By Alanna Gallagher
The summer sale at Bushell Interiors(01-6710044, bushellinteriors.com), at Park West, Dublin 12, includes the Goblin, a Cattelan Italia dining table (240cm by 120cm by 75cm) with a solid Canaletto walnut base and a 15mm clear glass top, down from €3,875 to €1,840. Matching Melissa dining chairs, with soft taupe leather seats and backs, are down from €740 to €350 each. Several high-end floor-model beds are reduced to clear. These include a Presotto Italia Dado tube bed (171.5cm by 218cm by 120cm) and a king size mattress, reduced from €3,700 to €2,590.
Paddling pools are scarce as hen’s teeth but this Delta double swing and seesaw swing set should supply hours of breezy outdoor fun. The set (184cm by 162cm by 330cm) is down from €99.99 to €49.99 at Smyths Toys and online at toys.ie (product ref: 115729).
This Panama collection of painted pine pieces , with solid oak tops and black metal and copper detailing on handles, is reduced at Furniture Designs (01-4515326, furnituredesigns.ie) on Old Bawn Road, Dublin 24. A sideboard (135cm by 40cm by 81cm) is down from €719 to €499. A matching coffee table (110cm by 60cm by 45cm) was €429 and is now €299. Delivery within the greater Dublin area is free.
These large geranium plants have been reduced from €3.50 to €2.35 each at Urban Plant Life on Cork Street, Dublin 8 (01-4536201, plantlife.ie). Boxwood ball-shaped trees (50cm-60cm in diameter), are reduced from €125 to €100, and Boxwood pyramid trees (about 120cm tall) are down from €98 to €68. Lollipop bay trees (about 160cm tall) are reduced from €140 to €98. Offers are while stocks last.
Deep-pile 800g towels are half price at Bottom Drawer (01-605 6696) at Brown Thomas in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. The bath towels are now €22.50 each and are available in 11 sunny shades. Piubelle bed linen is also half price, with a king-size duvet set now €82.50. A king-size sheet set (including pillowcases) from the high-end Italian label Frette is down from €365 and to €255. Bottom Drawer is offering a Brown Thomas bathrobe with every purchase over €200 during its sale, which ends July 31st.
This Black and Blum stand, made from pressure-cast aluminium with a soft-touch finish can be used for propping up an iPad, tablet or cookbook. Down from €39 to €27.30 at Gorgeous in Kilkenny (056-7777626, gorgeousgiftsandinteriors.com). P&P is an additional €6.50.
TRENDING . . . OUTDOOR SEATING: The Easy chair is a stackable style designed by Jerszy Seymour, for Magis. Made of polypropylene, with glass fiber, the injection-molded chair is durable enough for outdoor use. Seymour’s work has been exhibited at museums around the world, including the Design Museum in London, the Vitra Design Museums in Basel and Berlin, the Pompidou Centre, the Palais De Tokyo and Gallery Kreo in Paris. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Fondation National de Art Contemporaine, France. Easy chairs are available in a rainbow range of colours, a set of four costs €369 from Lost Weekend in Dún Laoghaire (01-2140711, lostweekend.ie).
THREE OF THE BEST . . . FOR SUMMER PUNCH: Niamh Banks, who set up Avoca’s Rathcoole and Belfast stores, recently opened Mayfield Merchant (087-9218713), selling kitchenware and gifts at Mayfield Deli on Terenure Road North. The shop has great outdoor ideas, including these two-litre Jamie Oliver glass drink dispensers for €49.99. Fill with your favourite beverage and let guests serve themselves.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . FOR SUMMER PUNCH: Citrange is a dual-sided squeezer (14cm tall) made to accommodate the various sizes and diameters of citrus fruit. Available in bright orange or lime green, it has a central axis that allows the juice to be funnelled through, while filtering out the seeds. It has a tapered middle for stable grip and costs €15 from Designist (01-4758534, designist.ie) in Dublin 2.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . FOR SUMMER PUNCH: Whatever your poison serve it in an unbreakable plastic tumbler. This bird motif set of four (right) costs €11 at Next Home (nextdirect.com).