Alexander Fitzgerald

Alexander Fitzgerald

Channeling nature’s beauty through oil and canvas

Channeling nature’s beauty through oil and canvas

Ask an artist to cite their sources of inspirations and the chances are you’ll get a wrinkled frown, considerable deliberating and a highfaluting answer, taking in everything from the Renaissance, Greek mythology and their childhood. Pose the same qu

Making your house a home

Making your house a home

Homeowners are increasingly taking a long-term view of home improvement, opting for practical refurbishments, rather than the needless extravagance characteristic of the Celtic Tiger years

Ikea collection all Swedeness and light

Ikea collection all Swedeness and light

If there’s one thing more exciting than casting a speculative eye over a new Ikea catalogue, it’s the launch of the Swedish megastore’s annual additions to its PS (Post Scriptum) collection.

From bedroom to boudoir with Kylie

From bedroom to boudoir with Kylie

Having launched her highly successful debut homewares line Kylie At Home last year, pint-sized pop princess Kylie Minogue will be showing off her trademark style this summer through her latest collection of bed linen.

Restraint is the new watchword in design

Restraint is the new watchword in design

Purchases for the home in these recently straitened times are less plentiful and are certainly more modest. With attention-seeking statement pieces deemed about as passé as Sarah Palin, the current mood is all about aesthetic restraint and, for those

Nautically inspired bespoke rugs on special sail

Nautically inspired bespoke rugs on special sail

A creative collaboration between craftsman Denis Kenny of Wexford based Ceadogán Rugs and textile designer Ger Lambert of Tripod III has resulted in an impressive collection of custom-designed rugs, which will be exhibited at the Radisson SAS in Galw

Scandinavia - design beyond the flat pack

Scandinavia - design beyond the flat pack

Beyond the flat pack behemoth that is Ikea and aside from the stereotypical mental images of pared-down furniture and lashings of pale wood, and what seems to be a preference for ambient lighting and gleaming surfaces, how much do we really know abou

Stokes’s f lair keeps diners coming back for more

Stokes’s f lair keeps diners coming back for more

If you’ve ever found yourself admiring the impeccably upholstered chairs in Bang Café on Merrion Row; appreciating the wonderful melange of furnishings at Residence, the fashionable members’ club on St Stephen’s Green; or marvelling at the convivial

Showcasing the grandeur of Creole homes

Showcasing the grandeur of Creole homes

Niche as its subject matter undoubtedly is, Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana by John H Lawrence, is an interesting and hugely informative guide to the distinctive properties that can be found on the American landscape from New Orlean

Irish-owned NordMende offers appliance value

Irish-owned NordMende offers appliance value

The launch of the new NordMende range of home appliances and consumer electrical goods last year was noteworthy for several reasons.

Armani kitchen is an occasion of lust

Armani kitchen is an occasion of lust

Giorgio Armani is continuing his quest of creating the complete concept of an Armani lifestyle with his first foray into kitchen design. Fashionistas and well heeled design fans will be delighted with the release of Bridge, his new kitchen range for

Four bedroom detached home in Kimmage

Four bedroom detached home in Kimmage

Sherry FitzGerald’s Terenure office is seeking offers of €550,000 for 135 Kimmage Road West, a four-bedroom detached property in Kimmage, Dublin 12. Dating from the late 1950s, the double-fronted dormer bungalow

Michael Mortell’s new retail space shows designer’s eye for style

Michael Mortell’s new retail space shows designer’s eye for style

Michael Mortell may have made his name in fashion, but that’s not his only passion. For many years, he’s also been an avid private collector of rare pieces for the home.

The height of fashion in baby high chairs

The height of fashion in baby high chairs

Children’s high chairs have come a long way from the cheap-but-not-exactly cheerful pieces familiar to anyone born before the ’90s.

Belfast Remus Uomo store’s elegant style

Belfast Remus Uomo store’s elegant style

Marrying tradition with a slick contemporary edge, the Remus Uomo aesthetic translates smoothly to a retail environment in the company’s new flagship store in Belfast.