Life Interiors

Saturday 30 August 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 26/06/2014 | 02:30

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One of the bedrooms in Paula's house.
Paula Callan in her home. Photo: El Keegan.
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.

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"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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