Flutterby Feeling
Interior Design / Summer 2017

Flutterby Feeling

In the summer issue, a host of butterflies, bugs and birds appear in all their glory across fabrics, wallpapers, bedlinen and china as designers take inspiration from delicate wings and dazzling colours. Seraphina wallpaper by Anna French for Thibaut features poised butterflies fluttering amongst wooded areas full of flowers, trees and foliage http://www.Thibautdesign.com Aldora wallpaper … Continue reading

Cottage Charm in Limerick
Interior Design / Summer 2016

Cottage Charm in Limerick

In the summer issue we featured a charming cottage in Limerick, lovingly converted by its architect owner into a warm and welcoming home, maximising the available space and cleverly connecting the indoor and outdoor areas. Words by Penny Crawford Collins and Photography by Philip Lauterbach  With her creativity and knowledge of conservation, architect Patti O’Neill could immediately … Continue reading

We’re Loving Breezy Coastal Style in the Summer Issue
Coastal Chic / Summer 2015

We’re Loving Breezy Coastal Style in the Summer Issue

Contemporary coastal style is fresh and relaxed, reminding us of seaside holidays and lazy, hazy long-ago summers…                    These Fresh American nautical indoor outdoor cushions add a dash of nautical flair. Available at Simon Paul Designs, Cork, http://www.paulandco.ie and at The Pavilion Garden Centre, Country Store and Café, Ballygarvan, Ballygarvan, Co Cork, … Continue reading

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