Lighting galore at Eatery 120

This lighting is one of the key design features at Eatery 120 in Ranelagh.  I absolutely adore the interior design of this place — they have done a great job of balancing a cozy feel with a bit of upmarket luxury. http://www.eatery120.ie/

I don’t think the cottage could swing this look but if the rooms were a bit bigger and grander, this is one of the first things I’d be planning.

Rustic Luxury

Have you ever had a friend that likes exactly the type of things that you like?  That’s the way my friend, Christiana, is.  We are completely cut from the same cloth and I haven’t found many ways in which our interests diverge.  Case in point, the “rough luxe” look.  Christiana mentioned a house she’d been to in Dublin (much like this one featured a couple of years ago in Martha Stewart living).  Christiana’s friends left the weathered and worn paint on their walls  in their Georgian Dublin home to give it a rough and rustic feel.

After seeing the first photos of my dilapidated new house project, the first email I got from Christiana was about the walls! (Walls which I love so much that I dragged my friend’s band in to take photos).  If the sound-proofing and re-plastering don’t get in the way, I really hope I can leave at least a feature wall “rustic” in the same way the owners in this house have done.  I just love the look.  here’s one of the shots of the band at the house with my rustic walls as the backdrop. Check out their music on MySpace at: http://www.myspace.com/bluefevermusic

My new project

A good friend of mine recently said that if she spent as much time looking for a man as she did her new sofa, she would have been in happy couple bliss years ago… I’m not sure what this says about me since I’ve not only been searching for the perfect sofa but also the perfect home to go around it since I was about 13. 

I find that I get really restless when I don’t have a good project to get stuck into which is why I’m so excited about my latest project — a little 1890s, two-story artisan cottage on a cul-de-sac with a huge park at its doorstep.  I’m still a long way away from moving in or even breaking ground so I’ve got plenty of time to do some planning and inspiration finding…wanna join me?

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