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Conifers are a great way to add a framework to your garden, no matter what space you have. You’ll find at nice range at Hanleys Garden Centre, in varying sizes. They add vertical accents and provide year-round interest, and you’ll find a one to suit any garden size, from dwarf conifers which don’t grow taller than one-to-six feet over 10 years, to full-size trees and shrubs...

Kilkenny store shoppers are in for a treat this Halloween. Until Sunday, November 2nd, every customer will receive a Trick or Treat scratch-card with each purchase made in store where they will have the chance to win exclusive spot prizes, special discounts and a €100 shopping spree.

Lads can get into the Movember spirit with this moustache grooming kit from Penneys for €8.

From the quirky to the romantic, there are wall decor options to suit every personality. 

1) Roll my Eyes Framed Picture. theelms.ie, €14.99 (above)


2) Special limited edition clock, Birds Of A Feather. jennywalshdesign.com, €60

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There is something special about a vintage-inspired piece. Setting an elegant tone, these pieces give a whimsical look to any home.

1 The Kensington three-seater. Caseys, was €3275 now €2299
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Hop to it.

Decorate a child's room with these stylish bunny bookends from Marks & Spenser, priced €27.

This cone-shaped felt holder hangs from hooks and wardrobes and can be used for storing small appliances and objects. Handy for keeping track of items like mobile phones, chargers, keys, pens, odds and ends. It's priced €19.90 from greybax.de

Free tickets for the Ideal Home Show are available from DFS Cork, next to Mahon Point. One of the highlights of the event, running at the RDS this weekend, will be the DFS Sofa Style Lab, with Denise O’Connor and Catherine Crowe of Optimise Design, the first Design Doctors, on hand each day sharing their expertise on how to replicate a number of looks in visitors...

Love Halloween but not that into the 'horrifying' decorations that go with it? Then cast an eye over these 'Halloween inspired' finds.   

1) Autumn pumpkin wreath. Carraig Donn, €49.95 (Above)


2) Black 'Deco' Large Lamp from Galway Living. Debenhams, €199

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Sometimes going natural is best... with furniture that is. From gorgeous woods to fabulous cottons, 'back to nature' materials create a subtle yet elegant look.

Here is how you can re-create it in your home.

1) Maine round table and four chairs. Caseys, €899 down from €1349 

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Most people who own a home have an ever-growing list of jobs they keep meaning to get around to; from piles of garden waste they’re not sure what to do with (no you cannot dump it over the wall), to temperamental heating that they can’t quite rely on.

If only we had the time to cross all our home maintenance worries off that list, but few people do, and winter is fast...

Pull up a stool…

1) Calligaris Ice Stool, Caseys. €169 reduced from €199.


2) Rodger bar stool, French Connection, €...

In pre-Christian Celtic culture and history, the holly tree was regarded as sacred on account of its alleged mystic and herbal properties. Farmers who were cutting back hedges wouldn’t touch their holly trees, as the traditional belief was that dark witches used hedges as roads, but would not fly past a holly tree.

Whether you're worried about witches or not, holly is a great...

Irish online homewards boutique, darlingviolets.com, has these musical mushrooms and apples, priced €49. With a choice of fabrics and tunes- from Over the Rainbow to Daft Punk's Get Lucky- there is a style to suit even the most discerning newborn. 

Ring the bells as the Four Faced Liar becomes a print. The Shandon Bells View is from retroeire.ie, priced €85.

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