Alanna Gallagher’s interiors round-up
McNally Living (01-6604856, mcnallyliving.ie), 6 Serpentine Avenue, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, is offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column 10 per cent off its sleek new Synthia-C style from German brand Leicht. The kitchen measures about 3m by 3.7m and features horizontal oak veneer on the wall units. These are designed to accommodate a fridge freezer and pantry unit on one side of the double ovens and what they describe as a “pocket door system” on the other. The doors of this unit flip to slide back into their frame giving you plenty of elbow room to use the additional internal counter space within. The matte lacquered island has white and sand grey units and a stepped counter top . This kitchen costs about €20,000, which includes an undermounted sink and tap but not appliances. Readers can buy it for €18,000. Offer ends March 16th.
The Vienda pendant, seen here in on-trend orchid but also available in white, black and lime green, is 19.5cm in diameter and comes with two metres of suspension so that you can hang it low over a dining table if you fancy a more intimate atmosphere. It was €62.50 and is now reduced to €45 at National Lighting (01-7099070, national lighting.ie), Western Retail Park, Knockmitten Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 12, while stocks last.
Teal is the new grey according to Dulux Paints. It is a shade that works really well with Irish light and can add warmth to feature walls, frame a wood-burning stove, light up shelving or create a serious style statement if put on all four walls. Combine teal with greens such as mint, duck egg or emerald for a fresh natural effect. Dulux is offering 33 per cent off this colour to Irish Times readers who present today’s column at any of their stockist. Offer ends Sunday, March 2nd.
Interior designers often cover the ground floor in the same material to create a sense of continuity throughout and to draw the eye from one room through to another. TC Matthews (tcmatthews.ie) Supreme Velvet neutral coloured carpets in 100 per cent New Zealand Wool are available in 4m and 5m widths, in grey, taupe, beige and cream. Normally €60.99 per sq yd, they are available at a special introductory offer for €38.95psy at TC Matthews stores in Walkinstown, Lucan, Stillorgan, City Quay, Dunleer, Navan and Drogheda. This price excludes fitting which will cost an additional €12 -€16 psy. Offer ends March 31st.
Freshen up sunrooms and glass box extensions with this collection of steel frame abaca weave furniture. The pieces come in the dark wenge colour seen here and are available in a choice of 500 fabrics including the 100 per cent polyester jumbo cream corduroy shown. From March 1st the sofa, 208cm by 79cm by 99cm, is down from €900 to €450 and the matching chair, 86cm by 79cm by 99cm, is reduced from €500 to €250 at Finline Furniture (057-8626219), Emo, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Offers end March 31st.
This Saturday, March 1st, Ceramica (056-7790503, ceramica.ie), Unit 12a, Hebron Business Park, Hebron Road, Kilkenny, is holding a pop-up bathroom makeover event from 10am to 5pm where visitors can talk to tradesmen and decorators about their specific needs. Ceramica is offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column 10 per cent off its new ranges purchased on the day, including this traditional roll-top freestanding bath, which normally sells for €650. There is also 10 per cent off Rolling Fog, the Little Greene paint, seen here. A litre of intelligent matte emulsion costs €25. The bath will first need to be primed using its acrylic primer, €19 per litre.
TRENDING . . . CLEVER STORAGE It’s hard to believe Ikea (ikea.ie) has been selling kitchens for more than 50 years since it launched its first collection in 1961. Method is the latest range of designs and features new and clever storage possibilities in the most hard-working room in the house. The range makes use of sustainable materials including bamboo seen on the below-counter units here. The incredibly simple idea shown fits under the stairs and is a very smart use of space, ideal for apartment dwellers and anyone living in a small artisan cottage. Units start from as little as €11.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . LIGHTING UP TIMEFrench brand Boqa (0033-540542170, boqa.fr/en) is best known for its much copied Acapulco chair, a steel frame macramé-looking plastic rope seat. Its new lighting range, Pix, will add interesting shadow play to any room, makes use of the same materials. Designed by Emily Gunning, the floor lamp is inspired by the shape of a cinema projector and comes in 14 colour options. It costs €424 including delivery to Dublin.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . LIGHTING UP TIME Burnished lighting will add warmth and soft colour accents to any space. The Nomad copper finish table lamp, 67cm by 27cm, has a beaten texture to its body and a 1970s-style terracotta lampshade. It takes a 42W eco halogen bulb and costs €103 from Next Home.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . LIGHTING UP TIME Add little pops of colour and personality by changing your light switches with new covers, €5.30 each at B&Q (diy.com.ie) stores nationwide. They come in arctic white, sky blue and lime green.