Edel Faherty, Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

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Bring your walls to life with tantalising textures from Ballincollig-based Deco Stones (086-0368876 decostones.ie) in Co Cork, one of the many exhibitors (Stand M9) at The Ideal Home Show which opens tomorrow at the RDS and runs until Sunday. They have a wide selection of stone and brick veneers starting respectively from €20 and €40psm. They also sell 3D wall panels made of ceramic gypsum. Irish Times readers who present today’s column can get 20 per cent off all 3D panels and 10 per cent off all stone veneer, including the The Groovy panel (pictured) for €292.50psm (normally €325).
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