Just lovely pics of dark doors and more from Canadian House & Home.

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I really like the colour combinations and soft furnishings Timothy has used in this townhouse. Especially the blue velvet bench in the hall.  However I would ditch the plants sitting on footstools either side of the bench. And the wall sconce but other than that loving it.

Until Ikea finally open the doors to their Dublin store! I apologise now but I will probably be posting my ever expanding Ikea wish list for the next seven weeks. And hopefully I can narrow it down by the time Ikea opens.

I want to be more organised so the first two things will help me achieve that –

SKAR shoe cabinet 48 sKASSETT mag files 3 s

And I want to make a bed skirt very similar to Pia’s below –

bed skirt for box bed

And while I would LOVE!!!!! to use the same fabric, its a little out of my price range at the moment so here are my Ikea subs –


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Great for hanging that special dress or coat and great on its own. This Raven coat hanger is mounted from the ceiling but there are also two other versions with the standard coat hanger hook and one for trousers. The Raven coat hanger was designed by graphic designer Ingibjorg Hanna from Iceland.

You can purchase the coat hangers from Birkiland for 24 dollars

I also really like the Not Rudolf Coat rack – available through Birkiland for 87 dollars

I am actually getting excited about decorating the hallway in the apartment. It seems an odd part of the home /apartment to get excited about as its simply a way of getting from A to B but it is the front line, so to speak, of your home.  And a room i think you can have the most fun with.

To make it even better we received a painting yesterday as a way of welcoming me to the area which I am definitely hanging in the hallway. I love colourful art filled hallways with a quirky cabinet or table near the front door for the practical things like mail and keys. 


A variety of coat hooks is another way of jazzing up your hallway as well as holding your coats/bags/hats/scarfs……


Another idea is mixing old frames with modern photographs.

Images from Design Sponge (Pic 1), (Pic 2), Living Etc (Pic 3) and Apartment Therapy (Pic 4).

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