Long lacking for great boutiques aside from tourist shops peddling Waterford glass and knit sweaters, Dublin now has a slew of interesting stores. And the best part? They’re all within walking distance of one another (and the rest of this compact, charming city). Here are the best of the bunch, follow My Design Agenda and enjoy.
1. LUXURY INTERIORS
Luxury Interiorsare a fully stocked Furniture Center to suit all your household needs.
2. VENTURA DESIGN
Ventura design believes that the home is an extension of the self. It ought to be as multi-faceted and interesting as its owner. To create a space with real character, the team looks at the big picture and the finer details. That’s why they don’t just create a concept – they also design, craft, and fit. They source pieces from all over the world and work tirelessly to make their own collection exceptional.
3. FINLINE FURNITURE
With over 40 years of experience, they pride themselves on delivering the highest quality handcrafted furniture. Fineline Furniture was founded in 1979 just on the edge of the little quaint village of Emo, in Co Laois. Every piece of furniture is handcrafted in Ireland and made to order just for you by their team of over forty brilliant craftspeople. All the furniture is available in over 4,000 fabric choices, all with their unique 20-year frame & construction guarantee.
Minima was established by Helen Kilmartin in 1996 as an interior design consultancy and retailer representing many of the world’s leading furniture, lighting, and home accessories brands. Over the last two decades, Minima has worked on leading private and commercial developments in Ireland, Europe, and the Americas. With an emphasis on quality and craftsmanship, Minima combine contemporary design with antiques and art to create unique spaces offering a single source for furniture, lighting, and accessories.
5. KIAN FURNITURE
Established in 2003, Kian Furniture is a friendly, family-run business specializing in distinctive, modern furniture with a creative edge and at affordable prices. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality furniture backed up by second-to-none service. We have a great team of knowledgeable staff who will do their very best to ensure that you are looked after.
LOMI Design are professionally qualified designers with specialist knowledge and experience in customized design solutions for a diverse range of projects in domestic and commercial situations. Visit their showroom and meet with one of their designers to discuss your furniture requirements.
7. THE DESIGN YARD
Design Yard has always worked to an approachable family Athos. They have created a look with their kitchen furniture that has become trendsetters.
8. DESIGN EMPORIUM
At Design Emporium they supply and fit a wide range of Porcelain and Encaustic Tiles for both interior and exterior use. They are suitable for patios, sunrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, conservatories walls and floors.
9. ELEGANT JOHN BATHROOMS – FINGLAS
Looking to build your dream bathroom but don’t know where to start? The process of designing and building your dream bathroom can be a tiresome and costly one, but at Elegant John Bathrooms, their aim is to provide an easy and affordable solution for all of your bathroom needs.
10. NEPTUNE BY GLOBAL VILLAGE
Working since 2005, Global Village Showrooms was born after successful interior design showrooms built all over the world. Now in its 30th year, Global Village, owned and managed by Martin and Colette, has become a name synonymous with Neptune and Interior Design in South Dublin. They are still (if not more) enthusiastic about interiors, furniture and design as they were when they started this journey in 1990.
11. CA DESIGN
Award-winning owner of CA Design stores, e-commerce brand, and CA Design Consultancy, Carol-Anne is now a sought-after name in interiors in Ireland. Carol-Anne’s namesake stores and design studio have become a household name in Ireland, regularly featuring in magazines, newspapers and on RTE’s celebrated Room to Improve series. What put her name on the map, is her wealth of knowledge about design, her Mid-Century-style collections, designed in collaboration with furniture designers, as well as many prestigious commercial projects working alongside many of the leading lights in Irish Architecture. Combine all this with the distinctive aesthetic you’ll find at CA Design, driven by Carol-Anne’s ‘new modern’ approach – a natural affinity with design classics mixed with edgy, modern pieces.
12. KENNETH HODGINS INTERIORS
Stroll around comfy sofas and suites, elegant dining ranges, beautiful mirrors, quality leather suites, bedroom furniture, luxurious beds, exotic lamps and pictures, and the specially designed galleries for Collins & Hayes, Fama, Stressless, Skovby, Tempur, Harrison, Hypnos, King Koil, Odearest beds.
Designcraft has a simple belief that only the best is good enough, be it materials, construction or design. Their only goal is to create a sensational kitchen exactly how you imagine it. At design craft they have a clear vision: to create high quality, long-lasting, delightful furniture and kitchens, perfectly designed for each and every customer.
14. AH INTERIORS
AH Interiors is a family-run business, they value our customers and the wonderful community of North Dublin where their showrooms are located. In the busy hub of Finglas, just off the M50 – exit 5 they sit right beside Supervalu. They have been in business in the area for over 30 years and opened their wonderful showrooms in 2013. They are passionate about beautiful interiors, and quality carpets and flooring. They wanted to create a different experience for the furniture shopping customer.
15. STILLORGAN DECOR
Established in 1978, Stillorgan Decor Dublin is a 100% Irish-owned Family Business, supplying decor products such as paint, light fittings, wallpapers, and curtains to everyone from the professional decorator to the DIYer. For decades we have prided ourselves on sound technical advice, unmatched product knowledge, and multi-award-winning customer service. Celebrating 40 years in business and led by a driven, professional team, Stillorgan Decor remains Irelands’ leading and most trusted decor destination.