Ashley Morrison's Blog

March 3, 2022

A Real Character

Featuring Jamie Trimble…

..and Danny…

.. his German Pointer, in their two bedroom Georgian terrace house in the County Down town of Dromore.

Both real characters – hence the title of our latest published work, which can be seen in the April 2022 issue of Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine…

.. on pages 66 to 75.

Thanks to his creative eye, photographer Jamie Trimble was able to turn a rundown property in Dromore into a stylist home.

His first renovation project…

.. which he talks at length about…

.. which therefore just leaves me to say: Congratulations, Jamie…

.. for making it into Ireland’s largest selling interior magazine for 27 years – from Marie, Mandi & me.

August 1, 2011

The Ming Dynasty – Irish style !

The second stunning home we shot last week on the…
Setting up the living room shot in Carolyn & Stewart Moore's Georgian house near Portstewart.
.. who also run an art gallery there, which they call the Stables.

It was a very elegant Georgian house…
Carolyn and Stewart Moore's Georgian house called 'Roselick Lodge' near Portstewart in County Antrim.
.. dating back to the 1830’s, which they renovated and extended just a few years ago. The house still retains many of its period features, but part was brought up to date for modern convenience…
The living room in Carolyn and Stewart Moore's Georgian house called 'Roselick Lodge' near Portstewart in County Antrim.
.. so it felt like a home that you would really want to kick-off your shoes and relax in.

Home shoots are actually hard work and we are usually pretty tired at the end of the day…
Setting up the shot in Carolyn & Stewart Moore's Georgian house near Portstewart.
.. but there’s always a bit of craic & banter throughout the day – which not only makes this type of work very enjoyable but we also tend to learn a few things too, along the way.

Needless to say, the artwork, antiques, and sculptures in the home were stunning…
Carolyn and Stewart Moore's Georgian house called 'Roselick Lodge' near Portstewart in County Antrim.
.. but I think we might have lowered the tone when looking at one of the porcelain bowls I asked, “who exactly was Mr. Ming” – to which Marie quipped:

“ye know Ashley – he was married to Mrs. Ming and they had a load of kids… the wee Mingers”

🙂

Anyway, another lovely shoot – so a big thanks to Stewart & Carolyn for making us feel so welcome – and for bring me up to speed on the period of innovation in Chinese ceramics – between 1368-1644. Which as you probably already know, was called the Ming Dynasty or the Empire of the Great Ming – quoted to be:

One of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history.

So there you have it – learning something new every day – it wasn’t just some old bowl that the wee Mingers ate from after all 🙂

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