Photograph: Barry’s Fireplaces

MAKE YOUR MARK A statement fireplace is the focal point of a room. The wood-burning Odin design by Dik Geurts pictured above makes the point by visib(...)

Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone No 27

Orla Kelly, designer and colour consultant The colour that people find hardest to pick is a good neutral, by that I mean a colour somewhere between o(...)

Interior designer Suzie McAdam will give a talk on ‘Reviving, redecorating and respecting period homes’.

Friday, April 21st 1pm:  “Reviving, redecorating and respecting period homes” with interior designer Suzie McAdam. McAdam, whose body of work in(...)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th 1pm: Introduction to the Irish Times Home & Design theatre by Irish Times journalist Orna Mulcahy followed by the first tal(...)

Top tip: ‘green is very happy with grey schemes, adding lots of depth without being too showy’

Go Green While blue accents dominated cushions, curtains, throws and rugs for the past few seasons, green tones took centre stage at the recent int(...)

Griffith College interior design students Hannah Guriby and Rosario Estevez in class with tutor John McDonald. Photograph: Johnny Savage

Sara Cosgrove knows exactly when she decided to become an interior designer. It was just as she was about to become a fashion designer. “I had studied(...)

Rebecca Roe: ‘I make sure to have fresh flowers by the bed, crisp white sheets, fluffy towels and a carafe of iced water for guests’

Summertime and the living would be a lot easier if people didn’t want to come to stay. Yet even now all over the country those three little words are(...)

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(...)