Whether you’re renovating your home or can’t decide what to do with a tired-looking room, it can be hard to make interior choices. You can find nice images in magazines, but how do you know what will work well in your space? Will a velvet sofa date in a few years? Will your colour scheme make the room look smaller?
Making decisions on everything from paint to furniture arrangements can be fraught with indecision. Luckily help is at hand, as house 2019 brings together the country’s best interiors experts and retailers to give their insights, tips and advice.
Running from May 24-26 in the RDS Dublin, the event will see exhibitors of everything from kitchens, furniture and lighting to Irish craft and design, as well as the country’s leading experts giving talks and advice. With something for everyone, it promises to be perfect for interiors inspiration and picking up insider tips. Here’s what we’re most looking forward to.
Ireland’s top experts and designers including Hugh Wallace and Amanda Sawyer will explain how to create a home that incorporates accessories and accents with aplomb. Whether you want to transform a room on a budget or are planning a more extensive overhaul, head to the Trend Talks stage for the best advice.
The Inspiration Stage
With an impressive portfolio of work behind them, each expert speaking at The Inspiration Stage sponsored by Fleetwood Paints has unique insights into creating exceptional homes. From smart layouts and reconfiguration tips to material palettes and colour combinations, every aspect of transforming your home will be covered. Eager to share their tips and advice, the team of renowned experts includes Dermot Bannon, Hugh Wallace, Roisin Lafferty and Suzie McAdam.
The Design Clinic
In addition, you can also receive advice tailored to the specific needs of your home at The Design Clinic, partnered by Ulster Bank. Over the event, 24 expert designers from the Interiors Association will be available for appointments, or for you to simply drop in with your interiors queries. You can bring pictures, colour and fabric swatches, or simply have a chat with them, to work out the best solutions for your room. Book your free design clinic appointment here.
The Upcycling Stage
It's always exciting to see how people think of creative ways of upcycling furniture and breathe new life into old pieces. At The Upcycling Stage, the country's top experts will be giving tips and advice, from general inspiration to key practical information to give you all you need to get started on your own project. For even more ideas, you can also see the top entries in the Novice Upcycling Competition, who will all be rejuvenating an old piece of furniture.