Distressed table base purchased in Eclectic Interiors, Castecomer Estate Yard, Co. Kilkenny €120.0, ceramic table top commissioned from Andrew Ludick, Castecomer Estate Yard. Price on request. White chairs purchased on ebay €70.00 each.Patterned purple cushion from Miranda Groen, Kilkenny apx. €40.00. Poster bought in Chamonix for €10.00 and framed in the Framemakers, St. Mary’s Lane, Kilkenny. Blossom bowls €6.95 from Anne’s store - Butterslip. Little blue bird €5.00 bought on a trip to Turkey.
Picture - €100.00 Eclectic Interiors, Castlecomer Estate Yard, Kilkenny. Vintage cups – gift. Jug – Brid Lyons, Clay Creations, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. (0)56 7724977 Bowl – Andrew Ludick Ceramics, Castlecomer Estate Yard, Kilkenny. apx. €250.00. Flowers – Dried by Anne.
The bathrobes are available to purchase from Butterslip from €20.00.
Selection of bowls from : (1) Rosemary Durr pottery, Castlecomer Estate Yard, Kilkenny, from apx. €8.00 (2)Oxfam. from apx. €8.00 (3) Bowls purchased on trips to Morocco from €6.00 (4) Bowls from the Real Olive Company in Co. Cork. from €10.00
The Bicycle art piece is by Rachel Burke apx. €450.00. Hat by Rebekah Patterson Millinery, Kilkenny,apx.€170.00. The key bowl was a gift from Anne’s sister. The sofa was found in a skip and Ann upholstered in Designers’ Guild fabric, try Garenndenny Lane Interiors for similar.
‘Tomorrow is a lovely day’ print €14.99 TK Maxx homewares.
The glass vintage jug on left is a family heirloom. The red vase was bought from a potter in Westport for apx. €15.00. The green plastic jug is from Dunnes Stores (€10.00) The clear speckled water jug from Butterslip is €24.95, and the blue jug is from Rosemary Durr in Castlecomer Estate Yard.
The ‘Cow’ wallpaper in Anne’s spare room is from Louise Body Wallprints and is €85.00 per roll, available to order from Butterslip.
Please note : all images are copyright of Dylan Vaughan. Please do not re-post or use without his permission!
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AT HOME WITH ANNE BARBER
For the second ‘at-home’ feature in the Irish Independent Weekend magazine, photographer Dylan Vaughan and I visited the beautiful Anne Barber at home. Anne owns one of my favourite shops - Butterslip in Kilkenny ( where I procured the necklace and brooches for the Sunday Times feature!) This feature was a great excuse to satisfy my curiosity - I’ve often wondered what her home looks like, considering how imaginative her shop is…I wasn’t disappointed.
Here’s the interview below, more after the jump!
A VINTAGE WONDERLAND
Anne Barber has become incredibly adept at creating stylish places from tired old properties. She transformed an old angling store in Kilkenny in to ‘Butterslip’, a shop that has become somewhat of a destination for those seeking beautiful trinkets and objects for the home and wardrobe, a ‘treasure trove’ of a store in the true meaning of the term.
Her home, pictured here, is also the result of this ability. Once a simple council terraced house from the 60s, as Anne describes it - “perfectly proportioned mini house,” is now a vintage haven of incredible style. The colourful mish-mash of furniture and accessories creates an overwhelming feeling of comfort, antiquity and delicate sophistication.