Bargain Hunter with Alanna Gallagher
RAISING THE BARI: This Bari bedroom collection is reduced to clear at Furniture Designs (01-451 5326, furnituredesigns.ie) on Old Bawn Road, Dublin 24. The range is finished in white hardwood high-gloss lacquer. A five-drawer tall chest (69cm by 42cm by 121cm) is down from €599 to €399. A nightstand (60cm by 42cm by 42cm) is down from €219 to €149. The 3ft single bedframe pictured (204cm by 105cm by 98cm) is reduced from €629 to €429, with a Melody mattress is down from €219 to €149. A 4ft 6in bedframe (204cm by 150cm by 98cm) is down from €729 to €499. The 5ft bedframe (213cm by 166cm by 98cm) is down from €829 to €579.
MAKE AN IMPRESSION: DFS (dfs.ie) in Blanchardstown Retail Park and City Gate, Cork has reduced the price of a selection of sofas. This Monet four-seat Chesterfield style (93cm by 249cm by 104cm), available in six jewel-coloured velvets, comes with a pair of floral cushions and is half price at €1,169. The Bite is a leopard- and zebra-print patchwork style (81cm by 204cm by 92cm) reduced from €1,998 to €899. Offers end June 2nd.
RUGGED LOOKS: The Oriental Rug Company (orientalrugs.ie) is offering 50 per cent off everything in its Francis Street shop, in Dublin 8. Everything is handmade with hand-spun wool and natural dyes. A Turkish Yahyali vintage rug (150cm by 100cm), made circa 1988, is now €310. A new Kazak rug (166cm by 110cm) from Azerbaijan is now €440. Large Turkish kilm cushions (60cm sq) are each reduced to €70, and a selection of Turkish kilm rug cushions from Anatolia (40cm sq) are down from €80 to €35 each. Offers end May 30th.
RIO GRAND: This Rio uPVC rattan cube set of four chairs, four footstools and a glass topped table is reduced from €799 to €539 at Rattancube.ie, an online shop with a small showroom at the Malahide Road Industrial Estate, Dublin 17. This offer comes with waterproof polyester cushions in a choice of beige, red, lime green or charcoal. The table measures 115cm by 115cm by 74cm and comes with a 5mm safety-glass top. The chairs measure 55cm by 55cm by 68cm and the footstools are 47cm by 47cm by 36cm. Free next-day delivery in Ireland. Offer ends May 31st.
THREE OF THE BEST - SHELVING SOLUTIONS: This TV easel (80cm by 70cm by 150cm) from the Conran Shop is lighter and more modern than most of the TV units on offer. It can also be used to hang a painting, a notice board or a collage of photographs and costs €1,549. For a cheaper alternative, experiment with artists easels to see which size might fit your TV and bear its weight.
THREE OF THE BEST - SHELVING SOLUTIONS: This ladder requires no screws or DIY of any kind. Simply lean it against the wall of your choice and its ready to go. Crafted in raw oak it has six fixed tray-style shelves, measures 180cm by 54cm by 36cm and costs €260 from the Blue Door in Monkstown (01-5253406, thebluedoordirect.ie). Delivery to anywhere in Ireland is an additional €10.
THREE OF THE BEST - SHELVING SOLUTIONS: The Ekby Alex is a smart shelf that can be used as a floating style or with Ekby Valter brackets underneath, if it needs to take real weight. The slimline drawers are perfect for any bathroom or slender hall space. Designed by Johanna Asshoff, it costs €40 without brackets or €47 with, from Ikea (ikea.ie). Available in black or white, it measures 110cm by 28cm and can bear up to 20kg.