The House and Home top 25 new online and independent Irish homewares retailers list is a must-add for your contacts. Here, we introduce the online sellers, also check out the shops
Words: Róisín Carabine
Amber + Willow
If Amber + Willow don’t stock it, it’s not worth owning. Home to a handpicked edit of unique pieces inspired by owner Amber Clery’s love of travel and aﬀection for handmade artisanal finds, this online resource is a one-stop shop for pottery, prints, furniture and lighting. The spring/summer collection includes recycled cotton picnic baskets from Australian brand Wandering Folk, Abigail Ahern homewares and gorgeous hand-embroidered Suzani throws from Rajasthan.
Find out more: Amber + Willow
With cool collabs and top brands such as Pols Potten, Oyoy Living, Serax and Christina Lundsteen in its interiors arsenal, Ecru Studios won’t fix your design obsession. No. What it will do is fuel it. Founded by husband and wife duo John and Karen Redmond, this invaluable online resource is everything and more you’d expect from two former Brown Thomas style stalwarts.
Find out more: Ecru Studios
Zoë Daly and Wicklow sheep farmer Lionel Mackey’s farm to yarn business specialises in sustainable, swoon-worthy knitwear and accessories made from 100% Irish wool. Our favourite? The Family Blanket, handmade using a special blend of Romney and Blue-Face Leicester, and in their signature honeycomb stitch.
Find out more: Eriu
Dwell by Eilish Rickard
Working as an interior designer for over 17 years, it’s fair to say that Eilish Rickard knows a thing or two about chic interiors. Launched last year, this online shop is a showcase of her signature timeless and relaxed aesthetic. Shop candles, kitchenware and soft furnishings and subscribe for exclusive presale access, product updates and styling tips.
Find out more: Dwell by Eilish Rickard
Myrtle & Mary
The brainchild of Northern Irish art consultant and designer Carrie Neely, we’re huge fans of Myrtle & Mary’s playful take on homewares; luxury wallpaper, ceramics, lampshades and cushions with a distinctive maximalist, vintage vibe. The latest collection, Paradise Lost, oozes house of Gucci feels with its mix of graphic stripes, tropical leaves and animal illustrations.
Find out more: Myrtle & Mary
Taylor & Grey
Founded on the guiding principles of transparency and traceability, Jessica Brickenden’s new online interiors label is a considered curation of aesthetically engaging and sustainably sourced homewares from skilled independent craftsmen and family-run businesses in Ireland and across Europe. Shop ceramic lamps, woven cotton throws, linen table runners and candles.
Find out more: Taylor & Gray
Julianne Kelly Interiors
“Formerly Kevin Kelly Interiors but still the same creative team, supplying all the top design houses.” Julianne (daughter of Kevin) officially rebranded in 2020 – which is how she’s made it onto this list – launching a web store in the process. Shop everything lamps, chairs, plates and vases from the likes of Eichholtz, Ebb and Flow, Vermissen and Pols Potten.
Find out more: Julianne Kelly Interiors
Leo Scarff Design
An online store selling super affordable, flatpack versions of acclaimed lighting and furniture designer Leo Scarﬀ ’s signature designs – think lightweave shades, birch plywood stools and quirky geodesic bowls. What’s not to love about this Lockdown initiative?
Find out more: Leo Scarﬀ Design
An online luxury homeware and lifestyle platform founded by former fashion and costume designer Gillian Leavy, bookmark Liquorice to your favourites now. Alongside Gillian’s own collection of gorgeously contemporary cushions and table linens, which she designs and makes in her 19th-century townhouse Dundalk studio, you’ll find handpainted ceramics by Dimanche Vaisselle and colourful glassware from New York studio, Sir Madam.
Find out more: Liquorice
Wizard & Grace
Candle fans take note, Wizard & Grace is a new ethical, eco-conscious, vegan brand by Kinsale-based former communications manager (and ex House and Home staﬀer) Paula McGovern. As beautifully scented as they are sustainable, each candle is made from rapeseed and coconut wax and 100% essential oil. Shop the new Intention collection inspired by the Irish landscape and language.
Find out more: Wizard & Grace
Lovers of luxury linens will have plenty to lust over at Zelia Madigan’s online ethical textile brand. Working directly with a family-run artisan Portuguese business, Zelia creates the highest quality bed and table linen, herringbone cushions and waﬄe throws all made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.
Find out more: Conscious Convert
The Home Moment
Founded in 2020 by friends Eileen Denham, Deirdre Young and Sinead Bailey Kelly, The Home Moment is, “an earth conscious, luxury candle brand focused on creating exceptional product-based experiences to elevate our customer’s quality of life.” With a fan following already firmly established in Ireland, the trio have plans to break into the American market and are currently working on new fragrance collabs.
Find out more: The Home Moment
Mimi + Martha
There are lots of reasons to shop this mother and daughter duo’s eponymous online store, an eclectic curation and celebration of sustainable homewares, self-care and stationery. We love that they actively champion Irish independent designers and makers, stocking over 50 names including Olannmor, Coolree Design and Sam agus Nessa.
Find out more: Mimi + Martha
Interior designer Aoife McCabe believes in “elevating the mundane and using colour and design to glamorise even the smallest occasions.” Oast is her design consultancy studio and online retail space with an eye-catching edit of quirky planters, colourful glassware and braided mirrors from brands in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Turkey. Well worth a click.
Find out more: Oast
Bobi, My Dear
Eye-catching, environmentally-friendly, Jesmonite homewares is online store Bobi, My Dear’s USP. Founders, husband and wife Diy and Mark use the water-based resin to handcraft colourful, gorgeously speckled coasters, trays, bowls and bookends, and other fab things, in their Dublin studio.
Find out more: Bobi, My Dear
Hungry for even more home-grown talent? Head out and about and visit our top 10 recommended new Irish retailers around the country. Find out more here.