Hi there, welcome to Home for me and a little introduction to myself.

My name is Annette Cleary. I live in Tramore, County Waterford, am married to Pat and have two children (young adults) Jack and Robyn.

Jack lives in Cambridge in the UK (although he has come home to work from here during this covid 19 pandemic. Robyn has just finished her last Semester in University College Cork and is set to work on personal business project over the Summer. We thought we would be well and truly empty nesters this year, however, its not to be. We are delighted to our peeps with us for another while.

My interest in interior design stems from my childhood where I watched my mom ‘Betty’ sew, knit, paint, etc.  All our clothes (including coats) were homemade.   Jumpers were either hand or machine knit.  Between times,  she embroidered, did tapestry, made soft furnishings, curtains, upholstered chairs and even a full suite of furniture.  Its’ no wonder I have developed a love for all things interior.

Over the years, I have attended different short courses, ranging from flower arranging, craft creation. I completed a City & Guilds course in creative techniques for interiors and a Diploma in Interior Design and Decoration with the Limpert Academy of Design.

I have recently started a four day week and hope to use my Friday as a my creative day, hence, setting up this blog, where I plan to share some of my decorating and design tips on how I have decorated and created the various rooms in my home.  Hope you enjoy.