Book of the week
Romantic Irish Homes
Robert O’Byrne has travelled all of Ireland and uncovered historic houses, cosy cottages and chic town houses for his new book, illustrated with Simon Brown’s photographs. A stone house in County Meath is sympathetically decorated while The Deeps, in County Wexford, has been lovingly restored by owners Peter and Phil Pearson.
Romantic Irish Homes (rrp £25, CICO Books) is available to Homes & Property readers for £23, including p&p. Call 01256 302699, quoting reference GLR3BK.
The department store known for adopting top designers has just added a new star to its stable. Fashion supremo Ben de Lisi’s homeware range includes bold-coloured ceramics (from £4 for a bowl), graphic print bedlinen (£5 single set) and cushions (£15).
Shop online at www.homesandproperty.co.uk/shopdebenhamsbdl, or call 08445 616161.
Fans of cosy, tactile fabrics will love Toast’s new range of brightly coloured satin and silk velvets, starting at £29 up to £59. Ochre gold quilted satin bedcovers are £195. Toast tableware, by Brickett Davda, comes in muted glazes such as aubergine and dusky lilac, starting at £22 for a bowl.
Visit www.toast.co.uk, or call 0844 557 5200.
Time to shelve it
The new collection from the Futon Company is full of colourful furniture, such as these Colour Burst shelves, starting from £19.95 for a single cube, £29.95 for a double and £44.95 for a quad.
Buy online at www.futon company.co.uk, or call 0845 609 4455 for stockists.