Architect to the stars, Paul McClean, tells Sinead about the most expensive mansion in America he has ever built, and A-listers demands for their bespoke Hollywood homes.
With the number of renters over 65 on the rise, we talk to ALONE about the impact this precarious position can have on people in their later years.
Gardening guru, Brian Burke, will be giving us all the tips and tricks we need for gardening as we change seasons.
And, turning that childhood bedroom into a student sanctuary, Denise O’Connor of Optimise Design joins us with tips on how to make the transformation as easy as possible.
This week on the Home Show Podcast: The history of Hook Lighthouse with tour guide and general manager of Hook Lighthouse, Lorraine Murphy. Is the housing crisis deterring employers from hiring staff outside of Ireland? Frank Morley, MD Corporate Care Relocation joins Sinead to discuss. 'The Timeless Antiques Fair' returns to the RDS in Dublin this weekend - Sinead is joined by one of the exhibitors, Rupert McBain, owner of McBain & Byrne. And, Jennifer Sheahan is back from Paris where she attended Maison et Objet, one of the world’s biggest interiors trade shows.
16 September Finished
This week on The Home Show Podcast: Joan Scales stops by to discuss the value of street art and what role it can play in our urban spaces. Students are heading into another academic year, but many are having to navigate the many accommodation scams that are going around right now - Sinead talks to the USI Vice President for Campaigns, Zaid Al-Barghouthi to find out more. How to make your beautiful hardwood floors last, not only years, but decades longer with Martin O'Callaghan, wood flooring expert and owner of Munster Hardwood Flooring. And, Niamh Maher of the @TheJournal_ie joins Sinead to talk about making our living spaces comfy and cozy as we face into the Autumn months.
2 September Finished
This week on The Home Show Podcast: Jennifer Sheahan joins Sinead to discuss how to do up your rental space without getting on the bad side of your landlord. We’ll be looking at home security systems and tech gadgets with Ciara O’Brien, tech correspondent with the Irish Times. According to recent reports, house sales are failing because of delays in the conveyancing process. IPAV Chief Executive, Pat Davitt speaks with Sinead about what could or should be done about it. And continuing our summer series on great Irish houses and gardens we’re taking a trip to Kilkenny to explore the rich history of one of Ireland’s most beautiful castles.
26 August Finished
This week on The Home Show Podcast: Anne O’Donoghue CEO of the Irish Heritage Trust discusses the centuries-old secret room discovered at Johnstown Castle in County Wexford. Harrison Gardner Eco-Builder and author of 'Build Your Own' on the ins and outs of retrofitting your home. Doug Keatinge of Avolon Aviation on recycling aircraft interior materials. Alexandra Ryan from goss.ie talks capsule wardrobes, and Arlene McIntyre of Ventura Design on converting a child's bedroom into a teenager's sanctuary.
19 August Finished
In this week's episode, Sinéad continues her summer series on great Irish houses and gardens with a visit to Powerscourt Estate in Co Wicklow. Alex Slazenger recounts his childhood growing up on the grounds and gives Sinéad a run through of its rich history. Karl Deeter stops by to offer invaluable insights into navigating the complexities of mortgages during the cost-of-living crisis. From interior designer to glove making, Paula Rowan shares her story of success, and how she came to design for icons Lady Gaga, Madonna and Naomi Campbell. And Natasha Rocca Devine lends Sinéad a treasure trove of balcony decorating wisdom, with practical and creative suggestions to transform these small outdoor spaces into personalised havens.
12 August Finished