The Best Summer Homewares From 9 Irish Independent Shops

We’ve rounded up the top three summer homewares and decor accessories from each of Ireland’s boutique (r)etailers so you don’t have to. We love independent shops here at the MintMag, and if you haven’t heard of these yet, you’ll soon become a loyal customer.

1. Article Dublin

An established retail/etail boutique shop based in Powercourt Shopping Centre, supplier of a wide-ranging pan-European collection of happy homewares and Nordic-inspired accessories. Their summer collection does not disappoint.

Article

My Mug tableware | Earth vase in rose | Glacier wine accessories

2. April And The Bear 

The ultimate design crush of many homeowners and interiors enthusiasts looking for a quirky-industrial piece for their abode. Their collection is made up of unique, highly-crafted homewares, and these three items are a must for an accomplished summer interior look.

April

Smoke glass and wood lantern | Copper-finish mirror | Set of gold wire baskets 

3. Rua

Based on vibrant Capel Street, the store specialises in affordable jewellery, soft furnishings and gifts, and are a big player in Dublin’s upcycling movement. If you are in the mood for a romantic shabby-chic look for the summer, this is where you want to shop, and below are three items we fell in love with from their current stock.

Rua

Wall sticker |  Cherry blossom mug | Rustic wall-mounted vase 

4. Industry

The original  independent concept store and industrial decor specialist, Industry is expanding their business and their perennially attractive collection all the time. Shop here for hand-picked vintage, upcycled and new items that will no doubt inject a lot of personality into any home.

Industry

Dip bowl  | Enamel plates | Breadboards 

5. Irish Design Shop

Great design finds curated by two great makers and champions of Irish craft. Their range includes anything from illustrations to ceramics, all with a distinctive and unique Irish flavour. Find them on hip Drury Street or buy these beauties online:

Irish design shop

Bird feeder Felt coasters | Bud vase

6. Jennifer Slattery Textiles 

There is not one item in Jennifer Slattery’s summer collection that we don’t absolutely adore – wonderfully elegant and unmistakably summery textiles that will transform any kitchen and dining room.

Slattery

Tray cloth | High tea napkins |  Summer berry cushion

7. Makers and Brothers 

The wildly successful brothers behind the eponymous label specialise in hand-crafted beautiful objects from locally-sourced materials that sell out on both sides of the Atlantic. Alongside other names on this list, personally responsible for making Irish design an international success.

Makers and brothers

Wooden plates |  Jug and cups set | Beach towel 

8. DUST

Ireland’s newest etailer and one of the most popular design shops is best described on their website: a shop offering “the unusual, the beautifully formed and the surprising”. These products below fit the description to a T.

Dust

Concrete coasters | Missoni cushion | Napkin set

9. Ginger Brown Design

Bringing a taste of the tropics into Dublin’s city centre home store hub in Dublin 2, they are famous for their colourful displays and Oriental decor pieces. We love the intricate-motif Indian-inspired armchair and the vintage decorative milk urns, and – literally – all the cushions.

Ginger Brown

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Diana

Diana Valentine runs a lifestyle, arts and interiors blog sharing interiors inspiration, practical decorating tips, fascinating finds for the creative and the curious, and musings on design, food, and travel adventures.

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