Stripped back and bare, we love it. A roughly plastered wall, unvarnished floorboards, and a velvet button-back chaise lounge in velvety baby pink with two unmatched scatter cushions.
It’s not for watching The Late Late Show of a Friday evening all curled up comfy, but it is eclectic perfection.
If you’re after something a little bit different, like interesting fabric curtains, luxurious wool-blend Moroccan rugs, oversized velvet cushions and jewel coloured jacquard throws, Monsoon have just launched their first homewares collection. Full of warmth, colour and personality, it’s gorge.
Here are seven of our favourite homeware bits this month.
UP IN LIGHTS
This wall mounting says it all. There really is no place like home. €33 at Debenhams.
MIX & MATCH
To build a table setting that is relaxed, refined but never run-of-the-mill, take a mix and match approach and try glossier plates and bowls with more textured serving ware and accessories, like this here. See neptune.com for Irish stockists. Prices start at €15.
THE SIDE SHOW
You can never have enough side tables. Ideal for resting coffee cups, newspapers, and even mucky boots. €299 michaelmurphy.ie.
FLICKERS OF HOPE
Because we all need those in the depths of winter. You know this, but we’ll remind you anyway, the flicker of candle light has a soothing effect which can, if we allow it, relax our minds and induce tranquility. These covered lanterns are from Monsoon and prices start from €12.50.
Colour on a muted wall draws the eye. It’s a trick employed by interior designers everywhere. So find a print that pops and let it do the talking. This red coral print is €95 at Goat in the Boat, a funky interior store in the seaside village of Skerries, North, Co. Dublin.
As much as we love flying by the seat of our pants, life works better with a plan. So get organised with this wall planner, which runs from Sept 2017-18, and is perfect for the start of a new school year. €18.66 at notonthehighstreet.com.
Dinner and fine wine while reclining in a leather bucket chair like this? Now that’s what we call dining in style. At Michael Murphy’s you’ll find this ‘Kartell’ chair at the knock-down price of €219. But be quick.