House and Home x DFS's 'Picture Perfect' event in pics

By Aoife Valentine Secor 15-03-2019

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All images by Kieran Hartnett

Last night, House and Home hosted our 'Picture Perfect' event with DFS at their Blanchardstown store, and it was gorgeous and inspiring, even if we do say so ourselves.

Over 100 readers joined us for bubbles, nibbles and a panel chat with two of our favourite insta-follows and DIY queens, Catherine Carton from @daintydressdiaries and Joanne Mooney from @aproudhome.

Guests had the chance to enjoy the delicious Asian-inspired bites alongside their tipple of choice as they enjoyed a wander around the DFS store. We didn't meet  anyone who didn't come away with some top picks for their next sofa purchase, whether one of the more traditional stylish leather couch options or from the bold and brilliant Joules collection that was the centre of attention for the evening!

The stage was set with the yellow velvet Chesterfield-style Windsor couch (€1,819) from the Joules range, which is exclusive to DFS, and is the one Joanne actually has in her living room. The pink cotton Cambridge three seater sofa bed (€1,919) - a pull out version of the two seater pink velvet Cambridge sofa in Catherine's living room - was just off stage, showcasing some of the colourful options within the Joules range.

House and Home's Editorial Director Kirstie McDermott hosted the panel with our Instagram stars, and Catherine and Joanne didn't disappoint. Full of advice, tips and tricks on everything from buying a sofa, to taking decor inspo from your wardrobe, to upcycling and DIY step by steps, to shopping your own home, and everything in between. You can catch some snippets from the discussion in the highlight on our Instagram!

Emma Liasides, Aishling Cronin and Maria Kirby Brennan

To close out the night, Aishling Cronin was the lucky winner who took home a €1,000 voucher for DFS as part of a charity raffle in aid of Hugh’s House, who provide family accommodation for parents who have ill children in Temple Street, Holles Street, The Coombe and Rotunda Hospitals, and everyone left with a goodie bag filled with a gift from Joules, a copy of the latest issue of House and Home, and a tip sheet from our panellists featuring advice for upcycling, curating a colour-filled home and buying the dream sofa.

If you weren't lucky enough to get tickets to our DFS event, you can see all the tips and advice from the tip sheet here!


Social shots - House and Home x DFS Picture Perfect event

Emma Liasides, Catherine Carton, Joanne Mooney and Kirstie McDermott

Catherine Carton and Joanne Mooney

Darren Heaney

Grainne Mooney and Niamh O'Carroll

Emer and Niamh McCabe

Caron Flynn and Aoife Valentine

Emma Liasides and John Kelly

Grainne Mooney and Kirstie McDermott

Grainne Mooney, Joanne Mooney, Maria Kirby Brennan, Catherine Carton and Niamh O'Carroll

Irene McCabe and Jillian Monaghan

Ishla Seager

Jennifer Ward and Aishling Cronin

Kate Campbell, Anne McEvoy and Julie Conville

Lee Kenny

Letitia Holden and Suzanne Byrne

Lisa Hetherson and Stephen Giles

Lorraine Boland and Winnie Fitzgerald

Maria Kirby Brennan and Yvonne Mulligan

Marie Walsh

Niamh and Paula Doherty

Niamh Breathnach and Martina Quinn

Sarragh McCabe and Sarah Jane Doyle

Stephen Rynne and Roisin Doyle

Susan Crosby

The DFS team

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