Quirky vintage finds help you avoid the samey trap and create a unique, personalised space. Don't know where to start? Here's our round up of some Dublin hot spots.
Antique Shops and Salvage Yards
Arts and Antiques Quarter (Francis Street, Dublin 8). Three of the best affordable antiquaries here are: Time Piece, a gallery of clockwork wonders; Dublin Art Metals, for lovers of shiny pretty things; and The Oriental Rugs Co., for that unique handwoven masterpiece.
Mac's Warehouse (Islandbridge, Dublin 8), the go-to place for people undertaking big period renovation projects.
The New Generation of Vintage Shops
The Third Policeman (Rathmines, Dublin 6) just may be the quirkiest vintage store in town and it also stocks beautiful unique homewares and hard-to-come-by d?cor pieces like vintage cases, crockery and old Irish utensils.