Annie Sloan

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Grey is the most popular interior paint colour – but which shade of grey is it?  Photograph: Gettty

Is there a better place to get up-to-the-minute interiors inspo than on Instagram? A place to breathe in the creative talents of designers and rest yo(...)

Isaac Reid (age 6), Peter Reid (age 9), Catherine Cleary, and Shane Reid (age 12) have a picnic in Iveagh Gardens. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

When it decides to show up, there is nothing better in the world than an Irish summer. Even when it doesn’t, with a strong will, a flask of tea and en(...)

Roche Bobois’s new collaboration with Marcel Wanders  features travel iconography of the cities of London, Paris and Istanbul.

1. GLOBE TROTTER’S SEXY LEGS Furniture is showing a lot of leg this season but the sexiest legs this winter belong to Globe Trotter, Roche Bobois’s n(...)

Workshop at Arran Street East

Want to give your home a lift but lack the know how? It’s time to go back to school and join one of the dizzying range of classes where you can learn (...)

The Starrs have run a business from this premises since 1907 and Joe jnr and his wife Angela Kennedy-Starr now run the place and live over the shop

Nenagh is a big agricultural town. Historically a market town, it came into its own when Co Tipperary was divided into two ridings. Grange, a few mile(...)

Take Me Home is a well-stocked wool shop run by husband and wife Aine and Sean Carey

When you say “Dundrum” these days, most people associate it with a large self-contained destination shopping centre. But Dundrum was a proper s(...)

Boats moored on the shores of Lough Derg
Messing about on boats

The October sun was burning off the early morning cold as we slipped away from the jetty and towards the bridge under which flows the Shannon at Portu(...)

Brave and bold: Vibrant Dulux shades on the back wall is in Dulux Pink 21RR 35/354 and the mid wall section is in Dulux Orange 70YR 30/651

We’re constantly told that paint is the cheapest and most effective tool for transforming a room yet as a nation we’re notoriously conservative abo(...)

Annie Sloan with her husband David Manuel, who runs the business with her; son Felix Sloan, a graphic designer and creative director of the company; Lizzy Brown, Felix’s partner, who is the company’s marketing manager, and Anne Sloan’s first grandchild, Willow. Photographs: Fresh Style Hoffman and Stephen Devries

Annie Sloan is considered the queen of paint. Her chalk paint brand was established 24 years ago, but it took the banking crisis of 2010 for it to bec(...)

The easiest way to transform a room is with a lick of paint. The right colour can brighten, add depth and even enhance your mood. With so many shad(...)