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The Independent, Ideal Home Show April 2017,
Colourtrend Interior Design Forum

Featured is our 2017 interview and inset a photo of last year's roomset we exhibited at the same show ... 

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House & Home Magazine, April 2017
Interview for the Ideal Home Show, Colourtrend Interior Design Forum 


Kicking off this Friday, April 21st, at the RDS Simmonscourt, the permanent tsb Ideal Home Show showcases the latest trends in interior and architectural design. To get you in the mood, we chatted to the seven Irish interior designers who are part of the Colourtrend Interior Design Forum at the show about the rooms they'll be creating, their favourite interiors trend for 2017 and their quick fire interiors top tip.

3. Diana Valentine of Home Lust

Tell us about the roomset you’re designing for the Colourtrend forum.

MColourtrend interior designs ideal home show interiors advice tipsy roomset this year is an interior garden, which doubles as a creative workspace in the home. As work and home lifestyles continue to change, I believe that most people wish to have their own informal creative or working space in the home, one that can be enhanced by the positive impact of living greens. For the roomset I designed, I’ve chosen a number of Scandinavian brands sourced on my Home Lust Concept Store, as well as a large selection of products from Dublin-based Irish-design makers and fairtrade retailers. The assembled set is essentially a collection of my favourite things, and some of the best artisan creations available in Ireland, from makers such as Gilded Hound, Hey Bulldog Design, Elements of Action, Concrete Forest, Grain & Groove, Kaiko Studio, Dar Sol, and rare flowers and plants from La Planta.

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What is your favourite interiors trend for 2017?

I love all the exciting trends in home textiles, such as the return to luxurious texture and vibrant colours, with the addition of fringes, pompons, tassels and jewelled embellishments to throws and cushions. These are lovely bohemian touches that have filtered through from the fashion runways and mark a return to a certain playfulness after quite a few years of neutral minimalism. In the same vein, modern glam will be big this year, with golden metallics taking centre stage, paired with dark greens, aubergines and inky blues, so expect an elegant sort of decadence when it comes to dining and the living space. The botanical trend shows no signs of waning, and animal motifs were present at all of the big interiors events in Europe, so it's plants galore and cute koalas this year, very tropical still, but definitely less kitsch than in 2016.

What’s your best interiors top tip?

Choosing products with a certain timelessness and versatility in both design and usage. Many of us don't have the finances or time to change up our home decor regularly, which is why investing in living accessories and even smaller pieces of furniture that can be used in different ways is a great way of making changes without breaking the bank or taking a week to redecorate the house. An end table can easily become a plant stand, a large bowl can be used as a display storage indoors, and a bird bath outdoors; a bamboo ladder is a towel rack, a balcony trellis or an unusual display for your pictures. One of my favourite pieces to 'play with' all year round is the barcart. I use mine as a display stand, accessorised with books, succulent pots and bric-à-brac, and for dinner parties, it becomes a glamourous drinks trolley.

You can find out more about Home Lust on their website or blog, or catch them on Facebook or Instagram."


Top 10 Spring Trends in Home Décor

Fresh home looks for a bright new season that you can achieve with ease, by Diana Valentine

This spring marks a return to interiors inspired by Mother Nature as we embrace lush living greens and fill our home with elaborately textured textiles and bohemian accessories. Welcome spring 2017's New Romantic look with these 10 tantalising décor trends…

7 Natural materials


Luxurious plants are the perfect backdrop for this season's natural materials and eco-friendly products, such as reedy rattan day beds and beautiful bamboo benches - the perfect accessories for your brand-new indoor jungalow garden.

Find it: Hanging teardrop rattan chair, €350, Home Lust Concept Store,



The festive celebrations on included one of one beautiful green marble and antique brass drinks trolley ... 

"Bring in the hostess trolley

The hostess trolley is back and it brings instant character to a room. It can be used to stack anything from drinks to books or music systems for the rest of the year. It’s easy to decorate – just scatter a few baubles – and is a good way of delegating at least one task from the main host as guests can help themselves to drinks rather than having to have their glasses refilled. Any kind of table that you can set up with drinks and appetizers will fill the same role."

And here is the trolley again in The Irish Independent, Sunday edition, Property Section ...

Featured in the MOVE Section of The Sunday Times, Ireland edition, December 2016. What a lovely feeling being named as one of the best Ireland deisgn shops by your favourite Sunday paper ... 

Another one of our drinks trolleys, the uber-glam black glass and brass barcart, was featured in the special Interiors Edition of the Sunday Business Post, December 2016 


That time when our copper bowls were featured in The Irish Examiner, and instantly sold out ... 


And here we are in the Christmas 2016 edition of Irish Country magazine, Ireland's Magazine of the Year, 2015 and 2016.

A big 'Thank You' to Caroline Foran for including us in her list of the best interiors online shops in the Sunday Business Post,

Interiors: Keeping the best on site | A new breed of online interiors destinations are now offering a slew of interesting items, at surprisingly competitive prices ...

Such a great review by one of Ireland's best arts and interiors writer, Kate Phelan of the Culture Trip, Ireland. 
We were so very happy to find our wares in the IMAGE Magazine Ireland #Lifestyle pages this month. This gorgeously designed issue stars the beautiful Maia Dunphy, curator of the refreshingly honest The M Word family and parenting blog, among other things, dressed in this stunning Helen Cody couture dress. See 

Delighted to spot our Instagram in The Journal's "7 Instagram accounts you need to follow for home decor inspiration", alongside great design Instagram and design blogs from all over the world... 

We were delighted to be nominated for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016,
along with other outstanding Irish bloggers, in the interiors and lifestyle categories ... and we were over the moon to win two out of three: best interiors Irish blog in the company and personal categories, for our Lust List blog, and that of our resident writer,
Diana Valentine | Home Design. 


With Jill L'Estrange of L’Estrange Designs at Ideal Home Show, October 2016. Watch her interview here. 

Write-up and photography of our roomset by

What I liked: It was great to see the paint choice (Mussel) tying in so well with the rest of the scheme and Jill had teamed up with online concept store Home Lust which provided pretty accessories throughout.

IMAGE Interiors & Living magazine Ireland, September/October 2016
Sunday Independent, Property Supplement, September 2016 
House and Home Magazine Ireland, September/October 2016
House and Home Magazine Ireland, July/August 2016
Food & Wine Magazine, Ireland, June 2016
Irish Tatler Magazine, June 2016,
Confetti Bridal magazine, Ireland, April 2016
Irish Country Magazine, April 2016
House and Home Magazine Ireland, May/June 2016
Garden Heaven magazine (March 2016),
the gardening annual of Image Interiors & Living,
Munster Interiors magazine, Ireland, March 2016
Irish Country Magazine, March 2016
House and Home Magazine Ireland, March/April 2016
IMAGE Interiors & Living magazine Ireland, March/April 2016
IMAGE Interiors & Living magazine Ireland, Jan/Feb 2016

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________________________________________________________________________Upstairs, Downstairs Home, Garden & Lifestyle magazine Ireland,
Feb/Mar 2016

We have been featured in interiors online articles on: 

Marble Moments on

Home & Garden, Irish Independent,

The Home & Lifestyle section of the Irish Examiner,
Shop our lustful lanterns here.
HOUSE AND HOME magazine Ireland,
It's the trend that's been sneaking it's way back into our homes, this spring, so we've rounded up 12 affordable pieces you're going to love...

color crush

1. Gradient glass vase, €12 | 5. Black iron candleholders (set of 3), €20


IMAGE Magazine Ireland online 

10 Reasons To Shop For Your Home In The January Sales

It’s that time of year when we’re done and dusted with Christmas, and we’re glad to see the back of all that boozing to be honest. We’re looking forward to the arrival of Spring and, thanks to the lack of funds in our bank accounts, we’re spending our January Saturdays embarking on that much needed deep cleanse of our homes. From tearing the tree down to bagging up what’s been lurking in the depths of our wardrobes, there’s no time like the present to introduce some fresh vibes into your home. It’ll do you the world of good mentally too. What’s more, if you’ve managed to hold on to a few bob this month, there’s no better time to update your living space with discounted goods in the winter sales. Here we round up 10 things we’ve been lusting after this January, sure to kick your January blues back to 2015. 


5 Cool Christmas Gifts from Dublin’s Newest Homewares E-Store

Now that it’s December, we’re officially allowed to go Christmas crazy. Eclectic new Dublin-based online homewares retailer has arrived just in time…
Nothing flirts with that thin line between pleasant hype and panicky hysteria quite like the build-up to Christmas, especially when it comes to gift-giving. A certain amount of frenzy is all part of the joy of the season – it wouldn’t be Christmas without some last-minute Penneys power-shopping among crazed crowds – but this year we’re planning to keep the panic stations to a minimum by sourcing thoughtful gifts online. Mulled wine in hand, Michael Bublé crooning carols in the background, we’ll be leisurely browsing looking for special gifts for our loved ones. An online retailer of Scandinavian and European homewares, Dublin-based Home Lust was founded in November by a savvy team of interiors journalists and design bloggers, including a former member of the Image Interiors & Living team, Diana Nacu. Seeking to offer distinctive design pieces to Irish and European shoppers at a reasonable price point, the site boasts a considered selection of beautifully designed products from brands like Broste, Madam Stolz, HK Living, Haus and Vermissen.Their carefully composed collections also include fair-trade products and artisan craft works from makers in Portugal, India, Morocco and Turkey, and you’re sure to find something sublime to leave under the tree for your significant other/sibling/self among their wares. We’ve already spotted five admirable items we’d love to unwrap on Christmas morning.
THE GLOSS Magazine Ireland (out every month with The Irish Times)
As we love design, and follow design blogs religiously,
we are over the moon with the response of some the best Irish design bloggers around. We were delighted when our products got the design blogger treatment on:, an exquisite art and lifestyle blog from Cork, Ireland, the beautiful Irish design blog of Jenna Crotty
________________________________________________________________________ by interiors and lifestyle Irish blogger Louise Rankin
________________________________________________________________________ Instagram of Dublin interior designer Moya Farrell 

________________________________________________________________________There is nothing we don't love on the South African design blog belonging to superstylist 
Kim Gray (now happily residing in South Dublin),
Here are her shopping lists:  

Home Lust, January 11, 2016

Ooh, another favourite on-line store from Ireland!
Welcome Home-Lust for gorgeous Scandi inspired finds!


 Colour Me Happy, January 19, 2016