27 January 2019
5 December 2018
A Christmas tree is the star of the celebrations, but choosing a style can be as tricky as untangling the tinsel.
But this year, banish seasonal stress by taking inspiration from these three decor themes – frosty, copper or emerald. Then add the bells and baubles, sit back and wait for the compliments.
26 November 2018
Interior designers love mood-enhancing lighting, but if you really want to set the scene this winter, a scented candle can be a quickfire way to create a cosy ambience.
Whether you’re styling a mantelpiece, laying the table for a dinner party, or simply want to make the downstairs loo more inviting – think how boutique hotels manage to make their ladies’ rooms that much more luxe, with a decadently dark wall paint, plush hand soap and the flickering flame of a three-wick candle – a well-chosen candle might be the perfect finishing touch.
5 November 2018
Some trends suit those who like to play it safe, but ‘Nomadic Modern’ certainly isn’t one of them.
This is a decor direction for those who want to push the creative boundaries, are open to inspirations from all over the world, and love curating their exotic treasures into schemes which ooze personality.
Tempted? There are three key routes available if you want to journey to this style destination, and join the nomadic decor tribe.
29 October 2018
Halloween might be all about shock and horror –but when it comes to decor, it really can be the stuff of nightmares!
Thankfully though, you don’t have to welcome in the goblins of bad taste and overdose on the ghoulish and garish. It is possible to make a home trick-or-treat ready without being tacky, and embrace a scarily stylish look instead.
25 October 2018
Give your skin, lungs and mental health a helping hand by filling your home with foliage and flowers....
As the urban footprint becomes larger, more people are destined to be living in properties without a garden – yet houseplants can help bring the outside in. This is even more true in Dubai, where greenery is sparse in apartment living!
24 October 2018
Move over kids –adults can have fun with pumpkins too! This Halloween accessorise your home with pumpkins that are more chic than creep.
According to Pinterest, these are the prettiest pumpkins to use as Halloween decorations –especially if, like us, you’re more sophisticated than spooky.
17 October 2018
When it comes to DIY, some rooms are easier to tackle than others. Kitchens are best left to the experts, and bathrooms (aside from a bit of resealing) can often be the same.
One easy update that is pretty simple to do, however, is splashbacks. They sit behind the sink and are essential to stop water being sprayed everywhere when hands, fruit, vegetables and whatnot are washed. It is tiling, but it tends to be quite a small area, so should be achievable for most people.
16 October 2018
It’s the heart of any home –especially now that it’s where many of us congregate not only to eat but also to catch up and socialise –which is why choosing the right kitchen style is so important. So what’s on the menu for kitchen trends in 2019?
“Industrial style is very much in vogue and still will be next year,” predicts Rachael Burgess, creative director at Contour Kitchens, based in the United Kingdom.
12 August 2018
The Moroccan décor trend is set to rein for another season, as textured rugs, metallic lanterns and patterned floor tiles continue to fill our homes with bohemian vibes. When it comes to décor Morocco is brimming with inspiration, as the Arab country’s varied history, architecture and culture offer an enriching muse for design, colour and texture.