7 bright design tricks to maximise light in your home

7 bright design tricks to maximise light in your home

From curtains to decluttering and mirrored furniture, Luke Rix-Standing reveals nifty ways to give any home that dreamy light and airy feel.

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Fifty shades of beigeThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Fifty shades of beige

This year heralds the return of a much-maligned shade, pulled from the design doldrums and now paired with some unexpected complementary colours, materials and tone-on-tone ...

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DIY: Let’s take the great white wayThis story is enriched with multi-media content

DIY: Let’s take the great white way

Kya deLongchamps argues for white as a primary ‘real’ colour transcending trends but advises you check those undertones.

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New tenants create a buzz

New tenants create a buzz

Life will be sweet for occupants of three city-centre properties thanks to their new fellow tenants.

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This week's interiors must-haves: Trippy cushions, retro kettles and sunshine clocks

This week's interiors must-haves: Trippy cushions, retro kettles and sunshine clocks

Esther N McCarthy picks trippy cushions, retro kettles and sunshiny clocks this week.

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Why we should get down and dirty for the love of our archaeological heritageThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Why we should get down and dirty for the love of our archaeological heritage

Kya deLongchamps says it’s time to get down and dirty for the sake of our archaeological heritage.

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‘Trends can be cool and interesting,' says product designer Brian Tyrell

‘Trends can be cool and interesting,' says product designer Brian Tyrell

Product designer Brian Tyrell talks with Aileen Lee.

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Gardening:  It's show time for all ages at Russborough

Gardening: It's show time for all ages at Russborough

The parkland setting of Russborough will be the setting for what promises to be a fun day out on July 28, says Peter Dowdall.

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Upgrading your windows? The pros and cons of double glazing

Upgrading your windows? The pros and cons of double glazing

Doubling up helps keep out the cold and noise and slash your energy bills – but what else do you need to know? By Luke Rix-Standing.

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Designs on you: The benefits of hiring a professional to achieve your dream interior

Designs on you: The benefits of hiring a professional to achieve your dream interior

Hiring a design professional might seem daunting, even excessive, but achieving the outcome of your dreams can be worth the investment and ensure costly mistakes ...

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Wish List: Products and experiences for summer

Wish List: Products and experiences for summer

Esther N McCarthy selects her choice products and experiences for summer.

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New departure: Landmark JFK terminal transformed into a retro-style hotel

New departure: Landmark JFK terminal transformed into a retro-style hotel

Eero Saarinen’s landmark JFK terminal has been transformed into the new retro-styled TWA Hotel, writes Kya deLongchamps

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Bringing art to the great outdoors

Bringing art to the great outdoors

I studied veterinary medicine in UCD. From there, I went working in the Curragh and London, before travelling to Cornwall, where I worked in the early 1990s. I was ...

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Do your homework to make smart use of hardworking office

Do your homework to make smart use of hardworking office

Kya deLongchamps puts the executive details into your home office with her practical guide

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Pad it out - transform your home with cushions

Pad it out - transform your home with cushions

It might seem super easy to accessorise with a scattering of cushions, but using multiples of the little beauties needs some thought and more than a few professional ...

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Wishlist: Ceramics, cushions and canvas

Wishlist: Ceramics, cushions and canvas

From ceramics to cushions to candle holders and cattle captured on canvas, Esther N McCarthy has the low-down.

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Come on! Let's go shopping: The home interiors oases offering a bit of everything

Come on! Let's go shopping: The home interiors oases offering a bit of everything

Tucked away in unexpected places are home interiors oases offering a bit of everything and, often, something unusual to spark a fresh idea or finish a project, writes ...

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More than 450 lots under the hammer

More than 450 lots under the hammer

Des O’Sullivan previews James Adam’s ‘At Home’ sale in Dublin.

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4 ways to break the decor rules and rock a boho vibe at home

4 ways to break the decor rules and rock a boho vibe at home

Stylist and interiors free-spirit Fifi O’Neill travelled the world in search of the best boho looks for her new book. Gabrielle Fagan takes a look.

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Why London is the perfect hunting ground for antique lovers this month

Why London is the perfect hunting ground for antique lovers this month

The ‘Masterpiece’ fair offers collectors of art and antiques an unmissable opportunity, says Des O’Sullivan.

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Orla O’Regan: ‘I treasure the way my life has turned out’

Orla O’Regan: ‘I treasure the way my life has turned out’

I studied art as a mature student, doing a part-time course at night in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD).

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Simply off the wall: Your go-to guide to shelving

Simply off the wall: Your go-to guide to shelving

Kya deLongchamps finds 20th-century designed and inspired shelving is still an impressive support act in terms of style and quality

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Checked the electrics lately? 7 signs your home needs rewiring

Checked the electrics lately? 7 signs your home needs rewiring

It’s easy to never give the electrics a second thought, but potentially dangerous warning signs should never be ignored, warns Lisa Salmon.

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Capturing the castle: Johnstown Castle in County Wexford is well worth checking out

Capturing the castle: Johnstown Castle in County Wexford is well worth checking out

Kya deLongchamps reports on the work on Johnstown Castle in County Wexford

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How about a trip back in time at Cork antiques sales

How about a trip back in time at Cork antiques sales

Antique furniture and outdoor pieces feature strongly at same-day events in Cork, says Des O’Sullivan.

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Back to the future for Dublin's Dylan Hotel

Back to the future for Dublin's Dylan Hotel

IT’S soaring in popularity as an urban pastime and crane-counting was very firmly on the agenda when I took up a challenge to find out just how much I could ...

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Wish List: Your top buys for indoors and outdoors this week

Wish List: Your top buys for indoors and outdoors this week

Whether it’s indoor or outdoor items you’re crushing on, Esther N McCarthy offers some intriguing items to choose from this week.

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Chinese Qing astronomer’s chairs and electrified doll’s house lure antique fans to Durrow

Chinese Qing astronomer’s chairs and electrified doll’s house lure antique fans to Durrow

Des O'Sullivan previews Sheppard's two-day sale in Durrow.

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Painting found in attic could fetch €150 million

Painting found in attic could fetch €150 million

This painting of Judith and Holofernes — believed to be a long-lost work by Caravaggio — will come under the hammer next Thursday in Toulouse with an ...

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Life in a vacuum: Your guide to choosing vacuum cleanersThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Life in a vacuum: Your guide to choosing vacuum cleaners

Whether you’re ready to go cordless or not, Kya deLongchamps advises keeping your wits and watts about you when choosing a new vacuum cleaner.

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Vintage view: How old stone and brick walls can benefit from lime render

Vintage view: How old stone and brick walls can benefit from lime render

Hugh Dorrian of Stoneware Studios tells Kya deLongchamps how old stone and brick walls that have been coated in cement render, benefit from the re-introduction of ...

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Living in a glasshouse: Meet stained-glass artist Alison Byrne

Living in a glasshouse: Meet stained-glass artist Alison Byrne

Aileen Lee meets stained-glass artist and owner of WildBird Studio, Alison Byrne.

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Your guide to buying art

Your guide to buying art

Getting familiar with the art scene and deciding who and what to buy can be challenging for a newcomer, but there’s plenty of information and hand-holding ...

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