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Hi Neville, I'm looking to decorate my son’s bedroom. He is in his early teens. The room has quite limited space with very little natural light. He also plays a lot of sport so he has a lot of kit that needs storage. Could you make any suggestions?

This sounds like a great project! Boys rooms need to be both functional...

John Rocha Woven pouf, €154, Debenhams

Cork Craft Month began this week and runs until September 5th, with almost 50 individual events and over 100 craftspeople participating. Here's our pick of this year's highlights for design enthusiasts:

The Home Event
Taking place in the James O'Neill Building in Kinsale from August 28th to September 4th, this ‘pop up’ craft event will feature an...

Looking for a bar stool to add interest and extra seating to your kitchen? Look no further than Paul & Co., Monahan Road Business Park, where this handsome specimen is on the shop floor now. Call 021 431 112 for more details.

 A pop of colour can turn the smallest room in the house into the most appealing. Towels from €4.90, Woven mat €35, Soap dispenser €14, Storage pot €11.20, Vase €56 and Yellow Bath Mat €35, Betty Jackson Black at Debenhams.

Add a design element to your gift wrapping with a roll or two of cute tape, €10.95,

 Keep track of your favourite markets daily with this cute chalkboard, €25, Next.

Wouldn't you love to see that tatty old chair you inherited turned into a piece you can admire and use every day in your home? Customers of The Drapery Shop on Emmet Place have completed some incredible re-upholstery projects in recent months - pop in them with a photo of your piece of furniture and the team can tell you what can be done and show you a wealth of fabulous fabric to work with....

Since 1976, Nicholas Mosse has been creating a range of fabulous functional pottery, with each creation designed to bring an air of easy country living to the home. Each piece is carefully handmade and goes through a 20 step process, including the hand-stamping of each individual design. Stock up at Kilkenny, Emmet Place and Shanagarry.

Picture the scene: you lounging in a hammock, birds chirping in the distance, iced tea sitting on the deck. Turn a decadent dream into reality with a Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic Hammock, €65, Dunnes.

This Rex Lamp (€48) is one of our favourite piece from the AW14 collections at Next.

This handsome desk has been carefully restored by Deirdre O'Sullivan of Drawbridge Street store Style 25. It's now on display and ready to go to its new home. Visit to see more of Deirdre's recent work.

Keep the cool breeze moving through your home with a Rope Door Stop, €10, Dunnes.

Add an industrial feel to any room in an afternoon with a few rolls of Brick Wallpaper (€21 per roll) from Next.

Debenhams A/W14 collection features swoon-worthy homewares in a variety of colours and textures. Our stand-out favourite? This handsome Abigail Ahern statue, €60.

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