This hot pink velvet storage ottoman would look gorgeous at the end of a bed in a boudoir, especially with a negligee thrown over it. It also looks like an ideal sleeping coffin for a maximalist vampire. Either way, it’s a lot of fun and costs $ 199.99 at Homesense (for store details, see homesense.ie).
Feast your eyes
The Feast serving tray is the collaborative creation of super chef Yotam Ottolenghi and Italian artist Ivo Bisignano. It is 35 cm in diameter, made of stoneware, and is dishwasher safe. It costs 65 â¬ at article.ie.
On the bookshelf
It’s hard to find a room in the house that doesn’t benefit from extra shelving. This handy little double shelf has space below and above and no hard corners to hit your head. It’s made of powder coated steel in a sleek cobalt blue, measures 10 x 32.5 x 12cm and costs $ 41 from designist.ie.
On the side
Sideboards are useful pieces of furniture, but their style is often pretentious. Not so with the Rho sideboard, a simple oak design with two sections – drawers on one side, shelves on the other. There is a subtle 1970s retro touch in the recessed handles. It costs â¬ 745 at foys.ie.