Collectors poised to swoop on Cork for major antiques fair

Jewellery, silver, art, furniture and militaria will lure treasure-hunters in their droves, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Expressionist artist puts bishop in frame

Des O’Sullivan casts an eye over Morgan O’Driscoll’s online art sale BISHOP Willie Walsh of Killaloe is generally considered by liberals in Ireland to be one of the good guys.

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Reclaiming style: Salvage is a thriving aspect of modern interior design

Salvage is no longer the preserve of rough and ready rag and bone yards, but a thriving aspect of modern interior design with built-in conservation and eco credentials, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Wish List: This week's top buys for your home

Esther N McCarthy sorts out your shelves and shells as part of this week’s picks.

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Drink in all the benefits of brewing your own chamomile

Put the kettle on, make a cuppa and read on to see why Fiann Ó Nualláin loves this tipple

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Ideal Home Show returns to RDS

The Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show returns to the RDS this weekend with an estimated 30,000 people expected to attend.

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Lights, Kopper, action: style and design meet in Emmet’s Kreation

Aileen Lee interviews Emmet Bosonnet, Founder of Kopper Kreation

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WISH LIST: Tuli table lamps, comfy cushions and cool cookware

Fancy a Tuli lamp, stripy pillow or a ceramic pitcher, well, look here, says Esther McCarthy.

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Shelf life as Cork designer scales new heights

Des O’Sullivan previews the exciting work poised to go on show at The European Fine Art Fair.

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Vintage View: The luminous legacy of Lalique beguiles

The luminous legacy of Lalique glass beguiles Kya deLongchamps.

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Calm, bright, moody or dramatic? 3 experts reveal how to style 2019’s boldest blues

Dubbed the new neutral, blue is making waves in our homes once again. Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to take the plunge.

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The fine art of developing concrete ideas

Aileen Balfe: Designer and co-founder Ail+El Design

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Vintage view: The sweeping saga of the curtain

Kya deLongchamps recounts the sweeping saga of the curtain.

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Wish List: Lifting the home with bright spring colours

With spring in the air it could be the right time to give your home a lift with these bright ideas, writes Esther N McCarthy.

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Being tidy takes more than TV

Marie Kondo takes to our television screens to get our homes in order — but can she really emancipate us from mess, asks Carol O’Callaghan.

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Pieces and prices to suit range of buyers: James Adam at Home Sale

Des O’Sullivan previews the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin.

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Don’t be a plank when it comes to choosing right floor for home

Kya deLongchamps reminds us that quality, materials, and even our heating choices should inform our choice in new flooring.

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Wish List: Staying on trend from coral clocks to tropical tumblers

From coral clocks to tropical tumblers, Esther McCarthy helps you stay on trend.

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Space it out: The challenge of designing small rooms

Designing small rooms doesn’t mean have to mean compromising on style and personal taste, but practical needs and planning are essential to success, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Vintage View: Stirring up the eras up in our interiors

Kya deLongchamps encourages us to stir the eras up in our interiors —with a little polite planning, of course.

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Under cover to find the best bed linen for a comfortable night's sleep

Choose your bed linens with care to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and to keep their maintenance to a minimum, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Tricks of the trade that can save you time and money

Kya Longchamps reveals 20 ingenious DIY hacks and techniques to simplify matters when you need to do work around the house.

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Wish List: Cool and quirky additions to give your home a lift

January doesn’t have to be dreary — you can give your home a lift with some of these cool and quirky additions, writes Esther N McCarthy.

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Simple steps to curb clutter and create a happier, more orderly home

Get your home fit for 2019 with a much-needed clutter diet. Gabrielle Fagan asks calm queen Debora Robertson for some expert tips.

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8 things you can throw away right now – so you can keep your books

Marie Kondo has set social media aflame by suggesting books be discarded as part of a January clean. Here’s a few things to get rid of first.

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House plants are back in fashion with wellness-loving millennials: Here are 5 calming ones to buy

If you’re a fan of tapping up Instagram or Pinterest for interiors inspiration, you’ll probably have noticed the influx of houseplants on your feed.

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Important relationships with our mattress explained

Seven years seems to be a critical period of time for relationships, including the one we have with our mattress, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Turn up the heat in your home

Heat pumps and other ‘new’ systems are beginning to look attractive, but they often only make sense as part of a wider overhaul, writes Kya deLongchamps.

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Carpet cleaning: Should you hire a professional or do it yourself?

Carpets can look as good as new when cleaned, but should you buy your own cleaner or hire a pro? Lisa Salmon investigates.

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Here's some space-saving hacks for homes with limited room

There is a line between cosy and cluttered, and these tips and tricks will help you not to cross it.

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Meet the cleaning influencers who are keeping followers clean, calm and collected

Cleaning influencers are having a moment and their content can have a profoundly therapeutic effect on followers. Liz Connor finds out why.

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Wish List: Classy place-setting to cute snowmen to get through the shortest days

Esther N McCarthy raises a toast (or even a bagel) to household kit and bright ideas to cheer you through the shortest days, from a classy place-setting to the cutest snowman.

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Christmas trees: How to make their scent last all season

Want your home to smell festive? Hannah Stephenson explains how.

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Why art can be the perfect gift that says something special

Buying art as a Christmas gift offers options for all ages and tastes, and something of lasting value which won’t be thrown away, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Go with the grain to give your home a natural look

Kya deLongchamps argues that simple styling in plain wood furniture & accessorising will simply never date.

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Design Life with Laura Vaughan: Interior and textile designer

Interior and textile designer Laura Vaughan lighting the way for vibrant design.

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Wish List: Bathrooms, candles and winter throws

From bathrooms that make a splash to candles and winter throws to keep you toasty, Esther N McCarthy wraps up her must-have home products for the week.

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Get smart and plug into classy and cool kitchen gadgets

Kya deLongchamps explores some current kitchen wizardry that is well worth a star slot on the counter

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Retail therapy with a difference

For retail therapy with a difference, events are taking place in the coming weeks selling locally-designed and hand-made products, writes Carol O’Callaghan

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Dermot Bannon discusses his toughest clients - his kids

Dermot Bannon is embarking on his biggest makeover to date — moving into his new home. He talks to Esther McCarthy about his toughest clients yet: his kids

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Destination style: 3 expert takes on the nomadic decor trend

Feeling adventurous? Gabrielle Fagan reveals three routes for channeling nomadic travel-inspired themes.

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Clever home touches on a an even more clever budget

Whether you live in rented accommodation or a starter home, a new book says you can apply your own style on a budget, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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VINTAGE VIEW: The period wall mirror

Looking into a conversation piece that's a decorative fix? Kya deLongchamps says a period wall mirror provides a sparkling value-buy.

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Design Life: A quilt that covers the issues

Design life of Textile artist, Mary Palmer.

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WISH LIST: Back to the future with retro chic

Esther N McCarthy goes back to the future with some retro chic this week.

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Insulate against rising energy costs with help from the government

Getting a Building Efficiency Rating for your home is the vital first step in identifying those underperforming elements of your property that need work, says Kya deLongschamps

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Wishlist: Lilac tones to keep things bright this autumn

Whether its pink, orange or lilac tones, Esther N McCarthy finds the right colour pop can keep things bright this autumn

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Kevin McCloud: 5 of the easiest ways to make your home more eco-friendly

Want to up ramp up those green efforts? Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud tells Abi Jackson his top tips.

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Six ways to insulate your home and save money

Heat loss in your home could be denting your pocket and the planet. Lisa Salmon taps up the Energy Saving Trust for their guide to insulating.

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September showers: Budget-friendly up-tick of the bathroom

Kya deLongchamps breaks down the potential issues and cost to kick up the feel, quality and style in a new shower-room.

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Vintage View: Aspirational armchairs for the fireside this autumn

Kya deLongchamps pulls up four aspirational armchairs for the fireside this autumn, along with with a few cheap sneaksto get the look.

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Wish List: Pretty plant pots and chill-out chairs

Esther N McCarthy picks attractive accessories to give a lift to your home, from pretty plant pots to chill chairs.

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Winter chilling: Essentials for the cosy night in

With cold weather on its way, it’s time to brace ourselves with a few seasonally appropriate purchases, whether they be rugs, towels and duvets, or mugs for hot chocolate writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Transitional trends: How to keep a summer glow at home as the season changes

Entering autumn doesn’t have to mean going full-on winter mode at home. Gabrielle Fagan shows how you can bridge the seasonal gap in style.

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Campaign claims 1,000 elderly people being held against their will in care homes

Up to a thousand men and women may be held against their will in care homes around the country.

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The A-Z of home renovation

Thinking about embarking on a ‘project’? Claire Spreadbury reveals everything you need to know first.

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Want to bring coastal style into your home? 3 design experts show us how

Gabrielle Fagan discovers how to take inspiration from the seaside to create a relaxed and summery interior.

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How to ... install a new radiator in seven steps

Keen to attempt the job yourself? Luke Rix-Standing reveals a step-by-step guide.

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Going green with your household cleaning products could be easier than you think

Ditching some of those ultra-toxic formulas for something more natural doesn’t have to be a huge chore, as Abi Jackson finds out.

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