April and the Bear: this Irish online interiors shop sells a small but carefully curated range of homeware, art and jewellery. You might have spotted some of my buys from here on Instagram (follow me here!); I’m obsessed with this marble vase (above right, €18), and a favourite housewarming gift was their copper mirror, now hanging in our bedroom. Don’t worry if you missed the recent pop up store in Temple Bar - rumour has it, there’ll be another before Christmas!
Kirkmodern: Mixing old with new is always a winner and some of my favourite pieces (like that Tretchikoff print, above) have come from this wonderful Irish purveyor of vintage and mid-century modern furniture and homeware; tour the owner’s home here on the Image Interiors website. One warning, though: spot something you love? You have to move fast: I’ve missed out on a couple of pieces and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Sign up to the newsletter so you hear of new stock first.
Made.com: Offering original furniture design at accessible prices, Made cut out the middle-men to offer beautifully designed and crafted items from beds and sofas to light fittings and towels. There’s loads of Made furniture on my wish-list, and we couldn’t be happier with the Bouji chair my mum bought us for the living room. Thanks again mum!
Moss Cottage: The online version of this quirky Irish gift/craft/design shop in Dundrum stocks an eclectic mix of homeware, decorations and party supplies as well as a great range of the Annie Sloan chalk paints (which my sister tells me are fab for furniture upcycling). I've yet to buy from here but I urgently require these gold wire storage baskets, €64.95, for my home office.
Rockett St George: Frequently updated, this UK based site is crammed full of unusual pieces for all budgets, from small to large. Fabulous if you love things with a vintage / industrial / mid-century modern vibe although they do have more contemporary pieces too. I’ve ordered everything from these stripey straws to the copper bowl (just seen!) and bell jar - and never been disappointed.
Right now I’m scouring the internet for the perfect blush pink and warm metallic highlights to offset my very grey everything. Oh and rugs: forever searching for decent but affordable rugs. Between today's post and this one, you've now heard all my secrets - so c'mon, got any recommendations for me?!