#TheWayWe REALLYLive: Part Four

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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 …

Trina Hobson
Artist and designer

I had my own interior design business for 14 years and now work as an artist full time. I have a studio in Belfast city centre but most recently, as work on our kitchen extension has been on hold, I have been using it as a creative space to complete paintings for my solo exhibition which has just opened in ArtsiAnn Gallery, Belfast. I’ll be happy to return to my studio when our kitchen is finally fitted next month as we near the end of our two-year Edwardian refurbishment.

Debbie O’Donnell
Seahorse Media

This became our new norm: wrestling between work and home life, everyone doing their own thing, yet together. I would be lying if I said it was easy, we all adjusted though. Zoom, Aladdin and Seesaw Apps were the new meetings, the living room is the new boardroom and the bedroom is where I go to hide from it all. My husband Johnny is running his fitness company from the couch with Zoom classes in the living room, Marcus finished 6th?Class by uploading his homework onto Seesaw. I usually have my headphones on when working. Most days run like clockwork but others, well others need a bit of work.

Sarah Peterson 
Owner of Dan-Éire Designs

This is my gallery wall – a snapshot of my personality! It sits against a Colourtrend “Temperance” Interior Matt finished backdrop. This is the perfect neutral base as it’s warm, fresh and bright. Each piece has been carefully chosen with some representing fond memories. I have original artwork from Anne Harkin-Petersen, vintage Royal Copenhagen plates (I’m half-Danish), a lighthouse painted slate from a local artist in Wexford, a Copenhagen print, Connemara/Aran Islands vintage prints, Snow White film poster (the first film my partner saw in the cinema), an old Lakerol Throat Pastille tin from the depths of my Father’s wardrobe, a woolly sheep, a Flamingo print (my Dad’s nickname), a framed ABBA record and a Scottish Highland cow print – one of my favourite animals!

Catherine Condell
Fashion Stylist and Show Producer

Having to ‘Stay at Home’ was not a huge problem for me. I’m a bit of a magpie and my house is full of stuff! Stuff that makes me happy. I’m completely surrounded by treasures, curiosities and artworks that I gathered on my travels as well as wonderful gifts from friends. I take great comfort being surrounded by things that I love and inspire me. Nothing is bought deliberately. Nothing really matches, but for some odd reason it all seems to work. I think having started my career as a display artist and subsequently becoming a stylist, means it’s in my DNA to group and arrange things. So, I spent lockdown doing exactly that: painting, culling, tidying and rearranging. Home really is my safe place.

Trina Hobson
Artist and designer

I had my own interior design business for 14 years and now work as an artist full time. I have a studio in Belfast city centre but most recently, as work on our kitchen extension has been on hold, I have been using it as a creative space to complete paintings for my solo exhibition which has just opened in ArtsiAnn Gallery, Belfast. I’ll be happy to return to my studio when our kitchen is finally fitted next month as we near the end of our two-year Edwardian refurbishment.

Debbie O’Donnell
Seahorse Media

This became our new norm: wrestling between work and home life, everyone doing their own thing, yet together. I would be lying if I said it was easy, we all adjusted though. Zoom, Aladdin and Seesaw Apps were the new meetings, the living room is the new boardroom and the bedroom is where I go to hide from it all. My husband Johnny is running his fitness company from the couch with Zoom classes in the living room, Marcus finished 6th?Class by uploading his homework onto Seesaw. I usually have my headphones on when working. Most days run like clockwork but others, well others need a bit of work.

Sarah Peterson 
Owner of Dan-Éire Designs

This is my gallery wall – a snapshot of my personality! It sits against a Colourtrend “Temperance” Interior Matt finished backdrop. This is the perfect neutral base as it’s warm, fresh and bright. Each piece has been carefully chosen with some representing fond memories. I have original artwork from Anne Harkin-Petersen, vintage Royal Copenhagen plates (I’m half-Danish), a lighthouse painted slate from a local artist in Wexford, a Copenhagen print, Connemara/Aran Islands vintage prints, Snow White film poster (the first film my partner saw in the cinema), an old Lakerol Throat Pastille tin from the depths of my Father’s wardrobe, a woolly sheep, a Flamingo print (my Dad’s nickname), a framed ABBA record and a Scottish Highland cow print – one of my favourite animals!

Catherine Condell
Fashion Stylist and Show Producer

Having to ‘Stay at Home’ was not a huge problem for me. I’m a bit of a magpie and my house is full of stuff! Stuff that makes me happy. I’m completely surrounded by treasures, curiosities and artworks that I gathered on my travels as well as wonderful gifts from friends. I take great comfort being surrounded by things that I love and inspire me. Nothing is bought deliberately. Nothing really matches, but for some odd reason it all seems to work. I think having started my career as a display artist and subsequently becoming a stylist, means it’s in my DNA to group and arrange things. So, I spent lockdown doing exactly that: painting, culling, tidying and rearranging. Home really is my safe place.

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