Thursday, 30 April 2009

Avoca Love.



I am starting to get excited about some work that will be commencing soon on our house. We are sorely in need of some more space here. Has anyone noticed how children just keep on growing! Thankfully, I don't think it will be as disruptive as it might have been, as we are more reclaiming space than anything else. 

So on Monday I took myself off to meet Lisa in Avoca for some inspiration. It's not hard to find inspiration in Avoca. For those of you who have never experienced it I am not quite sure what to compare it to. Any suggestions anyone? Anthropologie maybe? Anyway, put simply, it is a shop that is choc full of absolute gorgeousness from clothing, to kitchen and home wares, food, books, gardens, childrens toys and clothing, I could go on. But the environment is what makes it so appealing. Below are some photos taken in one of the cafes, The Ferntree Cafe. Our friends John and Caroline recently had their new kitchen modeled on it and it is gorgeous. 
 

We won't be doing anything quite like this but I still need inspiration right? 

They have the most amazing array of mis-matched tables and chairs which of course go beautifully together.

The chandeliers! Oh my...

I think this table is my favourite. 

So anyway, this is my way of saying be warned! There may be an excess of interiors stuff going on here over the next few weeks. Yes, you may recall me saying this a few months go and then nothing came of it. That's because nothing came of our plans at the time. But now it is actually starting next week and I am hyperventilating with excitement if I think about it too much. And now I can indulge my house-love finds. 

Watch this space!

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Third last pic is divine...

We feel so at home here because it is reflecting ourselves!

McVal said...

That last table is so quirky! I love it!

Tia said...

I`m chuffed for you Ciara ! Our cottage is so small too...so I`know what its like to be "squished" :) I LOVE that whole mismatched kitchen look !

Annah said...

Hi Ciara,
Your new plans are so exciting. Don't you just love a 'project'!

I'm big into researching coffee shops and coffee at the moment too... all for a purpose mind!

If it all gets too much and you need to escape any time, we have a welcome house. Love Annah

jaboopee said...

ooooooooo!!!!! thats real exciting,
LOVE interiors planning, that's the best part.
Hope your taking lots of before shots to share.

Paddy said...

Great to see the inspiration in Avoca.
See, adapt, instal, enjoy.

jothemama said...

Fingers crossed it all goes ahead, swiftly, smoothly, fun-ly!

Deirdre said...

Very inspirational, I also love walking around Avoca, It's very you.

Esti said...

Sounds so good, and that last table is great indeed.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, you must get that fabuous table! I can clearly see the whole room completed in my head...with that table as the star!!

marty and sharon said...

hi ciara...strangely i've been to avoca with my camera too (posting some pics later)...great for ideas when you look beyond what they're selling! also, quite weirdly we're about to start on the next big push of renovating our house and i've gone a bit into creative-ideas over drive also! must be the sunny weather...love the new profile pic by the way...very cute! hope jay is back - martin has just arrived back from cork and i'm back in dublin now too so fingers crossed for a summer under the same roof :)

marty and sharon said...

hi ciara - thanks for your reply to my post above. i got the fire bucket in gibson and bailey on south circular rd - guess what? they do have another one hanging up high on the roof - it doesnt look in as good condition but you may still like it - i was going to take it until i saw my one. also i found authentic one on internet in UK - only thing is it has handle on base (for firemen to grip when throwing water!) which i was going to think about sauldering (spell check!) off...let me know if you want link. s x p.s. having guilt trip about painting our fireplace wood having found an old photo of it!!

marty and sharon said...

hi again....of course, that would be fab if you linked to my post...thanks a mil! s x