Vintage View: Mid-century furniture

WITH January behind us, the fair and auction season picks up at a fresh spring pace — so what are we likely to buy in vintage in the new season?

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Time to put down roots? Be careful where you plant those trees

Peter Dowdall says a line of trees can look like horticultural 'bouncers' marking out a house site

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Animal instinct pays for April and the Bear founder Siobhán Lam

Aileen Lee talks to Siobhán Lam, founder of April and the Bear Interiors Store.

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Wish List: Neptune’s Garrick wall light, Hygge blanket & Lumie Bodyclock

Get your lighting multitasking, when Neptune’s Garrick wall light isn’t lighting up the room, it creates quite the eye-catching ‘sculptural spectacle’. ...

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Plane living: A peek inside the home of furniture designer Fergal O’Leary

Carol O’Callaghan talks personal taste and living life with furniture designer/maker, Fergal O’Leary at home.

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Small spaces, big ideas: 7 secrets for making the most of every inch

Feeling squeezed at home? Topology designers Athina Bluff and Amy Brandhorst share their top space-enhancing hacks with Gabrielle Fagan.

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Stain SOS: Expert tips for tackling tricky spillages in your living room

From red wine and coffee to everyday dirt and grime, Abi Jackson asks those in the know for their top tips.

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Shelf life: Combining functionality and form

Kya deLongchamps stacks up some of the best shelving options for your home combining functionality with form — but warns to us to measure up well before ordering ...

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Inspired designs: Rococo fundamentals influencing interiors in 2018

Rococo style might seem excessive, but its fundamentals are influencing interiors this year, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Creating a space to suit all tastes

Aileen Lee sits down with Cork architect Michael Carroll.

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Wishlist: Homeware to fall for this Valentine's Day

Esther N McCarthy gets lovestruck for hearty homeware ahead of Valentine’s Day.

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11 stylish buys to jazz up your kitchen counters and tabletop for spring

After easy ways to brighten up the heart of the home? Sam Wylie-Harris selects the freshest new-season kitchenware and accessories.

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Vintage View: Cleaning artwork requires care

Cleaning any artwork requires great care, and your principal mission should be to do no harm, writes Kya deLongchamps.

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You too can have U2 office furniture — and some erotica

Des O’Sullivan looks at an upcoming sale, including lots from Paul McGuinness’s office building in Dublin.

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Wishlist: Designer bins and retro sofa coverings

Esther N McCarthy discovers designer bins and relishes retro sofa coverings this week.

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Portrait of an artist: Artist Jack Hickey

Aileen Lee speaks to artist Jack Hickey about his background and work to date.

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Artisan glass making is alive and thriving in Waterford

The tradition of artisan glass making is alive and thriving in County Waterford, and making waves internationally, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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In the frame: How to create a wonderwall with pictures

Want to fill your home with treasured snaps and prints but unsure where to start? No need to ‘hang’ around any longer, says Abi Jackson.

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Artist Ruth Power is fired up from her travels

Aileen Lee meets Ruth Power: Artist, ceramicist and founder of DANU Ceramics

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Meet the woman keeping the Irish tradition of making stained glass alive

Bianca Divito continues the long-standing Irish tradition of making stained glass, writesCarol O’Callaghan

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Castile soap: A super cleaner for a spotless future

Kya deLongchamps gets in a lather for a super cleaner with an ecologically immaculate history and spotless future — castile soap

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Wish List: Brighten up your home with the best of this week’s furnishings

Esther N McCarthy feels wistful for wallpaper and grows animated about mindful gardening this week

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The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning – here’s how to embrace the latest decluttering method

It may sound a little macabre, but as Liz Connor discovers, this new decluttering method is actually really soul-soothing.

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