Alanna Gallagher’s interiors round-up
If you like the idea of using wood in a bathroom, Vintage Bianco is a 47.8cm square wood-effect floor tile inspired by parquet that will soften the austerity an all-tile bathroom can sometimes exude. This new digitally-printed glazed porcelain tile comes in pale oak and dark wenge options and costs €100.44 per sq m at Tilestyle (01-8555200, tilestyle.ie). Irish Times readers who present today’s column can buy it for €70.31. The accompanying wall tile, New Yorker Bright White, 7.5cm by 30cm, is also on offer at €73.14 per sq m instead of its usual €104.48. Offers are available at Tilestyle, Ballymount Retail Centre, Ballymount Road Upper, Dublin 24, until Sunday, February 9th.
Qualy’s Sparrow key ring is the perfect present for lovebirds looking for a sweet little sharing-a-nest gift. The key ring is housed in a bird box, 9cm by 7cm, and costs €25 at Liberties 098-50273, liberties.ie), The Quay, Westport, Co Mayo, which is offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column the chance to buy it for €22.50. The key ring also comes in a single style, 6cm by 7cm, priced €16, and available to readers for €14.40. Both offers end February 13th.
Bono is a new range of clear glass pendants that lend themselves well to the on-trend decorative filament light bulb. The design comes in three sizes: 28cm by 17cm, 28cm by 18cm, and 25cm by 20cm, and each retails for €145 at Hicken Lighting (01-6774145, hickenlighting.com), 17 Lower Bridge Street, Dublin 8. Irish Times readers who present today’s column can avail of a special introductory price of €119.90. Offer ends February 20th.
Curry is the colour to add spice to your 2014 kitchen, according to Orla McNally, of Kube Kitchens (01- 2973064, kubekitchens.ie). This high gloss NovaLack design in curry and rice white gloss features handle-less doors. The design measures about six linear metres and retails at about €10,000. The price includes the laminate worktop and task lighting seen here. Kube Kitchens is offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column this new SS14 design at a 10 per cent discount. Offer ends February 28th.
Add an occidental mood to walls with this Happy 3866 digital printed wallpaper from online boutique Wallpaper Rock Scissors (087-9683101, wallpaperrockscissors.com). Based at 76 Thomas Street, Dublin 8, the store is offering Irish Times readers the paper, which has with a recommended retail price of €59 per roll, for €44.25 when they use the discount code BargainHunter25. Offer ends February 28th.
Natuzzi’s Parma leather editions recliner, 89cm by 98cm by 94-158cm, has supermodel good looks. The two-tone design is available in 20 colour options and will make you look less of a couch potato when lounging around. The chair, new to Karls Furniture (01-6260600, karlsfurniture.ie), Kylemore Road, Dublin 10, retails at €819. During February, Irish Times readers can buy it for €737.
TRENDING . . . CORKSCREWS If you were on the wagon for January, celebrate its end by cracking open a good bottle of wine using this Legless corkscrew, €12.50, from Suck UK and available through South Great George’s Street-based Designist (01-4758534, designist.ie). It also makes an affordable host or hostess gift if you’ve been invited to dinner.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . COLOUR BLOCKING This lacquered nest of tables, 50cm by 50cm by 29cm, from DFS (dfs.ie) add pop art colour to any room. Normally €385, they are reduced to €359 until February 26th. Buy at Blanchardstown Retail Centre (01-6404232) and City Gate (021-4359306), Mahon Point, Cork.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . COLOUR BLOCKINGColour-blocked furniture pays homage to modern Dutch master Mondrian who headlines at the Tate Liverpool this summer. Honour the modern Dutch master in your home with this Stella tallboy, 78.74cm by 33cm by 99cm, by Brooklyn-based designer Ceci Thompson. Available at US-based Crate and Barrel’s sister store CB2 (001-630 3884555, cb2.com), the engineered oak and white oak veneered flatpack design has painted chevron bands of colour and stands on a powder-coated iron base with matching door pulls. It costs €310.05. Delivery from the US and taxes is an additional €323.44.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . COLOUR BLOCKING Colour on Colour is a collection of three mirrors from MOHD by Johanna Grawunder. Each features different superimposed shapes and sizes of transparent glass plates of different colours, making an artwork out of a simple mirror. They cost from €689 and measurements start at 70cm by 4 cm by 60cm from stockists London-based Clippings (0044-2070607422, clippings.com). Delivery to Ireland is free.