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Press features of products and interviews with Home Lust Concept Store, home-lust.com, in Irish and international interior design magazines and blogs ...         

   

 


 

IMAGE Interiors & Living, image.ie 

August 2018 

College decor

Green Fingers

Plants instantly add life and freshness to a space, something that might be lacking in your room. They can help reduce stress during those busy essay sessions, and will also improve the air quality in your room. They look great too, and are an easy way to make your space look stylish with minimal effort. Handmade ceramic plant pot, €12. home-lust.com




The Irish Independent, Sunday Independent

June 2018 

It's all bright now

Move over Millennial Pink, there's a new hue in town. Brighten up your home with a pop of yellow ...

by Nathalie Marquz Courtney 

Ochre velvet sofa, €1,600: A warm, honeyed hue that pairs perfectly with mellow 70s interiors, home-lust.comOchre velvet sofa, €1,600: A warm, honeyed hue that pairs perfectly with mellow 70s interiors, home-lust.com

 




House and Home Magazine, houseandhome.ie 

April 2018

Hang out

Summer 2018’s ultimate lust-have piece, a cane cocoon chair is top for lazy, hazy days.

 Indoor-outdoor hanging chair, €350, and tropical cushion, €19, Home-lust.com




 

IMAGE Interiors & Living, image.ie 

April 2018 

Seven outdoor chairs that will make you excited for summer days

Hanging around

Forget inviting friends around, this chair's only for you. We can't think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon than gently swaying in this rattan cocoon. Round hanging chair €499. home-lust.com

 

 




The Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, April 2018

Jewels in your crown

Move over Marie Kondo - maximalism is back, and this time it's got a fresh, contemporary update ...

by Nathalie Marquez Courtney 

You don't get much more Art Deco than this classic silhouette, home-lust.com

 

 

 




 The Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, March 2018 

As nature intended

Plants are jumping out of pots and into home decor, with botanical patterns taking over from florals ...

by Nathalie Marquez Courtney 

The maximalist look: Mix real-life greenery with bold botanical accessories for a fresh, striking update. Selection of botanical-inspired wall decor from Dutch interiors brand HK Living, available at Home Lust, home-lust.comThe maximalist look: Mix real-life greenery with bold botanical accessories for a fresh, striking update. Selection of botanical-inspired wall decor from Dutch interiors brand HK Living, available at Home Lust, home-lust.com

Nature-themed decor surges in popularity every spring, as we shake off winter's layers and crave a fresh, bright, new beginning. At first, botanical patterns and plant-themed accessories seemed like just another fun, passing trend. But, season after season, plant patterns return, inching ahead of florals as the new spring staple.

"Customer interest in plant decor started about two years ago and is still going strong," says Diana Valentine, owner of online interiors store Home Lust (home-lust.com). "We've always sold out on stylised stem art prints and textile designs."

While blooms can seem a bit busy and fussy, the clean, structural lines of botanicals can add interest without overwhelming a space.

"Personally, I always turn to stem silhouettes and patterns," says Diana. "They somehow feel more natural and ornamental than florals, which can add a certain formality to the space."

"I love foliage because stems have a more sculptural quality - they can be really tall, and are more versatile when creating bouquets," says Diana. "Foliage looks fresher, lasts longer and green matches everything. That they are significantly cheaper or you can forage them yourself also helps."

When it comes to picking a pattern, you need to tread carefully; an ornate tropical design can look beautiful on its own, but will often clash with the rest of the decor in your space.

"There's no point adding a trendy palm leaf cushion to your living room if it just does not suit," says Diana.

If you have a clean, modern space, try going for delicate plant designs, which can add a more subtle natural touch. Minimalist plant silhouettes work very well on white and bright walls and also contrast beautifully with rich, dark backdrops. Botanical wall charts or soft watercolour prints can be a great alternative to cushions.

"As in nature, botanicals are very seasonal," says Diana. "There is always a tendency to add a tropical touch to your decor for the summer, but leaf and herb illustrations, as well as woodland patterns, can be introduced at any time of the year."

Forest wall hanging, €29, home-lust.comForest wall hanging, €29, home-lust.com




House and Home magazine, Ireland, April 2018 

The Butterfly lounge chair from home-lust.com at just under €500 offers a leathery, relaxed style. Throw on a Mongolian fleece and you’re there, style apex. Great for lounging or reading and manspreading; €489.

 

And to go with it, a black or brass coffee table at 129 and like all of these styles the top is detachable for use as a tray.




Spring interiors: the natural trend

’Tis the season for nature notes, but with understated materials, florals and insects — not tropical kitsch

Spring has arrived at Irish lifestyle store Home Lust, and nothing says springy like a nice swinging rattan chair for the sunniest part of your room or conservatory. This bowl-shaped hanging chair, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, comes in black or natural coloured rattan and looks adorable and inviting when lined with a sheepskin or some chunky textiles. It can bear a load of 120kg and includes a suspension spring and hanging chain. €499, <a href="https://home-lust.com/">home-lust.com</a>
Spring has arrived at Irish lifestyle store Home Lust, and nothing says springy like a nice swinging rattan chair for the sunniest part of your room or conservatory. This bowl-shaped hanging chair, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, comes in black or natural coloured rattan and looks adorable and inviting when lined with a sheepskin or some chunky textiles. It can bear a load of 120kg and includes a suspension spring and hanging chain. €499, home-lust.com

In materials, rattan and cane are having a moment, presented to us in an impressive enough fashion to forget the genre’s crimes against good taste in the 1970s, also known as the wicker decade. Chunky natural materials, macramé, and woven grasses and jutes are all part of spring 2018.




Esther N McCarthy 

If you want a pop of colour in any room, throwing a cushion in can really shake things up. I like these funky, fun, Mexican fiesta style pom-pom cushions.

The round shape is a nice change, right? But there are more conventional options too for any squares out there. The cushions are €12 here.

The round one’s vital statistics are H:35cm x W:35cm x D:6cm.

 

 

The cushions are €12 from home-lust.com.



If minimalism is your thing, you’ll love this simple square wall clock. It’s available right now at Home Lust Concept Store for €29. home-lust.com




 

The Hotlist, Weekend Magazine, The Irish Independent, February 2018 

Beautiful boho

The clever people behind Irish store home-lust certainly know the kind of products to stock that will have interiors aficionados salivating. From stylish brass and glass drinks trolleys to magnificent rattan hanging chairs, the products are sourced from Europe, as well as Turkey, India and Morocco. These boho cushions, with macramé, knot motifs and fringing, are an inexpensive way of adding easy glamour to your home. BUY: €15; home-lust.com

 

 

Affinity Luxury Magazine, affinitymag.co.uk

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The Irish Independent magazine, February 2018 

Elegant home office essentials. How do you make room for a workspace in your home? Nathalie Marquez Courtney 

A natural wood table paired with a brass chair makes for an elegant and flexible workspace set up. From a collection at Irish e-tailer home-lust.com
A natural wood table paired with a brass chair makes for an elegant and flexible workspace set up. From a collection at Irish e-tailer home-lust.com

 

Working from home is having a moment - and with it, functional but cool home office designs and products. The 2016 census showed a 14pc increase in people working 'mainly at or from home', and that doesn't include office-goers who have the flexibility to log in from home one or two days a week. Further research shows many open-plan offices are not conducive to focused, quiet work and it's easy to understand why an increasing number of us are opting to stay home instead.

Brass chairs with sleigh legs, €600 for a set of two: These chairs work equally well at a dining table or a desk, just add a sheepskin throw for hygge appeal; home-lust.comBrass chairs with sleigh legs, €600 for a set of two: These chairs work equally well at a dining table or a desk, just add a sheepskin throw for hygge appeal; home-lust.com

The Sunday Times Ireland, MOVE Supplement, February 2018 

@darafly 's mention of our #brassfurniture #hallway #coatrack in the last #SundayTimesIreland. Seeing your business in your fave #sundaypaper that you've been reading for your whole adult life is just the best feeling. #perfectsunday #thankyou . We are also currently taking new orders (pre-orders) for our very popular large #brushedbrass #roundmirrors, available for delivery from March. We've now reduced the price if you wish to purchase more than one. The gold #coatrack #organiser is a very elegant and slimline space-saving solution for small and narrow #hallways, especially dark ones. Obviously, these two pieces go well together. We love these minimalist pieces that nevetheless have this elegant, #artdeco vibe, and are versatile enough to use in more than one room in the house. Is this not a dream #entryway set-up? . . . #irishshop #irishstore #shopirish #buyirish #shopindependent #dublin #ireland #homedecor #interiorsinspiration #irishinteriors #onlineshopping #shoponline #Irishbusiness #hallwayfurniture #brassmirror #brassaccents #brassfurniture

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indulgeme.ie  , February 2018 

 

You Will Lust Over Every Piece From This New Irish Interiors Store

If the new season has inspired you to to give your home a fresh makeover then there’s no better time to introduce you to the oh-so lustworthy new Irish interiors store, home-lust.com. From fabulous furniture and statement bar carts, to velvet cushions and whiskey decanters, online concept store Home-Lust has an array of home decor pieces to help you create an inspired space in 2018.

Their new fifties-inspired lighting collection positively beams sophisticated. Designed in elegant black with brass detailing there are both ceiling lamps (€120 – €220) and table lamps (€249 – €449) in the range.

 

Other eye-catching pieces in the furniture collection, some new additions and other already best sellers, include a brass coat rack (€299), a white marble and brass circular trolley (€499 and a slimline circular brass trolley (€399).

If you wish to dwell in the wonderful space you have created, Home Lust have an array of velvet chairs (€320) and rattan hanging chairs that are suitable for indoor or outdoor use (€369 – €399).

Visit the gallery above to see all our favourite pieces from Home-Lust.

Home-Lust is exclusively available to shop online at home-lust.com.

 

UMagazine Ireland, December 2017 

Woman's Way magazine, Ireland, womansway.ie 

 

Dress a drinks trolly... 
Not only are drinks trollies very much on trend this year, they are a simple way of elevating your dining experience. As well as being useful, you can use it to display your cocktail shakers, cool tumblers and colourful drinks, whilst adding some fairy lights will give it that festive feel. Drinks trollies are a little more on expensive side, costing anything from €300 to €600, but they are a nice investment piece in your home. Alternatively, you could always dress a side table to get a similar effect.

Ireland's Homes and Interiors Magazine  

Sure, why wouldn't we talk drink on a Monday evening. Especially one like this! It was a lovely surprise finding one of our #drinkstrolley so in Ireland's Homes and Interiors magazine, the December, ie #Christmas issue, in a great article celebrating all things #cocktails and glamour. . '#ChristmasSpirit . From Hollywood glamour to understated elegance, your #drinkstrolley will be the talk of the #dinnerparty circuit. . Revival of the drinks trolley Free your sherry from the sideboard: the drinks trolley is back! This mid-century piece is part of a bigger mid-century #interiorstrend. The drinks trolley dates back to the late 1930s and early 40s, and its popularity stretches through until the 70s. Don Draper, from the #MadMen television series, is partly responsible for its revival. Mad Men featured gorgeous drinks trolleys and made the whole look glamorous.' . Find this #barcart and others, plus #accessories on home-lust.com. . . . . . #irishshop #irishstore #shopirish #buyirish #shopindependent #dublin #dublinshop #dublinstore #homedecor #interiorsinspiration #irishinteriors #irishblog #irishblogger #onlineshopping #shoponline #Irishbusiness #irishretail #irishentrepreneur #shopindie #shoplocal #buylocal

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Five of the best: Design stores

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Earth power
A warm, stylised “Instagram” feel comes with products from Home Lust, an online store. They include these glazed earthenware handcrafted mugs, above.
€36. home-lust.com

Sunday Times Ireland, Interiors & Property Supplement 

 

 

House and Home Magazine, Ireland 


 

House and Home Magazine, Ireland 

 

 

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Newly minted

Whether you’re looking to create an ambience of rustic charm or cool sophistication in your home, natural materials, tactile fabrics and crisp shades of green will bring tranquillity to any decor and help to turn down the temperature this summer

Big names in green: Broste Copenhagen, Nordal and Madam Stoltz
Big names in green: Broste Copenhagen, Nordal and Madam Stoltz

Home Lust Concept Store, the Scandi-chic Irish online interiors store, has cut prices for summer. Big names include Broste Copenhagen, Nordal and Madam Stoltz. This concrete and wood dining table is down from €999 to €880 and comes with black or natural wood legs. home-lust.com

  

The Independent, Ideal Home Show April 2017,
Colourtrend Interior Design Forum

Featured is our 2017 interview and inset a photo of last year's roomset we exhibited at the same show ... 

irish independent ideal home show 2017 colourtrend interior design forum home lust concept store

 

House & Home Magazine, April 2017

Interview for the Ideal Home Show, Colourtrend Interior Design Forum 

"7 COLOURTREND INTERIOR DESIGNERS GIVE US THEIR INTERIORS TOP TIPS AND FAVOURITE INTERIORS TRENDS

Kicking off this Friday, April 21st, at the RDS Simmonscourt, the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show showcases the latest trends in interior and architectural design. To get you in the mood, we chatted to the seven Irish interior designers who are part of the Colourtrend Interior Design Forum at the show about the rooms they'll be creating, their favourite interiors trend for 2017 and their quick fire interiors top tip.

3. Diana Valentine of Home Lust

Tell us about the roomset you’re designing for the Colourtrend forum.

MColourtrend interior designs ideal home show interiors advice tipsy roomset this year is an interior garden, which doubles as a creative workspace in the home. As work and home lifestyles continue to change, I believe that most people wish to have their own informal creative or working space in the home, one that can be enhanced by the positive impact of living greens. For the roomset I designed, I’ve chosen a number of Scandinavian brands sourced on my Home Lust Concept Store, as well as a large selection of products from Dublin-based Irish-design makers and fairtrade retailers. The assembled set is essentially a collection of my favourite things, and some of the best artisan creations available in Ireland, from makers such as Gilded Hound, Hey Bulldog Design, Elements of Action, Concrete Forest, Grain & Groove, Kaiko Studio, Dar Sol, and rare flowers and plants from La Planta.

Colourtrend interior designs ideal home show interiors advice tips

What is your favourite interiors trend for 2017?

I love all the exciting trends in home textiles, such as the return to luxurious texture and vibrant colours, with the addition of fringes, pompons, tassels and jewelled embellishments to throws and cushions. These are lovely bohemian touches that have filtered through from the fashion runways and mark a return to a certain playfulness after quite a few years of neutral minimalism. In the same vein, modern glam will be big this year, with golden metallics taking centre stage, paired with dark greens, aubergines and inky blues, so expect an elegant sort of decadence when it comes to dining and the living space. The botanical trend shows no signs of waning, and animal motifs were present at all of the big interiors events in Europe, so it's plants galore and cute koalas this year, very tropical still, but definitely less kitsch than in 2016.

What’s your best interiors top tip?

Choosing products with a certain timelessness and versatility in both design and usage. Many of us don't have the finances or time to change up our home decor regularly, which is why investing in living accessories and even smaller pieces of furniture that can be used in different ways is a great way of making changes without breaking the bank or taking a week to redecorate the house. An end table can easily become a plant stand, a large bowl can be used as a display storage indoors, and a bird bath outdoors; a bamboo ladder is a towel rack, a balcony trellis or an unusual display for your pictures. One of my favourite pieces to 'play with' all year round is the barcart. I use mine as a display stand, accessorised with books, succulent pots and bric-à-brac, and for dinner parties, it becomes a glamourous drinks trolley.

You can find out more about Home Lust on their website or blog, or catch them on Facebook or Instagram."

 


Top 10 Spring Trends in Home Décor

Fresh home looks for a bright new season that you can achieve with ease, by Diana Valentine

This spring marks a return to interiors inspired by Mother Nature as we embrace lush living greens and fill our home with elaborately textured textiles and bohemian accessories. Welcome spring 2017's New Romantic look with these 10 tantalising décor trends…

7 Natural materials

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Luxurious plants are the perfect backdrop for this season's natural materials and eco-friendly products, such as reedy rattan day beds and beautiful bamboo benches - the perfect accessories for your brand-new indoor jungalow garden.

Find it: Hanging teardrop rattan chair, €350, Home Lust Concept Store, home-lust.com

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IRISH COUNTRY MAGAZINE, MARCH 2017

The festive celebrations on gaffinteriors.ie included one of one beautiful green marble and antique brass drinks trolley ... 
"Bring in the hostess trolley

The hostess trolley is back and it brings instant character to a room. It can be used to stack anything from drinks to books or music systems for the rest of the year. It’s easy to decorate – just scatter a few baubles – and is a good way of delegating at least one task from the main host as guests can help themselves to drinks rather than having to have their glasses refilled. Any kind of table that you can set up with drinks and appetizers will fill the same role."



And here is the trolley again in The Irish Independent, Sunday edition, Property Section ...


Featured in the MOVE Section of The Sunday Times, Ireland edition, December 2016. What a lovely feeling being named as one of the best Ireland deisgn shops by your favourite Sunday paper ... 


Another one of our drinks trolleys, the uber-glam black glass and brass barcart, was featured in the special Interiors Edition of the Sunday Business Post, December 2016 

 


That time when our copper bowls were featured in The Irish Examiner, and instantly sold out ... 

 


And here we are in the Christmas 2016 edition of Irish Country magazine, Ireland's Magazine of the Year, 2015 and 2016.


A big 'Thank You' to Caroline Foran for including us in her list of the best interiors online shops in the Sunday Business Post, businesspost.ie/magazine

Interiors: Keeping the best on site | A new breed of online interiors destinations are now offering a slew of interesting items, at surprisingly competitive prices ...

Such a great review by one of Ireland's best arts and interiors writer, Kate Phelan of the Culture Trip, Ireland. 
We were so very happy to find our wares in the IMAGE Magazine Ireland #Lifestyle pages this month. This gorgeously designed issue stars the beautiful Maia Dunphy, curator of the refreshingly honest The M Word family and parenting blog, among other things, dressed in this stunning Helen Cody couture dress. See image.ie. 

Delighted to spot our Instagram in The Journal's "7 Instagram accounts you need to follow for home decor inspiration", alongside great design Instagram and design blogs from all over the world... 

We were delighted to be nominated for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016,
along with other outstanding Irish bloggers, in the interiors and lifestyle categories ... and we were over the moon to win two out of three: best interiors Irish blog in the company and personal categories, for our Lust List blog, and that of our resident writer,
Diana Valentine | Home Design. 

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With Jill L'Estrange of L’Estrange Designs at Ideal Home Show, October 2016. Watch her interview here. 


Write-up and photography of our roomset by hildabydesign.wordpress.com

What I liked: It was great to see the paint choice (Mussel) tying in so well with the rest of the scheme and Jill had teamed up with online concept store Home Lust which provided pretty accessories throughout.

IMAGE Interiors & Living magazine Ireland, September/October 2016
image.ie/interiors
Sunday Independent, Property Supplement, September 2016 
House and Home Magazine Ireland, September/October 2016 
houseandhome.ie
House and Home Magazine Ireland, July/August 2016 
houseandhome.ie
Food & Wine Magazine, Ireland, June 2016 
foodwine.net
Irish Tatler Magazine, June 2016, 
irishtatler.com
Confetti Bridal magazine, Ireland, April 2016
confetti.ie
Irish Country Magazine, April 2016
irishcountrymagazine.ie
House and Home Magazine Ireland, May/June 2016 
houseandhome.ie
Garden Heaven magazine (March 2016),
the gardening annual of Image Interiors & Living, image.ie/interiors
Munster Interiors magazine, Ireland, March 2016
munsterinteriorsmagazine.com
Irish Country Magazine, March 2016
irishcountrymagazine.ie
House and Home Magazine Ireland, March/April 2016 
houseandhome.ie
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IMAGE Interiors & Living magazine Ireland, March/April 2016
image.ie/interiors
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IMAGE Interiors & Living magazine Ireland, Jan/Feb 2016
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houseandhome.ie
________________________________________________________________________Upstairs, Downstairs Home, Garden & Lifestyle magazine Ireland,
Feb/Mar 2016 
upstairsdownstairsonline.com
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We have been featured in interiors online articles on: 

Marble Moments on gaffinteriors.ie

Home & Garden, Irish Independent, independent.ie

The Home & Lifestyle section of the Irish Examiner, irishexaminer.ie

 

 

HOUSE AND HOME magazine Ireland, houseandhome.ie
MONOCHROME YOUR HOME: 12 ITEMS UNDER €20 BY AIMÉE MORIARTY
It's the trend that's been sneaking it's way back into our homes, this spring, so we've rounded up 12 affordable pieces you're going to love...

color crush

1. Gradient glass vase, €12 | 5. Black iron candleholders (set of 3), €20

 

IMAGE Magazine Ireland online
image.ie 

10 Reasons To Shop For Your Home In The January Sales

It’s that time of year when we’re done and dusted with Christmas, and we’re glad to see the back of all that boozing to be honest. We’re looking forward to the arrival of Spring and, thanks to the lack of funds in our bank accounts, we’re spending our January Saturdays embarking on that much needed deep cleanse of our homes. From tearing the tree down to bagging up what’s been lurking in the depths of our wardrobes, there’s no time like the present to introduce some fresh vibes into your home. It’ll do you the world of good mentally too. What’s more, if you’ve managed to hold on to a few bob this month, there’s no better time to update your living space with discounted goods in the winter sales. Here we round up 10 things we’ve been lusting after this January, sure to kick your January blues back to 2015. 

5 Cool Christmas Gifts from Dublin’s Newest Homewares E-Store

Now that it’s December, we’re officially allowed to go Christmas crazy. Eclectic new Dublin-based online homewares retailer home-lust.com has arrived just in time…
Nothing flirts with that thin line between pleasant hype and panicky hysteria quite like the build-up to Christmas, especially when it comes to gift-giving. A certain amount of frenzy is all part of the joy of the season – it wouldn’t be Christmas without some last-minute Penneys power-shopping among crazed crowds – but this year we’re planning to keep the panic stations to a minimum by sourcing thoughtful gifts online. Mulled wine in hand, Michael Bublé crooning carols in the background, we’ll be leisurely browsing home-lust.com looking for special gifts for our loved ones. An online retailer of Scandinavian and European homewares, Dublin-based Home Lust was founded in November by a savvy team of interiors journalists and design bloggers, including a former member of the Image Interiors & Living team, Diana Nacu. Seeking to offer distinctive design pieces to Irish and European shoppers at a reasonable price point, the site boasts a considered selection of beautifully designed products from brands like Broste, Madam Stolz, HK Living, Haus and Vermissen.Their carefully composed collections also include fair-trade products and artisan craft works from makers in Portugal, India, Morocco and Turkey, and you’re sure to find something sublime to leave under the tree for your significant other/sibling/self among their wares. We’ve already spotted five admirable items we’d love to unwrap on Christmas morning.
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THE GLOSS Magazine Ireland (out every month with The Irish Times)
thegloss.ie
As we love design, and follow design blogs religiously,
we are over the moon with the response of some the best Irish design bloggers around. We were delighted when our products got the design blogger treatment on: 
encounteringart.com, an exquisite art and lifestyle blog from Cork, Ireland
homewarehuntress.com, the beautiful Irish design blog of Jenna Crotty
mintmag.ie by interiors and lifestyle Irish blogger Louise Rankin
designology.ie Instagram of Dublin interior designer Moya Farrell 


There is nothing we don't love on the South African design blog belonging to superstylist Kim Gray (now happily residing in South Dublin), kimgray.co.za
Here are her home-lust.com shopping lists:  


Home Lust, January 11, 2016

Ooh, another favourite on-line store from Ireland!
Welcome Home-Lust for gorgeous Scandi inspired finds!

 

 Colour Me Happy, January 19, 2016