Wish list: Stylish buys from the world of interiors

Perk up your precious environment with some stylish buys from the world of interiors distilled, says Faith Ryan.

Beloved of architects and designers, acrylic based paint spells quality and super rich pigments. Using 100% acrylic resin technology, Irish brand Colortrend have beautiful shades for any space.

This autumn they are mad about ‘bold and brave blues’ seen here in Thunderstorm 0514 Ceramic Matt, an ideal choice for adding character to a sterile white kitchen. www.Colortrend.ie 

Wish list: Stylish buys from the world of interiors

Yes, please. Ideal for the home office this Large Rectangular pencil tray with a variety of different shapes cut out for storage, is made of solid oak and lined around the base. 

Two of its edges come with a seamless finish of lacquered metal. Available in white grey yellow and red. €54, CA Designs

Wish list: Stylish buys from the world of interiors

Celebrating her fifth year in business this year, Esther Patterson, the founder of Curiousa & Curiousa designs hand-blown, bespoke glass and bone china lighting. 

She has garnered numerous awards including last year’s Let Colour award from Dulux. Her stacked chandeliers and cascading pendants are a fabulous investment buy.

Pear drops €449 each. www.Curiousa.co.uk 

Wish list: Stylish buys from the world of interiors

Crafted in ash and birch ply this design by Conor Kelly and Nell Roddy of Snug Design wowed New York, as part of the Irish Design 2015 tour Liminal, revealing the innovation and skills of our best makers. Now you can own one of your own, €425, www.Snug.ie 


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