This beautiful lakeside cottage in Co Donegal is on the market for €250,000
This beautiful lakeside cottage in Co Donegal is on the market for €250,000

Sarah Finnan

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Fancy a fixer-upper? Here are four cottages on the market for under €95,000
Fancy a fixer-upper? Here are four cottages on the market for under €95,000

Sarah Finnan

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This charming wisteria-adorned cottage in Co Kerry is on the market for €239,000
This charming wisteria-adorned cottage in Co Kerry is on the market for €239,000

Sarah Finnan

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This charming three-bedroom cottage in Donegal is on the market for €300,000
This charming three-bedroom cottage in Donegal is on the market for €300,000

Lauren Heskin

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This sweet country cottage with a picket fence and private garden is on the market for €310,000
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Laura de Barra: interiors tips
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Six simple and cost-effective ways to refresh your home this Spring


by Jennifer McShane
28.03.22

When it comes to revamping our interiors, everyone is different. Everybody has different wants and needs physically, psychologically and prioritising this is really important, explains Gaff Goddess and Decor Galore author Laura de Barra as she shares top tips on how to easily revamp our homes.

“I’m constantly going into spaces and thinking, who’s the end-user, but also making sure that it’s open enough that the end-user is able to be themselves. I leave blank spaces and rooms when I decorate, I leave blank corners, because someone could want to put in a desk, they could want to put in nothing or a bookshelf – you never know what people want to put in their space and you definitely don’t want...

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