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

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

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The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing
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Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’
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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
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This Howth home has been given a bright, airy refurb
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22 shell-inspired homeware pieces for a natural, chic vibe

22 shell-inspired homeware pieces for a natural, chic vibe


by Megan Burns
08th Aug 2023

Popping up in all the coolest interiors, it’s easy to see why shells are having a moment – sculptural, pretty and the perfect way to add a playful touch to a space.

Shells have long provided inspiration for designers. From scalloped edges to iridescent finishes and curved, sculptural shapes, these natural wonders have plenty of design-worthy details.

And shells seem to once again be having a moment in interiors, popping up everywhere from tableware to textiles. And forget any notions of them being too “beach-house-y” – whether you prefer things pared-back or full of pretty colour, there’s an option for you. 

We’ve rounded up 22 pieces available now, whether you’re looking for a fun, summery addition to your table or something to add whimsical touch to your living space.

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