Bring your home to life with custom art that features your pet.
For some of us, our pets are not just an animal. They’ve become an integral part of our family, and for good reason! Aside from unconditional love, on an emotional level, owning a pet can decrease depression, stress and anxiety; health-wise, a pet can lower your blood pressure, improve your immunity and even decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke.
All too often, when decorating our homes, artwork gets treated as an afterthought and we most certainly don’t think of the potential for our pets to become a “work of art”. Artwork and custom accessories are usually the last thing to be considered long after the final coat of paint or the artful arrangement of the furniture but relegating both to the sidelines is a missed design opportunity.
Introduce colour to your garden this Summer with all weather furniture by Helena Cousins
Summer is almost upon us and the folks at Zinc Interior Design are already looking forward to spending as much time as possible outside. Bring the café feel to your patio or garden this Summer with contract quality modern furniture, chairs stools and tables. Choose from ranges that have been inspired by the colours of the Mediterranean Sea to your outdoor space even if the sun doesn’t shine here.
Chairs, tables and recliners made in glavanised steel and aluminium are suitable for the Irish climate. Available in an amazing range of 30 colours to choose from bright colours, natural tones or metallic textures which are always unique and contemporary and will give a creative splash to your garden. Enjoy great times with friends and family with contemporary designs expressing versatility, quality and comfort.
Project panic? Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? by Sinead Cassidy
6 key considerations to help you on your way:
The Art of Upcycling by Maggie Brady
David Attenborough’s Blue Planet has definitely raised peoples consciousness for recycled materials and eco design in everyday living. Reusable coffee cups, water bottles and paper straws are just the beginning of being more resourceful with what we buy and use.
We can also consider this in our home designs. Consider buying vintage, a bit of late night browsing at the auctions online, car boot sales when redecorating choosing quality pieces over a quick fix that will last over time. Work with what you already have!
Paint and colour can overhaul your space, upcycle, be creative and think outside the box. Repurpose, use wallpaper, change the hardware and dress up the old pieces of furniture. Give it a more luxe look. Old pieces have a history so create your own story that will give you many more years. Shop local and use salvage yards but most of all have fun. Small steps can make a big difference. If you find something and love it then buy it. These are the things that create the memories and you'll always find a place for it.
Your dreamy light filled home starts with the windows. Think sleek frames with delicate moldings, painted dark tones on the outside to contrast with the brickwork and white inside to maximise the light. It’s the small details that count.
Timeless Sash Windows are bespoke timber experts and offer to outline some of those important details that will highlight the design possibilities to give you the most beautiful backbone for your home.
Don’t choose anything in isolation by Adele Roche
Storage, Storage, Storage by Anita Oakey