What’s Love Got To Do With It ❤️

Ok so what’s love got to do with ? We don’t believe what the song says, it’s not just a secondhand emotion. ❤️ You either love a piece or you don’t but how many of us have been out shopping with a friend and they pick up a dress or pance and say these would be lovely on you and you think oh god know, but they persuade you to try them on anyway and you just can’t believe how well it looks. Ok I realise furniture pieces are somewhat bigger in size but the same principle applies here just remember we are dressing a bigger space, you just need to hone into what that space needs. 👌😀

That’s why sometimes shopping with a friend who is aware of the area you want to purchase the item for is a good idea. I suggest you measure the exact area where you want to put the piece, because we know you don’t want something to big but believe me you don’t want something that’s to small either. If there is something already standing in the area I would suggest you first take a picture of the space with the item and then without, also try and take pictures of the whole length then the width of the room and of course the colour schemes you have going on. 🏡

Again as I have suggested before one wow piece is fine depending on the size of the room if it’s a room full of dark woods maybe add a piece of colour or vice versa it works everytime. But if it’s a living room will have to coordinate colour scheme to match your settees etc, I find if you use a darker or lighter colour tone of the living room chairs, settee etc,,,🎨

I love Vintage especially the 70’s but I don’t think I would like to decorate a whole house to it but an apartment would lend itself well to it or maybe a house that is very modern with a more open plan design. If you are good with craft and design you could fill such a space reasonable enough. The hardest job is sourcing what you need but if you have a good Antique n Vintage store near by they are your first port of call if they have what you want talk to them tell them what you are looking preferable show them pictures and give them your colour scheme same as before and you can’t go wrong. 

I always say ‘Taste to each there own’ having learnt the hard way from pieces I have bough and then totally disliked😀 it would be an awful sad place if we all choose to buy the same things as each of us has our own personalities so to should our furnishings don’t you think. 😕 

The home office can really have that old library look for the lady or gent. There is a huge amount of pieces you can use for either the small or large room. With such a variety of desks or buerue’s to choose from book shelves, station/writing boxes library chairs.


             Bathrooms can also look great with old vintage sideboards and old antique shaving mirrors.        But we also sell a lot of the antique and vintage decanters beautiful for your bubble bath, shampoo, conditioner etc, it gives a luxury feel to your bath routine. Maybe add some jugs for lavender or fresh flowers and add a few candle sticks and maybe add a antique letter box to hold your hair clips and ties or an old antique shaving mirror etc,,, so you see every room in the house can  have that classy look.🛀


Bedrooms can also have that luxury feel by just adding some vintage throws, patchworks, kanthas or a antique or vintage bears some nice silver cloths brushes some lace throws rocking chairs are always a nice touch😴


               Well that’s it for now ladies and gents we’ll catch up again soon any questions or if you’d like to share your ideas we’d love to hear them so feel free to comment… 😊

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R551 from Tralee on the main road a mile before the village of Ballyheigue on the right hand side. Sign posted across the gates.