Alanna Gallagher’s intertiors round-up
This Parecchi chrome frame lighting system, 1.73ms by 0.3m, will decorate and illuminate. Available from Co Tipperary-based Aoki Interiors (051- 614054, aokiinteriors.ie), 1 Parkside, Carrick-On-Suir, the shades can be arranged in any order you like to best suit your colour scheme. Normally €299.99 Bargain Hunter readers can buy it for a special price of €209. Delivery nationwide is €5.95. Offer ends February 28th.
Give your home a stylish spring clean by papering the walls in this beautiful Butterfly Garden wallpaper from Osborne and Little’s SS14 collection. The paper costs €204.92 per roll. The matching fabric is €71.03 per metre. There’s 10 per cent off the collection, €184.43 for the paper and €63.93 for the fabric to Irish Times readers who present today’s column at Dún Laoghaire-based Brian S Nolan (01-2800564, briansnolan.ie) at 102 George’s Street Upper. Offer ends February 20th.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” Virgina Woolf wrote in A Room of One’s Own. This Valentine’s Day, present your loved one with breakfast, serving up heart-shaped fried eggs using an egg ring, €6.95; or sign off a romantic dinner with some heartfelt baked goods, a heart-shaped cake made using a silicone mould, €21.50, heart-shaped cup cakes (above), €9.50 for four, or cookies, €5.50 for a set of five, all courtesy of Stock Design (01-6794317), 33-34 South King Street, where they’re offering Irish Times readers 10 per cent off each of these items. Offers end February 28th.
Illustration outfit Fab Cow Design (01-2542160, fabcowdesign.com) is all loved up for Valentine’s Day and is offering Irish Times readers 30 per cent off their entire print collection designed by Francis Leavey. Enter the code “Irish Times” at checkout or call and present today’s column at their offices at 5A Woodlawn, Malahide, Co. Dublin. With You, Without You, 30.48cm by 25.4cm, is a lovely piece printed on acid-free paper that normally sells, unframed and mounted, for €29.99, or framed in either a black or white surround for €49.99. Readers can buy it for €20.99 and €34.99 respectively ex delivery. Offers end February 28th.
This versatile, dual-chamber clear plastic Joseph Joseph measuring jug, 10cm by 13cm by 14cm, can measure anything from 5 ml up to 1 litre. It has easy-to-read measurements, square corners and a soft-grip green handle to aid pouring. Kitchen Essence (074-9176919, kitchenessence.ie), based at unit 4A, Convoy Enterprise Centre, Convoy, Co Donegal is offering Irish Times readers 10 per cent off the dishwasher safe device, which is normally priced €17.95. Key in the code ‘KEITFEB2014’ to buy it for €16.16. Postage is €4. Offer ends February 28th.
Add French polish to flooring with timeless oak parquet from MM Parquet and Carpentry Services, (059-9146940/ 086-0745860, mmparquetflooring specialists.com), Killeshin Road, Carlow, Co Carlow. This prime oak design, 30cm by 7cm by 2.1cm, is normally €100 per square metre. Irish Times readers who present today’s column can purchase it for €90psm. Offer ends Feburary 28th and is available to readers in the Leinster region only.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . GEOMETRY CLASSLindsey Lang Design’s (0044-2072520273, wall sandfloors.eu) new patterned encaustic and granito wall and flooring tilesmerge traditional craft with contemporary techniques and will fashion up any space. She’s just been shortlisted for Homes and Gardens Design Awards 2014 Young Designer of the Year Award. They cost from €225 (£185) per sq m. Bespoke requests require a minimum order of seven metres.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . GEOMETRY CLASS Rock with geometric patterns in an accent piece like this Rockman and Rockman side table, 47cm by 52 cm, in either blue, black and white (below), or three shades of green. Made of cast acrylic geometric parquetry bonded onto a wood fibreboard top, with oak tapered legs, the made-to-order table costs about €782 through London-based Nest (0044-114 2433000, nest.co.uk). Delivery from €38.50.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . GEOMETRY CLASS For House of Fraser’s Neo Geo candles in lime green or fluro pink, €26, and its pink and chartreuse green printed cushions (above), €26, drop into the Dundrum Centre store (01-2991400, houseof fraser.ie).
TRENDING . . . LOVE IN A BOX Anthropologie’s (0044-800 0026 8476, anthropologie.eu) new Notes of Affection collection is a series of copper-plated metal desk top boxes and receptacles for the tidy minded that word plays on that most beautiful of things, copperplate handwriting. The collection includes a sweet paper clip box that could also double as a jewellery box, £10 (€12), a magazine holder, €28 (€33.50) and a tray holder, £22 (€26.50). If you want to commit words to a loved one pay The Pen Corner (01-6793641) on Dublin’s College Green a visit and invest in an old-fashioned writing instrument and some fine gauge paper on which to pen an old-fashioned letter. What could be more romantic?