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Tips for creating a comfortable bedroom
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The latest addition to the mobile home!
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SS17 collection from Heatons
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This is why you need to go to Arnotts THIS WEEKEND!
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Our mobile home’s name is…
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Warm and cosy with knit wallpaper
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An interior designer’s suggestions for my bathroom
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Look what’s new: Harvey Norman’s SS17 collection
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Primark’s Spring Summer 2017 collection is here!
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I honestly never thought I’d be this excited about an extension lead

Tips for creating a comfortable bedroom

By Ben Parker

If you love your bed as much as I love mine then your bedroom is one of the most important rooms to you. A bedroom is a sanctuary, somewhere to get away from everyone and everything. So, naturally, it’s important to get the decor right. Here are five things you can do to make your bedroom a comfortable space to be… Read More

The latest addition to the mobile home!

There have been lots of additions to The Millennial Falcon (find out how the mobile home got its name) in the last few weeks and I’ve been inundated with requests to reveal them. So here’s the first major change, I finally have curtains!

The ‘before’

You might remember when I first bought the mobile, the very first thing I did was take down its existing ugly curtains. I actually bumped into an old college friend recently and he said to me ‘Did I see a video of you on the internet taking down curtains in a mobile home?’. LOL, yes, you did. Here’s that video…

The colour

I wanted a neutral, oatmeal colour so that I could have the option of adding colour through accessories. I searched high and low and found these pre-made curtains on sale in Homebase.

curtains from homebase

Alterations

Mobile home windows are unconventional sizes, so I had to have my new curtains altered by a local curtain maker. I bought extra curtains so that she could use them to make matching tie-backs.

The curtains came with thermal lining but we had the curtain maker add extra thermal lining so that the place would be extra cosy, and, man, what a difference it makes!

The windows

I got these curtains made for every window in the house, except for the dressing room (because I want a different colour), the kitchen (because I’m getting a cool, geometric Roman blind) and the bathrooms (because frosted glass doesn’t need to be covered).

The pelmets

I’m not a fan of curtain pelmets – I think they’re old fashioned – but, there was no way to get rid of them completely without doing major damage to the walls. So, after much brainstorming, I decided to take off the fronts of the old ones, replace them with a simple, minimal length of wood, and paint them with Dulux Ivory White satinwood to match the wall. This made me much happier!

The accessories

It turns out that pelmets have their uses – like, they can be used to display home accessories!

The nerd shrine

Home accessories don’t all have to be on-trend metallic candle holders and decorative vases. I wanted an honest stamp of our personalities and passions so I dedicated the pelmet over the longest window to three of our favourite literary and cinematic classics – can you recognise each of the three?

Yes, that’s right, I used a Star Wars light saber, a Harry Potter elder wand and Lord of the Rings lego as home accessories!

And I backlit them. Like a boss.

(Yes, true nerds, I hear you, the fellowship is missing two members, I know. I need to find them on eBay)

I do love my curtains

So there you go, the latest addition to the Millennial Falcon. More additions to be featured in the coming days. Stay tuned!

Jenna X

SS17 collection from Heatons

Heatons SS17

Heatons have launched their Spring Summer 2017 collection!

Right on trend, they have a beautiful mix of botanicals, dark blue and pale pink vibes.

Take a look…

For living…

Cream Basket Weave throw €18
Seventies-inspired Jacquard and pretty ‘Hello My Lovely’ cushions from €10

Butterfly cushions €8

For the kitchen…

Blue crockery range starts at €3

Acacia Paddle Board €10

Cream and green enamel storage canisters from €5

For the bathroom…

Butterfly toothbrush holder and accompanying soap dish from €4

Candy coloured Egyptian cotton towels from €5

Oriental spring bath sheet €13

For sleeping…

Large Capiz Pendant shade €14

Waffle duvets from €35

Scatter cushions in sensuous velvets from €8

Bedside lamp in gun metal grey €15

The new collection is in Heatons stores now.

This is why you need to go to Arnotts THIS WEEKEND!

The Contemporary Collective at Arnotts

Arnotts have a cool pop up shop this weekend featuring 30 new brands by designers and crafters. The pop up, called The Contemporary Collective, runs until Sunday March 5th and features a mix of beautiful jewellery, confectionary, accessories and, of course, interiors.

Drop in this weekend and look out for…

Fragrances by Venezia Lusso

Venezia Lusso is a designer who creates beautiful and unique home fragrance products, including an exciting range of luxury scented candles created in Murano, Italy by skilled master craftsmen.

Candles by Connie Gray London

Connie Gray London’s designs incorporate exquisite candle and diffuser collections made by hand using the very finest ingredients available.

Stationary and cushions by Kouamo

Journals by Marmor Parerie

Marmor Paperie are a luxury marbled paper and stationary company that offer a range of handmade notebooks.

Pet accessories by Teddy Maximus

Teddy Maximus offer fun, luxury dog accessories for the stylish dog owner – as seen in Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller and Tatler. The brand features everything from cosy dog beds, luxury leads and carriers as well as neckerchiefs, bow ties and toys.

Ceramics by Timea Sido

Timea Sido Ceramics is an award-winning designer who has been handcrafting intricate white earthenware ceramic objects since 2012.

Throws and cushions by Wildash

Wildash London is a luxury soft furnishings and home accessories brand with a range of throws, bed runners, rugs and cushions made from the very finest, fashion grade Toscana shearling.

There are so many amazing designers to watch out for at The Contemporary Collective this weekend, so drop in and take a look.

Arnotts’ weekend opening hours are:

Friday: 9:30am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Our mobile home’s name is…

The Millennial Falcon!

We’ve officially named our mobile home! Being a massive Star Wars fan, when I moved in first, I jokingly said to Peter (I was only kind of joking though, let’s be honest) that we should name it ‘The Millennium Falcon’.

What is the Millennium Falcon?

To all you poor souls who have either never seen Star Wars or just don’t get it, The Millennium Falcon is the name of an old spaceship whose shabby, beat up exterior would suggest that it couldn’t amount to much, but when you take a look under the hood you realise that it has been highly modified. All of these modifications make it capable of superior feats of speed, shielding and firepower. This badass spaceship ends up playing a major role in some of the greatest battles against evil in the Universe.

The ‘Millennial’ Falcon

Peter told me that we couldn’t insult the Millennium Falcon by calling a mobile home after it, but that we should instead call it ‘The Millennial Falcon’. As we’re all too aware, the property crisis is forcing millennials (the generation who were born between the early eighties and mid naughties, whose formative years took place in an expanding digital world) to seek out alternative types of accommodation, hence why we decided to radically change our dwelling! So, ‘The Millennial Falcon’ is the perfect name.

Dark Side Light Side

From day one, I’ve wanted a simple, understated nod to the Star Wars universe in my home, in the form of a home accessory or subtle interior design element. Peter found just the thing online in this adhesive ‘Dark Side Light Side’ light switch transfer.

light side transfer for light switch

Star Wars light switch decoration


So my home has been christened and my inner nerd is satisfied. I give you, The Millennial Falcon.

Naming my home

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