Sometimes you just know – like when interior designer Amanda first clapped eyes on the tired old Victorian townhouse which she and husband Keith would transform into their forever home to enjoy with their sons Bailey and Oliver.
‘We’d been living in a 19th-century townhouse across Belfast but we were looking for another challenge – a period property, with plenty of charm, in need of refurbishment. Keith and I love a challenge and being able to put our stamp on a house is a must. As long as the bare bones are there that’s all we need,’ says Amanda whose mind was already racing with ideas on their first viewing. ‘We’d completed several large scales Victorian restorations before, so we knew the size of the task, but also that the end result would be worth it.’
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A light laid back interior teamed with cool elegant retro pieces gives Frida and Mark’s Monkstown home a calm and harmonious appeal.
In this kitchen, Designer Aine O’Connor from Timbercraft has combined a clever layout with superb aesthetics to ensure home-owners, Rosario and John Forrest, the kitchen of their dreams.
How to Bee
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The Midas Touch
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Step inside the Holywood home of Victoria Patterson from Design by Mayfair, part of the Mayfair Group.
A Sense of Touch
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A selection of Irish brands and makers offering pieces for your home and stylish gifting.
How To Create The Perfect Bedroom
Ashford Castle’s Executive Housekeeper Mary Flannery, offers her expert tips on how to create a luxurious five-star bedroom in the comfort of your own home.
My Home: Kilkenny
Ann-Marie Henderson, owner of The Snug Room, tells us more about this medieval Irish city.
NICOLE & KEITH: HOW WE SAVED OUR MARRIAGE
FROM A SHOCKING BETRAYAL TO HEARTBREAKING FERTILITY ISSUES, NICOLE KIDMAN AND KEITH URBAN NEARLY DIDN’T MAKE IT TO THEIR 15TH ANNIVERSARY.
young and restless
AROUND TOWN At Society, Billy overhears Nikki and Victoria talking about Nick’s search for Adam. Billy assures Victoria that he won’t pursue a ChancComm story about it. Lily walks in and spies Victoria and Billy in a close moment.... Jack asks Summer about her and Kyle’s wedding plans.... Kyle shows Mariah the picture of Harrison that Tara sent him. Mariah asks if he’s doubting the decision to not be a part of his son’s life. Kyle asks Mariah to be his best person at his wedding.... Jack asks Summer and Kyle for permission to throw them an engagement party.... Nina delivers a care package from Chance to Abby, who continues to hover over Mariah.... Devon and Jack discuss the rehab program that Devon started in Neil’s honor.
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