Plan your visit to the Irish Times Home & Design theatre at the Ideal Home Show

Experts discuss the latest trends in interiors, how to chose the perfect paint and much more

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th

1pm: Introduction to the Irish Times Home & Design theatre by Irish Times journalist Orna Mulcahy followed by the first talk, What do Irish women want in their home? Veteran designer Paul Costelloe, who has extended his sphere of influence from the catwalk to the home, tells journalist Alanna Gallagher how the design processes differ and how he forecasts trends.

1.45pm: The Ideal Home – What it is, and what it means to different people? Irish Times journalist Róisín Ingle and RTÉ’s Design Doctor Aoife Rhattigan talk about what home means, and ask the audience how they go about getting it. This session will be recorded for the Irish Times Women’s Podcast, to be broadcast on irishtimes.com.

2.15pm: Closet therapy. Liz Dwyer asks closet therapist and stylist Anne Marie O’Connor about the best ways to keep clothes in their place.

3.30pm: How to get a showhouse look for your home. Alanna Gallagher gets top tips from interior designer Arlene McIntyre who has worked on some of the most luxurious showhouses in the country.

4pm: Perfect paint coloursadvice for getting it right. How do you successfully bring colour into your home? How do you know which colours will work taking into account the aspect of the room? What is the difference between cool and warm colours? And how do you pick a palette? Colour consultant Orla Kelly talks to Alanna Gallagher about choosing the right shades for your home. With audience Q&A.

4.45pm: Cutting Edge: How 3D printing is transforming interiors. Managing director of 3D Printing Dublin Nigel Burke talks to Liz Dwyer.

5.15pm: Sessions ends.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th

11.30am: Interior trends for now. Alanna Gallagher talks to interior designer Róisín Lafferty of design firm Kingston Lafferty about the latest trends in interior design and how to incorporate them into your own home. With audience Q&A.

12.30pm: Tidying your tech. Our homes are full of gadgets and tech equipment. Liz Dwyer gets some tips on how to tame all those wires, plus what equipment to discard and what to keep. With audience Q&A.

1.15pm: Tablescapes and entertaining with Lisa Cannon. Inspiration for table settings for a causal lunch, an autumn dinner and a festive feast. The perfect mix of crockery, linen, flowers and accessories for talking-point tables. In discussion with Liz Dywer.

2pm: Perfect paint coloursadvice for getting it right. Orna Mulcahy talks to colour consultant Orla Kelly on how to choose the right shades for your home. With audience Q&A.

2.30pm: Investing in property. Angela Keegan, managing director of Myhome.ie, personal finance journalist Fiona Reddan from The Irish Times and Permanent TSB branch manager Fiona Duke discuss the latest trends in the property market.

3.15pm: Wills and Won’ts The practicalities and pain of disposing of the family home. Irish Times columnist Kathy Sheridan talks to solicitor and family law specialist Ann O’Neill about issues that arise when a home has to go. With audience Q&A. This session will be recorded for the Irish Times Women’s Podcast to be broadcast on irishtimes.com

4.15pm: Session ends.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th

11.15am: Starting a small garden from scratch. Irish Times gardening expert Fionnuala Fallon has advice on making a small space sing. With audience Q&A.

Noon: Get the lighting right. Five tips to follow when investing in lights for your home. Irish Times journalist Gary Quinn asks lighting and furniture designer Shane Holland about creating different moods with lights.

1pm: How to get on the property laddera first-time buyers’ guide. Angela Keegan, managing director of Myhome.ie, personal finance journalist Fiona Reddan with The Irish Times and Permanent TSB branch manager Corina McGuinness discuss the latest trends in the property market. With audience Q&A.

2pm: Small space, big ideas. Philippa Buckley of Studio 44 Design shows Liz Dwyer how to redecorate on a budget.

3pm: How to get on with your architect. Renovating or building a home can be stressful, but a skilled architect will make the project run smoothly. Irish Times journalist Emma Cullinan talks to architect Eva Byrne about how to keep a project running smoothly.

3.45pm: Growing old at home takes some adapting. Journalist Frances O’Rourke asks architect Fionnuala Rogerson about changes that can be made to a home so that elderly owners can stay on and feel secure.

4.15pm: Session ends.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st

11.30am: The considered home. Designer Helen James, whose Considered range for Dunnes Stores has been a runaway success, talks to Liz Dwyer about creating a sense of style at home.

12.15pm: Kitchen gadgets – the good, the bad and the brilliant. Chef and entrepreneur Andrew Rudd and Irish Times journalist Conor Pope talk about the latest kit for the kitchen, what’s essential and what you can do without.

1.15pm: How to baby-proof your home. With Irish Times journalist Leonie Corcoran.

2pm: Collecting art like a pro. Conor Pope gets some expert advice.

2.45pm: Restyle and revamp your furniture. Create stylish new pieces using paint techniques and a dash of imagination. Liz Dywer talks to expert upcycler Lucina Lennon about how to do it.

3.15pm: How to be a successful Airbnb or Homestay host. Irish Times travel columnist Joan Scales talks to Airbnb superhost Karen O’Rourke and Maireád Corr, a host with Homestay on what you need to do to set up your home for guests. Plus audience Q&A.

3.45pm: Tax and the paying guest. Will I be crucified by tax if I rent out part of my home? Accountant Dermot Kane of Taxasist.ie will talk about the tax implications for renting. Plus audience Q&A and tip sheet handouts.

4.15pm: Session ends.