Gold Standard

So I have this thing for copper/rose gold homewares, I cant actually pass them by in a shop without going over to take a look!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that the copper and rose gold trend exploded about 18months ago and is featured heavily in homeware, limited edition beauty products & gadgets. The trend is here to stay & needless to say I have picked up some lovely little bargins that feature around my home, mainly in my kitchen and lounge.

The colour scheme in my kitchen is cream, brown and pale blues so the copper accessories help blend all the colours together perfectly. The kitchen then leads into an open plan lounge thats decorated in white, black and pale blues, its a great big open space and it really is the hub of our home.

This picture was taken around a year ago (before I painted my shed and got the new patio done, blog post on that coming soon!) I have since added lots of copper bits and pieces to brighten things up a little and have listed them below so read on if you would like to know more and where I bought them.

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So in my opinion every kitchen needs a clock & I choose this one from Harvey Norman. I bought it about a year ago but they still have them in stock.Its made by Karlson, has stainless steel numerals & it really complements my kitchen style. It will set you back approx €50.

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Next up are a couple of buys I picked up in Tesco recently.

I am loving this hammered effect Copper Vase. I was looking for a tall and strong vase to hold long stem flowers like lilies and this one does exactly that, the vase was €18.   I also bought the Salt and Pepper Mills which cost €25 for the pair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting is so important in a room, it can set the tone and atmosphere but also has to be practical and fit for purpose.  In my kitchen I have spot lights from Ikea but I recently changed one of the light fittings to a gorgeous ….wait for it …Cooper light!  My Mum had bought the ceiling light in B&Q but after fitting it decided it didn’t sit (hang!) well in their new house and asked me if I would like it instead, happy days!  It’s from B&Q and cost €70.  I also added some heart shaped copper lights to add a twinkle to the kitchen at night.  I got these lights in pennys for just €3 for a pack of 12 lights!

 

                             

 

Which brings me on to the question,  where would we be without Pennys?  From picture frames, candles, throws and cushions Pennys homeware have you covered! I cant wait to check out their homeware section in their new Liffey Valley store. Their prices are unreal which makes it so affordable to change things up around the house when you get bored and want to inject a new bit of life around the place without breaking the bank. Here are a few items I picked up in Pennys recently, each costing just a couple of euro, with the lantern coming in at 5 euro! I have since put a tall white candle in the lantern and it looks fab.

 

Now …. this I just couldn’t leave behind in TKmax, its a copper (surprise surprise!) egg holder and we’ve christened her Henrietta!  I love it and so too did my big sister, so I had to go back to get her one too! It holds about a dozen eggs and cost just €12. I saw a couple of them recently in TKMax in Blanchardstown, so you never know they may still have them.

 

Move over Henrietta and say hello to these gorgeous candle stick love birds!  I bought them from The Pink Door gift shop in Ratoath, Co Meath.  They were €12 for the pair and I just love them. The Pink Door have gorgeous homeware, gifts and are a stockist of the fabulous Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I have recently finished some upcycling projects using her chalk paint and will share them with you soon.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this blog post, I hope it gave you a little inspiration for ideas in your home.

Best wishes,

Niamh x

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