Thu, Jul 5, 2012, 01:00

Shabby chic seat

Looking for a new sofa?  Sienna Home Furnishings (051-595005 is offering Bargain Hunter readers who present today’s column the opportunity to buy any item from the Lavinia shabby chic seating collection by Collins and Hayes less 30 per cent.

The solid beech frame models comes with machine washable, 100 per cent cotton loose covers and are available in hundreds of colour options.

Pictured is a medium three-seat sofa in an M Grade fabric. It measures 207cm long by 95cm deep by 94cm high and is reduced from €2,800 to €1,890. It is also available as a small two-seat, 175cm long and a large format couch that is 235cm in length.

The range includes a standard armchair, a loveseat and a minor armchair that is a great space-saver. There are also sofa bed options.

These offers end July 31st and include free delivery nationwide.

Ask about additional loose covers. Pop into the store at 13-18 Tramore Road Business Park in Waterford City.

Special brew 

Calling all coffee addicts. The De Longhi concession at Brown Thomas, Dublin (01-605 6666 has reduced a selection of the brand’s coffee makers. For caffeine fiends the ESAM4500 fully-automated Magnifica is a bean to cup, bells and whistles cappuccino maker that is down from €800 to €600. A more traditional style, the EC3305 cappuccino and espresso maker, was €200 and is now €100.

Light fantastic

Unique Flowers and Interiors (01-275 1737 at 42 Castle Street, Dalkey, has stock of chic nickel plated hurricane lamps, for use indoors and out.

The large stands 65cm tall and is reduced from €120 to €80. The small, 52cm tall, is down from €84 to €50.

Long  hall rest

Hedgeroe’s (01-294 8932 summer sale is now on. It includes a black hall bench reduced from €566 to €283. The painted fruitwood piece measures 106cm long by 66cm deep by 81.5cm tall. A black Hawthorn coffee table has two removable trays and a large shelf. It was €467 and is now reduced to €233.

It measures 100cm long by 60cm wide and 50.5cm high. Hedgeroe is on the Enniskerry Road in Kilternan, Dublin 18. Sale ends July 31st .

Viking kitchen raid

Viking appliances are considered among one of the best home appliances with their ownership even contested in divorce settlements.

Their ranges and hobs deliver professional performance heat and their fridges maintain desired temperature to within one degree. Showtime Essential Kitchen Products (01 505 1020 at the Village at Lyons in Celbridge, Co Kildare is refurbishing its showroom and has five stainless steel finish floor model appliances to sell together or separately.

A 122cm wide side by side fridge freezer that normally sells for €11,365 is reduced to €6,819.

A 122cm range top that was €6,642 is now €3,985, a matching 122cm professional cooker hood was €4,971 and is now €2,983, a 76cm built-in oven was €6,114 and is now €3,668 and a 76cm warming drawer was €3,409 and is now €2,045. As a lot the five items had a recommended retail price of €32,503.

Together they are for sale for €16,000. This price includes delivery anywhere in Ireland.

Onion add design flavour

Hicken Lighting (01-6777 882 at 17 Lower Bridge St in Dublin 8 is offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column the opportunity to buy this stylish bulb-shaped Onion pendant light for €49.90 instead of its RRP of €79.90.

Available in white, taupe and grey it comes complete with suspension pictured. The offer ends July 15th.

3 of the best  KID'S BEDS:

Kenneth Hodgins Interiors (01-293 8898, at Unit 1b Birch Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Co Dublin has a new range of Stompa beds, a Danish design that meets children’s sleeping, playing, studying and storage needs. The beds start from €1,025. The Casa pictured costs €1,880. There is 20 per cent off this bed in their summer sale. Irish Times readers who present today’s column can buy it less 25 per cent. This price of €1,400 includes a mattress.

Lilliputkids (01-677 2485 at Unit 3, Malahide Industrial Estate, Coolock, D17 has a Girl Power jeep in a pink and jungle camouflage mix for the more adventurous girls. The bed costs €575. For the boys there’s a fire truck complete with sleepover rollaway bed. It costs €395. Matressess start from €75.

The Da Van cabin bed, €859, comes in pink or blue options at all branches of Des Kelly Interiors (01-811 7571 This price excludes assembly. Prices for three foot mattresses start from €59.

In bloom

Carraig Donn shops nationwide (098-50329 have a large selection of home accessories reduced to clear.

A Green Gate stoneware jug was €34.95 and is now €27.97.

A Shannonbridge ceramic milk carton jug is down from €9.95 to €7.96.

A tin Green Gate flour shaker was €4.95 and is now €3.95.

And should the weather give us a break there’s a cheery floral pattern cooler bag by Green Gate reduced from €39.95 to €27.97.

TRENDING: the age of steam

We’re living in a new steam age. Dishwashers are using steam technology so there’s no need to pre-wash stubborn stains. Glasswear emerges sparkling and not dulled by the process. At Harvey Norman ( the price of the LG TrueSteamdishwasher starts from €899. It has 14 place settings and seven programme settings. It comes in a smart stainless steel or black gloss finish that will work well with most kitchen styles. It’s also extremely quiet emitting just 38 decibels.

A Miele steam ovenwill revolutionise the way you cook. With it you can defrost, simmer, re-heat, blanch and stew food, extract juice, prepare yogurt, prove dough, melt chocolate, skin tomatoes, preserve fruits, sauté vegetables, disinfect and sterilise dishes, jars and baby bottles, warm moist towels and even cook jam. If you don’t have room to install a built in option the brand’s DG 1450, is a freestanding model that can be put away when not in use. Its RRP is €999. A built in DG 5061 steam oven costs €1899. The DGC 5080 XL is a built-in combi oven that will also brown food. It costs €3,149.

The Vax steam mopis a word-of-mouth sensation. The powerful jets of steam break down grease and grime to leave floors sparkling. It can be used on tiles, Linoleum, sealed laminate and wood floors. It also refreshes carpets, rugs and even soft furnishings like curtains and upholstered furniture. Pet owners and those with dust mite allergies will loves its disinfecting capabilities.The detergent free cleaning system is also kind to the environment. The Vax is on special offer at Harvey Norman, selling for €59 instead of its usual RRP of €79.