Want to warm up all that gorgeous grey? The secret is wood, soft textures and a little shine.More
Imagine yourself a velvet-dressed gentleman, your boot tops frothy with lace, lounging around Amsterdam in 1602.
Faith Ryan chooses svelte felt, cool lighting and slinky drawings for the homeMore
Kya deLongchamps celebrates the heroic and unlikely life of Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) nearly 150 years since his mysterious disappearance.More
From glorious glass to new names in Irish art, Faith Ryan picks some honest design and craft for the home.More
With auction season on the way, Kya deLongchamps offers sound advice to behold, bid and bag that bargain.
This Yell Maxi Sofa in a collage of striking fabrics will brighten up any space.More
Taking a city break, here or abroad gives us time to stand, stare and listen, sometimes at no expense at all.More
Kya deLongchamps shows the value of provenance when is comes to collecting celluloid from the golden age of animation.More
Faith Ryan warms up to autumn’s mellow tones with her choice of gorgeous buys for the home.More
Celebrating 2015, The Year of Design, Refract presents the astonishing work of 20 glass designers from Britain, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, and the USA.More
Kya deLongchamps visits Christ the King, the masterpiece of celebrated US architect Barry Byrne and stumbles on a mystery.
Faith Ryan finds some gorgeous, eclectic new buys to make your home life as unique as you are.More
Kya deLongchamps pauses to consider the most enigmatic face in the World.
Faith Ryan decorates with Brian O’Driscoll, and looks to the planets for some out of this world table-ware.More
Majolica (often confused with tin-enamelled Maiolica) is a scrumptious and affordable lead-glazed earthenware that took off in the mid-19th century and is still potted and prized in Europe and the US.More
Faith Ryan gives sanctuary to lone feral bees and whizzes up some healthy food with the gadget of the moment.More
Kya deLongchamps explores a curious moment in the afterlife of King Tutankhamun.
A slab table to die for, a heavenly gate and high design from affordable high street brands, Faith Ryan is feeling the love.More
Kya deLongchamps loosens her stays to give a brief history of a sensuous piece of parlour furniture.
Everyone needs time to hang out. If you have a tree, then it’s the Fredon hammock for €45.More
Since my schooldays, with a fist of Tayto in one hand and a faded photocopy from the OPW scrunched in the other I have been lumbered with a weird devotion to ruined buildings.More
Faith Ryan sees the range cooker re-imagined and takes a hammer to her morning egg.More
Kya deLongchamps decants the mysteries of the perfume bottle and decodes its ancient allure.More
Faith Ryan finds bargain style, ancient wall maps, cute bud vases and more.More
If you love antique and vintage stuff, chances are that once on any overseas holiday, you will start sniffing around for the best local sources of distressed goodies. Kya deLongchamps takes us Stateside.More
Faith Ryan takes the chair to suggest iconic choices to give your home designer appeal.More
COLLECTING should not be all about high value and rarity. We’re complex creatures full of heart.More
Faith Ryan samples a delicious lampshade, mosaic table coasters and vintage-print coffee cups.More
On a home-improvement quest, Faith Ryan checks out stylish modern buys — online and off.More
Kya deLongchamps bemoans the lack of quality at Irish boot sales and reflects on some famous finds on the grass.More
Jerpoint’s new gem-coloured Zest range combines stunning, tangy colours.More
WHEN I was young enough to bounce my forehead off tea tables as my mother viewed an auction, antique fans were a familiar sight. Gripped tightly in dry shagreen cases, crashed like fractured birds into mixed boxes or stretched brutally, framed and faded, they were cheap, rather poignant lots.More
Fruity-coloured glass is a great foil for neutral spaces.More
Kya deLongchamps is reflective as she looks at an affordable collectible which holds a story — American Depression glass.More
Faith Ryan slips in to a sublime bath, downs some macaroons and spots a stylish office up-do.More
Kya deLongchamps says an old teddy bear or cuddly toy by German company Steiff can fetch thousands.More
Faith Ryan eyes up a favourite vintage lamp and considers living it up in the great outdoors.More
Kya de Longchamps explains why it really is a bright idea to give your home a creative lift with the dark gem that is Georgian mahogany.More
Faith Ryan sinks her toes into aged rugs, searches out invisible switches and considers moving out to a vintage caravan for the summer.