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It's the perfect time of year to experiment with some artistic design and colour, writes Esther N McCarthy
Designed and made in Italy, the stackable line chair is made of tubular steel and comes powder coated in four brights including brick red, willow green, light blue and classic white. Work these contemporary cheery colours inside or outside your home. Available and in store, €339 for a set of two from Meadows & Byrne. www.meadowsandbyrne.com.
Spring into some five-star bedding with this perfect Pelham bedlinen from Piubelle. Made in Portugal, this is the king size duvet cover, with 500 thread count in cotton and sateen. It’s €185 from Bottom Drawer, Brown Thomas. They’ve also got a 30% off promotion off the Frette Hotel Collection until the end of April. www.brownthomas.com/brands/bottom-drawer/
touch of blue creates a sense of calm, this is Neptune’s Arundel extending dining table, price €2,460 and it is partnered with Shoreditch dining chairs in Harry Flax Blue, price from €335. See neptune. com for Irish stockists.
This piece is by Alison Lowry from the exhibition Dressing Our Hidden Truths. Running in the National Museum of Ireland, this major new installation in response to Magdalene Laundries, Mother and Baby Homes and Industrial Schools, will open to the public on March 27. Alison Lowry is an award-winning, internationally recognised glass artist from Co. Down, the only Irish artist to have been awarded a month-long residency at the studio of the world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass, New York. www.museum.ie/Home
We adore these brass planters (check out the mango wooden legs) from the brand new online interiors store called www.deartrudy. ie. The brainchild of Liz Kinsella, the collections are focussed on quirky home accessories and stylish furniture for the discerning customer who is not afraid to make a statement with their décor. These start at €55 up to €100, depending on size.
A warm floral mix of rose, jasmine and muguet is balanced by a gentle citrus twist and a fresh green leafy base in this Stoneglow Botanics garden bloom gel tumbler, €18.99 from Easons. www.easons.com
Loving this gold Pryia watering can, it’s by Home Lust, www.home-lust.com
Get wining and dining with this Winchester 6 seater round dining set. It’s from the rattan garden furniture range at Hanley’s Garden Centre, Cork. Made from weatherproof materials and with a 5-year guarantee. Available for €1,495 at www.hanleysofcork.com
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