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Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone No 27

Orla Kelly, designer and colour consultant The colour that people find hardest to pick is a good neutral, by that I mean a colour somewhere between o(...)

Cottage exterior, Co Kikenny. Photograph from

Many of us have dreamed of happening on a beautiful bothan of a traditional cottage, buying it for a song and escaping the rat race to renovate it and(...)

The autumn Ideal Home Show is set to be one of the biggest in recent years with 230 exhibitors. Around 25,000 visitors are expected at what is now a b(...)

Colour consultant Orla Kelly outside her Kilkenny farmhouse which is painted “Orla” blue, a colour she created for Colourtrend. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Orla Kelly is a designer and a colour specialist who works with a number of organisations and brands including the Irish paint company Colourtrend. T(...)

Kevin Coghlan:  MRCB is one of Ireland’s premier paint and wallpaper specialists, stocking more than 8,500  products for the retail and trade market.

Ruth O’Connor When Kevin Coghlan’s father Joe bought MRCB in 1989, colleagues in the paint industry said it was folly, that it was a dying brand and(...)

Colourtrend managing director and sales and marketing director Kevin O’Connor and Liam Holland are joined by actress Fiona Shaw and graphic designer Annie Atkins

Colourtrend, a Co Kildare-based paint manufacturer which owns six independent stores in Ireland, is forecasting record revenues this year as it seeks (...)

‘The Tank’ outside the Design Museum in London, part of the ‘New Horizon’ exhibition: Emmett Scanlon’s installation celebrates emerging Irish architects

Over the last 30 years, King’s Cross in London was often a byword for prostitution, crime and decay. Today, it is an architect’s dream, with gleaming (...)