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Armchairs are all about individual comfort. Whether used for taking a Friday break to read The Cork News, or catching 40 winks, there's a style and shape for everyone. If you've been planning on adding an occasional chair into your decor - and remember 'It doesn't have to match, it just has to go' - then just sit back, put your feet up and see what we've picked out for you…...

Get the Halloween shopping started early with these ceramic pumpkin night light ornaments from The Pavilion Garden Centre. They come in two sizes - large (€15.95) and small (€7.95). 

That 'Indian Summer' feel in the air in recent days has given garden use one last reprieve before winter sets in. For imitate gatherings of two or larger soirées on these crisp and dry autumn evenings, try to keep the party outdoors…

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Cushions are a great and low cost way to update any space, be it a bedroom, sitting room or conservatory. Here are some of our top picks:

1) Modern wave navy and white cushion. EZ Living Furniture, €7

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For those who like to forge their own path in life, artistsgiftgallery.ie has this great sheep print by Dublin-based artist Francis Leavey of Fab Cow Designs for just €27.99. 

This Red 'Cara' armchair (€875) at Debenhams is designed by Ben de Lisi and is simple and contemporary, making it ideal for a modern home.

Often there is nothing better than a nice cup of tea. So why not turn it into an even more special occasion with these gorgeous treats, which will ensure a chic table for those long catch-ups. 

1) Scones, cakes and little sandwiches will fit nicely onto this pink Pip Studio cake stand…but there are no guarantees they'll stay very long! Kilkenny Store, €59.95

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A sentimental touch for your modern interior, this Truly Great Friends plaque adds a touch of nostalgic etiquette for a modern interior. It's reduced to £19 from £35 on achica.com

Contemporary and classic come together for this duck egg Talman Flock dining chair at Homestore + More. Comfortable and supportive, it's also a steal for the month of September, on sale for half price from €129.99 to €65.

Inspired by the 1950s, DFS adds a touch of retro romance to your home with these subtle but impactful floral prints. The Sparkle three-piece from the DFS Jewel Capsule Range is an original piece, designed to adjust to a variety of spaces. It's on sale until Sunday, September 7th for €899, down from the original price of €989. 

The LOCUS furniture makers of Cork, also known as The Locus Group, continue their promotion of local craft and design with an exhibition in the Douglas Shopping Village Shopping Centre. Being held as part of Cork Craft Month, it runs until Thursday, September 25th.

Get the whole world... on a cushion, a chair seat, or even a chaise longue as Clara's Closet at 17A Bridge Street Skibbereen has a fabulous new Annie Sloan World Map fabric in stock. Double width, it's €55 per metre.

With the the start of the new school year here, young creatives will soon be bringing home daily works of art. Dublin interior designer Karen Hughes has come up with a number of clever concepts on her blog emeraldinteriordesign.ie to stop the paintings piling up on the kitchen table or cluttering the fridge.

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Practical and pretty, this clay-coloured compost bucket is a functional addition to any kitchen. It sits on the counter top and collects kitchen waste prior to composting. There is an inner bucket inside with a handle that pulls out and an air tight seal around the lid to ensure that no nasty smells escape into the kitchen. It's available from The Home Barn in Gleann Rua, Ballygarvan (...

Mamma Mia! Enjoy an authentic Italian coffee experience at home with the Lavazza A Modo Mio range at Brown Thomas. For those who want to add a touch of style to their coffee mornings, there's the Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola Plus (RRP €170). Promising perfect espressos at the touch of a button every time, the Favola Plus combines unique extraction technology with an integrated steam arm that...

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