Saturday, March 15, 2014

Irish Interior Love - Wall Morris Design!

Even though I am completely enamored with England right now, I have to pay tribute to the land of my mother,"Ireland"!   Everyone is celebrating a little bit of the luck of the Irish this weekend, myself included! Having the family over to enjoy some Shepherd's Pie, Salmon with lemon and butter and of course Brown Bread!  I like Irish soda bread but prefer it's less sweet cousin the brown bread which is deadly with loads of Kerry Gold butter on it!!
In keeping with my blog about beauty and design, I thought I would share one of my favorite interior design firms from Ireland," Wall Morris Design"! I find the design to be classic, clean and yet traditionally elegant at the same time! I think it appeals to almost everyone without being too trendy.
Please enjoy a glimpse of their wonderful work and look to the bottom of the page for a little Irish recipe that works well with whatever you are serving!

2 1/4 Cups Whole Wheat flour
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2cups of well shaken buttermilk
4 tbsp melted butter

Heat oven 400degrees
Mix dry ingredients together- sift if large lumps present
Add melted butter and butter milk- mix about 1 minute
Turn out on well floured board- knead about another minute until no dry flour appears
Form a disk and cut a large cross in center  of loaf
Place on baking sheet middle of oven for about 35 to 40 minutes
Bread will be done if you knock on it and it sounds hollow.

Here's the hard part-you have to let it completely cool before cutting, I know it will be tempting to cut it and slap some butter on it -but be patient me!


  1. Gorgeous...everything is so timeless and elegant. Love it....are you back? Sounds and looks like you had a fabulous time!

    1. Im back! What a whirl wind .. so fast! Definitely want to go back next year for design week, and anyone who wants to come just let me know!!

  2. Beautiful photos! I'm inspired by the fresh decor....

  3. Love this post Karolyn! Beautiful kitchen/great room look and the neutrals palette is always my favorite. Enjoy your weekend ahead;) ..sounds like some delicious food you are preparing!

  4. Beautiful photos, I love all of these interiors! I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day Weekend :)


  5. Absolutely beautiful interiors, and I'm definitely going to try your recipe! My husband is half Irish, and I will be making Shepherd's Pie to celebrate as well. :) Welcome back!!

    The Glam Pad

    1. It goes so well with SHepherds pie.. ate myself sick tonight!!

  6. Ah yes, gotta love the Irish! I've got a Irishman sitting beside me now, I call him my ginga ninja.

  7. Karolyn... your dinner sounds delish. Being from an Irish family, my mother always served the dreaded corn beef in cabbage. Your meal sounds so much more appetizing. Enjoy your day!

  8. Oh Karolyn, Who couldn't move into one of theses rooms, the clean uncluttered feel of beauty and space. You inspire the best, thank you for the bread recipe and gracing your beauty over at my place commenting, inspiring my days.

    See you soon.


  9. Thanks for introducing me to this designer - don't think I have ever seen his more. it's simply stunning. Also love the bread recipe... reminds me of my grandmom who was all Irish! xo

  10. I love the cool beauty of that house!!! Stunning, makes me want to move in and enjoy all the beautiful rooms:)

    I melt kerrygold butter for drizzling when I make fresh popcorn, yumm!


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