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5th November 2014
Design duo with shared passion for furniture

Design duo with shared passion for furniture

Belfast design duo Oscar&Oscar have turned heads creating some of the most stylish restaurants in Northern Ireland by focusing on using reclaimed materials with a history behind them. Orla Maguire and Martin Barrett – trained architects, and self-confessed furniture hoarders – have designed restaurants such as OX, Howard Street, Belfast bar Aether and Echo, and […]
5th November 2014
Lights fantastic and the importance of lighting

Lights fantastic and the importance of lighting

How you light a room is – perhaps surprisingly – one of the most important factors of a decor scheme. “Consider all the different levels of lighting in the room, from the ceiling lights and pendants, to uplighters and occasional lamps,” urges Josephine Bennett, head of home design at Laura Ashley. “All these aspects create […]
5th November 2014
Autumn inspiration and seasonal ideas for gardeners

Autumn inspiration and seasonal ideas for gardeners

So it’s official – a walk to take in the seasonal colours of autumn is good for our wellbeing, according to new research by the National Trust. Indeed, now is the time for considering what we might want to plant to give us a blaze of autumn colour in future years, whether it’s Japanese maples […]
13th October 2014
US tycoon Tony Saliba seals Lough Erne Resort deal

US tycoon Tony Saliba seals Lough Erne Resort deal

A billionaire American business tycoon has completed a cut-price deal for the luxurious Lough Erne Resort. And the Enniskillen hotel’s award-winning golf course is likely to ensure the new owner is a regular visitor due to his family’s much-publicised love for the game. The five-star hotel enjoyed global exposure last year when it hosted the […]