Interiors: We've got it covered
I'm not a duvet native. I grew up between ironed sheets and a thick wool blanket. The blankets came from Foxford and had either a blue or a pink striped border. On top of this was a candlewick bedspread or something known as an 'eiderdown' - a slippery and moveable quilt that invariably ended up on the floor.
Dress your door
If the eyes are the window to the soul, your front door is the proverbial window to your house, giving visitors an instant first impression of your style and personality. A stunning front door can set your entire home off on the right foot for your guests, and put a smile on your face when you put the key in the lock each evening.
How Trisha Younge reinvented her home after disaster floods
At this time of year, we often bemoan our uncertain weather. We decry the fact that we can get four seasons in one day, and we constantly carp that Ireland would be paradise, if only we got the weather.
Le Général's hideaway in Connemara for €385k
General Charles de Gaulle died in 1970, having resigned the presidency of France in April 1969. A month after his resignation, he and his wife Yvonne came to Ireland on holiday, and spent two weeks at the Cashel House Hotel, a handsome Victorian property on 50 acres overlooking Cashel Bay in Connemara.
Revamped D4 period home could be yours for €1.95m
'I love old buildings," says Goretti Foreau, the conservation architect who is the current owner of 1 Leahy's Terrace in Sandymount, a decent example of how a period house can be made to accommodate modern family living.