There is nothing more personal – nothing that reflects your personality – more than your home.
If you’re wondering how to incorporate personality to give your home a greater feeling of belonging, using art is a good call. The permanent tsb Ideal Home Show will host a variety of Ireland’s finest artists and photographers who will be showcasing their work.
Elisa Capitanio is an Italian artist, currently living and working in Ireland.
Art, colours, shapes, travels and words have always been part of her being. A lot of her work explores the relationship between combined and contrasted colours.
You can check out Elisa’s brand new art collection at October’s show at stand N37.
Dublin born artist Donna McGee is largely self-taught and has developed a unique style, encompassing a diverse range of influences. Her work draws on the allure of stormy skies or vibrant sunsets contrasting with the dynamic force of the ocean.
You can see Donna’s stunning work at stand N40.
Aidan White is a landscape photographer living in Wicklow Town, Ireland.
Through the lens, Aidan looks to creatively capture the wonder, emotion and unique beauty of the Irish landscape. He always welcomes suggestions for photographing new locations, perhaps a particular mountain, lake, town or ocean view you have always enjoyed.
Make sure to visit Living Earth Photography at stand R20.
Frank O’Dea, is achieving a growing recognition from art buyers in Ireland and internationally with his works in private and public collections in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, USA and Australia. Frank works from his studio based in Clontarf and at his art gallery – Balla Bán Art Gallery, located in Dublin’s Westbury Mall (off Grafton Street).
Working with oils he has developed his own unique style where bright colours and simplicity are featured in his paintings. Regular themes include musicians, fashion models, lovers, and cafe/bar scenes and some quirky subject matters of everyday life as well as abstract works.
You can see some of Frank’s unique artworks at stand K19.
Jin Yong is a Chinese artist who is based in Ireland since 2002. When he was about five years old, he became interested in art and began taking lessons from a private teacher. He studied for four years in Art and Design in Changchun City. After moving to Shanghai city, he got his first work experience as a graphic designer and design editor for ‘Good Morning Shanghai’, one of the biggest Korean magazine publishing company.
Jin Yong looks for inspiration in nature and gets new ideas from modern culture. Sometimes he mixes colours to make some unique colour tones, though for him, the most beautiful colours are primary colours.
Make sure Jin Yong is on your list of stands to visit. Stand K32
Theo has painted all of his life and has developed his own style.
Theo’s acrylic paintings are impressionistic; the characteristics of Theo’s paintings which deem them impressionist painting include his visible knife and brushstrokes, emphasis on light in its changing qualities and the inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience.
Make sure you visit his exhibition at stand K15.
Aimee Gillen studied at Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork Institute of Technology from the year 2007 until 2009 when she was awarded with a B.A Ordinary in Fine Art and Design.
She has been working on self-initiated and commissioned projects since 2009, whilst also organising and taking part in various exhibitions along the way.
Make sure to visit her at stand K30.
You can see all these artists and more at October’s permanent tsb Ideal Home Show which will include the Home Interiors Fair – the largest single area of this massive event – where you can seek advice, ideas and the inspiration you need as well as the products, furnishing and accessories that will transform your house into your Ideal Home.
The Home Interiors Fair will bring over 40 of the very best home interiors suppliers, designers and professionals together in a designated area incorporating the interactive House & Home Interiors & Design Theatre, with panel discussions and one-on-one advice from Ireland’s leading interior designers.
Register for your FREE tickets now: idealhome.ie/free-ticket-registration/
Looking to add a splash of colour to your kitchen? Instead of refurbishing your entire kitchen, why not upcycle your existing cupboards by painting them? Colourtrend have all you need to know about painting kitchen units here.
Proper surface preparation is crucial to maximum finish performance. The durability of this product can be impaired by an unsound or poorly prepared surface. Surfaces must be clean, dry and sound before painting.
- Clean presses with specific degreaser cleaner. Extra cleaning could be required around areas near hobs, handles and extractor hoods.
- Allow surface to dry.
- Sand well with a fine sandpaper to get a key on previous gloss/varnish.
- Remove dust.
- Remove handles where possible to allow for easier application.
Application of Primer:
Your Primer may change depending on the surface you are painting. For any Hardwoods, gloss varnishes, gloss paints, formica, veneer, MDF, melamine and laminates please follow the instructions below.
- Can be applied with brush, roller or spray.
- Apply one coat of Colourtrend Prime 2.
- Allow 20 -30 minutes to be touch dry, (time depending on drying conditions).
- Recoat in 45-60 minutes, (time depending on drying conditions).
- Allow to dry fully.
If painting unpainted new hardwood or heavily sanded hardwood, Colourtrend Prime 1 would be recommended instead of Prime 2, as it has stain blocking properties and will prevent tannin bleed.
Note: if the surface you are painting is not listed above please refer to our ‘Colourtrend Prime’ booklet.
Application of Top coat:
Choose between Colourtrend Eggshell, Satin or Gloss in your desired colour. For a tougher finish use Sustain Acrylic Top Coat, (wb50).
- Can be applied with brush, roller or spray.
- Apply one coat of chosen colour/finish.
- Allow to dry, (recoat in 6-8 hours depending on drying conditions).
- Apply second coat of chosen colour/finish.
- Allow to dry.
For more advice and top tips, make sure you visit The Colourtrend Interior Design Forum at the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show.
The Colourtrend Interior Design Forum is about more than just paint – it’s about ideas, inspiration and helping you change your home into a stunning living space to enjoy with family and friends and will delight every day of the year.
To help you achieve the results you want, Colourtrend – Ireland’s only 100% Irish owned and operated, leading-edge paint company – have invited seven of Ireland’s leading Interior Designers to design and build individual room sets that provide you with the ideas and inspiration you need for your home décor project.
Each designer will be on hand to give you free one-to-one design and colour advice. Colourtrend staff will also be there to help you find the best paint to get the perfect finish for your decorating project.
The designers’ room sets will feature Colourtrend colours and finishes. Colourtrend continuously invite designers to help create a palette of over 1,500 shades – from stunning to subtle, from classic to contemporary. The Colourtrend Collections inspire you to express your flair and creativity to the full.
Whether you are building a house from the ground up or extending or renovating your existing home, there are finance options available for everyone at the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show this October 26th-29th in the RDS.
permanent tsb are back as title sponsors of the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show. The team will be on hand to help you with all your financial needs including mortgages, home improvement loans and home insurance. Over the weekend, there will be lots of activity at their stand so drop by and meet the team.
What’s even better is that permanent tsb will also be able to provide mortgage and home improvement loan Approval in Principle in just 15 minutes at their stand. So if you’re looking to buy your first home, build your dream home, or just improve your current place, make sure to visit them at the show.
Experts from the Revenue Commissioners will be at the show to explain to visitors about the home renovation incentive scheme and how to save tax on home improvements across the 4 day event.
Tax refunds of up to €4,050 or 13.5% of the cost of the project are available on a wide range of home improvements under this scheme, which ends in December 2018. The scheme allows home owners to claim a credit on the tax liability of up to 13.5% of the project, with a cost limit of €30,000.
If you think that your project meets these requirements, make sure to visit the Revenue Commissioners at stand K45 to find out more about this great tax break.
Revenue will also be on hand to talk about the Help To Buy Scheme (HTB), where first time buyers can avail of help in securing the deposit required to buy or build their dream home or apartment.
The scheme will provide a refud of Income Tax and Deposit Interest Retention Tax (DIRT) that the owner has paid in Ireland over the past 4 years, once the home has been built or bought.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will also be at the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show this Autumn offering advice to home owners about the Better Energy Home Scheme. They will be there to explain how home owners can become a recipient of a grant up to €6,000 to enable them to upgrade their homes with energy efficient measures, which in turn reduces their energy use, costs and greenhouse emissions. Make sure to attend their talk at the Mitsubishi Electric Home Advice Theatre.
The permanent tsb Ideal Home Show is Ireland’s biggest, most comprehensive and most enlightening home improvement event.
Don’t miss the Colourtrend Interior Design Forum, the Mitsubishi Electric Home Advice Theatre, The Home Interiors & Design Fair & Theatre and all the latest ideas in Windows & Doors, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Furnishing and Décor, Energy, Insulation, Home Technology … and lots more.
Roisin Murphy RIAI VAI – Architect, interior designer, artist
Television presenter of Home Rescue (formerly called: Desperate Houses) series on RTE
A veteran of the design world having earned her stripes in the trenches of Dublin in the nineties as it emerged from the tight grip of poverty and architectural desolation into a new economic and cultural era.
Read more about Roisin Murphy
Planning an extension for that extra bit of space you’ve always dreamed of? Or maybe you want to simply freshen up your home and create something different without moving house? Whatever your reason for renovating, there’s a lot to consider. The winner of the 2018 Architect of the Year award, Fergus Flanagan Architects have put together some top tips for planning your home renovation project and help you to get to a position where you can make informed decisions.
1. Have a design session at your house with an Architect.
This can be the best investment you make. At around €300, a session with your Architect can give you a wealth of information before you begin your project.
- Your Architect will know what you can get for your budget.
- Give you a series of ideas on how best to extend you home.
- Will talk to you about improved energy efficiency.
- Can inform you on general maintenance.
- Can put the wow factor in your home
- Will inform you if you can live in the house or if you have to rent during the renovation.
- Can give you an indication of how long the project should take so you can plan ahead.
After a summer of drought and water restrictions across Ireland, it’s as important as ever to make sure you are doing the most you can to conserve water in the home. With water usage being so critical in Ireland we asked Systemlink Technologies for their top tips for smart water usage.Systemlink Technologies have new revolutionary Krib smart hot water and heating control product which can save up to 50% on hot water & heating bills depending on the household make up. It’s the first time you can order hot water by volume rather than by time. The Krib comes with a touchscreen and a free to use app which allows for remote control of hot water and heating needs.
Smart Water Usage Top Tips
- Stop running the tap when you brush your teeth, wash or shave. This will save as much as 20 litres of water a time – if there are four people in the house and you all brush your teeth twice a day you will save almost 200 litres every day.
- Time your showers and stick to it, or use the Krib to order the exact amount of litres you want to use for your shower, typically this is around 30L out of your 200L hot water cylinder.
- Only fill the kettle with the exact amount of cups for tea/coffee needed. Use the Krib to do the same with your hot water cylinder and hot water usage.
- For the hose pipe ban you can pop a bucket in with you in the shower to collect water, you can use this to water your flowers/garden.
- Keep a jug of water in the fridge so you don’t have to run a tap to make your drinking water cool enough.
- A bath can be anything from double the amount of water used in a shower, so every so often opt for a shower instead of a bath.
- Use a basin or a plug stop in the kitchen. You will use less water when washing dishes or vegetables.
- Importantly, make sure to fix any leaks and drips you find around the house as soon as possible.
- Only use the washing machine and dishwasher for full loads.
Interested in taking control of your water usage?
Systemlink Technologies will have their new revolutionary Krib smart hot water and heating control product, which could save you up to 50% on hot water & heating bills. With water usage being so critical in Ireland over the past few months, be sure you visit the Systemlink Technologies Ltd stand, R38. You can even be in with a chance of winning a brand new tablet!
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