Northern Woman

Lifestyle Interiors:
My Favourite Room
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Despite the charming cottage style of her Co. Down home Adele Robinson of Company Haircutters denies that she is the homey type, but finding the right artefacts for her home has taken time.

"It takes a while to get a feel for a house. There is no real theme. I love colour and if something really catches my eye I'll buy it."

The styling talents of Adele, reigning Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year, are in hot demand so she doesn't get a lot of free time to spend at home but when she does she takes time out in her living room. "This is where I crash out on the sofa and watch a video or listen to music."

Her most treasured possessions are her paintings. 'Eyes' is by local painter to the stars; Terry Bradley, "I bought two 'Bradleys' before he became famous - so they were a great bargain and have become a great investment." The second painting displayed in this room is a much loved birthday gift, a portrait drawn in charcoal and crayon of Adele "by one of my dearest friends Michael 'Miko' Brolly."

The best bargain she has found for her room is her paper flowers. "I love flowers so I get them weekly from La Paz. They know what I like and do really good floral displays to suit the room."

But is money was no object there is no doubt what she would splash out on. "If I won the Lottery I would love a low maintenance Japanese garden and maybe a gardener to look after it or a live-in cook/cleaner…" wouldn't we all?