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The Dulux shade for 2020 is Tranquil Dawn – a soft green hue that Marianne Shillingford, Dulux’s creative director compared with ‘the space between the land and sky’.

Focusing on how the design of our homes and the spaces we spend time in affect behaviour and mood is something very dear to my heart. By shifting the(...)

Painting ceilings and woodwork the same colour throughout is an easy way to create flow

There was a trend in the 1980s for decorating every room in the house in a completely different colour. Even bathrooms had their own colour scheme, co(...)

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We carried out a study recently of people planning a home improvement project this year and unsurprisingly nearly three quarters of respondents cited (...)

Dominique McMullan at home loading the dishwasher

There’s one problem – the Dublin housing market. In reality we can’t afford to buy what we want. And listening to our friends’ experiences we’re not s(...)