Wish list: Shoe design by Holly Baker

Oh it’s all spring colours and fresh thinking this week on the wish list as Esther N McCarthy chooses shoes, sheep and sofas for your delectation.

Wish list: Shoe design by Holly Baker

Check out this delightful shoe design by Holly Baker. Perfect for summer, the shoes are made with fabric paint and permanent marker and waterproofing paint. You can customise your own pair or pick a pair previously made. Based in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, Holly loves hearing new ideas for her walking canvases. €30 from www.quinnseskimos.com

Cute as a button, the Colby range is on offer at the moment. Grey is still very much on trend, and combined with the button detail and retro patterned arm chair and accessories, it has a special splash of character. All pieces in the Colby range are on offer until May 5 at DFS, Mahon Point, Cork.

Stand out from the flock with this gorgeous sheep cushion, also available in striking grey and navy, €71.50 from Sarah Smyth Interiors. If you’re around Douglas, pop into the showrooms to see the rest of the collection at Patrick’s Woollen Mills. www.sarahsmythinteriors.ie

If you fancy giving some of your old furniture a new lease of life, Connie and Jackie are the women to help you do it. The Paint Pot on St Patrick’s Quay, Cork stocks the full range of chalk paint and waxes by Annie Sloan, and it’s only gorgeous. The ladies are holding workshops to show you how to revamp your interiors by reusing and redesigning your old unloved furniture. This chair, upholstered and painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Paris Grey is a good example. It’s for sale for €199. Find out more about the workshops at www.thepaintpot.ie or 087-3398009.

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