Want to warm up all that gorgeous grey? The secret is wood, soft textures and a little shine.
Here a Fargo sofa (€3,517) is married to a Chiva coffee table (€759)and a Cato rug (€1,239) deep enough to really dig in the toes.
The Drop pendant (choices from €119) set low, creates an intimate atmosphere. Bo Concept, Arnotts and Beacon South Quarter. Put this inspiration together at whatever price point you can manage.
You can have a gorgeous old Stanley brought right up to date with thermostatic timers and near silent operation: This reconditioned No 8 — sometimes referred to as the Stanley Errigal — has been remounted on enamelled legs and comes with the choice of five different boilers or a cook-only model in wood or oil.
Heat radiates not only from the top and sides but from underneath too. Prices from €2,050-€2,970 (for eight radiators), H&F Cast Iron Ranges, www.handfenterenterprises.ie
I think I would find this log basket too pretty for rough wood, but it’s an unusually contemporary take with its wide olive stripes.
Consider it anywhere for holding laundry, toys, blankets, spare bedding or towels, €100. www.decoratorsnotebook.co.uk
Causing something of a stir and hot to the shelves next month, the kCook cooking food processor from Kenwood, not only chops and stirs, but also cooks delicious dishes at the touch of a few buttons.
A one pot wonder, it can handle a lot of responsibility including sauces, soups and risottos in pre-set programmes.
There’s even a comforting recipe App to guide you to hundreds of delicious meals. The kCook retails at €399.99 and is available from September from Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Expert, Euronics and Harvey Norman. www.kenwoodworld.ie
Oliver Bonas is a treasure trove of accessories this season. Look out for its Coloured Metal Mug €21.20, Set of 2 Twist & Stir Spoons €19.80, Set of 4 Rose Gold Spoons, €28.30, order now for delivery in October, www.oliverbonas.com
It’s getting near that time to snuggle up, feet up and wrapped around a warm cuppa. This Cusco blanket picks up on the current trend for putty yellows and soft yielding textures, €75, Harvey Norman
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