e’re getting ready to leave winter behind and embrace the brighter days that are on their way. And with that theme of looking forward in this issue our trends’ feature explores what’s set to be hot in the world of interior design in the months ahead. Our four readers’ homes take us around Ireland with a modern Edwardian period family property in Ballsbridge, a vibrant, design-forward house in Terenure, a stunning renovation in Carnlea and a total redesign in Donegal. We also have two gorgeous kitchen designs and a guide to creating your own masterpiece. Our seating feature will provide plenty of inspiration if you’re in search of something new and as ever we have a roundup of all the latest launches for bathrooms and beyond. If you’re in need of a little escapism then our two travel features should do the trick – Marty O’Neill explores the sights of San Francisco while Aoife Kelly discovers Dubrovnik’s delights. Nathan Anthony shot to success with his easy but innovative dishes during the pandemic and we’re delighted to share recipes from his latest book – Bored of Lunch Healthy Slow Cooker: Even Easier. In addition to this we’ve got our usual mix of advice and inspiration for the whole home and last but definitely not least, our new resident expert Carly Anderson tells us how flipping houses turned her life around and why she now wants to share her insider secrets with the IHIL readers.