Wish List: Lifting the home with bright spring colours

With spring in the air it could be the right time to give your home a lift with these bright ideas, writes Esther N McCarthy. 

Ceramic platters

Home Lust Concept Store in Dublin have these hand-finished ceramic oval platters, we’re talking soft pastels, speckled water colour designs, and so important, they are dishwasher and microwave safe. €27, find out more at www.home-lust.com

Bird cushion

You’re for the birds if you don’t love this cushion from B&Q, lovely for a fresh spring look, right? €13 from B&Q stores, www.diy.com

Farrow & Ball Paint

Thinking of sprucing up the place with a lick of paint? This nursery is painted with Farrow & Ball, the floor in Rangwali No.296 in modern eggshell and the walls are Peignoir No.286 in modern emulsion. It’s €34.50 per litre, for stockists see http://eu.farrow-ball.com/

Owl doorstop

Those eyes! They crack me up. This very cute woodland owl doorstop is by Sophie Allport, I spotted it on Etsy.com for €18.

Whiskey poster

If you’ve got a whiskey fan in your life and want to get them something other than a bottle with the word Rare on it, check out this pop chart labs poster. It’s got over 200 whiskeys (and whiskys) from four countries. Available from Yellow Octopus at Etsy.com for €39.60

Floral baskets

Love these floral storage baskets from Cath Kidston. Nothing says spring (and spring clean) like a blooming box of tidy bits and pieces. It’s €20.56 from stockists nationwide and online at www.cathkidston.com

Handwoven baskets

TK Maxx are selling these beautiful handwoven baskets to help families in Uganda to improve their livelihood as part of a sustainable trade project. Pictured is the Rwenzori basket, €22.95 in stores and online at www.tkmaxx.ie

Metal table

Sleek and chic, I like this round metal and glass side table, pictured here in black, €90 from Marks & Spencer, www.marksandspencer.com/ie/

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