Wish list: Coos over candles and swoons over storage

Esther N McCarthy coos over candles and swoons over storage this week.

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Take a peek at the world-class Art Deco architecture in Midtown Manhattan

Kya deLongchamps looks at world-class Art Deco architecture in Midtown Manhattan.

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Life Admin: The paper chase

Now that we’re in the getting-organised phase of the new year, there’s no better time to get the paperwork sorted. Kya deLongchamps offers some quick hack.

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Trend watch: Here's what's in and out of fashion for 2018

Carol O’Callaghan looks at what’s in and what’s out in home interior styles and colours for 2018.

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Newsview: Sustainability in your home

Rose Martin tries to sift the wood from the trees when it comes to sustainability at domestic level.

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The so-sexy seventies look is back

The decade that never really went away is back with a bang, says Kya deLongchamps.

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Wishlist: Cosy blankets and classy candles to warm your home

Esther N McCarthy picks cosy blankets and classy candles for this week’s round up.

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New interior hues for the new year

 Carol O’Callaghan takes a look at the top fashion colours for home decorating in 2018. 

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Wishlist: Ultraviolet, the colour of the year for 2018

Pantone has declared ultraviolet the colour of the year for 2018. As it gets set to starts its purple reign over next year’s colour schemes, Esther N McCarthy shares some trend.

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Designing out of desparation with architect, artist and interior designer Róisín Murphy

Róisín Murphy: Architect, Artist and Interior Designer.

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How to make a Christmas candle centrepiece for your table

Hannah Stephenson gives us some tips on how to make a bit of a show for the biggest feast of the year

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Wish List: Festive pieces to pick up before Christmas

Esther N McCarthy sets her sights on adorable angels and reindeer food for the larder

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Vintage View: The history of the fountain pen

In an age when we rarely reach for a ballpoint, Kya deLongchamps scripts a little history of that old fashioned Christmas favourite — the fountain pen

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How to enjoy afternoon tea in your own home this Christmas

Afternoon tea offers an easy, stress-free entertaining option over Christmas, writes Carol O’Callaghan

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Owen McLoughlin of Jando Design is a poster boy for millennials

Owen Mc Loughlin, one half of Jando Design, speaks to Aileen Lee

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Wishlist: Must-have Christmas gifts and the joy of Ikea

From past times to exciting times, Esther N McCarthy wraps up some must-have gifts.

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Travel on trend: Eoghan Ó Cathasaigh

Aileen Lee talks to Eoghan Ó Cathasaigh — designer with Helen Casey Design Associates Ltd.

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High-street cheats to achieve that classical Christmas look

Kya deLongchamps says a naturally inspired traditional Christmas is marked by crafted input, a fantastic scent and rarely flashes on a circuit.

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Newsview: Smoky coal ban, Christmas FM, bargain  wreath holder and Dermot Bannon’s new  TV show

Rose Martin reports on the smoky coal ban and Dermot Bannon’s new TV show.

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Christmas gifts for the home are for keeps

Carol O’Callaghan offers suggestions for Christmas gifts for the home which are useful all year round.

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Newsview: Events in the design world this week

Rose Martin reports on the winner of the of the 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland and more...    

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Curating the digital detour to analogue

Aileen Lee talks to Jennie Flynn — owner of Designist gift and homeware store.

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Choosing the right Christmas gift can be difficult but we're here to help...

Esther N McCarthy offers some delightful suggestions for Christmas presents.  

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Design can be sustainable commercially

"It takes time and confidence to come up with your own vision, but your eyes must be wide open enough to see how it could be realised commercially," says jewellery designer Martina Hamilton.

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Up-coming craft fairs to keep us shopping for the next few weeks

Carol O’Callaghan previews some up-coming craft fairs to keep us shopping for the next few weeks.

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Utility room should not be an afterthought

The utility room should not be an afterthought. Yes, it needs to be functional but think about layout, storage and ventilation too, advises Kya deLongchamps.            

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Take the mystery out of mattress buying

They say if you make your bed, you have to lie in it. Kya deLongchamps is musing on mattresses this week and guides us towards a soft, heavenly haven. 

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The domestic flash of Francis Brennan

Kya delongchamps wonders if a meticulously-mannered 64-year-old Irish entrepreneur really could have anything new to say in the housekeeping/sanity balance of life? It appears ‘yes’ is the answer.

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Mindfulness through Irish eyes

Rose Martin looks at a range of books for reading and for giving as gifts over the holiday season, including Fiann Ó Nualláin’s latest work on mindfulness wrapped in the very practical Irish tradition of the seanfhocail

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Life between the covers of the best interiors books

Carol O’Callaghan choses her pick of this year’s interior books and finds inspirational ideas and sensible solutions, from opulent extravaganzas to practical household tips, in a selection of gift-ready volumes

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Wishlist: Cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

Esther N McCarthy chooses cheesy additions and sweet nostalgic coffee designs

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The Gwyneth Paltrow touch: Lifestyle shop takes interior design to new level of affluence

The Goop Lab, sprung from Gwyneth Paltrow’s website, in California takes interior design to a new level of affluence, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

 

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Getting crafty with your Christmas shopping

Carol O’Callaghan looks at what’s on offer at the Glucksman Craft Fair at the UCC gallery next weekend.

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Use stoves to future-proof your home

Kya deLongchamps basks in the warmth of stoves that will help future-proof your home.

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Charlotte Temple: Donegal is a huge inspiration in my designs

Interview with Charlotte Temple, design and retail director, Magee 1866.

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Don't be afraid of the dark when it comes to interiors

Whichever style has piqued your interest this autumn, Kya deLongchamps shows you the best way to achieve it, from tone on tone to wood notes.

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Barbara Hulanicki's newest collection taps into her personal favourites

Carol O’Callaghan looks at the work of fashion designer turned interior designer Barbara Hulanicki. 

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Top 5 tips to consider when shopping for the perfect rug

The floor is your canvas when it comes to choosing a rug that’s right for you, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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The design rules that are meant to be broken

Kya deLongchamps debunks decorating myths that can cramp your creative style.

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Stroll right in to your very own walk-in wardrobe

The walk-in wardrobe was previously the domain of the rich, stateside, but Kya deLongchamps says they’re fair game for you too — just make sure to maximise your space

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