Alanna Gallagher's Bargain Hunter
TRENDING . . . A LICK OF PAINT: At Colortrend’s design forum at this weekend’s Ideal Home Show eight interior designers will visualise paint ideas for the home. This upcycled livingroom by Gwen Kenny of Divine Design cost €500. Each of the designers will be there to give free one-to-one advice, along with Colortrend’s colour consultants so bring along photographs of the rooms that need a revamp. Admission to the Ideal Home Show is free if you preregister before tomorrow on idealhome.ie.
A WALK ON THE PARQUET: Broadleaf is a new flooring companyexclusive to Tilestyle at Ballymount Retail Centre, Dublin 24. Bargain Hunter readers who present today's column can buy their chic vintage oak parquet in six finishes, including the classic pictured, down from €111.30 per sq m to €77.90 per sq m. Offer ends this Sunday.
SOME LIKE IT COMFY: These Marilyn Monroe cushions are reduced from €15 to €10.50 at all Harvey Norman stores. Also reduced are solid oak picture frames, 12.7cm by 17.78cm, down from €4.49 to €3.49. And those in the market for a comfortable three-seater leather couch in caramel or brown should test the Lavinia, down from €999 to €499
POSTER CHILDREN: The first Bargain Hunter who presents today’s column to Palace Posters (palaceposters- movies.tumblr.com) at Sunday’s Vintage Fashion and Decor Fair, at the Burlington Hotel, can buy this Polish version of the poster (pictured unframed) for Neil Jordan’s 1986 film Mona Lisa down from €220 to €150. The artwork is by Jakub Erol. It measures 73cm by 101cm and is sold framed. Bargain Hunters can also avail of similarly reduced framed 1980 Czech posters for sale, down from €80 to €55 on presentation of today’s column. They include the 1988 The Telephone Bar, a French film directed by Claude Barrois, with artwork by Oldrich Karban. The fair runs from 11am to 6.30pm. Entrance is €6.
WHERE IN THE WORLD: This colourful map of the world is by Dublin illustrator Carla Daly (carladaly.ie), who last month won a Pal award - a prize that celebrates toys with educational values - for her map of the US, which toy company Ravensburger sells as a giant jigsaw puzzle. This world map measures 63cm by 45cm and is ideal for broadening children's horizons. Bargain Hunter readers can buy it for €20 before close of business on Saturday (it normally costs €30).