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Stair Flair insights with John Looney of Signature Stairs in Killarney
Staircases

Stair Flair insights with John Looney of Signature Stairs in Killarney

The combination of complex engineering and clever design is offering homeowners endless options to develop their own choice of bespoke stairs that push the boundaries of traditional staircase design. “We custom make a number of staircase styles, however the cantilever design is by far the most popular,” says John Looney of O’Carroll Engineering, which manufactures … Continue reading

Tea and Twitter exhibition delights at Etain Hickey Gallery in Clonakilty, West Cork till 6 Sep
Art and Crafts

Tea and Twitter exhibition delights at Etain Hickey Gallery in Clonakilty, West Cork till 6 Sep

There’s a delightful array of art and accessories featuring birds in all their finery at Etain Hickey Collections in Clonakilty. The exhibition ends on Saturday 6 September. “I invited a diverse group of eight artists to make something new for the theme Tea and Twitter and I’m thrilled with the results,” says Etain, who recently … Continue reading

Q&A on interior design with Marie Kennelly from Elizabelle Interiors in Listowel who shares her personal approach to design
Interior Design

Q&A on interior design with Marie Kennelly from Elizabelle Interiors in Listowel who shares her personal approach to design

   *    DESIGN DIVA – MARIE KENNELLY HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR APPROACH TO INTERIOR DESIGN? My approach is first and foremost a personal one. I start by spending time talking with my customers. Often I suggest that a customer bring along a selection of cuttings of concepts, pictures, or other examples of things … Continue reading

Ten Friendly Fabrics for Younger Fans
Children's Decor / Summer 2014

Ten Friendly Fabrics for Younger Fans

Decorating children’s rooms allows plenty of scope for getting creative with colour and designs that capture the keenest imaginations. Here are ten friendly fabrics that are sure to win the hearts of younger fans: 1. Camengo’s Summer Camp fabrics (below) inspired by fresh air and freedom. http://www.camengo.com 2. Alhambra’s Bam Bam Collection (below) – Bunting … Continue reading

Design Clinic at Embellish in Skibbereen
Interior Design

Design Clinic at Embellish in Skibbereen

Nine months on from its launch, the Design Clinic at Embellish Home Interiors in Skibbereen is proving popular as a source of interior design inspiration. The clinic is a collaborative initiative between Lorraine and John Delaney of Embellish and interior designer Terry O’Driscoll based in West Cork. Operating every Saturday, the Design Clinic offers 30-minute … Continue reading

Fabrics / Summer 2014

Scandinavian Wovens from Vanessa Arbuthnott

Our summer cover features cushions and blinds in fabrics from the Scandinavian Wovens collection by Vanessa Arbuthnott. As well as the deliciously fruity colours of the Scandi stripes, the collection includes several understated patterns in subtle shades of rose and blue in textured woven fabrics with a strong Nordic feel. These fabrics manage to combine … Continue reading