With such a variety of front door mats available these days, you can ensure visitors catch a glimpse of your personality before they set foot over the threshold.
The perfect outdoor accessory that can exude character, cheer, wit and maybe a little grumpiness :)
Once you've got the outside sorted, how about visiting Beechgrove Interiors to add a little personality to the inside of your home with our wide range of designer rugs.
Check out our top picks....
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Unit 18G Wakehurst Road
or contact Louise today
Im sure it wont surprise you to hear that quite often my clients remark that my home must be beautiful and often enquire what its like. In reality, I am a busy working mum of 2 beautiful little boys and 1 crazy pug. Im constantly juggling our order book to meet 6 week deadlines and if i can squeeze an extra set of curtains into the work pile, they are generally for the showroom. My house is way down the priority list, it is lived in and functional and there is always a pile of ironing crying out for attention.
If you follow us on Instagram (@beechgroveinteriors) or are one of my long suffering clients, you will know that my husband and I recently made a bit of a spur of the moment decision to move house. Having just redecorated our main bedroom&ensuite, this certainly wasn't planned but as our little boys continue to grow, we needed to think about the future. Long story made super short...1 house move, 1 business premises move and 1 holiday later, we are now starting to decorate our forever home. This is a task that will take a looooong time as I am the master of indecision.
Nothing to see here....just the aftermath of me deciding that it would be nice to add in some wall lights post-build and after the whole house has been sprayed white...
Don't get me wrong, i'm not totally incapable of making decorating decisions for myself. There were lots of them to be made to get our newly built house from 'shell' status to a point where it was actually liveable and to top it all off - we were on a deadline...tiling (can this one little word sum up the multitude of tile shops we visited, the miles that were travelled? Tiles bought from 3 different suppliers and then...grout choices...seriously too much grout choice), bathrooms and sanitary ware, one intricately designed kitchen - from the fabulous team at Woodstyle Kitchens (and yes, it took the whole teams input), skirting&architraves, internal doors and handles all selected and still no pretty fabrics or wallpaper in sight :(
Then i made a discovery...our brand new pelmet and roman blind from our previous ensuite was the perfect fit for our WC window - hooray!! No need to reshuffle my seamstresses work pile, our pelmet&blind that were only a matter of months old had a new home AND i had a starting point for the decorating to begin!
Drawing inspiration from the chevron design of the Nina Campbell fabric on our pelmet, i designed our custom made sink unit to subtly incorporate the 'V' shape at the top and bottom of each unit door, as well as the oval shape that would then tie in with the (not yet purchased) mirror as i knew i couldnt have a circular mirror in the limited space between the wall lights. I toyed with the idea of a granite worktop but it looked too fussy in such a small space so I opted for an alternative dark, textured and highly durable top. The mirror in the unit doors is highly patterned like mercury glass to disguise any little people finger prints.
I really darkened down this small space with the paint choice (lets face it anything other than white was going to do that) but the Zoffany paint colour plays its part in adding character and really accentuates the radiator. Im such a plain-jane and not a blingy person at all but i wanted to continue the mercury glass theme with my choice of accessories and wallpaper whilst adding a little glamour to this small area.
One little finishing touch required...did you notice? Im on the hunt for the perfect hand wash (maybe something other than Jo Malone or Molton Brown), but for now the Carex is hiding in the unit :)
New Season Window Display
Our new season window display featuring the latest fabrics from Designers Guild
Curtains - £1250
Lamp - £260
Bench - £390
Designers Guild book - £30
Trimmed cushions - £40
Latticino cushions - £60
New fabric collections, trimmings, carpet and rugs...
Beechgrove Interiors based in Ballymena offers the complete interior design service.
Louise and her team of industry experts work tirelessly to ensure your interior dreams become a reality. Whether you want to commission a piece of bespoke cabinetry or need professional designer advice on your latest redecoration project, Louise Graham is on hand to help.
Contact us today to book your consultation
Tel - 02825567264
43 Mill Street, Ballymena BT43 5AA
Services and products available include - carpet, rugs, lighting, lamps, furniture, pelmets, roman blinds, blinds, kitchen design, bathroom design, personal shopping, home accessories, upholstery, reupholstery, bespoke furniture, bespoke cabinetry, designer wallpaper, fabric, paint
As my little children grow (now aged 2&4), so too does their understanding and excitement for the Christmas season. Days are filled with such joyful innocence...can i switch the Christmas lights on? Can we go downstairs and see where Elfie (aka 'Chippy Chip') is today? My eldest proclaiming his love of that Christmas song that says 'so be good for goodness sake'! Followed by sweet little requests to open the next window of the advent calendars and asking when Santa's coming.
Even short journeys in the car are filled with special bursts of happiness as my littlest squeals 'danta' (muffled by his dummy) when we pass a landmark Santa decoration or pointing, and indicating with sheer delight, to all the Christmas lights that we've passed at least twice a day since they were switched on but still they are seen as though they are brand new. Surrounded by the innocence of their youth, you cant help but be transported back to when you were small, remembering the decorations in town, the perfectly imperfect Christmas decorations at home, being in the school play (now a proud mummy on the edge of her seat at the play), and those long endless days between finishing school for the holidays and searching the skies on Christmas Eve.
As a working mum, Christmas seems to be something thats talked about, its happening waaaaay in the future, weeks away...but then you go to schedule something in your diary and realise it is, infact, little more than ONE week away - mild panic sets in! Turkey needs to be ordered, shopping to be done, time to put up that stair garland you keep saying you'll do, present wrapping and there are less days to do something interesting with Elfie (as you promise yourself each night that you'll put him somewhere funny...tomorrow)
Those days that seemed neverending when you were little are now passing in the blink of an eye. Before its too late, slow things down a little...boil the kettle, put on some Christmas music, take some time to yourself in the midst of the mayhem, remember the reason for the season and the most important thing is family! :)
A little gift from me to you...our 3 step guide to Christmas table decor this is so simple it will add a little extra calm to the season.
#1 Choose your colour
General colour theme for Christmas decor falls into 3 categories
Made your decision? Perfect!
If not, the decision may be made for you with what items you have in your home to choose from
#2 Get your thinking cap on/have a rummage
Your table centrepiece can be made up from items easily found around the house or your leftover Christmas decorations - you know the ones, those decorations that were on the tree the first couple of years but every year since, it strangely seems to take less and less ornaments (*coughs* we mean time) to decorate.
Here are a few suggestions...
Foliage (such as holly or pruned faux branches from the unhung stair garland!)
#3 Layer it up!
Start to piece everything together, ensuring your centrepiece has these 3 things -
Unearthed a silver serving tray? Add a selection of different candles, some christmas baubles and pine cones Voila! Centrepiece chic in an instant
Here are a few visual ideas to help as well as some crafty use of wine glasses and little jars filled with cranberries
As the fastest year ever (right??) comes to an end and we gradually complete the last of our 2016 projects, we decided to take a little time out to give you some Christmas pressie inspiration!
Due to showroom refurbishment, we are having a massive Clearance Sale.
Sale items include:
First come, first served! Don't miss out!
43 Mill Street
Louise Graham is renowned in the industry as the new owner of long established Beechgrove Interiors.
She is truly unique in her approach to interiors, colour vision and cutting edge soft furnishing ideas.