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British cupboard maker Plain English has a great history in playing with colour but its new collaboration with London-based writer and decorator Rita Konig, Colour Collection No 3 brings depth to its colour palette.

Colour can bring personality and depth to a room, especially in a kitchen were too many built-in units can make the space look like a thousand others.(...)

Fake plants from Abigail Ahern

Green scene House plants really add atmosphere to a home but if you want to be able to lock up your place and not have to curry favour with a friend o(...)

New Penelope sofa from DFS from €909

MAKING A SPLASH As minimalism gives way to a more exuberant approach in interiors, furniture-makers are following suit with splashier patterns that c(...)

The large, bright kitchen. Photograph: Aisling McCoy

Husband and wife design team Genevieve McGill and Phil McMahon run Foreign Bear, a design studio in Hackney, London that focuses on contemporary inter(...)

Garden designer Diarmuid Gavin: will produce a series of plant collections and garden accessories for Dunnes.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dunnes Stores is preparing to launch a new range of garden products in partnership with celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin. It is understood that Mr G(...)

Interior designer Rita Konig’s London apartment

@ritakonig While the pendulum is swinging towards a more decorative and extravagant style of décor, Rita Konig’s low-key luxe remains rooted in real (...)

Designer and author Helen James: Moving to New York with three small children was scary, but pizza and Irish tea  made a memorable first meal. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Throughout Food Month people will share with us their most treasured food memory. You can share yours at magazine@irishtimes.com In 20(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

Helen James: her book reflects her strong feelings about what make a house a home

“I have a mantra that every room should have a plant, a book and at least one natural object.” Helen James, designer, cook, mother of three and now au(...)

Darina Allen, festival co-director, hosting a cookery demo with Sunil Ghai from Pickle restaurant, Dublin. Photograph: Joleen Cronin

The shop closed signs went up on the Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe in Co Cork on Sunday night. Festival director, Rory O’Connell exp(...)

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