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How to: Transform your IKEA Blind

How to: Transform your IKEA Blind

We recently opened our first flagship store and we covered one wall in fabulous MIND THE GAP Jardin Tropical leaf wallpaper and had a little left over...so obviously I decided to put the leftovers to use!  You'll need: Wallpaper paste Wallpaper Paste Brush Pencil & Measuring Tape Roller Blinds A modicum of patience Music to work to: John Mayer's Love on...

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The Original Hotline Bling...

The Original Hotline Bling...

At April and the Bear, we strive to put a focus on Irish artists and have a particular fondness for those that use humour to express themselves and their talent. Helen Devine is one such artist – her latest art print ‘the original hotline bling’ combines her love of the 80’s with a cheeky twist. Bold, nostalgic and oh-so-covetable.  We...

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Our very own store...

Our very own store...

We've opened our first P E R M A N E N T store - wohoo!    It took months of planning and a week and a half of intense work to put together but we're finally here and super excited to be open and you know, not covered in paint. We've oodles of new brands in store like Nook...

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Our Salvaged Sliding Door...

Our Salvaged Sliding Door...

The Bear and I have always been on the same page when it comes to interiors. Which is fortunate all things considered. When we first started looking for a home all those years ago, we knew the kind of abode we wanted - and that was a New York city warehouse loft apartment. And yes I know, we live in Dublin -...

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Heard the news?

Heard the news?

As you may have discerned from our not so subtle hints over the last few weeks - WE ARE OPENING A STORE! A permanent one! In Dublin! We're super excited and B U S Y working behind the scenes to set the shop up - as we're aiming for a March 1st opening. Yeah that's 2 weeks time. A H...

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Hygge for the Home

Hygge for the Home

Hygge (rhymes with ‘cougar’) sure as hell has its priorities right, loosely defined as a concept, feeling and action that promotes wellbeing and creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. As the turmoil-filled 2016 comes to a close it’s little wonder that this craze has hit home with so many people and thus shortlisted as one of the ‘Words of the Year’...

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