Friday 19 December 2014

Inside the home of make up artist Paula Callan

Renowned make-up artist Paula Callan's family home is a lovingly mix of luxe details, cool contrasts and creativity.

Published 27/06/2014 | 02:30

One of the bedrooms in Paula's house.
One of the bedrooms in Paula's house.
Paula Callan in her home. Photo: El Keegan.
Paula uses natural fabrics combined with a neutral colour palette, and a mix of dark wood. Photo: El Keegan.
Whenever Paula visits another country, she likes to bring home something for the house.
Dark wood furniture is used for contrast by Paula in her home.
The kitchen and dining area.

Renowned make-up artist and co-founder of Callanberry Make-up School, Paula Callan's family home is a lovingly mix of luxe details, cool contrasts and creativity.

"I'd say my interior style is classic with a modern twist. I love natural fabrics that I combine with a neutral colour palette, mixing in dark wood for a cool contrast."

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"I love interiors nearly as much as I love make-up and when I go away to another country I always buy something for the house and something for my kit.

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"I adore picture frames because I love to take pictures and put my kids' artwork into them, so that would be my go to item for decorating. I have a whole wall in my kitchen dedicated to all my photos and frames.

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"My top tip would probably be to keep walls and furniture neutral, that way you can change the feel of a room with a splash of colour in a throw, a pillow or a painting without having to change the whole interior scheme."

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Tone it down

"I've had some disasters with paint colours in the past so now I just stick to softer tones."

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First published in INSIDER Magazine, exclusive to Thursday's Irish Independent
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