British cupboard maker Plain English has a great history in playing with colour but its new collaboration with London-based writer and decorator Rita Konig, Colour Collection No 3 brings depth to its colour palette.

Colour can bring personality and depth to a room, especially in a kitchen were too many built-in units can make the space look like a thousand others.(...)

This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

The barn at Providence House, outside Enniscorthy in Co Wexford

OLD BARNS, BYRES, STABLES AND OTHER OUTHOUSES OFTEN FIT INTO THE LANDSCAPE IN WAYS THAT MODERN REPLACEMENTS DO NOT. ADD THE POTENTIAL FOR SHORT LET(...)

Adirondack chairs in summer tones.  Photograph: Getty

Make your own Adirondack chair There’s something about the Adirondack chair that shouts summer: its sloping slat back and armrests wide enough to tak(...)

New deeper shades from Colourtrend.

Green is good For living rooms, while grey remains the default choice, accents of green are being introduced as a great way to add a sense of drama. (...)

Lot 371: Pink sapphire and diamond ring – a  cushion-cut pink sapphire of 4.64ct with gem report and triangular step cut diamonds of approx 1.00ct, mounted in platinum and 18ct white gold (€6,500–€7,000) at O’Reilly’s on Francis Street.
Home Front: thinking pink

Pink diamonds There must be something in the air – or perhaps the water this year – for the colour pink and its kaleidoscope of colours, hues and ton(...)

Part of the group, Durkan (Davitt Road) Ltd, applied to An Bord Pleanála for permission to build 265 apartments at the disused Dulux Paints factory site in Drimnagh, Dublin

Planners are set to allow developer Brian M Durkan & Co build 265 apartments for rent on the site of a disused paint factory under the fast-track (...)

Rockbrook in Sandyford: Ires Reit application is expected to be finalised around February.

Ireland’s largest private landlord Ires Reit is readying a new planning application for 428 apartments at the Rockbrook development, following a previ(...)

The old Dulux Paints factory in Drimnagh on Dublin’s southside.

A branch of one of the Republic’s best-known building families is seeking fast-track planning permission to build more than 260 apartments for rent. (...)

Jennifer Zamparelli, pictured in character along with Bridget & Eamon co-star Bernard O’Shea, will present an original travel series on the RTÉ Player. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ’s “digital lab” for commissioning short-form content for the RTÉ Player will be in operation from January, according to the broadcaster’s head of (...)

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