{ The Interior DIYer: About me

About me

Here are the basics about me. I always find bullet points much easier to digest:


- I was born in Dublin, Ireland, and grew up just north of Toronto in Canada. I'm now living back in Dublin with my husband and our two fur babies, Juniper and Toshi. 

- I love design down to my core. I grew up on HGTV [Home & Garden Television] in Canada when I was a kid. Channel 47, if memory serves me right. I did watch cartoons, but I remember being distinctly captivated by design shows.

- I graduated with a BA in Interior Design in November 2011 from Griffith College Dublin, and I am excited to get started in the world of design. Thanks to the extended recession in Ireland, the Interior Design industry is a difficult niche to get into. So, I'm making the most out of nothing, and trying to get the ball rolling through the only way I can - blogging my ideas, creations and projects. 

- If I had to choose a word that best describes my style, it would be juxtaposition. I'm all about strong contrasts. From what I wear, to what I put in my apartment. I really enjoy strong juxtapositions especially between old and new, bright and dark, and dainty and rugged.

- Hydrangeas fascinate me. I'm not a flowery girl, but there's just something about hydrangeas that make me cray. I have no idea why, but I adore them.

- I am very much an aesthetic person. Presentation is everything to me. The presentation of food on a plate, a shops window display, the appearance of my apartment, the presentation of wrapped gifts, decorating my home for every season, down to setting the table for dinner.

- I enjoy and appreciate [good] graffiti.

- I'm very ... particular. My parents tell me ever since I was old enough to hang up my own clothes, they all had to be in colour order. Starting with red on the left then through to orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, grey and ending with white. To this day my wardrobe is in colour order. In my defence, I've never known anything else.

- I can move my eyes independently of each other and wiggle my ears.

- Practicality is a big thing for me. It applies on multiple levels [shoes, diets, designs, etc]. Although, it is occasionally acceptable for something to be outrageously impractical. As the French say - "everything in moderation. Including moderation."

- I've always had a fascination with astronomy and I was quite good at math[s*] when I was in secondary school. I was top of my math[s] class and graduated on the Honor Roll. I'm contemplating getting a B.Sc. in Physics with Astronomy next year. Basically, a few steps away from becoming Sheldon Cooper. It's a full time course, and unfortunately that's the only thing stopping me back from doing it.

*Here in Ireland, math is called maths, so depending on where you are when reading this, add or subtract the 's' where necessary.
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