Esther N McCarthy rounds up the freshest interior ideas for your every need.
Cute, colourful and convenient, we love these Ashley Thomas fruit bowls available at Debenhams for €16 for the set of three.
Have a peek at these beautiful products from Kildare design company, Sam agus Nessa. The brand is the brainchild of a very creative couple called, you’ve guessed it, Sam and Nessa. We’re talking contemporary, functional furniture and homewares and even better, everything is made with locally-sourced Irish materials. Each piece is made by hand individually in their workshop. Find out more about these two furniture fanatics at samagusnessa.com/
Anything that uses Cork as a pun has my attention. This cool Cork Boy range is created by Kinsale native Martin Horgan who is part of the Craftek co-op in Tramore Road, Cork. A chef turned designer. Martin describes it as “a line of spatulas and butter knives that utilise lightweight, renewable materials and provide a natural feel”. The exciting news is that a further line of Craftek furniture and lighting is in development. See craftek.co for more. (Picture: Christian Haubold)
We’re weak for wallpaper at the moment, they’re some really nice designs out there. Check out this Helleborus design from Farrow & Ball and the woodwork is pitch blue no 220 Estate Eggshell. Don’t they go well together? Helleborus is priced €148 for a 10m roll and the Estate Eggshell is priced €32 for 750ml, they are available in various stockists including Pat McDonnell Paints and at eu.farrow-ball.com
This beautiful bowl is called Vortex and it was the winner of the RDS Craft Awards 2017 — Established Maker of Excellence, California Gold Medal and Ceramics Category Winner. Created by Gráinne Watts, who works mainly with porcelain and stoneware clays, and says she uses “layers of vibrant underglazes and slips to create interesting surface detail”. Find out more at grainnewattsceramics.com
Need a little inspiration for getting your gardening buzz going? Flying Tiger Copenhagen will launch a comprehensive Urban Gardening series in March with ideas on how to establish small gardens with very little space. There’ll be a wide selection of seed packets with flowers, fruits, and vegetables, along with vegetable signs, sprout pots, greenhouses, watering cans, hanging pots and the like. For example, this wooden plant box for €7.
You’ll be sitting pretty with this blue velvet art deco shell chair. It’s from the Halcyon collection and if it’s a statement piece you’re after, this could be the one for you. Available in store for €1000 at The Pavilion Garden Centre, Myrtle Hill, Ballygarvan, Co Cork, or visit thepavilion.ie
Create a kaleidoscope of cushions in your home this spring with all the colours, prints, textures and patterns you can find. Floral feather cushion €54.99, velvet cushion €16.99, dabbled paint cushion €22.99, pom-pom papaya cushion €16.99, plum cushion €16.99, kiwi cushion €12.99 and purple cushion €12.99. Textured rug €54.99. All available from Homesense in Cork and online at homesense.ie/