Tuesday 22 January 2019

Looking for a last minute Mother's Day treat?

She’s the one that’s always there for you. She’s always ready to share a laugh, shed a tear and have a cuddle. This Sunday, it’s time to treat her.

house, the hugely successful interiors and design event, is back for the third year running and will take place in Dublin’s RDS from 25th-27th May 2018. Just in time for Mother’s Day, house 2018 is running a Mother’s Day Flash Sale with a 2 for 1 offer.

There is so much at house for you and your mum at Ireland's only trend-led and style-focused interiors event. Expect everything from glamorous interiors and design inspiration, to home décor trends and all those little extras for luxurious living.

Relax, browse and enjoy the day; you can even book in for Afternoon Tea or indulge in a glass of bubbles together. Get the most out of house and come prepared with plans, mood boards and ideas as Ireland’s top interior designers will be on hand throughout the weekend to give you their tips, insights and maybe some design secrets.

Interiors Architect Roisin Lafferty, founder and managing director of Kingston Lafferty Design, is one of the drawcard speakers throughout the house weekend. She points out that many busy mums organise their lives and their homes around the needs of their families.

“We hear about the ‘man cave’ for the husband or the den for the children, but what about a special space for the person who is often the busiest person in the house?”

Take your cue from this chic room Roisin has designed as a true retreat for busy mothers.

Pink sofa Roisin Lafferty for Mother's Day Flash Sale Native Copy.jpg
Use colour and texture to create a space just for mum

“I found a nice bright part of this home with plenty of light coming in from the garden. Being close to nature is really good for all our mental wellbeing. I love this cosy pink DFS Zinc velvet cuddler sofa. It’s roomy enough to share, but cosy enough to lounge on having a cup of tea or reading a magazine,” she says.

To make your space truly relaxing, it’s all in the details. Choose soft textures and comforting add-ons like cosy throws. Colour is also the ideal way to imbue your space with a certain mood.

“There is a warm throw for comfort, some favourite books close to hand and the bright green cushion adds a pop of colour. The cushion and the lovely plants bring the outdoors in. A soft rug and some stunning artwork on the walls lifts the space. I think every mum would appreciate this in the corner of their home as their perfect switch off zone.”

Top Tips from Roisin

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• “Go with what feels right for your home. This look won’t work for everyone, but try introducing a bold print on just one wall, for example, or adding greenery in different sized ceramic and metallic vases to bring your room up to date.

• “One key trend we’re seeing lately across the world of interiors is to bring personality to a space and this look gives you a real opportunity to express yourselves. Your home is your personal space, so it’s important to make your mark in your own unique way, I would encourage people to be brave and expressive!

house 2018 ticks all the boxes when it comes to interiors and design with over 160 market-leading creative visionaries and experts attending. You’ll discover interior designers, furniture makers and suppliers, kitchen fit-out specialists, bathroom specialists, lighting experts, flooring providers, fabric suppliers, window providers, paint and wallpaper suppliers, home extension specialists and home accessory suppliers all in the one place.

Don’t miss out on the Art Loft where over 40 Irish artists will display their stunning works and book in for a consultation with a member of the Interiors Association where you can bring your drawings and designs to get the best value you can from your session.

To get your 2 for 1 tickets to house, be sure to use promo code MOTHERSDAY at the checkout.



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