Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Esther N McCarthy’s picks of the week include cute flamingo fairy lights and funky pieces to lift the mood and the soul.

We are loving the colour in Penney’s homeware department at the moment. This Aztec oblong cushion, looks much more that it’s €8 price tag. Wouldn’t it be gorgeous on a plain white sofa?

Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Just launched this year, we love Irish company Gilded Hound’s beautiful copper clocks. Run by coppersmith Siobhán Sacker, her clocks are inspired by the striking past, meeting the joyous future, she says. They’re now stocked in Article Dublin, Powerscourt Townhouse and www.gildedhound.ie 

Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Flamingos are really having a moment and sure why not? Add a flash of pink with these Flamingo fairy lights €11.99 from New look.

Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Dubliner Muriel Hoey is one of the artists who’s part of the “Figuratively Speaking — every piece tells a tale” group exhibition in Clonakilty. Muriel works in a range of media including pencil, oil pastel, clay, wood and, as we can see here, wire. You can see her work at Etain Hickey Collections in Clonakilty. https://www.facebook.com/EtainHickeyCollections/ 

Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Bespoke Sofa London is embracing the summer and Wimbledon with this custom ‘Grass’ armchair. With a beech wood handcarved frame and Queen Anne style legs with a Jacobean stain, it’s fit for Serena herself. €1,400 from www.bespokesofalondon.co.uk 

Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

While classic silver and gold accessories will never go out of style, there’s no harm in a little a injection of gorgeous rose gold. As the newest brand launched by The Swarovski Group, ADORE has this cute open heart bracelet for €45 on www.adorejewelry.com 

Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Matt Jones from Riverstown, Sligo, is Best of Republic of Ireland winner in the annual Etsy awards. And with good reason. Matt only uses ethically sourced Irish wood such as fallen beech, walnut, ash and oak trees to make his collection of handmade salad bowls, salt mills, pepper grinders, commissioned items and sculptural art pieces. These are from €50 www.mattjoneswoodturner.com and www.etsy.com 

Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Check out this butterfly brown leather lounge chair. Relaxed and elegant without being too formal, there’s a hint of colonial style, with a little bit of midcentury thrown in. It’s a super versatile piece. €500 from http://home-lust.com  

Expect to wait two weeks for delivery.


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