Dulux says it’s all go for gold this season. Marianne Shillingford, creative director at Dulux explains: “As a trend it has evolved from the prevalence of metallic shades last year.
"‘Cherished Gold’ is a beautiful next step, a natural evolution and transition from last year’s copper tones. Bright colours have moved away from primary to something more interesting. Think coral, not orange, ochre not yellow and midnight, not blue.”
Interiosity is a fabulous new addition to the interiors scene, based at St Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas in Cork. Nature rattan & metal chair €295, Interiosity, Douglas 021-4898471
Glass meets art. This Georg Jensen, Alfredo Vase features a unique shade of green designed by Alfredo Häberli and comes in around €135. Suppliers include the www.Finnishdesignshop.com
Based in Co Louth, Louise Shaw and her husband Andy returned from Hong Kong to be closer to their family and realise their dream of starting a craft business.
Part of Carlingford Crafts, the couple are inspired by ancient Celtic mythology and the rugged landscape where they live, incorporating the themes in lusciously glazed tiles and plaques ideal to mark family occasions. 2” tiles €4 a piece, 4” €15 a piece, 8” € 40. Plaques from €40.
Finish up a crate with a gentle sand and flat water-based paint intended for wood and make a show of off-duty throws and cushions. Eclectic cushions in velvet from €25, vases €5, woven baskets €15/€20, faux flowers from €15 a bouquet, Mandara rug €150, Dunnes Stores
The latest range of handheld Dysons is amazingly light and offers three times the suction of your standard hang on the wall nuisance.
The centre of gravity is also perfectly balanced towards the handle to let you move around and even work overhead without conking yourself smartly between the eyes. Prices from €329 for the DC44. www.Dyson.ie
The Bottle Grinder mill does a bit more than salt and pepper; it is a spice grinder, so you can choose to mill larger and more unusual spices in interesting ways. €65 for the pair, www.menu-design-shop.de
Air plants and succulents are the house plants of the moment, and planted up in a sea urchin shell they take on the look of magical creatures.
They don’t require soil but they do need a spray of water or a quick soak twice a week. These pieces come as a three pack of a green, purple and pink sea urchin with three air plants attached to a nylon thread. €25, www.en.dawanda.com
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