With just two weeks to go until our move, we decided to brave the weekend crowds and get as much furniture and pieces crossed off our list as possible. While trying to buy everything in one go was a little overwhelming (manoeuvring two shopping carts through Ikea on a Sunday contributed to this!), here are a few of the fun finds that made it all worthwhile…
After a crazy few days of jet lag and unpacking I’m starting to feel pretty settled in Hoboken. Whilst crashing in an apartment with three boys is interesting to say the least, I’m excited to start the apartment hunt process! In the mean time, I’m in Pinterest overdrive… light walls, dark walls?
I love the idea of light living rooms walls with a bright kitchen and this solid dark wall from Colby Burlingame’s Atlanta Apartment Tour on the Everygirl, perhaps something that I wouldn’t have considered before. A huge difference between moving in to an apartment here versus back in Dublin or London is that here they all come unfurnished which is rarely the case back home, so it’s an exciting process, moving in to a new place and being able to decorate from scratch!
In my last post I spoke about how good new year reorganisation feels. After a major clean out of my apartment, I decided it was time to move on to my blog and give Paper Vines a lick of paint and a bit of love. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while but sometimes the more thought you put in to a subject, the more difficult you find it to narrow down what it is you really want. So with the new year here, I figured what better time then to launch a new style.
I hope you all like the new look and logo, here’s to an exciting year ahead!
As some of you know, I head up the Communications and Design for Dublin based event company Event Fuel. Recently we were asked by Facebook in Dublin to design a loft style studio in their head office as a way of showcasing products from small and medium businesses (SMBs) across Europe. After numerous mood boards, many many hours shopping and days building and styling, here are a few snaps of the end results.
With only a 6m x 6m space to work with we installed a neutral carpet and 3D brick effect wallpaper across one solid wall to create a loft style atmosphere. A colour palette of blue, teal and mint was a recurring theme throughout and one which I based my wall print designs on. Such an incredible project to work on, I’m so delighted with the results – a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talent from small and medium businesses across Europe.
Hatch.co is an online retailer which puts users directly in touch with independent hand-makers. The catch? That every item on the website can be personalised and customised by the user, meaning the result is always something unique and personal. So when Anastasia, Co-Founder of Hatch reached out to me recently while on a visit to Dublin and asked me to curate a collection of my favourite products on Hatch I of course jumped at the chance.
With a huge love for all things paper and it of course being part of this blog name, the theme of my collection I chose to curate was ‘Paper and Prints‘. Here’s a snapshot of the collection but be sure to check out the products and the ways in which they can be customised by clicking the link below – perfect if you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas.