Welcome to Homeware Huntress

- An Irish blog written by a home interiors addict.

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Look what’s trending: knits
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Look what’s trending: stag cushions
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Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest?
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How to make mason jar candle holders
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The 5 Acres in North Wexford
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Getting over-excited about bits of string
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All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel
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4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA
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The 200 Year Old Stone House in Wexford
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10 Questions to Ask a Landlord When Viewing a Property to Rent

Look what’s trending: knits

Chunky knit home interiors

Knits are always a seasonal staple when winter rolls in. This year I’m seeing in particular a lot of chunky knits, with cream and beige being the trending favourite colours. Read More

Look what’s trending: stag cushions

Stag Cushion Collage

All sorts of deer-shaped door knobs and doe-like decorations can be hunted (pun very much intentional) in Irish and online interiors stores this season, so here’s a collection of my favourite stag cushions for your inspiration. Read More

Have we found our site on 8 acres of forest?

trees in a forest

In contrast to the wide-open, cow-inhabited, sloped fields we scoped out last week, this week, in our search for a site to build the dream house, we viewed 8 acres of flat, densely overgrown forest.

The site wasn’t easy to access but after clambering through a stream, a high ditch, a thick hedgerow and a barbed wire fence, we found ourselves in among the trees. Read More

How to make mason jar candle holders

Inspired by the mason jar crafts craze on beloved Pinterest, I decided to start making mason jar candle holders. The DIY craftsy nut in me gets very excited about photographs like this:

Mason jar crafts inspiration from Pinterest

Images above found on Pinterest

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The 5 Acres in North Wexford

Plot shape

After a fruitless few months of scanning property websites for the dream house in the countryside, we’ve started flirting with the idea of building it ourselves.

Today we went to view our first site for sale. The site is 5 acres and it’s located Read More

Getting over-excited about bits of string

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Lately, I’ve been planning to hand-make some rustic candle holders and vases out of jam jars, so today I picked up the bits and pieces needed. I’m so excited about these materials that I had to share photos of them (*facepalms at self*). Read More

All about the ranch look, with a rustic feel

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After seeing Harvey Norman’s Autumn/Winter collection described as being “all about the ranch look, with a rustic feel, plenty of checks and even a few skulls”, I’ve been terribly excited to have a gawk. Read More

4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA

I was browsing through that giant blue warehouse off the Ballymun exit of the M50 yesterday with my aunt and came across a few items that just made me ask ‘Why?’.

Here are 4 WTF things I saw for sale in IKEA. Read More

The 200 Year Old Stone House in Wexford

Stone house in Wexford

A Facebook chat message pops up on my phone from Peter with a link to a ‘property for sale’ advert in it. Buying a house starts with a link to a property advert, so I’m aware that clicking on this could result in mortgage applications, engineers reports, solicitors and very serious dotted lines.

I click on the link and see this…

stone-house-wexford (6)Stone house in Wexford Read More

10 Questions to Ask a Landlord When Viewing a Property to Rent

Our moving day fast approaches – boxes of our possessions line the hall, our landlord is in the living room quizzing prospective tenants about their lives and strangers are walking around my home.

It’s a strange feeling when people you don’t know are walking around your home looking in every room, but that’s part and parcel of living in rented accommodation. The landlord asked us would he like us to show the apartment while we were at work so that we wouldn’t be inconvenienced. We told him we’d rather be there because we want to keep an eye on the people who’d be poking around.

Out of the eight different groups that view the property, only one or two of them asks any questions. I’m surprised by this because when I view a property I ask the landlord more questions than the landlord asks me! Is this because people are too shy to ask? Or is it because they don’t know what to ask?

Here are 10 questions every property viewer should ask their prospective landlord: Read More