Design/life interview: Suzie McAdam, Interior Designer

Suzie McAdam is constantly inspired and influenced. Whenever she travel abroad, she will always study every detail of her surroundings and the design and materials chosen.

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Feature lamps can create a sense of atmosphere and beauty in the home

When you’re choosing a lampshade, ivory whites will disperse more light, but metal shades, which are very popular at the moment, won’t allow light through.

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Antiques in brief

LYNES AND LYNES AUCTION TODAY
More than 400 lots will come under the hammer at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill at 11 am today. 

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£3.5m for a Mahler manuscript

The highest-estimated musical manuscript ever offered at auction will come up at Sotheby’s in London on November 29.

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Art, furniture, and collectibles on sale in Galway and Cork

A plentiful supply of items is coming up next week, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Work by some of Ireland’s top artists at modest prices in Whyte's online-only auction

Des O’Sullivan notices some low estimates on pieces of art by famous Irish artists in Whyte’s online-only auction.

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Vintage view: Vintage car styling

 

Kya deLongchamps takes a ride with the flying angels of vintage car styling.

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Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Esther N McCarthy’s picks of the week include cute flamingo fairy lights and funky pieces to lift the mood and the soul.

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Wish list: Timely and creative pieces

Do not go to the Coal Quay in Cork without paying a visit to the Designworks Studio, even if it’s just to peer in the window.

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Antiques in brief

CONVENT AUCTION
Contents from the Convent of Mercy at Doon, Co Limerick come under the hammer at noon today.

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Italian chimney piece to warm to

This George III Italian white marble chimney piece from a collection in Ireland was a highlight at the Ronald Phillips stand at the Masterpiece Fair in London this week. 

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Varied and interesting lots at Lynes & Lynes July auction

Des O’Sullivan previews some of the 400 interesting items up for auction in Carrigtwohill next weekend.

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Art historian’s own collection up for sale at Mealy's sale in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan looks at sales of fine art and of modern Irish first editions.

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Annual London event, Masterpiece Art Fair, dubbed the ‘Billionaire’s Fair’

Des O’Sullivan takes a look around the annual London event, Masterpiece Art Fair dubbed the ‘Billionaire’s Fair’.

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We explore the renovation of old stone farm buildings converted for modern use

 

Hidden away near Inistioge, county Kilkenny and located off a network of country lanes, bounded by hedgerows, stands the rural idyll, Ballilogue Clochán.

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4 easy ways to acquire kerb appeal

Paint is an easy way to smarten your property’s facade, but work with the building’s style, its neighbours and with the landscape, advises Kya de Longchamps.

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Vintage view: Record players

Kya deLongchamps takes a turn on vintage record players making sweet music in the collectables market at the moment.

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This season's trend for cheery colour can help pull a room together

Do you have a secret crush on colour? Well don’t be shy, here’s how to be bold and share the spotlight inside and out, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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Design and craft for the 21st Century at new exhibition

Sustainability, wellbeing and innovation are at the heart of a new design exhibition, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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10 easy steps to create a clean and green house

Kya deLongchamps tackles the everyday thankless business of housework and offers clever strategies as well as natural cleaning solutions for all areas of the home.

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