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You can now select to collect your online order from Garrendenny Lane Interiors (no shipping fee) by selecting that choice at checkout.

We are located 5 miles from Castlecomer, 9 miles from Carlow, 14 from Athy, 20 from Portlaoise, 17 from Kilkenny. You will receive an email to tell you when your order is ready to collect and a courtesy phone call to check a suitable time with you as well as ensuring that you have directions.



15/4/2013

Closing Down Sale Ends 10th May
Closing Down Sale Ends 10th May- with plenty of bargains still to be had - Greengate cushions, Ferm Living, Mae wall stickers, Lene Bjerre and many other quality gift items for the home
6/12/2012

Closing Down/Stock Clearance Sale at Garrendenny Lane
Closing Down/Stock Clearance Sale at Garrendenny Lane with 35 - 70% off all stock items. Buy quality gifts for Christmas at great prices.
24/9/2012

15% off until 1st October
15% off until 1st October on all Garrendenny Lane Products (except wallpaper) by becoming a fan on facebook and claiming the offer there. You can access our facebook page here.
20/9/2012

Marionette Cushions at Garrendenny Lane in Irish Independent
Marionette Cushions at Garrendenny Lane in Irish Independent's supplement Mothers and Babies and described as perfect for children's bedrooms. Choose from Aristo Katt, Elle Elephant, Posey Panda and Frank Fox.
18/9/2012

Ere be Dragons Wallpaper - Perfect for Nurseries
Our 'Ere be Dragons' Wallpaper by Paperboy is featured in Mothers and Babies supplement in the Irish Independent - a fun, vibrant wallpaper for young children.
27/8/2012

Lorna Sixsmith- in Irish Times
Lorna Sixsmith started up Garrendenny Lane Interiors almost five years ago 'from the kitchen table' and is included in an article on 'mumpreneurs' in the Irish Times recently.
8/8/2012

Summer Sale at Garrendenny Lane
Some of our summer sale items are being featured into tomorrow's Irish Times - bargain hunter feature.  These include the Pernilla shoulderbag and Pernilla set of 3 boxes by Greengate, the Grow Height chart by Bold and Noble, and the Wendy quilt by Greengate in a beautifu floral pink - perfect for using for a picnic or the beach, snuggling up with on the sofa or using as a throw.
16/7/2012

Tweet Tea Towel in Irish Country Magazine
Our Tweet Tea Towel by Famille Summerbelle was recently featured in the Irish Country Magazine. 
21/7/2012

Joseph Joseph Sale
We aren't going to be stocking Joseph Joseph kitchenware any longer (making way for new brands) so if you're looking for some new kitchen products for your own kitchen or for some early Christmas gifts, do snap them up. As the saying goes, 'When they're gone, they're gone!'
30/6/2012

Irish Prints in Ireland of the Welcomes
As featured recently in Ireland of the Welcomes, the Irish contemporary typographical prints that offer the traditional Irish blessing are the perfect gift to send to someone who is Irish or has Irish connections particularly if they live abroad. They fit into standard sized frames and as each print is a slightly different colour from the others in the set, the colours create a vivid statement on the wall. Choose from yellows, red, blues and greens.
30/10/2011

Multi-coloured Tree Welcome Doormat - Irish Country Living
Our new Welcome doormat by Greengate, vivid in its multi-colouredness and featured a tree and many beautiful little birds, is featured in Irish Country Living magazine.
1/11/2011

Tips for Christmas Decorating
How to keep your Christmas decorations looking fresh
 
Gone are the days when Christmas decorations were put up around 21st December, now people are putting them up earlier and earlier, often as early as 1st December. Traditionally, decorations are taken down on 6th January and this still seems to be the case, therefore your Christmas decorations may be up for five weeks!  
How do you ensure they still look impressive 4 weeks on, rather than looking bedraggled and rather sorry for themselves?
30/10/2011

Interior Design Trends Autumn Winter 2011/2012
Winter is coming and as it edges closer, you will be delighted to hear that by including some elements of this year’s interior design trends in your home, you can make it even cosier and more welcoming.
We are all tired of hearing about the doom and gloom. We can’t do anything about the Greek crisis or  American debt but we can ensure that our homes are warm, inviting and convivial.  This year more than ever before, the emphasis at the interior design shows seems to be on creating a cocoon, making your home a cosy sanctuary against the elements but it is also about bringing the outside in and embracing nature as well as taking the best aspects of design from previous decades. 
1/10/2011

Interior Design Trends Autumn Winter 2011/2012
Having visited Maison D’Objet in September, I’m delighted to bring you news of some of the latest design trends for our interiors and share with you how you can bring them into your own home décor.
30/4/2011

Current Interior Design Trends - Spring 2010
Wondering where and how to start decorating a room or thinking of adding some finishing touches.  Our review of the latest trends from recent interior design shows in London and Paris will give you plenty of food for thought.
1/9/2011

Creating Student Spaces
With September comes ‘back to school or college’ and for many pupils and students, that means preparation and studying for exams.  How do you create an environment in your home that is conducive to them studying without distractions and without excuses?!
11/3/2011

Vintage and Retro Home Decor Styles
The vintage and retro look isn’t just popular within fashion, it has been making a large comeback within interiors too for some time now.  If you want to get in on the act or relive some memories, do read on …
11/12/2010

Christmas Decorating

Why do we put up a Christmas tree with lights and decorations?

The Christmas tree as an evergreen tree is the symbol of life, when all other trees have lost their leaves and the ground is covered with frost and snow and nothing else is growing.  In the past, candles, fires and bonfires were used to light up the darkness and to symbolise how light triumphs out of the deep darkness and cold. Lights in the window were to symbolise a welcome to any travellers.

1/9/2011

Student Living - Creating Study Spaces
Are you heading to college shortly? Wondering how you can make your student room comfortable, bright and reflect your personality rather than that of your landlord? Well, follow our tips and you won’t go wrong. 
1/10/2011

How to get your home ready for Autumn
Evenings are drawing in and it is time to make our homes cosy for winter.  Judging by many of the new trends that I saw at the Maison Objet show in September, it is all about adding texture and warmth through your accessories this season.
30/6/2011

Decorating Children's Bedrooms
Children’s Bedrooms are generally multi-functional - a space to sleep fundamentally but in the absence of a playroom, they will also be a space to play and to store toys. As children become older, their bedrooms become a space to relax, to read, to chat to friends and to host sleepovers. Therefore, it can be a good idea to plan them carefully when your child is young - to ensure that they are a versatile space that can be easily adapted, has good storage and space as well as having a design scheme that will not date quickly.
11/11/2011

9 Ways to Make your Guest Bedroom so inviting
Guest bedrooms are often used for other reasons during the course of the year when you don’t have visitors staying - be it being used as a home office, a study area, storage or perhaps it is where the treadmill is kept! But if you have visitors coming for the festive period, here are some tips for ensuring your guest bedroom will make your visitors feel very special. And remember, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take a long time - just a few special touches will make all the difference.
11/5/2011

Wow Your Walls with Wallpaper
Wallpaper is back with a bang, feature walls have been popular for many years and while they have lessened in popularity, they are still ‘in vogue’ partly due to some rooms being overwhelmed by wallpaper on all four walls, partly due to the cost, and partly due to people’s nervousness of decorating with wallpaper.
1/6/2011

Cream of Irish Design
2011 is the Year of Irish Craft and it is wonderful to see so many designers and crafters receiving more press coverage and acknowlegements of their talents this year. From an national and international perspective, we all need to play a part in getting rid of the notion that Irish craft is just made up of leprachaun-type souvenirs but that the Cream of Irish Design is the culmination of what talented, creative designers can produce - beautiful one-off pieces, contemporary furniture, stylish lighting, pieces that carry a story and yet are usable within the family home.
6/2/2011

How to get the right lighting for each room
One of the most important aspects of any design scheme involves careful consideration regarding lighting. Lighting is important not just for visibility and enabling you to see what you are doing clearly, it is also crucial for atmosphere and the amount of light a room receives, be it from natural daylight ormartificial sources, will affect the colour choices within the room. “Ambient lighting” is the name given to general background lighting and is usually provided by a central pendant which, if it is the only light source, will result in a room devoid in atmosphere.
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