The large, bright kitchen. Photograph: Aisling McCoy

Husband and wife design team Genevieve McGill and Phil McMahon run Foreign Bear, a design studio in Hackney, London that focuses on contemporary inter(...)

At home with Sara Cosgrove on Northumberland Avenue, Dún Laoghaire in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times
At home with the dark side

Sara Cosgrove’s name usually crops up in features on the Irish in London, with inspiring tales of Ireland’s home-grown talent, making their mark acros(...)

The Apartment by designer Tina Seidenfaden Busck in Copenhagen

Since the 1950s Scandinavian design has been to the forefront of the international modern movement. Of all the names the work of Danish trio Arne J(...)

The annual Braderie de Lille  in France is one of the largest flea markets in Europe. Photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

Chipped enamel signs, space age dining chairs, random rusting letters of the alphabet, chocolate box oil paintings in gilded frames, books by the y(...)

FOR THE HOME ITSELF  The Christmas candle gets a modern twist. Superliving’s brightly coloured candlesticks, come in three sizes; the 21cm and 28cm Cosmos are €21 and €26 respectively. The shapely Curve, 20cm, is €26, all at Ranelagh- based Magpie Trading magpietrading.ie

Great gift ideas for that will bring a smile to all interioristas, from hostesses with the mostest, hard to buy menfolk, bachelors, Panks – profession(...)

Liz Dolan is an interior designer who in a former partnership with Joanne Peat as Sketch Design created the much talked about look of Ranelagh restaur(...)