Bargain hunter

Alanna Gallagher’s interiors round-up



This chesterfield-style sofa, 190 cm by 90 cm by 70 cm, by Mark Webster is upholstered in a polyester nylon mix velour and is available in twenty different colours. Pictured in a deep sapphire blue it is also available in a deep jewel amythest purple that will cheer up any sitting situation. It is reduced from €1,599 to €999 at Classic Furniture (01-216 6110, Beacon South Quarter, D. 18. This offer ends November 26th. 086 254 4014


Fashion illustrator Jane Ryan has worked freelance in fashion as a knitwear designer for Colette Dinnigan in Sydney and as a textile designer for Matthew Williamson in London. Her illustration work has been published in Vogue Australia and Image. Fringe, a pen and ink drawing, 51cm by 41cm, is one of several pieces reduced at Duke Street Gallery, (01-613 9005 17 Duke Street, Dublin 2. Originally €190 it is down 42 per cent to €110 and comes in a wooden box frame.


The patterntastic Cocktail chair, 86cm by 70 cm by 79 cm, pictured here in silver and candy, comes in eight different colour options and will breathe personality into any interior. Normally E1,186 it is currently half price, €584 at DFS. Choose from two matching footstools; a square one, 62cm by 62cm by 38cm, reduced from E570 to €285 or a rectangular one, 99cm by 62cm by 38cm, reduced from E650 to €325. DFS ( has stores in Blanchardstown Retail Park (01-640 4232) and City Gate (021-435 9306), Mahon, Cork and deliver nationwide. These offers end Wednesday, December 1st.


Sweeten the look of your child’s bedroom with supertasty bean bag treats from Barcelona-based Woouf. The ice cream cone, €225, sneaker, €325, and lemon cupcake, €165, have just arrived at Bottom Drawer in Brown Thomas (, Dublin (01-605 6696) and Cork (021-480 5555). Bottom Drawer is offering Bargain Hunter readers who present today’s column the chance to buy them less ten per cent meaning you can purchase the cone for €202.50, the sneaker for €292.50 and the cupcake for €148.50. This offer ends Wednesday, November 20th. During November pop on Saturdays to hear bed dressing styling tips from interior decorators including Aidan Cavey of Cavey Design Interiors, Lucinda Batt and Eoin Lyons.


Keep coffee warm with an Aran knit cafetiere jacket, 30cm by 16 cm, from Ulster Weavers. The fleece-lined design comes with a flower corsage and is reduced 20 per cent from €16.95 to E13.56 at all branches of the Kilkenny Shop ( Also reduced are home fragrances by Orla Kiely. Aa primrose and bergamont candle is down from E29.95 to E23.96 and a rhubarb room diffuser, similarly priced is similarly reduced. These offers end Tuesday, November 17th at 4 pm.


As temperatures plummet keep tootsies toasty by laying soft rugs underfoot. The Paysages striped rug from Lomi Design is made from one hundred per cent wool using a hand knotting technique. It comes in two sizes; 170cm by240cm which is normally €1,784 and 200cm by 300cm which normally sells for €2,645. Bargain Hunter readers who present today’s column can buy either size in the colourway pictured for €1,605 and €2,380 respectively. Buy at Lomi (01-839 7001 124 Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Baldoyle, Dublin 13. This offer ends November 30th.




Give your kitchen a golden glow with this copper hood, part of a hand-made design by Design House (01-235 2222 8 Railway Rd, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.. As it ages the patina on the copper can be left to go green, which will match the units, which are painted in a complementary green, Mizzel from Farrow and Ball. Or you could polish regularly and leave the two textures continue to contrast. This kitchen has a value around €30.000.


Warm up supper club get togethers with a couple of well-placed brass candlesticks from Irish online retailer Inreda (01-4760362 This Ittalia design comes in two sizes; small, 10.7 cm high, costs E53 and large, 18.3 cm, costs €113.


The decorative metalwork and architectural details of this cast iron wallpaper has an almost lacelike effect it adds very effective texture to a room. It is one of a selection of styles available from UK-based Shop On Your Doorstep (00 44 1843 808061 Each roll, 50 cm by 250 cm, costs about E85.25 (Sterling £70), ex delivery.


If you have an open fire they you’ve probably already fallen out of love with the filthy job of cleaning out the ashes. A blazing fire makes you feel all is good with the world. Getting ashes blown back into your face the next morning as you wrestle with the bucket and its contents is beyond unpleasant. It seems blindingly obvious but this ash bucket comes equipped with a lid and while it may be a practical present any open fire fan will love to receive this design, E30, available from Whistlestop (095-21532, Market Street, Clifden, Co. Galway. Delivery nationwide is E9.

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