Above image: The Panelling Centre
A House and Home promotion
With all of the choice out there, at the moment, it can be hard to whittle your go-to list down to the essential places that will really sort your house out. But, don't worry, we've done all the donkey work for you by collating ten brilliant interior shops in Dublin that really take pride in what they do. Put those Pinterest boards and tear sheets to work by getting out there and creating your vision – without having to leave the city.
QK Living is an Irish owned company that began as a small family business. It has into a collaboration of industry experts who have been providing stunning kitchen and bedroom solutions for 40 years. Using state of the art facilities, QK Living manufactures customised kitchens and wardrobes at their onsite factory. Their expansive showroom is located in Dublin 12, where they offer free design consultations by appointment.
What's new in store?
Their exclusive new true handleless kitchen collection is very sophisticated and modern. For customers with more traditional tastes, they are offering gorgeous selections of smooth painted and inframe kitchens. New eco-friendly LED lights are available in multiple styles to keep any kitchen bright. Also, you can find NEFF, AEG and Electrolux appliances, in-store, for all of those handy finishing touches.
QK Living says:
"Engineered worktops such as Silestone, Caesarstone and Corian are much more affordable than they have ever been. People love them because they are customisable. Many modern families are looking for increased functionality and continuity between the kitchen's style and the rest of their home, so options like integrated appliances and dynamic lighting are very popular. We are also seeing a rise in more contemporary style inframe kitchens."
We can't take a trip to Dublin's north side without popping into Arnotts due to the prestigious Irish and international designers they stock. The landmark department store is a reliable, family favourite with a collection of exclusive brands in furniture and home décor under one roof.
Arnotts plays host to homegrown Irish designers registered with the Irish Craft Council, showcasing unique artworks and collectables. You’ll also find a range of world-renowned brands that never lose appeal, including a wall of Le Creuset cast iron and stone cookware. The finer details are also covered, so you can add a final flourish to your new décor with Matthew Williamson’s kaleidoscopic upholstery and prestigious home fragrance brands like Neom Organics London and Paddywax.
"The Scandinavian living theme is still taking Ireland and UK by storm, and this is represented across all home floors at Arnotts, from sofas with a retro twist to dining and entertainment ware. We’re seeing an increase in popularity for larger, comfy family and corner sofas, that fit everyone and the dog. There is a return to practical, but ornamental-style tableware like decanters and pitchers – pieces that would be at home on both your mantel piece or dining table. In the kitchen, copper and slate are still key this season."
Run by Michael and Deborah O’Leary, Shutters Of Dublin is the Irish company supplying and fitting plantation shutters across Leinster. Their sister stores, Shutters Of Galway and Shutters Of Cork, mean their services are offered nationwide, too. They offer free, no-obligation home appointments with really quick turnarounds on quotes and orders.
Shutters are becoming more and more popular in Ireland, as Irish customers cotton on to their privacy and noise reduction qualities. As we know, there is no 'one size fits all' when it comes to shutters; they come in a variety of louvre sizes to offer flexibility and complement any home's style. Shutters of Dublin's newest 3” (76mm) louvre size is proving extremely popular among customers who are seeking the traditional shutter look, but want more of a ‘view through’.
Shutters of Dublin says:
"We want to give our customers variety and ensure that their shutters are in tune with their individual style. We offer 117 wonderful painted and stained colour finishes and also offer custom shutter colours. We are seeing a rise in the number of customers who are matching their shutter colours to their furnishings and colour scheme."
Matt Britton Carpets
Matt Britton prides itself as a company that's 100% Irish and one that's building and growing from strength to strength. Even with stores in Malahide, Dundrum, Deansgrange and Terenure, the capital isn't the only place you can find a store; Bray and Kilcoole in Wicklow and Belfast are also in on the action. Founded by the man himself, with his brother Craig, in 1997, they provide customers with the high quality carpets and have their expert carpet fitters install them for you.
A new Matt Britton store is opening this July 9th and to celebrate, they'll have a number of great offers. They're also running an exclusive offer of 30% off the Knightsbridge New Zealand wool carpet range. This range features six carpets you won't find anywhere else.
Matt Britton says:
"At Matt Britton we don't just have customers, we have clients; our services and products extend far beyond the simple purchase of your dream floor. From your first visit to one of our showrooms, to the installation of your new floor, our experts and their expertise is at your disposal. Professionally crafted, competitively priced and perfectly installed; that's our guarantee."
Established in 1993, Meadows & Byrne is the Irish company that has a passion for exploring the four corners of the world, and bringing back quality furnishings, homewares, gifts and, more recently, clothing lines. Whether it's thoughtful house warming gifts, the latest in fashion, exquisite dinner sets, tableware, bed linen, cushions and throws, counter stools, or high quality bath towels, customers rely on Meadows & Byrne for any occasion and are confident in their purchase.
Their new flagship store opened its doors in May 2016 in Naas, Co Kildare and is home to over 10,000 square foot of the most up-to-date trends, including everything you need for indoor and outdoor living.
Meadows & Byrne says:
"The trends we are touching on, this year, are very Scandi-inspired; clean lines and understated, functional pieces such as our Scandi Serveware, as well as our Radius tray tables that are available in a selection of colours. We are also seeing a trend in industrial style loft furnishings, which can be both rugged and sophisticated with our concrete accent stools or the metalla stools that really impress within this category.
Neptune by Global Village
Global Village, started by Martin and Colette Lenehan, first opened its doors in 1989. Since 2008, Global Village have been collaborating with Neptune, and such success has resulted in Global Village devoting the entire of its 6,000 square foot showroom in Kimmage and it's stunning showroom in Powerscourt Estate, to Neptune products. Rebranded as Neptune by Global Village, the showrooms now showcase the biggest range of Neptune products in Ireland. Neptune by Global Village is a centre of excellence for design, with a friendly team of experts offering specialist advice on everything from the flooring, right up to the ceiling.
Their gorgeous screen-printed textiles turn to two classic, but characterful patterns; a not-so-nautical stripe and a gentle ikat print. Also, Neptune's very first kitchen style has been given a makeover in Shell. The look is clean, crisp and reminiscent of chalky coastal cliffs.
Global Village says:
"Neptune’s look for S/S '16 has a coastal theme and it connects the outside with interiors, along with the addition of rustic charm. The inspiration came from the south-west coast, where the coves are craggy, the lanes cobbled and the cottages whitewashed. Taking a lead from nature, Neptune’s S/S collection features over 100 new designs."
Kashan Carpets and Flooring is a family-run business, which has been trading since 1988. They pride themselves on providing quality products, value for money and good customer service. At Kashan, they can also supply and fit an extensive selection of quality carpets, vinyls, wood and laminate flooring. They stock all the major brands including; Brintons, Ryalux, Westex, Cormar, Brockway, Cavalier and many others. They also have two showrooms based in Sandyford and Kilkenny.
Just this year, Kashan installed the newest Karndean Design Flooring showrooms, where you can design your own floor. Whether you're looking for a wood, limestone or tile effect floor, which is low maintenance and very hard wearing, they'll have you completely covered.
Kashan Carpets says:
"Various shades of greys are the main trending colours in flooring, at the moment. Shades of grey can be found in many of the carpet ranges, as well as laminate and Karndean flooring. In addition to the flooring, we have a large rug showroom, which caters for all tastes and styles."
M Kelly Interiors are an independent interiors company with two branches in Sallynoggin and Nutgrove Shopping Centre. M Kelly specialises in all types of flooring, from carpets and wood floors to laminates and vinyl. They stock all the leading brands, including Brintons, Cormar, Quickstep and Ulster. They also carry a large range of bedding furniture and accessories – their showrooms are large and spacious with plenty to quench your interiors thirst.
With suppliers from all over Europe and beyond, there is always something new and exciting to choose from, including metal screw-top bar tables, with matching swivel adjustable stools to new allure luxury pile stain resistant carpets. They also have a new range of Sweet Dream bedding.
M Kelly Interiors says:
"Grey is the new beige" and this contemporary shade is featured within the ranges they stock. Grey is a versatile shade that complements almost every colour on the wheel, so a touch of it in your home won't look out of place but will still bring a space up to date."
EZ Living Furniture and Interiors is the family-owned business that's been operating in Ireland for over 26 years. Proud to be Dublin’s largest standalone furniture superstore, it's situated below the Beacon Quarter, opposite the Stillorgan Luas stop. This beautifully designed and atmospheric store showcases a vast array of living, bedding and dining room furniture and home accessories. Take a stroll through the many room displays to nab some wonderful ideas and inspiration.
The Calia Dining Collection is a prime example of high quality craftsmanship. Made predominantly from solid American white oak, Calia has a wire-brushed, distressed finish that offers a rustic look and tactile feel. Its rough-and-ready appearance is enhanced on the dining table with the inclusion of a welded iron base, giving an industrial, vintage edge. The American wild oak is handpicked and carefully sorted, allowing pieces of furniture with the heterogeneity that characterises wild oak, clearly showing the wood’s natural irregularities of strong grains, knots and smaller cracks.
EZ Living says:
"This year has been a fashion collaboration and we have seen ideas from the catwalk, translated into interiors, with a range of different fashion designers making the jump into designing for the home. Whether you're after Scandi style or shabby chic, we can track down trendy suppliers, jam-packed warehouses and hidden gems to help you decorate your home."
Diamond Furniture is Irish-owned and home to one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary furniture. Whether you're looking for a leather corner suite or a fabric bed, they've got you covered. They've traveled the world to bring a huge range of on-trend furniture, at affordable prices. Take a stroll around their large showroom on the long-mile road, with ample parking, experienced staff and where their services are second-to-none.
"There has been a huge demand from our customers, looking for beds with storage and we have plenty of options in store and online. With hundreds of items in stock and available for immediate delivery, you will find all your furniture needs under the one roof."
Diamond Furniture says:
"Grey is huge right now and we don't think it's a passing trend, which is why we recently designed a range called 'Kent', anticipating this. 'Kent' is a solid dining range with painted grey features - practical and extending dining tables and a full range of pieces including sideboards, coffee tables, nest of tables and much more."