Alanna Gallagher’s interiors round-up
Navan-based Beechmount Furniture (046-902 7066, beechmount furniture.ie) in Beechmount Home Park has a smart dining range on offer. Chantilly, an American oak design of a pedestal-legged dining table, 175cm by 100cm by 77cm, which extends to 225cm long when open, and six matching X-backed chairs, in either fabric or a leather finish, has been reduced from €1,850 to €1,475. The accompanying sideboard, 166cm by 50cm by 90cm, was €1,999 and is now €999, while the double-door display cabinet, 108cm by 45cm by 200cm, is down from €1,475 to €1,050. Offers end February 28th.
In the market for new seats? Kilkenny-based Meubles Home of Inspiration (056-7722034, meublesfurniture.com) in Kilkenny Retail Park has a smart modernist sofa, Bette, 192cm by 85cm by 80cm, in more than 40 colours and reduced from €1,129 to €899. There is also a rather funky footstool in the same Bette range, 70cm by 45cm by 40cm, reduced 19 per cent from €355 to €289. Zack, 66cm by 49cm by 50cm, a cantilevered stainless steel dining chair in red, black or white leather, is down from €299 to €239. Offers end February 23rd.
Weavers Mourne Textiles, founded in 1954 by Norwegian woman Gerd Hay-Eadie, is based in Killowen on the side of the Mourne Mountains overlooking Carlingford Lough. Design and craft etailer Makers and Brothers (01-6638080, makersandbrothers.com) have just bought their range and is offering Irish Times readers 15 per cent off their entire collection of blankets, throws, placemats and coasters, which include mended tweed machine-loomed blanket in 100 per cent merino wool, €205; rectangular linen cotton tweed cushions, 30cm by 50cm, €100; mended tweed cushion, 40cm by 45cm, €135 and their signature “Shaggy Dog” cushion, 50cm square, made using 100 per cent merino wool from a fabric first used by Sybil Connolly in a coat in 1956, €195. Use the code M&B-IT-15 to get your discount. Offers end February 6th.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . PINEAPPLE EXPRESS Metal light sconces by London-based Abigail Ahern (0044-2073548181, abigailahern.com), 41cm by 49cm, cost €122 (£100), with two turquoise candles the price is €125.35 (£103). Delivery to Ireland is another €42 (£34.40).
THREE OF THE BEST . . . PINEAPPLE EXPRESS Debenhams (Debenhams.ie) has some affordable accessories such as this pineapple pot, 15cm by 10cm by 10cm, €39, and aluminum pineapple dish, 22cm by 12.5cm by 2.5cm, €18, that will give your home a touch of Hollywood regency glamour.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . PINEAPPLE EXPRESSThese gold painted pineapple finial bookends, 21cm high, usually cost €61 (£50) from UK-based Alexander and Pearl (0044-2085080411, alexander andpearl.co.uk) Buy before tomorrow, January 31st, and you will receive a 10 per cent discount.
TRENDING . . . TEASETS ON TV The production team behind BBC’s Sherlock Holmes series starring Benedict Cumberbatch loved London-based Ali Miller’s designs (alimiller.co.uk) so much that they’ve featured both her Hamstead Heath series and her Home Sweet Home collection (right) in the hit TV series. The fine bone china teacup and saucer set costs €39 (£32) and the matching four-cup teapot €79 (£65). The design features a hand-applied “black and white UK weather map” according to her website. The image actually includes Ireland but we’ll let the lousy sense of geography slide.
Huggy Bloom (huggybloom.com) is a newly-launched range of beech and MDF nursery furniture by Claire Finnan and Jennifer Shaw who run the annual Pregnancy and Baby Exhibition and saw a gap in the market for Irish-made designs. Irish Times readers can buy the Michelle cot bed, 147cm by 7cm by 115cm, normally €676.50, for €608, and matching dresser, 93cm by 63.5 cm, normally€736, for €662 by presenting today’s column at your local branch of Tony Kealys (tony kealys.com) or Bella Baby (bella baby.ie) A mattress will cost from €82.
Bo Concept (boconcept.ie) is offering Irish Times readers an end-of-sale special deal on their Cupertino desk in white. The neat white-lacquered and oak veneer desk, 74cm by 140cm by 60cm, normally sells for €649 and comes with an audio add-on, a pair of Bluetooth speakers, 9cm by 29cm by 13cm, for €229. Readers who present today’s column can purchase the desk and speakers for €599. The sale and this offer ends Sunday, February 2nd, and is available in Bo Concept’s concession in Arnotts ( 01-804 5881), Henry Street, Dublin 1, and its stand-alone shop in Beacon South Quarter (01-293 2008), Dublin 18.