Architect Dermot Bannon at home in Drumcondra, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

“If I go [to someone’s house] that I really love and I go, ‘wow this house is inspiring’, I’ll tell them about it and I’ll gush about and think ‘this (...)

Dolly Alderton, journalist author and podcaster chats about her London home

“It’s my place of creation. It’s a total sanctuary, and more and more, it’s my nightclub. It’s where I socialise,” says Dolly Alderton, about her Lond(...)

John Boyne pictured in his renovated home in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Safety and security. Yeah, they’re the most important things to me”, says Irish author John Boyne, about what the word home means to him. “When I ma(...)

 Marian at her home in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“I suppose I’m one of those people with very kitsch tastes,” says Marian Keyes, describing her interior decorating style. “Anything that looks like a(...)