Caroline Flannery: ‘It was a really awkward space, with lots of slopes and nooks and crannies, which are notoriously difficult to design anyway.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

In a world where remote working is fast becoming the norm, living beyond the capital’s commuter belt and retaining a small city pad might well be the (...)

Haddington Terrace: Jeanne Jordan with  Gabriel (10); Lucien(6); Henri (2); Simon Jordan, baby Denis (5months) and Tristan (6). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Renovating a listed building is a major endeavour for even the hardiest of house enthusiasts. Add four boys under eight, a husband working from home a(...)

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Hands up who made resolutions to live a less cluttered life in 2019? You are not alone for on January 1st, a day that you’re probably still finding d(...)

Time to cosy up. Photograph: Getty

Eadaoin Holden Owner, Holden Interiors “Starting outside the front door, I really enjoy swapping container and window box plants to something complet(...)

Writer John Boyne and his interior designer Caroline Flannery in his Rathfarnham home. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

After a relationship breaks down, the route from cohabiting to separation is often much the same. Possessions are divided; there’s a mild scuffle over(...)

Change up your cupboard door handles. you can always change them back at the end of the tenancy

Have the Irish waved goodbye to the idea of owning their own homes? Statistics from last year noted that the number of Irish people buying property ha(...)