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{Interiors} Natural Light | Realising the Velux Potential

Judy Shevlin Interiors

{Interiors} Natural Light | Realising the Velux Potential

Natural light is fundamental to our wellbeing but so often our homes are severely lacking in it, creating dark gloomy spaces that do nothing for our state of mind…or our electricity bill! When building our forever home a few years ago we wanted it to feel spacious and bright. Specifically, we thought about how to leverage as much natural light as possible because in Northern Ireland we aren’t known for our sunny weather and so we really wanted to maximize this as best we could. There are several simple things you can do to maximise the way that light gets...

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{Interiors} Why French Grey?

Judy Shevlin Interiors

{Interiors} Why French Grey?

Colour can be a powerful thing, chosen to make a statement or just as a matter of personal preference. In my early teens I remember begging my poor mum to paint two of the walls in my bedroom aqua blue and the other two bright yellow. What a combination it was...I accessorised the room with bright orange and aqua bed linen as well as little sparkly boho pieces from Au Naturale...anyone remember that shop? When I think back on it now, it makes me giggle about how my personal preference in colour has changed over the years! I get asked quite a bit why...

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{Lifestyle} Lessons Learned From Nursing

Judy Shevlin

{Lifestyle} Lessons Learned From Nursing

As a Nurse I strive to protect the vulnerable and care for the ill. Nursing is a vocation, a calling and I suppose I could say that I've grown into the Nurses uniform over the years. When I started off I was really unsure of myself and to be perfectly honest, scared.  It's a tough job. I've had many a sleepless night with worry and many a drive home where I've cried my heart out to arrive home and pretend that all is rosy in the garden. On the flip side I've got happy memories, success stories and things that I'm...

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{Interiors} Tour of My New Workspace

Judy Shevlin Interiors Lifestyle

{Interiors} Tour of My New Workspace

I've finally got a little workspace to call my own! Hooray! Mr S has his own office in our house but he's normally using it so I tend to get relegated to the kitchen table when blogging which isn't ideal for French Grey Lifestyle headquarters so I thought it was time to put it right! :) I had a little think about where in my house I could create a workspace for myself and decided on the space at the top of the stairs in the little landing area. It seemed ideal as it it was pretty much an unused empty...

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{Lifestyle} July Round Up

Judy Shevlin Lifestyle

{Lifestyle} July Round Up

Hi everyone! I haven't done a little monthly round up in ages so I thought it's a blogging habit I would start again (providing I do something more interesting than work, laundry and clean!) Happy Days I'll start with our dear friends Ali and Aidan's wedding day. I have nabbed a few of the polaroid snaps as I was too busy enjoying the day to remember to photograph it. We had such a great day and we were honoured to be part of it and witness you two become Mr and Mrs at the stunning Orange Tree House!   For those...

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