Category - Home accessories

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Bringing the Seaside Inside
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Yes I actually wrote an article about bath mats
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Harvey Bleedin’ Norman

Bringing the Seaside Inside

Stone with a heart shape in it on Killiney Bay

Since this time last year, I’ve been renting in the coastal Dublin suburb of Dun Laoghaire. I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to live beside the sea at least once in my life because it’s so inspirational. I’ve often thought it would be nice to use the colour palette of the seaside for decorating a room – the pale blues and various shades of sand and stone are so calming.

Killiney Bay

I can’t decorate a rented apartment so I found another way to bring a little part of the seaside in to my home…. Read More

Yes I actually wrote an article about bath mats

Growing up, I was the least girly person I knew. I hated dolls, dresses and pink and protested at any suggestion of a ribbon in my hair. When I hit my teenage years I shrouded myself in baggy jeans, black nail varnish and unusual shades of hair die. When my late teens showed up, so did night clubs and parties and they ignited a desire to wear heels and dresses. By the time I was in college I was neither ‘rock chick’ nor ‘girly girl’ but somewhere in the middle. Then one day a switch tripped in my brain and I bought a pink bath mat and matching towels. Read More

Harvey Bleedin’ Norman

Heart decoration from Harvey Norman

I remember watching a stand up comedian once exclaim that he wanted to “hunt down and kill Harvey Norman” because of how annoying their TV adverts are. His feedback must have reached their marketing department because they have since tried to tone down their adverts. Read More