Category Archives: Travel

By June 14, 2019

Paris in January is very cold, believe me, I’ve been there! But despite the big freeze outdoors, it’s still a wonderful place to be! I had the privilege of attending Maison et Objet last year and had a wonderful time (to say the least)! M&O is a huge interiors trade show held twice a year

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By May 31, 2019

During our six-week trip to the UK and Europe in 2018, we spent a few days in Vienna, which we had spent some time in a few years previously (but more on that later). Vienna is a classically beautiful city, famous for cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and more besides. As

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By February 15, 2019

It is an undisputed fact that interior design trends are almost always preceded by fashion industry trends. So, here’s the very latest from Pantone: Published for the fashion industry by the Pantone Colour Institute, this season’s report features the top 12 stand-out colours and current takes on the four classic neutrals we can expect to

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By February 8, 2019

A new crop of Parisian florists is making waves all the way over to American shores. Ever in pursuit of aesthetics and a sense of meaning, they’ve pioneered a new kind of French art de vivre. Within this current, known overseas as the Slow Flower movement, anything goes in terms of style. In France, and

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By January 25, 2019

Having arrived at the front of the castle we noticed a man painting the front door, who confirmed that indeed it was Bargy Castle. We explained to him that my ancestors had lived there for almost 200 years in the 15th and 16th centuries. Being a sensible soul, he asked what the family name was.

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By January 18, 2019

It’s not every day that you get to visit castles that your family built or owned on the other side of the world but that’s just what happened when Graeme and I had a week in Ireland last year. A few years ago, I learnt that my ancestors on my mum’s side of the family

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By December 28, 2018

Christmas is over for another year and the holiday season upon us. It’s a great time to enjoy some time out from our everyday routine, be refreshed and hopefully motivated for the new year ahead. Some will be heading to exotic locations overseas, but most will holiday closer to home. This year we are in

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By December 14, 2018

‘Winging it’ can work out really well, so we decided not to pre-book any accommodation for our stay in Cork, Ireland. Upon arrival however, we were a little dismayed to find that pretty much every hotel room in the city was taken. Long story short, a very helpful hotel receptionist took pity on us and

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By December 7, 2018

After spending a week in Paris on our recent six-week holiday, we headed off to Rodez in the south of France for two weeks. Nestled in the Aveyron region, Rodez is a small city where very few people speak English, so the primary purpose of our sojourn was so that I could practice french! Dubbed

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By November 23, 2018

Each of I for Style’s project have a concept. A concept is the idea behind a project. It helps to guide every decision that’s made and keeps the designer and clients on track. I like to use a word or a phrase that encapsulates the concept. In this case the phrase is ‘Classic French Style

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