Esther N McCarthy courts cool cushions and gets a hoot out of a stool inspired by nature this week.
Perfect for a small space in the hallway or bedroom, this is the Argos Home Skandi Bar Table, €150. www.argos.ie
IKEA has started sharing their spring collections, this KIVIK three-seat sofa caught my eye.
I’m loving the citrus zing going on here.
It’s €450, with the SAGALIE, cushion cover coming in at €8. www.ikea.com/ie
DFS research reveals that blue is the top decorating colour for living rooms in Ireland — apparently we associate it with positive emotions.
So it’s no surprise that the Dulux Colour of the Year for 2020 is Tranquil Dawn.
Fans of this gentle colour, which tends to change shade depending on what it is teamed with, will be interested to hear that the So Simple Tom three-seater sofa (€779) and So Simple Tom armchair (€689) in Simply Velvet will be available in Tranquil Dawn from January 14. www.dfs.ie
For my monochrome moment this week, it’s this Tom Dixon swirl cone hook, yours for €69.90 from Amara. www.amara.com
Ooh, this is one of those statement pieces you’d work a whole room around.
Loving the offbeat fabric, the bold colours, and the simple design.
It’s the Ivy stool from Portuguese brand, Hoot.
They ship to Ireland and price is by request on the website, hoot.pt
Debenhams have this cool geometric textured cotton cushion by Matthew Williamson in store at the moment.
I love the combo of dark turquoise and gold, it’s €40. See www.debenhams.ie
Want fresh bins without the worry of damaging the environment with bleach?
DeOdour Chemical Free from VivaGreen is an eco-friendly product made from natural minerals, and works by binding odour molecules to eliminate bad smells in bins.
It is suitable for all bins, including organic bins and home composters.
It comes in a 400g shaker bottle (approx. 40 uses) and is available in Dunnes Stores nationwide, with an RRP of €4.90.
For more information on this Irish company, see www.vivagreengroup.com
On the Bathroom Shelf this week, we have one for the lads, Eternity Calvin Klein Eau de Parfum for men.
‘Eau,’ says you, ‘very fancy’.
This fragrance has been on the shelves since last October and is the first Eau de Parfum for men in the fragrance portfolio and the first men’s only launch.
The scent maintains a signature fougère essence introducing a modern woody note with sage providing a crisp freshness while the cypress creates that masculine mid-note.
50ml of the spray is €59, and 100ml is €77, available from Arnotts.