The creator of Trá Art is loving life on the beach

Susan Caplice — owner and creator of Trá Art — sits down with Aileen Lee for a chat.

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Fauxliage: Phoney flowers are faking fabulous

Kya deLongchamps says the naff days are over for fabric flowers — even fake Swiss cheese leaves are hot for homes.

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NEWSVIEW: Heritage Bill, Japanese knotweed and rural town regeneration

Rose Martin looks at the environmental side-effects of the new Heritage Bill, Japanese knotweed’s unfair portrayal, and the regeneration of rural towns.

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Wish List: Cute ceramics and sleek speakers

Cute ceramics and sleek speakers catch Esther N McCarthy’s eye this week.

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Handiwork: An up-and-coming interiors hub in Cork has beautifully crafted products

A trip to an up-and-coming interiors hub in the Cork suburbs revealed an exciting retail outlet with unique and beautifully crafted products, writes Carol O’Callaghan. ...

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East meets West: Here’s how to work this season’s travel-inspired decor

Style knows no boundaries… Gabrielle Fagan explores stylish ways to conjure a faraway feel right now.

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Too hot to sit in the garden? 7 expert tips for creating a shady sanctuary

Plant pro Mark Sage reveals how to keep things cool outdoors. By Hannah Stephenson.

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Repurposing accessories can give a room a fresh look

Repurposing accessories or putting them into new locations can give your room a fresh look from season to season without the stress and labour of a redecorating ...

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How to bring your pets to heel in your home

Kya deLongchamps goes in search of expert advice on training animals — even cats — and deals with the impact on the household and with neighbours.

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Wish List: Cool design for the summer sunshine

Esther N McCarthy's loving the summer sunshine but is also taking time out for some great design in cool city galleries

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Vintage View: Pompeii second to the intimate wonders of Heraculaneum

Kya deLongchamps finds the arid ruins of Pompeii second to the colour drenched, intimate wonders of Heraculaneum on the outskirts of Naples.

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Video: This fairy-tale castle house is up for sale for £4million

Got a cool £4m to spare?

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Want to bring coastal style into your home? 3 design experts show us how

Gabrielle Fagan discovers how to take inspiration from the seaside to create a relaxed and summery interior.

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Video: Linda Barker reveals the 3 most unloved areas of our homes

Could you be making better use of your attic?

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How to dry lavender for scent and decoration indoors

Want the rich perfume of lavender indoors and out? If you harvest some now, you can enjoy its heady scent indoors for months to come.

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Design Life: Sprinkle a little gold dust

Lisa Marconi: Co-founder of Dust

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Wish List: Practical platters and a picture-perfect decor

Esther N McCarthy catches up with ‘un-hung’ trend, practical platters and a picture-perfect gallery expo.

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Vintage View: The Japanese ryokan experience

Kya deLongchamps introduces us to the Japanese ryokan experience, and to the oldest hotel in the world, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.

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Know when to call the technician or head out for a new machine

From decades-old washing machines to recent dishwashers, the big kitchen appliances can pose issues when they break down, writes Kya deLongchamps.

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Got a cluttered house? This is what it says about your ability to make decisions

We speak to Dr Jane Montague about why some people keep hold of clutter, and what having a clear out can do for your wellbeing.

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Amanda Vencatasamy: We’re like Marmite, love us or hate us

Aileen Lee Aileen Lee chats to Amanda Vencatasamy, co-founder of Hey, Bulldog! Design.

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All-electric houses will buy energy from each other in future

From March 31, 2019, if you are applying for planning permission, your house must comply with Nearly Zero Energy Building rules, says Kya deLongchamps.

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Big in Japan: The new philosophy for life and our homes

A Japanese philosophy for life and our homes is the new thing in interiors, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Wish List: Po-faced pandas, pretty prints and shiny spoons

Esther N McCarthy picks po-faced pandas, pretty prints and shiny spoons this week.

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Lusting over the Love Island villa? Here’s how to get the look at home

The hit series’ couples and dramas may be addictive – but Gabrielle Fagan has fallen for the decor.

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Curtains or blinds: 4 key points to consider

From ease and cost of cleaning, to versatility and light control, experts tell Abi Jackson where to start with weighing up the options.

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