Ask the designer: From shabby to chic on a shoestring

Claire McDonough and Anne Blake, the design duo behind Donegal interiors firm, La Maison Interiors, offer readers their tips on how to spruce up your home on a budget

9th May, 2021
Ask the designer: From shabby to chic on a shoestring
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Like my clothes, my home is beginning to look a bit shabby and to be honest I am fed up with lots of things. I hate my sofa and my curtains and feel everything just looks tired and dated. I don’t have the time or money to start again, but could I have some tips on how to spruce things up a bit? I love where I live. I just want to...

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