It's our favourite time of year... not just because the weather's getting better but because Dubai's homeware stores are starting to unveil their Autumn/Winter collections. There's no better time to go shopping for a little something for your home, and since Dubai Mall has just announced that it'll be open 24-hours a day for the three weekends between October 18 and November 4, you'll have plenty of time to browse.
The One's latest collection offers a take on the ever-popular 'Long Island' style, so expect a calm, collected colour palette, lots of raw woods, natural fabrics and luxe leathers. The collection offers a contemporary colonial feel, with northern European, rustic and vintage influences.
Indigo Living has also just unveiled its latest range, which includes the newly extended Eva Collection, designed exclusively for Indigo by Italian designer Stefano Tordiglione. Earthy tones and hints of nostalgia are key features of the new collection, which includes Ash wood dining tables, mirrors, veneer cabinets, dining chairs and bookshelves. Prices start at Dh1,190.
"The shapes are simple with a touch of retro from my childhood in Napoli, Italy. The lines of the chairs originate from my childhood memories of my favourite chair - comfortable, small but solid. The delicate dining table with its solid top and curved underside are influenced by the luxury Italian Riva speed boats from the 50's and 60's. Like the boats, the range is handmade from the top quality materials," says Tordiglione.
Also new in Indigo stores is the Canapé Collection, which includes high-quality leather sofas, wingback chairs and stools. There's also a whole new range of lighting options and winter textiles to choose from.