The tale of the sideboard goes on. Elizabeth cabinet by Young & Battaglia. €3,356. Mineheart.

Vintage view: The dining room sideboard

It’S fascinating to see a line reaching through centuries past, right into our living spaces. ...

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Pump up the volume and go with the flow

Kya deLongchamps offers an essential guide to showers, from an indulgent wet room to a traditional ...

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Wish list: green retro TRIM phone

Get into the 70s vibe with this peacock green retro TRIM phone. Launched by the GPO in the UK in 1965 ...

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Kinsale for vintage and antiques

An etching of the head of a young girl, by Paul Cezanne, will feature on the stand of The Whitley ...

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An oil on aluminium by Charles Tyrrell which will be sold in aid of the West Cork Arts Centre building fund.

Art for art’s sake at O’Driscoll sale

Paintings from Morgan O’Driscoll’s online auction of Irish art are being sold to help ...

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An album of mounted photographs sowing the daily progress of the building of a 54-tonne trolley wagon for a rail gun at Gateshead Works dated September 13, 1914. The 47 photographs are estimated at €1,000-€1,500.

Interest builds in gun gallery ahead of Clifden auction

One of the more collectible lots at Dolan’s August auction in Clifden is a century-old album ...

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Consider the option of a green-wall to maximise green impact and reduce the clutter pots create.

Ask The Gardener

Modern living in Ireland dictates that many of us will live in high-density urban situations, featuring ...

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Jesse Italian shelving by Lomi (Ireland) in three depth and width choices, €2,500.

Tune your TV space into something special

With the rise of the flat-screen, it’s never been easier to make sure your TV is arftully and ...

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Woody browns and grey, stone-like whites are an ultra modern adaptation of the organic modern look (Plana wardrobe from €1,200 at LOMI)

Going modern organic will give your home a light and relaxing look

ANOTHER week, another trend. This time it’s modern organic, and before you start thinking this ...

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Wish list: Parfois travel case

This week Esther N McCarthy picks from a wide range of summer goodies for your delectation.

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A lava lamp, but no ordinary pretender, this is the Mathmos Telstar- a proudly tapered rocket of liquid and atrophied wax supported by large zinc fins.

Vintage view: Mathmos Telstar lava lamp

Kya deLongchamp explores some car boot classics for collectors.

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Music of Freedom on the cards for Carrigtwohill auction

This early Irish Georgian dining table is at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill on July 26. Also up for ...

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Turn outdoor space into living space

A GREAT patio offers visual focus, a sense of permanence and a stable support to entertain, complimenting ...

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A stark contemporary room is softened by the warm Xsmall sofa (LOMI €2,975), while the eye is drawn downwards from the double height ceiling by a prominent canvas and tree branches with a sculptural aesthetic.

Find a harmony between old and modern objects

Mixing antique and contemporary elements is an enduring look and helps to pull together different styles ...

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Wish list: the SIKA chair

Hot metal, cool stools, fluttering butterflies and expensive wild leather furniture, crafted by hand. ...

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Madame Mystery, c.1780. Zwischengoldglas salt, a tasty collectable picked up while browsing in Bygone Times in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

Vintage view: Tasty collectable

Kya deLongchamps believes browsing through smaller collectables can bring its own rewards.

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Tattoo your floor with a gorgeous hand knottedrug from

Web watch: Floor story

This is trainspotting for rug nerds.

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A set of 10 Regency dining chairs at the second day of Mealy's sale in Castlecomer next Wednesday (€2,700-€3,500).

Just a few things from the house...

Some high-class bric à brac from a single owner forms the backbone of Mealy’s sale.

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An 18th century Irish silver sugar bowl at Hegarty's in Bandon on July 20 (€800-€1,200).

Silver surfers likely for antique collection

High-quality 19 century oil paintings star in this auction in West Cork.

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FOR some women it’s chocolate and shoes.

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