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Siobhan Lam at home in Portobello

Siobhan Lam at home in Portobello

Siobhan's home in Portobello

Siobhan's home in Portobello

Siobhan Lams interior detail

Siobhan Lams interior detail

Interiots Insider handbag wall holder

Interiots Insider handbag wall holder

Siobhan's home in Portobello

Siobhan's home in Portobello

Siobhan Lam's Portobello home

Siobhan Lam's Portobello home

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Siobhan Lam at home in Portobello

As creative director of lifestyle store aprilandthebear.com, Siobhan dedicates her work life to finding unique home wares - and in her own home it's no different.

Her modernist style with natural and industrial accents is the perfect canvas for her gorgeous finds.

"I like to think of my interior style as easy, urban eclectic with a dash of industrial chic. Having said that, lots of different aesthetics appeal to me; from that bleached-out Scandinavian look to that darkly glamourous and slightly macabre look that Abigal Ahern pioneers.

"I really believe that you should surround yourself with what you love and are passionate about. So you love fashion? Why not hang that Carven collar on the wall and make a feature of it?  My fiance and I have been slowly collecting art prints and comic books for years and we hang them all over the house. The great thing about art though is that it's not permanent - you can change it every couple of months or move it around the house for a fresh, new look."

"The living room is probably our favourite area in the house; when we first bought it, we were determined to create a large, open laid-back living space that we could entertain friends and family in and that's pretty much what it's become. Many the impromptu party has started here and they always seems to end up with us drinking gin and tonics on the couch watching 80s music videos on Youtube."

Siobhan's Top Tip

"Take your time. Don't feel pressurised to decorate your house all at once, choose carefully and only buy what you feel like you can't do without and that you really love."

Irish Independent