Tallboy, cut price
The Provence tallboy will add a warm glow to rooms. Seen here in Distressed Rouge it is also available in white and chocolatebrown distressed finishes. The eight-drawer unit is 122cm tall, 46cm long and 36cm deep. Until December 13th it is down from €250 to €175 at Instore.ie(076-6035427). Delivery €30.
Shades of Marilyn Monroe
Add oomph to your home and brighten up dark December days with Marilyn, a va-va-voom pendant light with sex appeal. It is designed to resemble the white halterneck dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in The Seven Year Itch.
The light is available in red, orange or white and is one of the many statement lights reduced to clear on williedugganlighting.com/shop. The Marilyn shade (70cm tall and 60cm wide) is reduced by 30 per cent from €435 to €305.50. Circus, by Foscarini, is another stylish wall or ceiling light made of blown glass with a nickel central button. It is reduced from €393.80 to €196.90. For further details on these and other deals call 056-7764308.
Crockery price smash
Serve festive fare on this chic Union tableware by Jamie Oliver Union, reduced at Meubles (056-7722034, meublesfurniture.com). The 23cm plate was €10.20 and is now €5.10; the 19cm plate is €4.20 (it was €8.40) and the bowl is €6.30 from €12.60. The mug is down from €8.40 to €4.20.
Bag a bargain bauble
Online shop Garendenny Lane is closing. Its owner, lecturer Lorna Sixsmith, is focusing on teaching social media skills to businesses. There are delightful bargains to be had. Name card baubles are down from €20 to €10 for six. Velvet-shoe tree decorations are down from €12 each to €4. Add a Scandi chic feel to your sofa or favourite chair with Marionette cushions by Swedish label Ferm Living. They’re down from €42 each to €28 and include a filler. All can be bought at garrendennylane.ieor 086-1051007.
Trending . . . crystal bling
Ring a ding bling. Is bling really back? UK designer Jo Sampson thinks so.
She is one half of Blacksheep, a creative agency that has designed retail and hospitality spaces for clients that include Hermes, Jamie Oliver as well as the Fairmont Hotel Group and Hilton Hotels and Resorts.
She worked with Waterford Wedgewood on its retail fit-outs and from that partnership was invited to create a suite of interiors for the brand.
Her London collection soups up mirrors, consoles and side tables, lighting them from within and adorning them with Waterford crystals so that they quite literally glow in the dark.
Each piece comes with an eye-watering price tag. The mirror is €20,000, the console table is €11,500 and the cubic side table costs €9,500 ( wwrd.com).