Design event brings the House down
Architect Dermot Bannon has said the biggest mistake a person can make when designing their home is to ignore their surroundings during the planning stage.
The Room to Improve star said many homeowners get "caught up in the magazine pages" and ignore what their property has to offer, which he said is one of the biggest design faux pas.
Speaking at House 2017 - Ireland's leading interior design event, currently taking place at the RDS - Bannon said another mistake home owners make is to try to recreate homes that they've seen on television or in magazines, without considering their own needs.
Bannon admitted that he often has to say no to people who want to replicate the exact homes seen on RTE's Room to Improve.
House 2017, which is an INM event, is open from 10am to 5pm today at the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin.