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Style Watch with Grace Cahill
From the Catwalk to your Wardrobe...Grace Cahill on the Fashion Fixes that work in the Real World
It's a surreal experience designing a room for someone who does not yet exist. Part of me felt like I should wait to see her and perhaps allow her first newborn quirks to inspire my interior decisions. The other part, the anxiously impatient part of me, wanted to have it all ready for her homecoming. Determined not to let her gender define colours or tones, I wanted to create a warm, neutral space so I scoured the internet for brands that would reflect this sort of relaxed aesthetic. I am a traditionalist at heart - I love the sense of love and heritage in a quilted or knitted blanket - and so brands like Scandiborn, Liewood and Sebra naturally caught my eye. I'm thrilled with the rattan light fitting, an organic cotton crib canopy and an old rocking chair gifted to me. I also made some cherished finds at Irish-owned Bygge Bo, meaning 'to build a nest', dreamed up by Amanda Cunningham Tapsell, which happily stocks and delivers all those irresistible, age-old, rustic-style Danish and Dutch brands from a charming little store in Meath.