Wishlist: Delightful design details for the summer

Esther N McCarthy is eyeing up some delightful design details in advance of an al fresco summer.

Now’s the time to be thinking about a camping trip. Even if you don’t leave your own back garden, a good torch is fierce handy to have around the place. I like the colours of these Regatta Great Outdoors torch lanterns. The price is nice too at €10. www.regatta.com.

Have a peek at the detail on the DFS French Connection Hoxton range. We’re talking a mixture of organic textures with wood, leather and linen and I love the oversized bed pillow cushioning. This is the large sofa in mink and it’s €1,299 for DFS in Mahon Point Cork, see more online at www.dfs.ie.

Two days before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say ‘I do’, Aldi will be stocking stores with a Wedding Essentials range. So on Thursday, May 17 this cute hedgehog wedding cushion could be yours! It’s €4.99 from stores nationwide. See www.aldi.ie.

The Drapery Shop on Emmet Place in Cork is a fab place if you’re into fabrics. They have some beautiful samples of the Jane Churchill Indira Collection in store at the moment. Prices start at €48 per metre, and the chairs embroidery fabric start at €74 per metre. Visit thedraperyshop.ie.

The Wild Design Collective in Paul Street Shopping Centre in Cork is a veritable treasure trove. Spotted this concrete planter, made by Kaiko Studios, a Wicklow design company. It’s €22 and the best part? You get the plant too! www.facebook.com/WildDesignCork/

Italian living is the inspiration behind H&M’s summer 2018 homeware collection. I love these wooden fish bowls, perfect for tapas or sauces for the BBQ. The set of three is €14.99. Visit www2.hm.com/en_ie.


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