Keeping things calm at home: ‘O’Kelly advises creating “relaxation zones” and manipulating light to convey a sense of calm’

The fast-paced and demanding nature of life today means that as well as providing us with a functional space to live, our homes also need to serve as (...)

Luttrellstown Castle near Castleknock in Dublin, which is set to be upgraded

The Luttrellstown Castle resort near Castleknock in Dublin, which is co-owned by JP McManus and John Magnier, is to get eight new bedrooms as part of (...)

1 Do your homework To be in the know about upcoming new homes schemes, register your interest ahead of time with relevant agents to keep abreast of l(...)

Interior designer Arlene McIntyre   revamped a large property in Castleknock, Co Dublin.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

“The previous owner of this house, was clearly a fan of the TV show The Love Boat,” says Arlene McIntyre, of Ventura Design, the interiors firm tasked(...)

Custom-made bunks generally make a room look much neater and give ample opportunity to build in plenty of storage

Kids accumulate an unearthly amount of stuff in their bedrooms from toys to sports gear, books to games – and that’s before you factor in clothes, sho(...)

Ideal Home Show: 240 stands spread across almost three acres at the RDS

The Ideal Home Show runs from October 27th-30th at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Ballbridge Dublin 4. Upwards of 26,000 people are expected to visi(...)

A big increase in visitor numbers is expected at the PTSB Ideal Home Show at the RDS.

A sharp rise in house building and renovation activity here is being reflected in the Permanent TSB Autumn Ideal Home Show, which takes place next we(...)

Ventura Design’s new showroom in Deansgrange  features an entire wall of upholstered headboards

Headboard heaven Interior designer Arlene McIntyre, of Ventura Design, has opened new showrooms in Deansgrange, Dublin, where different room sets sh(...)

Conor Pope in his newly painted home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Truth be told, I didn’t think it was possible for my living space to be genuinely transformed with a few tins of paint and I was, if anything, even mo(...)

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(...)

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