We’ve all uncovered some essential home updates after staring at the same four walls all year – Plan a visit to one of these interiors stores from Monday May 10 …
Non-essential shops have been closed all year as part of lockdown measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. But, finally, click & collect and curb-side collections are back! From May 10, even some shopping by appointment can begin under government guidelines. Here is our round-up of stores who are ready for the first stage of re-opening for business on Monday, May 10, followed by a full re-opening on May 17. Log on, click & collect or book a shopping slot … Consider it our way of keeping you even more in the know.
Main featured image: Black outdoor sofa, €1,395; www.aprilandthebear.com
Rock Hill Interiors & Design
Rock Hill is one of our favourite places to go for great furniture and home accessories from well-known brands, smaller artisans as well as great exclusive collaborations. Situated in Blackrock, Co Dublin, the shop sells a huge range of impressive furniture pieces, impeccably organised and reasonably priced. @rockhill.interiors
The Old Mill Stores
For unique home accessories and gifts, from kitsch ceramics and trays to cool lighting – Tom Keane and Claire Graham’s store in Leap, Co Cork is where to head (appointments from 11am-5pm). They bring a riot of colour with a shop filled with cool furniture, great tableware and home of the classic Sheila Maid ceiling clothes airer. www.theoldmillstores.ie / @oldmillstores
The Drawing Room
Visiting The Drawing Room in the Westbury Mall is like visiting a stylish hoarder’s house: an eclectic mix of old and new. As well as lights, lamps, prints and mirrors, The Drawing Room specialises in pretty painted bedroom bins, vintage-looking busts and lots of old-school tabletop accessories. www.thedrawingroomdublin.com
April & The Bear
April and the Bear is filled to the brim with eclectic homewares, exclusive art prints, gifts and beautiful furniture carefully selected for its unique aesthetic, quality and its ability to bring a smile to your face. www.aprilandthebear.com
A good Scandi store is absolutely irresistible, and Nordic Elements is better than most. Owner Helle Moyna’s well-chosen, modern classic selection of furniture and accessories range from Poul Volther’s exquisite daybed for Klassik Studio to Oluce’s gold Atollo lamps: this is a treasure trove of beautiful pieces sourced from leading designers and makers across Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Open for Click & Collect, there is also a new website coming soon. www.nordicelements.com
Minima is always inspiring for home shopping. Consistently covetable, owner Helen Kilmartin’s edit is extra special. Kilmartin always has great pieces to see in store by Arflex, B&B Italia, Cassina, Rimadesio, CCTapis, Flexform, GlasItalia, DavideGroppi, Maxalto and many others. The Minima showroom on Hanover quay, Dublin 2 is open for appointment only. www.minimahome.com
The Paris-based furniture purveyor Roche Bobois is located in the Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18. We can all use this time to take stock, resist the temptation to buy stop-gap furniture that won’t last, and decide to choose a piece worth the investment. Something that is built to last. Whether you are upgrading or starting a complete re-fit, the knowledgeable team will be on hand to assess your furniture needs. @rochebobois_ireland
Wilde Interiors’ 6,000 square metre showroom is a great port of call for interior lovers. The one-stop-shop showrooms are home to luxury retail brand Eichholtz and have a selection of over 3,000 products on offer at all times. This expansive store is like an Aladdin’s cave, stocking super chic versions of everything, including a range of bespoke furniture for your home. Staff will be on hand to offer any assistance needed to help you select the right pieces for your home or interior project. Unit G1, Newhall, M7 Business Park, Co Kildare, 045 981 730; www.wildeinteriors.ie.
Mother and daughter team Rhona Roe and Rebecca Roberts are the talent behind Hedgeroe Home in Carrickmines, Dublin 18. The lifestyle and interiors store stocks their own designs for furniture, lighting and fabrics. The store set up is so pretty, you’ll want to move in! www.hedgeroe.com
You know BoConcept as a destination for modern, well-priced furniture and accessories, it has a cool, contemporary aesthetic. BoConcept is all about making high-end design more accessible. You’ll find more than just furniture – lighting, cushions, vases and rugs. Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin 18, 01 293 2008; www.boconcept.com.
Arena’s Ligne Roset lifestyle store in Sandyford stocks French furniture synonymous with contemporary, timeless design. Check out the new-look Backpack 2 outdoor armchairs that come in cool, summery colours. By appointment only, T20 Maple Avenue, Stillorgan Business park, Sandyford, Dublin 18, 01 293 9268. www.arenakitchens.com / www.ligne-roset.com/ie/
With locations in Dublin as well as Chelsea Harbour, London, Ventura brings an elegant collection of goods from around the world to its expertly curated showrooms. Owner Arlene McIntyre has earned a devoted following from customers and celebrities alike. Muted tones and elegant textures reign supreme in each Ventura store, with a focus on high quality and exacting craftsmanship. To schedule an appointment or make an enquiry, email [email protected]
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