WelcomeAs the night’s start to close in, the kids head back to school and life falls into routine once again, there’s a desire to make our homes comfortable spaces where we retreat at the end of a long day. We have some ideas to make your home a warm and cosy one this autumn/winter and also offer some money saving tips too in our Seasonal Switch Up feature. In our bathroom feature we bring you 16 ideas to refresh this space with everything from the latest product innovations to decorative additions. We also focus on seating with styles to suit living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms.
Our readers’ homes take us inside Nicola and Andrew’s family home in Belfast, with living spaces designed to work for them and their three young children. We also head to Cork where another family has renovated to create a bright and airy home that is both practical and stylish. In Donegal we get a closer look at the changes Kim and Ali have made to their property, including a large guest apartment and thatched cottage. Last, but by no means least, in Dublin, a Georgian home in a conservation area has been sympathetically modernised to meet the
needs of modern family living.
In our living section we catch up with chef Suzie Lee who has just launched her first cookbook called Simply Chinese. We chat to Suzie about her culinary background and share five delicious recipes from her book for you to try at home. On the subject of food, columnist Marty O’Neill enjoys all of the fresh fish on offer and more in Montenegro. Read all about his time in Kotor and his recommendations if you’re visiting this Adriatic gem.
With this and lots more inside this issue, we hope that you find plenty to inspire you.