Wishlist: Perfect placemats, cool candles and super sofa beds

Esther N McCarthy picks perfect placemats, cool candles and super sofa beds this week.

Wishlist: Perfect placemats, cool candles and super sofa beds

Esther N McCarthy picks perfect placemats, cool candles and super sofa beds this week.

Littlewoods interior offering is well worth a look. I spotted this gorgeous Orla Kiely linear stem cushion in sunflower yellow on their site this week. It’s €49.99, a bit pricey for a cushion, maybe, but it will go with anything and you’ll have it for years. www.littlewoodsireland.ie for more info.

Collaborations are happening all over the place at the moment. An exciting meeting of minds for interiors fans is DFS’s brand partnership with French Connection. It promises clean lines, neutral tones and sharp tailoring. Pictured here is the Zircon Supreme sofa bed,€1,549. Rob Ellis, senior DFS designer, says the Zircon’s ‘signature square edges, head roll and top-stitched seat, combines the ultimate in both comfort and style’. The range comes in six colours, including charcoal, grey, mocha, teal, cream and ruby, all with matching cushion patterns and colours. Feet options of driftwood or distressed walnut are also available.See the store in Mahon Point, Cork or go online to www.dfs.ie

What to bring a bit of spring colour to the kitchen? Have a peek at the cheerful Serena print on these placemats, I love the floral illustrations, anything that helps keep the place a bit clean is good in my book. There’s matching Serena Coasters too, if you want to start a whole theme going on. The set of four is €20, they were on sale at time of typing, but best to check for yourself! www.lauraashley.com

These scented candles are from the HJÄRTÉLIG collection, in Ikea.This collection is designed with a delicate touch,I’m told, with the range of home furnishing having a light and peaceful feeling, yet are useful and durable for everyday life at home. The candles look cool, at any rate. There’s €10 for a two pack. ikea.com/ie/

I’m adoring these Hammered serving spoons from M&S. They’re €20 for the set and can be found in-store or online at marksandspencer.ie

For the little ones at the table, how cute is these Wedgwood Peter Rabbit set? It’s €29 from Brown Thomas in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick. www.brownthomas.com

It’s not too early to be thinking about the beach...is it? I love this coastal bathroom collection from Argo. The three-piece accessory set is €25.99; the nautical set of two striped storage baskets is €15.99; the nautical circular white rope mirror is €25.99; and the fab bath towels are €12.99 per pair.

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