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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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