The fine art of developing concrete ideas

Aileen Balfe: Designer and co-founder Ail+El Design

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Vintage view: The sweeping saga of the curtain

Kya deLongchamps recounts the sweeping saga of the curtain.

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Wish List: Lifting the home with bright spring colours

With spring in the air it could be the right time to give your home a lift with these bright ideas, writes Esther N McCarthy.

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Being tidy takes more than TV

Marie Kondo takes to our television screens to get our homes in order — but can she really emancipate us from mess, asks Carol O’Callaghan.

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Pieces and prices to suit range of buyers: James Adam at Home Sale

Des O’Sullivan previews the James Adam At Home sale in Dublin.

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Insulating your home – the big and little measures that could help slash your energy bills

Almost every aspect of your home can be insulated, and your wallet will thank you in the long run. By Luke Rix-Standing.

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A rose by any other name...: Remembering rose breeder David Austin

The name David Austin is synonymous with roses in the 20th century and beyond. He died peacefully at his home in December, and is fondly recalled by Peter Dowdall.

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Things are heating up in the kitchen with Catherine Fulvio

Top chef Catherine Fulvio knows exactly what she’s looking for in an oven. She offers some tips and advice to Kya deLongchamps.

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Tips for tackling the dirty work of spring cleaning

Get ahead with spring cleaning by tackling heavy duty jobs now, so by the time March comes around there will only be lighter chores to do, writes Carol O’Callaghan. ...

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Romance on ice: 30 years of the original ice hotel

Kya deLongchamps celebrates 30 years of romance on ice at the world’s original ice hotel in Swedish Lapland.

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Wish List: A collage of colour to brighten your home

From green kettles to mustard lamps to Jolley art, we’ve got your style options covered, writes Esther N McCarthy.

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Move over, cacti: Are air plants set to take over as the new favourite houseplant?

These low-maintenance plants don’t even need soil – and are 100% Insta-worthy. Air plant expert Andy Gavin introduces Hannah Stephenson to the trend.

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Don’t be a plank when it comes to choosing right floor for home

Kya deLongchamps reminds us that quality, materials, and even our heating choices should inform our choice in new flooring.

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Wish List: Staying on trend from coral clocks to tropical tumblers

From coral clocks to tropical tumblers, Esther McCarthy helps you stay on trend.

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Space it out: The challenge of designing small rooms

Designing small rooms doesn’t mean have to mean compromising on style and personal taste, but practical needs and planning are essential to success, writes ...

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Vintage View: Stirring up the eras up in our interiors

Kya deLongchamps encourages us to stir the eras up in our interiors —with a little polite planning, of course.

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7 things you only know if you’re ‘mess-blind’ like Susanna Reid

What do you mean, handbags don’t belong on door handles? asks Jenny Stallard.

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Wish List: Elegant Irish designs and seeing off that dull January

After prepping for a possible cold snap, Esther McCarthy will be admiring some elegant Irish designs and seeing off that dull January with a truly fabulous coffee.

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From fragrance to framing: Here's some simple styling tips for your home

With the start of another year some simple styling tips can vamp up home interior décor without too much effort, from fragrance to framing and introducing ...

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Get smart about your bathroom with these app-based ecosystems

What’s there to loos? Kya deLongchamps soaks up some new ideas, from drone mirrors to flash flushes

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Wish List: Some delightfully eclectic products we need in our lives

From scented-candle delights to stylish corner couches and dinosaur lunch boxes, Esther N McCarthy peruses an eclectic range of products.

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