Cork Homes

Temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer so now is the time to enjoy your outdoor space. 

Oasis polycarbonate greenhouse, Dairygold Co-Op Superstores, €299


A Cork company is making building your dream home as simple as buying a new car. KMC Elevation, a design & build company, offers a one stop shop service, where it takes full responsibility for the successful delivery of a new home. Widely used in New Zealand, Australia, the US and Canada, it can prevent time overruns and hidden extras, as all the design team are working in...

These cloud hangers from Tiger would be a great accessory for any wardrobe. Out in April, they are priced €2.


Enjoy a cracking Easter next weekend with these egg–cellent goodies

Rabbit egg cosies by west Cork based felt–maker, Christina Jasmin Roser, available in Cork Craft & Design Shop in Douglas Village Shopping Centre next week (Pictured Above)


It's springtime — the temperatures are rising, the flowers are blooming, and the days are getting longer. Now is the time to freshen up your decor by bringing nature inside.

(Above) Chiltern floral armchair in duck egg blue, DFS, €1,199


This bright idea could save you time and money tackling unsightly mould and mildew in your bathroom. It can also stop your mirror from misting up and may even prove beneficial for people coping with asthma. The showerdome is an acrylic dome that stops steam and moisture from escaping when you shower, and can be fitted by a competent DIY enthusiast or by Showerdome Ireland’s expert...

Playing into one of this season’s strongest interior trends, comes the geometric Rhombus system ceiling tiles from Fundamental Berlin. With these unique polystyrene ceiling tiles you can decorate your ceiling and walls with full creative freedom, creating a unique pattern whose rhythm and scale suit your room. Based on a five–axial logic found in Uzbek...

Love Cork? Then you'll adore these prints inspired by our beloved Leeside.

Lewis Glucksman Gallery print by Cork–based, €25

The Pleasant Waters...

Did you know 2015 has been declared International Year of Soils by the UN General Assembly? Soil is the beating heart of your garden — it will determine what thrives and what withers, so understanding when to augment it is key to a successful crop.

Soil has a number of constituents, and the most dominant one determines the class of soil you have. A lot of sand is a sandy soil;...

Don't think dull and boring with your interior style, and instead go for bright, bold and funky. 

Spirit desk, Harvey Norman, €299 (Above) 

Eames coat hooks,, €140


Turn the dreaded early morning wake–up call into something positive, with these stylish alarms. 

Mantel twin bell alarm clock, Marks & Spencer, €27 (Above)

Vintage green alarm clock,, €11.95


Here's a sneaky peak at one of the items on sale in April from Tiger. This colourful raindrop cushion is a steal at just €3.

Keep your kitchen clean, clutter free with Totem by Joseph Joseph, which is specifically created to cater to the various waste and recycling needs of modern life. Occupying the same space as a conventional kitchen bin, it has an odour filter compartment, four–litre removable food waste cadd, 36–litre general waste compartment and a multi-purpose drawer. The 50L Waste...


Children's bedrooms no longer have to be all about primary colours and busy wallpaper, and can be stylish spaces in their own right. Just remember storage is key to keep clutter at bay. 

1 Cot bed, €999 and rocker, €669, a collaboration between Marks and Spencer and British furniture brand, Ercol. Above


For a great way to inject colour into your home, try these fabulous smelling home reed diffusers (€18.99). Available in lavender, vanilla, sandalwood, cinnamon, mango, cotton candy, wild berries, night booming jasmine and citronella, they can be purchased at Ireland's first Ydentik Perfume Bar Concept, recently opened at 35 Princes Street.


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