Your leap-year interiors wish list

Esther N McCarthy picks some appropriate pieces for the day that's in it.
Your leap-year interiors wish list

The story goes that on a leap year, St. Brigid dropped to her knee at St Patrick's decree, proposing to him. The bould Patrick declined her offer, but he gave her a kiss and a silk gown to soften the blow. Esther N McCarthy picks some far more appropriate pieces for the day that's in it.

You’ll be a right cool customer with Colourtrend’s Cobalt Frieze. I like how they’ve set it up in a relaxing living room here, paired with luxe velvet accessories. It’s quite a strong blue, with the cool tones, it would work well in a bathroom too. Colourtrend is available from select stockists nationwide and online at Prices range from €75 - €82.50 per 5 litres.

Add a bit of zing and zest to proceedings with this pastel yellow jug,perfect for any impromptu flowers. It’s €14 from

This is the Hald double oak-veneer bed frame from Danish retailer Jysk. It’s €229 and available from stores in Waterford and Limerick. I’m waiting impatiently for the two Cork stores that are set to open this summer. JYSK have announced it will open stores in Sligo, Carlow, and Dublin.

If there’s no real moonlight, just get cosy with this Argos Home half-moon bedding double set — yours for €17,

Watch out for Penneys wellness bedding range, it looks simply gorgeous and prices start at €25.

If you’re thinking of proposing, set the scene with Debenham’s Danish single candle holder, it’s €12, see more at

On the bathroom shelf this week is a plant-based range of vitamin and health supplements. The brand is One Nutrition, and Irish company Natural Life has just relaunched the range bringing sustainability front and centre. We love the fact that it’s presented in almost 100% recyclable packaging, and each product contains ingredients that have been ethically sourced and are vegan-friendly. Pictured is the D3-Max A plant-based high strength vitamin D oral spray supporting the immune system, bone health, and muscle function and B12 Max which is a highly absorbable vitamin B12 spray to support the immune system, energy levels, and red blood cell formation. Find out more at

Any ladies looking to take a ‘leap of faith’ and propose to the man of their dreams this year, then Newbridge Silverware have some very cute little pieces that will help you propose with style. This Proposal Ring Box (€30) offers a precious place for special things. How cute is the silver-plated bow? You might have to keep it yourself, whether he says yes or no. It can also be inscribed for a personalised message to the one you love.

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