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By Esther McCarthy
Tall lamps and little buttons are Esther N McCarthy’s choices this week.
Nothing gives a pop quite like orange, and it’s a beautiful colour to introduce for autumn. Check out this orange stripe knot rug, €395 from www.oliverbonas.com
With the nights drawing in, the focus is on the coziest room in the house, the bedroom. I love these great grey colour combos from Heatons. Check them out at www.heatonsstores.com
Ceramicist Siobhan Steele has come up with a cute twist on her ‘Message in a bottle’ range. This one is a lovely keepsake for the little darlings who started school for the first time this month. It includes scroll and gift box and retails at €39. www.siobhainsteeleceramics.com. Bespoke messages available on request.
The lovely ladies in The Paint Pot, Connie and Jackie, are running a workshop on the Annie Sloan paint technique on Saturday next, September 17, from 10am -1pm. It costs €75 and you can bring your own piece of furniture to work on. The shop is on Patrick’s Quay in Cork. Contact 087 339 8009 to book your spot.
Tis the season for missing buttons as little fingers struggle with stiff new school shirts. Check out this handy Are You Thready Sewing Kit, €7 from www.whitestuff.com
The right lighting can transform any space. I love this Conran Monty floor lamp from Marks & Spencer, €300. Move it around as you see fit.
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