Coffee Break

In my last post I shared the blogs & websites that I love to browse in my continuing search for interiors inspiration. However, nothing beats sitting down with a cup of coffee and a good old fashioned magazine. Apart from finding great ideas I find it very relaxing to switch off from technology for half an hour to flip through actual pages – that is when there isn’t a baby to feed or a toddler to entertain! I must have spent the equivalent of a mini-break on magazines over the past couple of years but I think that it is money well spent as I do find myself returning to them again and again to earmark some colour scheme or piece of furniture that I want to remember. Also when it comes time to actually putting together mood boards, it will be clippings from magazines that I will be primarily using.

magazines

My favourite magazine for full on never-going-to-be-able-to-afford/lottery wish-list inspiration is Livingetc. The House to Home group also has the titles: 25 Beautiful Homes, Ideal Home and Homes & Gardens, all of which I buy regularly. That said I most look forward to when Image Interiors and House and Home hits the shelves as they are Irish publications and so any of the items featured are usually available to purchase in Ireland. The homes featured are in the main Irish which I find hugely inspiring as when renovating an old Irish farmhouse I need to keep in mind the landscape that surrounds me as well as the history of the house. As much as I love Scandinavian design or American blogs I feel that I need to keep in the back of my mind a sense of place and purpose that is uniquely Irish and so I continue to seek out good Irish content.

Which magazines and or blogs do you read? Please share in the comments below!

Tip: Look out for great subscription deals if you get magazines regularly and also if you have Tesco clubcard vouchers check for subscription deals whereby you use vouchers to have your favourite magazines delivered direct to your door!

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