Read an extract from Kevin Barry’s new title, The Heart in Winter
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This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million
This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million

Sarah Finnan

This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending
This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending

Megan Burns

The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing
The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing

Sarah Finnan

Polynucleotides: everything to know about the ‘salmon sperm’ injectables
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Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’
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Celebrate 30 years of Barretstown at their special gala this September
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Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer
Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer

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This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25 million
This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25...

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This Howth home has been given a bright, airy refurb
This Howth home has been given a bright, airy refurb

Megan Burns

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Pale and Interesting Picks for your Home


By IMAGE Interiors & Living
03rd Feb 2015
Pale and Interesting Picks for your Home

Peek table lamp by Menu, myunfinishedhome.com

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We hunt out some pieces that prove that white is far from the “safe” option…

White is definitely our preferred neutral over boring beige. So much fresher and cleaner, it always brings out our inner minimalist wannabe. It can, however, feel cold and soulless if not approached with a few key things in mind – these include texture, form, finish and scale.

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Firstly, texture will not only create character in your space, it will be crucial to adding a sense of comfort along with the likes of knits and cashmeres; felt is also stunning in white and often overlooked. In terms of form, you can afford to be a lot more adventurous than you would perhaps be with colour, choosing more animated and geometrical pieces. The finish you choose, from matte paints to glossy plastics, will ultimately add variety and keep the space from looking flat and one-dimensional.

Lastly, and possibly one of our faves at the moment, is scale: think oversized, chunky knits, expansive rugs and massive mirrors for ultimate grandeur.

Now head here for our pick of illuminating lighting solutions.

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