Interior Designer Anita Oakey on making your house a home

Aileen Lee talks to Interior Designer Anita Oakey.

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Vintage View: 50s and 60s kitsch

Kya deLongchamps considers the enduring appeal of 50s and 60s kitsch — now the must-have’s for every smart suburban lounge.        

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Your guide to returning unwanted Christmas gifts and sale items

Kya deLongchamps examines the fraught and largely misunderstood process of returning unwanted goods gifted over Christmas or snatched up at the sales.

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Interior Designer Anita Oakey on making your house a home

Aileen Lee talks to Interior Designer Anita Oakey.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Overseas buyers flocking to Showcase to see very best of Irish design

Carol O’Callaghan checks out a long-running exhibition where Irish design is attracting growing numbers of buyers from overseas and from the home market, too.

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Wish List: Birds, bees, fish - and getting a good night's sleep

 Esther N McCarthy is all about the birds and the bees... and fish, this weekend.    

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Ski and travel posters from an era of glamorous jet-setters

Ever-popular and collectible vintage ski posters will come up at Christie’s Interiors auction at South Kensington in London next Wednesday.

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Balfour letter on failed 1796 French invasion at Bantry estimated to fetch up to €300

An eyewitness account of the failed French invasion at Bantry dated December 31, 1796, comes up at Whyte’s Eclectic Collector sale in Dublin on January 21.

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Aoife Rhattigan: Great design is part of the fabric of life

Aileen Lee interviews Aoife Rhattigan, Creative director at Restless.Design.

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New house? Time to go contemporary

What’s important to today’s ‘Generation Y,’ when building their first home?

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Interiors wish list: Lighting, clocks and more

Go retro with this cute vintage television-style alarm clock. It’s even got glow in the dark hands. Take note though, it needs batteries. €11.20 from www.dotcomgiftshop.com

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Ikea's PS range: Will northern style come south this winter?

Could this be the year Ikea finally pulls the sparely-designed, blonde-wood trigger on a third Irish outlet — this time in Cork?

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Hot or not? New looks for home interiors 2017

The 12 days of Christmas expired yesterday and new trends for spring and summer are exploding onto the interiors scene to lure us out of our onesies and into home decorating and restyling projects.

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Vintage view: The end of 'knock-off' furniture

Have you been holding off treating yourself to that pretend Charles Eames EA 208 (original €2,371/Vitra) — or a cheery knock-off Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke suspension lamp dealt out in copper shields (original €6,795/ Poulsen)?

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Art by Caravaggio at the National Gallery

Works by Caravaggio, which have never been seen in Ireland, will feature at an exhibition at the National Gallery in Dublin.

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Artists put brain disease on show in the frame

Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their work, scientists have found.

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