You can't go far wrong with a black and white colour scheme, and pairing a monochrome palette with Oriental motifs is a sure-fire way of creating a standout interior. It's a bold look that strikes the perfect balance between the classic and the contemporary.
Part of Designers Guild's forthcoming Autumn/Winter collection, the Leopold Noir rug's striking geometric design is perfect for making a bold statement on a bare floor. Leopold Noir rug, from Dh5,000, Designers Guild at Maison D'Art, Al Wasl Road, Dubai
A traditional Oriental motif that's reminiscent of a mashrabiya screen makes these bone coasters by Indigo Living a striking addition to any tabletop. You can also buy the matching napkin holders to create a complete setting. Dh125 for a set of four coasters, Indigo Living, Dubai
The Lunga Bud vase and cover by Hogenbirk Knitwear is one of our favourite finds. There's a charming simplicity to the handmade, 100 per cent felted wool cover, and its understated pattern will contrast nicely with a couple of colourful flowers. Dh110 at www.boxedonline.com
The Vilmie Figur cushion cover by Ikea has a more blocky effect, and would look great set against crisp white sheets or a light-coloured sofa. The 100 per cent cotton cover measures 40cm x 60cm and is yarn dyed. Dh45, Ikea stores nationwide
This wooden box emblazoned with elegant Arabic calligraphy will sit nicely on any surface. Just make sure to fill it with lots of interesting Oriental treasures. Dh225, Bloomingdale's, Dubai Mall
The Pontresina collection by J.Seignolles couples high-quality Limoges porcelain with a vivid geometric pattern to stunning effect. The collection includes this large buffet plate, which has a diameter of 30.5 centimetres. Dh238, Faubourg Design, Dubai
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