No Irish woman would be swindled by the Tinder Swindler
No Irish woman would be swindled by the Tinder Swindler

Sarah Finnan

This darling Limerick cottage with its own wildflower garden is on the market for €170,000
This darling Limerick cottage with its own wildflower garden is on the market for €170,000

Sarah Finnan

Ask the Doctor: What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?
Ask the Doctor: What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?

Sarah Finnan

Olivia Rodgrigo’s cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is yet another testament to a true timeless classic
Olivia Rodgrigo’s cover of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is yet another testament to a true...

Sarah Gill

‘I was taking a leap of faith because I knew it was something I wanted to do’
‘I was taking a leap of faith because I knew it was something I wanted...

Shayna Sappington

How to know what it is you want, according to a transformation coach
How to know what it is you want, according to a transformation coach

Niamh Ennis

This recently renovated Ranelagh home is on the market for €1.475 million
This recently renovated Ranelagh home is on the market for €1.475 million

Megan Burns

15 romantic movies where the actors fell in love on screen and in real life
15 romantic movies where the actors fell in love on screen and in real life

Lauren Heskin

Social Pictures: Coca-Cola Zero Sugar’s Summer of Music launch
Social Pictures: Coca-Cola Zero Sugar’s Summer of Music launch

Sarah Gill

Quick weekday meal: Shiitake and spinach turmeric omelette
Quick weekday meal: Shiitake and spinach turmeric omelette

Meg Walker

Image / Editorial

Quirky Quarters


By IMAGE
21st Jan 2014
Quirky Quarters

The oak dining table was a gift from Bee's sister. The chairs are a mixed collection sourced from markets and salvage yards. Vintage pantry upcycled and sourced by Qwerky. The large painting is by Brendan Murphy, Bee's brother.

blank
blank
blank
blank
blankSee More Photos
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank

Bee and Darren Chambers had been searching for a home for a year when they stumbled upon a 1970s Dublin house. Straight away they knew they had found ?the one?. A blank canvas with the potential to create an open-plan living room and a large kitchen/diner, it offered plenty of scope to add character plus a healthy dash of their own personality.

And it’s clear that this couple has a very creative vision. Their passion for sourcing unique objects has resulted in a delightful family home that’s a charming and eclectic mix of vintage furniture and objets d?art. ?We wanted to create a warm and relaxed environment,? explains Bee, who runs Qwerky, an upcyling company, with her sister Yve. ?But nothing too uptight. I am inspired by Scandinavian style. I love the way they use white as a base then add colour through furniture and accessories.?

The house has a distinctive, feel-good atmosphere that mixes muted tones with flashes of richer tones, and, above all, Bee’s magpie eye for eclectic pieces that draw the eye. ?I love mixing and matching different styles,? she reveals. – I tend to buy pieces that I love and make them fit in. I will search for months and even years to get the right thing and I tend to hang onto things as they are rarely impulse buys.?

Bee’s mission to seek out vintage treasure and upcyle old pieces of furniture has resulted in a quirky, colourful and imaginative abode that’s perfect for all the family.

Photography by Mark Scott.