We love 
Adding to her cult-following family calendar, greet cards and prints, Ali Jones of Bold Bunny has launched a limited edition of mugs to her homeware collection. Adding to her design-led portfolio of printed goodies are the eagerly awaited range of bone china 'SMUGS' with fun graphics for loved ones including the 'Bee Grand' mug and 'You're My Lobster' mug among the five styles which has been recently launched. 

Bold Bunny is a small, sustainable, climate-conscious business creating greet cards, prints and more. Established in 2011 by entrepreneur and creative, Ali Jones - Bold Bunny in Chief and all-round funny lady whose humour spills into her work.

After nine years and with 250 cards created, Bold Bunny is now known for its cool and contemporary range of Irish made prints and now homeware. SMUGS are available at www.boldbunny.ie.

Love local 
Irish designer paint brand, Curator, have opened an experiential paint pop up store on Dublin's South Anne Street. A colourful space that is set to inspire creativity for those planning to ring in the new year with a fresh look to their interiors.

A unique paint collection created in collaboration with some of Irelands’ finest designers with vibrant and whimsical colour, Curator comprises 144 paint colours, inspired by 29 Irish designers, available in five stunning finishes, coming together to form one beautiful collection. Curator’s new pop-up store, a first for an Irish paint brand, will be open until the 15th January.  

The store space will be transformed and brought to life using the palette of shades from the designer paint collection, incorporating the varying paint finishes available. Hoping to inspire visitors to the store, the brand will be brought to life in a creative and vibrant space.

Curator will be offering free one-to-one colour consultation appointments with their team of colour experts. These scheduled appointments will take place in consultation pods throughout the store. Following each consultation, each guest will receive a bespoke colour report highlighting their recommended shades, along with free complimentary tester pots and A5 colour panels. Customers will also be able to place an order online for delivery.

For more information please visit www.curatorpaints.com. Prices range from €32 1L to €99 5L and the collection is available in five finishes.

Bathroom bliss 
Despite being the smallest room in your house, the downstairs toilet is one place where you can really show off your individual style. Through incorporating stylish accessories and functional cloakroom storage even the smallest of bathrooms can be a unique yet practical space for your guests to explore.

1. Make a Statement with creative bathroom tile ideas
Bathroom wall tile ideas are endless and there is an option to suit every aesthetic. Tiles are an ideal way to create a feature in a small space through a pop of colour, fresh pattern or unconventional shape. If you are planning on keeping your wall décor simple, statement floor tiles are a great way to add some personality to a compact space.

Mosaic tiles create a contemporary and stylish feature in any small downstairs toilet in need of a splash of colour, perfectly complementing a simple wall hung basin with space saving towel storage. There are a host of colours, prints, patterns, shapes and sizes to choose from and anybody looking for something a little bit different will love the hexagon trend that's coming through.

2. Reflect light using mirrors
Mirrors are an essential addition to your downstairs toilet décor, to create the illusion of space and light. Line the wall behind your basin with mirrored tiles or add extra storage with a mirrored cabinet. Pair with a simple chrome tap for a sleek modern appearance.

3. Go wild with wallpaper
The bathroom is the perfect place to add some fun into your home. You may have limited space but it’s an ideal area to experiment with bold décor through your choice of pattern, colour and texture. Wallpaper allows you to have some fun with design and transform a functional room into a sophisticated retreat or a statement space.

Create a quirky downstairs toilet using colourful bathroom accessories, patterned tiles or statement wallpaper. Any wallpaper can be used in a bathroom, but it is important it doesn’t come into direct contact with water. If you are wanting something highly durable there are also splash-proof and anti-bacterial ranges available.

The VADO range is available from Earthridge International Ltd., Dowdstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Tel: (01) 628 6845. Browse the full VADO collection at www.earthridge.ie.