Morris motifs, cool kitchens and super sofas

All the latest in bargain interiors

Arts & Crafts beauty from the Morris archives

Earlier this year Morris & Co launched Archive 3, a series of prints adapted from established wallpaper motifs fabricated by William Morris, the godfather of modern print. The fabrics include Pimpernel, Morris Seawood and The Brook by Alison Gee. Dún Laoghaire-based Brian S Nolan (01-2800564 is offering Bargain Hunter readers who present today's column the chance to buy any print from the collection less 20 per cent, that's €56.80 per metre instead of the usual €71pm. Offer ends September 19th.

Kitchen in 1,600 colours is handled with care

Santos is a Spanish brand of kitchens. Pictured is the contemporary Intra, a design that can be ordered in any of 1,600 RAL colours. Available exclusively from Baldoyle-based Lomi Design (01-839 7001 it comes with profile handles that can be ordered to match the unit colour or in a contrasting or tonal shade. You can also choose from a wide range of wood, laminate, matt or high gloss lacquers. The design includes extra deep, high-capacity drawers that offer 30 per cent more storage capacity than standard-sized kitchen units. The kitchen pictured is in snow white and, including island and tall units but excluding worktops and appliances, costs €26,000.


Irish Times readers who present today’s column can buy the kitchen less 10 per cent. Offer ends October 31st. Spend more than €25,000 and Lomi will include a free Quooker.

Trending . . . shout about your creativity

Calling all interior designers, architects, set designers, window dressers and visual merchandisers. Tomorrow, September 13th, is the closing date for entries to this year’s IDI Awards.

The awards cover all aspects of design, including residential and commercial interiors, exhibition design, visual merchandising and display and scenography, according to Mary Doherty managing director of Red dog and chairman of the IDI.

Pictured is last year’s winner in the commercial interiors category, a playroom at Crumlin Children’s Hospital for Alice’s Wonderland Foundation designed by Plus Architecture.

To qualify for this year’s awards, work must have been completed between August 1st, 2014 and August 31st, 2015. This means it must have been launched, published, manufactured, constructed, developed, or printed within that timeframe.


A name in the frame game

Hang Tough Framing, 7b South Richmond Street (01-6581900 hangtoughframing) is a smart little premises hidden behind a great shopfront, just a few doors down from the Bernard Shaw. It's run by Michael Hennigan, who uses the moniker Rubio. He has framed everything from rugby jerseys for players, including Jamie Heaslip, to pop memorabilia. Prices for small fames start from €15. (Pictured is a Conor Harrington print in a waxed ash frame with conservation glass.)

Sofa, so good, for September

This on-trend deep blush pink Vesta modular sofa is comprised of six parts, 312cm by 400cm, €4,995. The footstools start from €170, the lace end table is €395 and the Time floor lamp is €425. Soul Lifestyle ( with stores at Beacon South Quarter (01-293 5980) and Arnotts, Henry Street, Dublin 1 (01-8748433) is offering 15 per cent off all items pictured to Irish Times readers who present today's column. Offers end September 30th.

Three of the best . . . Memphis belle

The Darkroom London's (0044-207-8317244 So Sottsass collection, dedicated to Memphis design movement founder Ettore Sottsass, has vases (about €474 each); plates (about €108.50 each); and fabric (about €81.50 pm).

Pulcina espresso coffee makers designed by Michele De Lucchi, a Memphis founding member, for Alessi ( in conjunction with Illy, are due in Brown Thomas, Dublin (01-605- 6666 mid October. Prices start at €52.

Created by Casa Estudio, Made. com's (0044-3442571 888) Memphis inspired collection includes the Poggio bedside table (about €243), and matching wool rug, (about €337); the Elba sideboard, (about €608) and a set of four coat hooks (€39).