Meet the 7 finalists for “Home of the Year”. Irish Independent, 14.05.2015

Mews House Home of the Year
Home of the Year culminates tonight with just one winner from seven strong finalists from across the country. The judges - interior designer Hugh Wallace, architect Declan O'Donnell, and textiles and homewares designer Helen James - chose the final seven from a total of 21 houses. Tonight's show (8.30pm, RTÉ One) will see the homeowners meet the judges for the first time in Carton Ho...
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Call in the houseologist: The architect who can transform your house without knocking it down. Irish Independent, 08.05.2015

The architect who can transform your house without knocking it the original article here. Eleanor Flegg, Irish Independent 08/05/2015 02:30 My mother once found herself on the bus beside a woman who reads this column. Naturally enough, the conversation came round to interiors. Specifically, my own home. "I would love a glimpse inside her house," said the woman (meaning mine). "It...
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Eva Byrne Architect Today with Sean O’Rourke 08.09.2014

Architect Today with Sean O'Rourke
When RTE was looking for an Architect Today with Sean O'Rourke this morning, I was delighted to oblige. Together with Finbarr Holland of Keystone Construction, we discussed the type of work people are doing to their homes as well as the benefits of involving an architect in your home building project. A Brief Summary... Seán O'Rourke: "A lot of people might be inclined to say 'look, I'll sav...
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Let there be light: At home with a houseologist. Sunday Independent, 04.05.2014

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Architect and 'houseologist' Eva Byrne created her own home in south Dublin 11 years ago, which is a testimony to her interior design mantra of light, space and storage. Article by Mary O'Sullivan  04/05/2014 | 02:30 Musical instruments are prominent in Eva Byrne's home – a harp, a double bass and a piano all catch the eye on entering her D4 town ...
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Ask the Architect: Can we organise our chaos? Irish Independent, 21.06.2013

Ask the Architect: Can we organise our chaos? Eva Byrne, 21/06/2013 | 05:00. Read the original article here... 1A house extension on Rutland Avenue Dublin, which is shortlisted for a 2013 RIAA Irish Architecture Award. It was designed by Eamon Peregrine Architects. "We have a young family and a chaotic home which needs refurbishment and reorganising. We are driven mad with adv...
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Will we be able to understand architects drawings? The Irish Independent 07.06.2013

Q. “We plan to engage an architect to help alter and extend our home. We have no experience of drawings and worry about whether we will understand what is being proposed at each different stage. Any advice?”  Irish Independent, 7 June 2013   Drawing is the language of architects, the means by which ideas are explored and things that are imagined are captured on paper. Where you are con...
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Should we make our home completely open plan? Irish Independent, 24.05.2013.

Should we make our home completely open plan? Eva Byrne 24/05/2013 | 05:00. Read the original article here... "We're really short of space and are planning to build a small extension to create a kitchen, dining and family area to the back of the house. We're tempted to remove the wall between the living area and stairs also to go completely open plan. What do you think?" ...
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Summer’s here…so here’s how to make the most of it. Irish Independent, 10.05.13

Mews Courtyard
"Like a lot of people, we'll be holidaying at home this year. How can we make the most of the precious sun we do get and embrace summer at home?" Eva Byrne, published 10/5/2013. Read the original article here... The recent sunshine has got us all thinking about how to tweak our homes and outdoor spaces to best enjoy the sun and the possibilities for outdoor living. Our...
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