Faith Ryan dines out on designer tableware, shops for a bright rug, and snuggles up to silk pillowcases.
Harlequin, best known for their fabrics and wallpapers also carry a complimentary line in beautiful rugs. This pastel striped Amazilia rug starts at €1,175 for a 170x230cm example. Log onto www.Harlequin.co.u k for stockists where you can order from Ireland. Similar pendants by Curiousa & Curiousa (UK).
Alan Horgan has a special eye, and I love this Eclipse lamp, a whiplash of soft, uninterrupted light that would make a feature anywhere. Made from ash from his storm-felled trees in Conna, and elm from Geashill in Co Offaly. Oiled finish, €1,100. www.Alanhorganstudio.com
The weather is gently warming us back to thoughts of the garden. Cheer up those outdoor timbers with a lick of exterior eggshell. Ensure you sand the piece first, wipe down with white spirits, and tighten up any naughty screws. Annomite eggshell Farrow and Ball, from €25 per litre.
Fabulous couture for the table direct from New York. Saks Fifth Avenue now deliver with no landing taxes guaranteed. These Oscar de La Renta feature a mix of archival peony prints from the New York Botanical Garden’s private collection of rare 18th and 19th century botanical books. €36.44 for two side plates, platters €375.78. www.Saksfifthavenue.com
The Ethical Silk Company, produce 100% eco-friendly and ethically made mulberry silk products, where no silkworms are harmed or killed in the making. All tailoring is done in the Himalayan Tailoring Centre by crafts people of multiple faiths. Ivory, un-dyed pillowcases, €45 to €55, www.thethicalsilkco.com (Dublin)
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