Alanna Gallagher’s interiors round-up
Tonight at 7.30pm Aoki Interiors (051-614 054 aokiinteriors.ie), is hosting an event at their Carrick-on-Suir showroom at 1, Parkside, in Co Tipperary, to present the 2014 Sanderson and Designers Guild fabric collections. There will be 10 per cent off both ranges until Saturday, April 5th. Pictured are Designers Guild Kaori and Amlapura print collections, respectively from €61 and from €50 per metre. During this promotion their purchase prices will start from €54.90 and €45.
TRENDING . . . LOOKS FOR LITTLE FOLKS Do you believe in fairies? Montessori teacher Niamh Sherwin Barry, her husband Oisín, and friends Gavin and Aoife Lawlor all do – so much so that they’ve designed a range of doors for little folk that are delighting children. Their Irish Fairy Door Company designs can be installed outside on a tree or inside on a skirting board or mantelpiece. All come with a key, which when it disappears means that a fairy has moved in but the door can only ever be opened by fairy magic. Fans include Amy Huberman, TV3’s Lucy Kennedy and Nicky Byrne of Westlife. The door costs €24.95 and the decal, €19.95, through theirishfairydoorcompany.com.
Furniture Designs (01-4515326 furnituredesigns.ie), Old Bawn Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 is offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column 40 per cent off this Cabos bookcase. Made of American white oak, it can be purchased for €279 instead of €459. Offer ends April 30th.
Lamps and Lighting (01-6205752 lampsandlighting.ie), 27 Park West, Nangor Road, Dublin 12, have just the thing to make your garden look super stylish. The Halley, inspired by Halley’s Comet, is a flexible illuminated arc made of polycarbonate that shines a halo of light down on your outdoor dining table. The black arc is designed to merge with the dark sky and the light part is available in “tool” white or warm white LED options. The 2.5m long design is €1,775 to order. As a special introductory offer Lamps and Lighting is offering Bargain Hunter readers 10 per cent off on presentation of today’s column.
The Ventura Collection is a new range of furniture designed by Arlene McIntyre of Ventura Design (01-820 8480 ventura.ie). She has sourced silks from Turkey, fabrics and wall coverings from Belgium, Italy and France along with beautiful Irish, Italian and French furniture. To celebrate its launch today at Fairco House, Old Airport Road, Santry, they’re offering 10 per cent off the entire collection for the month of April. This Italian solid oak dining table has a steel architectural frame and comes in six different wood colours. Normally €2,000 it can be purchased for €1,800 on orders placed before April 30th.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . DESIGNER LOOKS FOR LESS Ikea’s (ikea.ie) biannual PS Collection has just launched and will be making its way to the Dublin store in the next week. PS14 highlights includes a corner cabinet, €75, in orange and white and designed by Tokyo-based Keiji Ashizawa; a playful balancing bar (pictured), €50 , by Swedish-based Henrik Preutz and the personality-laden round, tiered storage table, €60, by Brooklyn-based duo Rich Brilliant and Willing.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . DESIGNER LOOKS FOR LESS This fabric Butterfly by Matthew Williamson stag head, €194, is a fresh and feminine take on the trophy trend. Buy at Debenhams (Debenhams.ie)
THREE OF THE BEST . . . DESIGNER LOOKS FOR LESS 1960s brand Biba is mining the art deco era with its Biba Living’s Starburst dinner set, a luxe way to liven up supper parties. The dinner plate (€16), teapot (€39), cup and saucer set (€16) and Odette 24-piece gold cutlery set (€192) is now available at House of Fraser (01-299 1400 houseoffraser.co.uk), Dundrum.
Sofas and Chairs (087-293 7333 sofasandchairs.ie), Old Dulux Factory, Davitt Road, Dublin 12 is one of a number of stands at the Vintage Fashion and Decor Show, run by Vintage Ireland (087 2670607) which takes place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, this Sunday, April, 6th, from 11.30am to 6.30pm. They’re offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column 15 per cent off all reupholstery orders placed at the fair. Also on show will be a selection of refurbished cocktail chairs, such as this Danish design with a cherry frame, reupholstered in a Zoffany tartan for €790. There will be unupholstered but refurbished chairs also on view. Other stalls worth perusing include Rathmines-based The 3rd Policeman (085-848 7763), with vintage industrial pieces and Chez Clemley Collectibles with French enamel and kitchenware.