a derelict cottage in Wexford, purchased in a property auction, has been transformed into a contemporary home with a roof garden by homeowner Ed.
On the subject of gardens, our regular columnist Conrad McCormick turns his attention indoors and offers his expertise when it comes to choosing houseplants. I have to say I do kill everything, so I might be better opting for some of the dried floral arrangements created by Rebecca of Home & Dried!
Finally, don’t miss our sharing recipes, Irish travel ideas and lots of interesting local brands and makers filling the pages of this issue. Enjoy!

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