#TheWayWeREALLYLive: Part Fifteen

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Our surroundings have enhanced our lives during lockdown. Here we let you look at our homes and ask to take a look at yours … 

We invite readers to send images of their homes to us so that we can create an ongoing portfolio of the way we REALLY live NOW. To share how lockdown has changed how you live or how you use your home, email a picture and 60 words explaining what happens in this particular space (home-schooling, zoom calls, nightly family dinners …) to [email protected] and your home may be selected for inclusion in our weekly #TheWayWeREALLYLive online series. To enter via Instagram tag @theglossmag in your pictures and use #TheWayWeREALLYLive. We look forward to seeing your entries …

Lana Dullaghan
Founder and creative director, Lana Dullaghan Designs

Our living room is the engine of the house with so much happening every day, from family chats, watching movies and playing games, to having coffee with family and friends or just unwinding and relaxing after busy work days. Bold colours, art, fabrics, and the elegance of the room make it comfortable and relaxing, yet very elegant and stylish. The blue tones give the room a very tranquil and relaxing ambience and the richness of the colours and textures give it warmth and homeliness. It’s a very inviting space. During lockdown, it was a haven. @lanadullaghandesigns

Siobhan Hurley
The Gloss Magazine reader

The living room of my 1880’s Irish stone cottage became my retreat during the first few weeks of lockdown. Working as a medical ward secretary, I didn’t experience lockdown like others as I had to work but my working days changed from five days to three long days. Working 8am ‘till 8pm on a medical ward was both mentally and physically draining and when I would arrive home, this room became my sanctuary. We purchased our cottage in 2019 so on my off days I focused my energy on hunting down unique pieces for this room like the quilted leather blanket chest and the gold mesh log storage. Sitting in front of the warm stove in our huge stone hearth helped me feel calm and helped me prepare for whatever the next day had in store for me. @bonnie__hurley

Grace Quinn
Co-founder of Mamas Hospital Bag

On the eve of lockdown, with a one month old and a toddler in tow, we moved into our home – mid construction. This room was one of only two that were liveable. When we first saw it we knew it had to be our kitchen. It is the heart of our home; the beautiful arched windows open to our garden and light up the room. Since childhood, the kitchen has always been a multi-functional space for me, supporting many great conversations, celebrations, study sessions and late-night catch ups. Little did we know in the Covid-world, the practical functions of our kitchen would grow. Cupboards became the backdrop of daily Zoom calls. Countertops doubled as office desks. The floor became the site of unfinished jigsaw puzzles and crayon stains. It’s still early days, but already our kitchen has been at the heart of many new memories and achievements, not least the launching of Mamas Hospital Bag. www.mamashospitalbag.com; @mamashospitalbag

Lana Dullaghan
Founder and creative director, Lana Dullaghan Designs

Our living room is the engine of the house with so much happening every day, from family chats, watching movies and playing games, to having coffee with family and friends or just unwinding and relaxing after busy work days. Bold colours, art, fabrics, and the elegance of the room make it comfortable and relaxing, yet very elegant and stylish. The blue tones give the room a very tranquil and relaxing ambience and the richness of the colours and textures give it warmth and homeliness. It’s a very inviting space. During lockdown, it was a haven. @lanadullaghandesigns

Siobhan Hurley
The Gloss Magazine reader

The living room of my 1880’s Irish stone cottage became my retreat during the first few weeks of lockdown. Working as a medical ward secretary, I didn’t experience lockdown like others as I had to work but my working days changed from five days to three long days. Working 8am ‘till 8pm on a medical ward was both mentally and physically draining and when I would arrive home, this room became my sanctuary. We purchased our cottage in 2019 so on my off days I focused my energy on hunting down unique pieces for this room like the quilted leather blanket chest and the gold mesh log storage. Sitting in front of the warm stove in our huge stone hearth helped me feel calm and helped me prepare for whatever the next day had in store for me. @bonnie__hurley

Grace Quinn
Co-founder of Mamas Hospital Bag

On the eve of lockdown, with a one month old and a toddler in tow, we moved into our home – mid construction. This room was one of only two that were liveable. When we first saw it we knew it had to be our kitchen. It is the heart of our home; the beautiful arched windows open to our garden and light up the room. Since childhood, the kitchen has always been a multi-functional space for me, supporting many great conversations, celebrations, study sessions and late-night catch ups. Little did we know in the Covid-world, the practical functions of our kitchen would grow. Cupboards became the backdrop of daily Zoom calls. Countertops doubled as office desks. The floor became the site of unfinished jigsaw puzzles and crayon stains. It’s still early days, but already our kitchen has been at the heart of many new memories and achievements, not least the launching of Mamas Hospital Bag. www.mamashospitalbag.com; @mamashospitalbag

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