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Quirky tea towels inspired by Japan
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From Fiesta to Siesta
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A surprise parcel full of homeware gifts
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Study art. Live on a farm. Design interiors. #Lifegoals
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Easy Ways to Introduce Colour into Your Home
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The patterns of 2016 – from a Dublin interior design consultancy
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I’ll take them all please – Lustful textures for spring
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The subtle difference in how you’ll spend your money on interiors in 2016
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Brushed gold bell garland by Helen James
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My 5 favourite Christmas stockings for 2015

Quirky tea towels inspired by Japan

Kitchin taoru

Richard Lawton, a graphic designer and illustrator from London, has decided to bring some of his illustrations to life by making a range of limited edition tea towels. Read More

From Fiesta to Siesta

Primark Mexican Fiesta Collection

Primark’s energetic ‘Mexican Fiesta’ collection for Summer 2016 is bursting with colour. This vibrant collection is full of candy skulls, pom-poms, cacti and embroidery.

Here are some of my favourite pieces… Read More

Study art. Live on a farm. Design interiors. #Lifegoals

I was recently made aware of the wonderful world of Izzi Rainey. She’s a cool person with a cool name with a cool job. Who is she?

Izzi is an artist and a designer. After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, she teamed up with her mate, Lara Mullis, to design and manufacture homeware and interior products. #livingthedream

coasters by izzy rainey

From her art studio on her family’s Norfolk farm, Izzi brings beautiful home accessories into the world, such as handmade cushions, coasters, oven gloves and napkins. Read More

Easy Ways to Introduce Colour into Your Home

– written by Anna Gillespie

Giving your home a facelift can be no easy feat. It can be daunting to change your ordinarily neutral home into a vibrant space. When it comes to adding colour, you might ask:

‘What if I don’t like it?’
‘What if it looks dated?’
‘What if it goes out of fashion?’

And it’s no surprise we may feel like that…we all remember the vivid, brash bath suites of the 90’s, don’t we?! But have no fear, as there are a number of risk-free ways to revamp your home and introduce colour without having to reach for the magnolia again! Read More

The patterns of 2016 – from a Dublin interior design consultancy

the patterns of 2016

Kevin Kelly Interiors are one of Dublin’s longest standing interior design consultancies and just celebrated their 40th birthday (happy birthday, guys).

The family-run business, based in Donnybrook village, is a well-known favourite in the world of residential interior design.

Here’s a peek at just some of the striking patterns from their 2016 collection… Read More

I’ll take them all please – Lustful textures for spring

vases and pots from home lust

The appropriately-named, home interiors retailer, Home | Lust, is fast becoming one of my favourite brands.

Home | Lust’s spring collection has a mix of vases and pots for displaying your spring blooms. Textures range from stoneware, porcelain, concrete, glass and metallics.

My favourite shapes are the ones made with moulded porcelain and hammered metal, but they also have plenty to satisfy those chasing one of 2016’s biggest interiors trends: geometric shapes.

Lust over these… Read More

The subtle difference in how you’ll spend your money on interiors in 2016

Retailers and designers have sent me their spring collections and as I scroll through the fabrics, patterns, textures and colours that will dominate 2016 I’m reminded of something I heard at an interiors event a while back. The event, hosted by Tassimo, had this speaker called John-Henry Boyle who is the creative director at an Irish interior design company called ’21 Spaces’. Something he said stayed with me and I even tweeted it at the time: Read More

Brushed gold bell garland by Helen James

Helen James gold bells 5

My latest interiors purchase is this bell garland by Helen James. It was a steal at €12. The garland has 6 brushed gold effect bells. The bells vary in shape and all of them have that muted, distant sound of a cow bell. Read More