Doonbeg Calling ....... oh, and we've just passed the 100,000 page hits mark !!!!

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Hi Folks

Just a quick one here !!

Over the last few years we have done umpteen shoots at the very wonderful Lodge at Doonbeg in County Clare - if you are looking to escape to a little piece of unspoiled Ireland; staying in five star luxury and with stunning coastal scenery - then I can totally recommend it !!!

Anyway, they need some urgent images of some new services they are providing, so our bags are packed and we'll be hitting the road shortly ....

Most people stay in the beautiful courtyard and links cottages - this is typical of the courtyard cottages ...

I love how they have achieved a kind of "rustic elegance" with old beams and a mix of antiques, tweeds and lovely accessories.

Some day, I will find a project where I can add a barn door !!  It is one of my all time favourite design features :)

We have shot so many stunning bedrooms in Doonbeg, I could write several blogs about them - and in time, no doubt I will - but the core essence is all about huge comfortable beds, neutral decor, gorgeous fabrics - all very "high end" but very casual and comfortable .... the perfect combo !! 

 I am such a fan of plantation shutters !!

I think this one is perhaps my favourite bedrooms - it is so tasteful and serene - check out the impact of the rug !! Rugs can be tricky to get right - but to me, this is absolutely perfect !!

Right - I'd better hit the road here ........

Take Care

Marie x

PS And a huge thanks to all you lovely people who continue to visit Natural Calico - in just five short months, we have now surpassed the 100,000 page hits mark