A children’s room palette by Fleetwood.

1 Reduce your energy bills Kicking yourself for having missed out on the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme? All is not lost. Make a beeline for the Su(...)

A former garage converted to a courtyard mews in Rathmines, Dublin 6

A garage that was once used to store a Mini Cooper, measuring only about 150sq m, has been excavated to deliver a three-storey, three-bedroom family h(...)

Writer John Boyne in his Rathfarnham home which won the Celebrity Home of the Year 2019 title. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Early on in Celebrity Home of the Year (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.35pm), a programme that cunningly combines our nation’s two main subjects of worship, th(...)

Former Whitehouse communications director  Anthony Scaramucci holding a press conference in July 2017. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Downton Abbey and Paddington star Hugh Bonneville is leading the line up on this week’s show. The Bafta, Gold(...)

Put the space under your stairs to good use. Photograph: Getty Images

A few weeks ago, while visiting the author John Boyne’s vast bachelor pad, I learned the meaning of the word “envy” afresh. I bit down on my tongue as(...)

The restored Scott Tallon Walker entrance hall in Merrion Square, Dublin

Leading architect Scott Tallon Walker has launched a stand-alone interior design service, showcasing the refurbishment of its own offices on Dublin’s (...)

Declan O’Donnell, Deirdre Whelan and Hugh Wallace

Homes say so much about us, don’t they? That’s why they must be kept silent. Homes know too much. “What makes a house a home?” begins the voice-over(...)

David Norris in one of the reception rooms of his restored Georgian home. Norris was the winner of Celebrity Home of the Year 2017. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Some time ago a Danish TV company hit upon an interesting idea: that if you can have contests for everything from singing and baking to modelling and (...)

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(...)