Staying in is the new going out: How to make your home a cosy social sanctuary

People now want to come home after work to the plush cosiness they would get if they went out for drinks or food, writes Denise O’Donoghue

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Significant winter auctions of Irish art are under way

Des O’Sullivan previews major sales of classic and modern art in London and Dublin.

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Interiors are brought back to book

From the magic of tidying to classic English styling and the Guinness family’s great mansion, Carol O’Callaghan looks at some of the best recent publications. ...

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Live by the book or create your own wonderful outlook

A number of new books either encourage us to see the beauty in seemingly mundane designs or to decorate our houses free of social constraint, writes Kya deLongchamps. ...

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Wishlist: Colour Christmas gifts for the home

Your Christmas must-haves start here with some colourful home and utility artistic advice from Esther N McCarthy.

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Why art can be the perfect gift that says something special

Buying art as a Christmas gift offers options for all ages and tastes, and something of lasting value which won’t be thrown away, writes Carol O’Callaghan. ...

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Go with the grain to give your home a natural look

Kya deLongchamps argues that simple styling in plain wood furniture & accessorising will simply never date.

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Design Life with Laura Vaughan: Interior and textile designer

Interior and textile designer Laura Vaughan lighting the way for vibrant design.

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Wish List: Bathrooms, candles and winter throws

From bathrooms that make a splash to candles and winter throws to keep you toasty, Esther N McCarthy wraps up her must-have home products for the week.

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3 ways to turn your home technicolour

Colour-phobic and clinging to neutrals like a comfort blanket? Gabrielle Fagan discovers how to fight fear and brave bold decoration at home.

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Get smart and plug into classy and cool kitchen gadgets

Kya deLongchamps explores some current kitchen wizardry that is well worth a star slot on the counter

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Q&A with Tricia Harris: Simplicity and an eye for detail

Tricia Harris: Furniture designer

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Retail therapy with a difference

For retail therapy with a difference, events are taking place in the coming weeks selling locally-designed and hand-made products, writes Carol O’Callaghan

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Wish list: crafty offerings and Scandi-inspired accessories

Esther N McCarthy picks crafty offerings and Scandi-inspired accessories this week

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Destination style: 3 expert takes on the nomadic decor trend

Feeling adventurous? Gabrielle Fagan reveals three routes for channeling nomadic travel-inspired themes.

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Thinking about building a granny flat? Nine important points to keep in mind

It might be a great solution but building an annex is a big decision. Lisa Salmon (who had one built for her mum) discusses the granny flat boom.

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Mairi Stone setting her ideas in ceramic creations

Aileen Lee interviews ceramicist Mairi Stone.

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Wishlist: Mirror designs and coffee capsules

Esther N McCarthy refects on mirror designs and shares good news for coffee connoisseurs.

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How to free yourself from housework drudgery

Busting dust and taming that pile of ironing are tasks that can mount, but Kya deLongchamps is on hand with a list of top tips to help you take control of that clutter ...

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5 ways houseplants can boost your wellbeing

Give your skin, lungs and mental health a helping hand by filling your home with foliage and flowers.

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Swapping homes can be an affordable way of holidaying in your dream location

Swapping homes can be an affordable way of holidaying in your dream location, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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It’s time to put a bit of personality on your walls

Forget about the pale emulsions. There’s a strong trend on the way towards very busy wallpaper, writes Kya deLongchamps

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Design/Life: Classic French teams with a rustic twist

Aileen Lee meets Layla Shepherd.

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