Bargain hunter

Silky lighting, bathroom bling and all the latest in must-have interiors


Up In the Air is the new season collection of kids bed linen, towels and robes from Downtown Home at Bottom Drawer (01-605 6696,, based in Brown Thomas Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Its fluffy clouds and cherry trees make for dreamy bedroom decor. To celebrate the launch they’re offering Irish Times readers 10 per cent off the range. A single duvet cover that retails for 75 can be purchased for €67.50, a single bedspread that costs €165 is €148.50, matching curtains €85, can be bought for €76.50. A matching pillowcase, normally €16.95 can be purchased for €15.25. Offer ends June 15th.

bargain hunterA GOOD DEAL SPOTTED
o celebrate the launch of its newly refurbished flagship store at The Downs, Mullingar-based lifestyle brand, Mindy Brownes Interiors, (044 9343078 is offering Irish Times readers 10 per cent off its statement lighting. Pictured is a table lamp with animal magnetism. The Malawi, 86cm high, has a leopard print ceramic base and comes with a linen mix lampshade. Normally €299.95 it can be yours for €269.95 upon presentation of today’s column. This offer starts next Tuesday, June 3rd and ends Saturday, June 7th.


bargain hunterOUTDOOR PURSUIT
Optimists will be set up for summer with this Bordeaux four-piece rattan set that includes a two-seat sofa, 130cm by 77cm, two armchairs, 72cm by 77cm, and a rectangular steel rattan coffee table, 92cm by 38cm, and cushions as pictured, reduced by 25 per cent from €399.99 to €299.99 at Woodies ( stores nationwide. Offer ends Sunday June 29th.

Inreda (01-476 0362/087 855 8281, is returning to bricks and mortar retail with the opening of a boutique in the RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2. The shop, which started out on Camden Street shuttered in 2011 to go online. The new store will feature covetable tableware like this Menu, bottle grinder, for salt, pepper or your favourite spice. The design comes in four tonal colours, is made of plastic and wood, and has a ceramic grinding mechanism. To celebrate their official launch Inreda is offering Bargain Hunter readers who present today’s column the chance to buy it or anything else in the shop less 10 per cent. Offer ends June 2nd.

Bargain HunterLOO BLING
Give your bathroom a graphic makeover with this range at TileStyle (01-855 5200, Ballymount Retail Centre, Dublin 24. The toilet and sink are from The Gap range by Antonio Bullo for Roca and are both reduced 20 per cent. The toilet, featuring a soft close seat is down from €692 to €553. The matching sink is down from €812 to €560 and includes Antonio Citterio designer taps. The floor tiles are reduced from €80 psm to €59.23 psm and the Liberty diamond mosaic is reduced from €39 to €29.95 per 28.1cm by 31.03cm sheet, both reductions of 25 per cent. A

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Normally €813 this leaf print greywashed chest of 12 drawers, 120cm by 91cm by 40cm, can be purchased from Limerick-based Browsers (061-414490 at a special introductory price of €731.70 on presentation of today’s column. It is just one of many personality-laden storage options available at the Upper William Street store that are being offered to Irish Times readers less 10 per cent. The Neptune collection is not included in these offers which are available online and in store. Offer ends June 12th.

Síoda is a silk textile exhibition featuring the works of landscape artist Fiona Higgins, who works in batik, and silk designer Karen O’Kane who uses a a cold resist technique to make a range of bold and vibrant paintings which are then shaped into lampshades, floor lights and all things illuminated.

Her work has a Japanese quality and has been such a hit that An Grianán Theatre (074 9120777,, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, where the exhibition is showing, light the lamps for every show and are in talks with O’Kane’s company Koko Designs (086 319 1514, to order some to add to the ambiance of their live theatre. The floor light, 135cm tall, pictured, costs €300. Lamp shades start from €25 for a design that measures 15cm by 19cm. The exhibition runs until June 27th.


3 OF A KIND ... Keep the home fires burning
Bargain HunterCelebrate the arrival of the summer by getting outside and let this brazier keep you warm as darkness settles and the temperature falls. Ikea’s ( Broko steel fire basket, 41cm by 41cm by 50cm, is a steal at €30.

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This Weber fire pit has two bamboo handles that make it portable. To extinguish. simply lift the lid, remove the support ring and place the lid over the base. It also has rust-resistant aluminium legs. Reduced from €200 to €189 at Longwalk, Dundalk- based RQ O’Neill (042-9334718, .

Bargain HunterThis Swedish-style pine fire log, 50cm by 25cm, comes with a lighter that takes the hard work out of making fire. It has a burn time of three to four hours. Its costs about €18.50 (stg£16.50), ex delivery, from UK-based Cox and Cox (0044 844 858 0734,

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