Marlene Wessels

Art Director Marlene Wessels' unerring creative eye and serious crafty streak make her a gifted designer, as well as an inspired stylist and sharp photo editor. This super-skilled South African-turned-Dubliner masterminds the beautiful photoshoots that make each issue of Image Interiors & Living.
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Interiors inspiration from my native South Africa

I grew up in South Africa, so deep, earthy colours, strong, graphic patterns and tribal interiors are my…

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Our favourite bedrooms from the 2018 issues of Image Interiors & Living

I adore my bedroom. I love getting into bed after a long day, snuggling in under a warm…

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Bathrooms we love from 2018 issues of Image Interiors & Living

My bathroom is my sanctuary, a space where I go to soak in a steaming hot bath or…

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Dining room inspo courtesy of our Image Interiors & Living designer

So often, the dining room is an area that gets neglected. Aside from special occasions (like the one coming…

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Our Image Interiors & Living designer picks her favourite kitchens of 2018

If I had all the money in the world and given a blank canvas for a kitchen makeover,…

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I spent four days learning to paint portraits in Dunmore East and it was the best thing I’ve done for myself in ages

I still feel like I'm floating, drifting through a calm artist's life of waking up every day to…

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Seven simple (and cheap) ways to add some winter brights into your home

Don't let the dull and dreary weather get to you. Instead, lift your spirits and your home with…

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How to pull off winter blues at home

People traditionally veer away from blue during the wintertime, it appears cold and distant when we're looking for…

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Vintage pattern and prints to bring into your home

We loved H&M’s recent collaboration with Morris & Co, the quintessentially British interiors brand founded in 1861. So…

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7 sofas to sink into this October

Looking for a sofa that is as squishy and soft as a marshmallow, that you can sink into…

By Marlene Wessels

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Feel that nip in the air? Here are 5 firewood holders to guarantee cosy evenings

There is little more cosy or comforting than sitting down in front of a roaring open fire, the…

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The Aristocats: Homeware accessories for the feline-friendly

Love them or hate them, cats really don’t care either way. Cats are interesting and independent creatures with…

By Marlene Wessels