27.10.18 IN THIS ISSUE
The thought of starting a new house with a clean slate and only the boundaries of your imagination to limit you sounds like the stuff of dreams to me. I’m one of those people who can’t just change a suite of furniture or a duvet set to update a room – I have to get rid of it all and start again. I enjoy it but it is exhausting, so I only rarely do it. Which is why I have to admire Triona and Oisin Lavery, who we meet on page 34. They not only built the house of their dreams, they used a renovated church and oversaw everything from their current home in California. And the results are incredible. I love the high ceilings and the sense of space they give, but I’m also fascinated with how the couple managed to make the interior look so modern despite the fact the building is hundreds of years old. I’m trawling the pictures for tips. The wedding pictures they took in the house are also stunning – how amazing would it be to be able to have your wedding reception in your own home? You can see why they both have done so well at Google – they’re clearly gifted designers with a wealth of ideas. Unfortunately, still stuck in a rut of negative equity, I’ll have to live vicariously through them for now – and browse a few more catalogues... On page 26, we meet some over-60s who, far from avoiding technology, are positively embracing it and putting their grandchildren to shame. I already feel like technology is leaving me behind and I’ve more than 20 years to go before I catch up on these fabulous ladies! I like to think that by the time I get to their age, I’ll have a lot more time on my hands to keep up with the young ’uns. Although I’ll probably end up still trying to post on a Twitter account that’s all but obsolete. Enjoy the issue!
I ENJOY REMODELLING BUT IT’S EXHAUSTING SO I RARELY DO IT’
Editor-in-Chief JO ELVIN Deputy editor CATHERINE FENTON Art director LINDA BOYLE
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