Alanna Gallagher’s interiors round-up
Arnotts (01-8050400, arnotts.ie) is holding another warehouse sale, this Saturday, March 8th, and Sunday, March 9th, at their premises at Unit K, Furry Park Industrial Estate, Dublin 9. Shop Soul Lifestyle furniture, bed linen by Vatona, V&A and Kingsley will be on offer or you could snap up one of these Matrix Twister chairs, 124cm by 121cm by 78cm, by Cavendish Upholstery, in purple velour reduced from €1,099 to €299. There are three available. All visitors over the weekend can enter a competition to win a €500 shopping spree in Arnotts.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . FIERCE FLORALS Fabulous illustrations in a choice of watercolour designs decorate these great melamine dinner plates, 25cm in diameter, from Rice DK which cost £11 (€13.50) each, ex delivery, from Berry Red (0044-8454503937, berryred.co.uk). Matching Beakers are also available.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . FIERCE FLORALS Pep up walls and alcove spaces with murals by one of the UK’s hottest new digital textile artists Korean Chae Young Kim. Her collection of wall murals is available at UK-based Surface View (0044-118922132, surface view.co.uk). In addition to a series of super-textural knit prints, she’s created this mesmerising pop-art Smallest Garden VI floral print, from €55 (€67) per sq m.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . FIERCE FLORALS Create a fresh table look with these Chevron cork-backed floral placemats (right), 25cm by 19cm, £24 (€29.50) for a set of four from UK-based bespo.co.uk (0044-1212861830).
Catch the last days of Debenhams (Debenhams.ie) new season event where there is up to 25 per cent off. The new Ben De Lisi large grey Hockney footstool, 40cm by 150cm by 45cm, with multi-coloured buttons and natural wood feet is reduced from €520 to €374.40. Or freshen up your bedroom with floral bed linen featuring oriental-style oversize flower and bird prints. A double set, Ivory British Affair, from Butterfly by Matthew Williamson, comprising duvet and a pair of pillowcases is down from €105 to €52.50. Offers end Sunday, March 9th.
Table lamps add ambient lighting to livingrooms and bedrooms. Browsers Interior Company (061-414490, browsers.ie), Upper William Street, Limerick, and Birdhill, Co Tipperary, has 20 per cent off its extensive lighting range. The Lilac glass style, 78cm tall, is down from €159 to €127.20. A green glazed ceramic Raza design is reduced from €259 to €207. Verdano (above) , a distressed silver glass style, 73cm tall, is similarly reduced. Offers end Thursday, March 20th.
Spice up single rooms with this Pompeii collection available at Frank McGowan Furniture (01-8706100, frankmcgowan.com), Unit 17, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co Dublin. The Pompeii painted ivory lockers, 45cm by 41cm by 62cm, are down from €175 to €99; the matching chest, 120cm by 41cm by 85cm, is reduced from €379 to €249; and the tallboy, 48cm by 41cm by 123cm, is down from €349 to €199. The three-foot single bed, 100cm by 200cm by 107cm, seen here in white but available only in oak, is reduced from €285 to €199. A Respa mattress will cost an additional €100.
Kenneth Hodgins Interiors (01-2938898, kennethhodgins.ie), Birch Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Estate, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, is offering 20 per cent off their entire Cotswold French country bedroom, dining and living furniture. Made with reclaimed timber, Irish Times readers who present today’s column can buy the writing bureau, seen here, 93cm by 95cm by 45cm, for €212 instead of its recommended retail price, €265. The accompanying chair, 108cm by 47cm by 53cm, is €124 instead of €155. Offers end March 31st.
Add an airy elegance to halls and reception rooms with this Florentine wrought iron console table with glass top, 143cm by 43cm by 89cm. Normally €625, it is available on special offer for €475 at Bray-based Flanagan Kerins (01-2813338, flanagankerins.ie), Southern Cross Retail Park, Co Wicklow.
TRENDING . . . PIECES OF EIGHT Harvey Norman’s Reclaimed Rustic collection for spring 2014 will add serious personality to your home. By taking a fresh approach to the industrial theme, the pieces manage to feel fresh and inspiring. But it is their affordability that really appeals. The Mundra Industrial eight-drawer cabinet seen here, 67cm by 44cm by 117cm, features metal drawers, each shaped as a colourful vintage suitcase. Both it and the Bengal eight-drawer sideboard, 120cm by 40cm by 75cm, cost €599. The pieces have just landed in stores.