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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Home sense: How to create a home

Creating a home is more than painting a wall, buying some cushions and putting down a rug, according to product designer, pundit and TV judge Helen James in her ...

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All aboard for the delights of composite decking

Kya deLongchamps has warmed to the potential of plastic and covers everything you need to know if you’re planning to install a new deck.

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Newsview: The top designs from the Irish Architecture Awards

Rose Martin takes a look at the innovative and imaginative designs among the winners of this year’s Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Architecture ...

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Wish List: Textiles, ceramics and fabulous artwork

Esther N McCarthy eyes up textiles, ceramics, and some fabulous artwork

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Vintage View: Past and present of the Lichtenberg figure

Kya deLongchamps is electrified by the past and present of the Lichtenberg figure.

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Video: Anyone for taxidermy? Let’s hope you don’t have any of these 5 design crimes in your home

The Seventies was a black hole for interior decoration, and here are the worst offenders.

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How to ... install a new radiator in seven steps

Keen to attempt the job yourself? Luke Rix-Standing reveals a step-by-step guide.

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9 unexpected things you should be cleaning in your home, according to the professionals

From door knobs to ceiling fans, you may forget about these.

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Let's talk rubbish: Ireland table-toppers in waste plastic production

Kya deLongchamps says Ireland tops the league when it comes to the production of waste plastic in Europe.

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Lasting the course at the National Design & Craft Gallery

Carol O’Callaghan visits a new exhibition and talks to its curator about the making, impact and collecting of craft across a range of practices — ceramics, ...

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Newsview: Ovo's new furniture range and Ikea’s wild venture into Saville Row tailoring

Rose Martin looks at the new Ovo range of furniture and Ikea’s wild venture into Saville Row tailoring

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Wish List: Top Father’s Day presents

Whether your dad is a stargazer, a sentimental softie or just wants to put up some shelves, Esther N McCarthy chooses well for those who want to deliver this Father’s ...

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At home with the men: Three decor themes for style-conscious chaps

Man caves have come a very long way. Gabrielle Fagan reveals the trends to tap into now.

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Stylish outdoor gatherings in the rain, hail or shine

There will be sunny days for stylish outdoor gatherings, but organisation is key, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Work is more fun for interior designer Garry Cohn

This week Aileen Lee speaks to interior designer at Cohn Designs, Garry Cohn.

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Newsview: Life after the early Norman invaders and heritage castle

Rose Martin looks at the constructed remnants of early Norman invaders and the green technologies guiding the development of early 21st-century data centres.

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Wish List: Plush chairs, soft throws and floating shelves

Esther N McCarthy> takes flight with a cool superhero key holder and gets cosy with plush chairs and super soft throws.

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Vintage View: A family holiday with a history lesson

Kya deLongchamps suggests some stealth history lessons on those family holidays and days out.

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7 top tips for DIY newbies

Fixing up your house needn’t be a chore. Claire Spreadbury seeks out some expert advice.

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The people to follow for some Insta interiors inspiration

Instagram’s 800m-plus users feature plenty of people to love from the interior world. From professionals and amateurs at home and much further afield, here’s ...

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Drawing on creative inspiration: Designer, lecturer and founder of ‘Clover Rua’, Anita Elliott

Design life with Anita Elliott: designer, lecturer and founder, ‘Clover Rua’.

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Wish List: Summer BBQs, ceramics and designer candles

Esther McCarthy looks at ceramics and notes that designer candles are back in stock at Aldi.

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Vintage View: Swedish glass maker Bertil Vallien

Kya deLongchamps looks at the work of Swedish glass maker Bertil Vallien.

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