1 Fat cat
We love the faded effect on this monochromatic cushion from Indigo Living. We’d set it against a muted sofa or bedspread for a striking statement.
• Cushion, Dh69, Indigo Living, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
2 Flight of fancy
A swarm of colourful butterflies flits across the surface of this ashtray from Zara Home – making it almost too pretty to use.
• Butterfly ashtray, Dh95, Zara Home stores nationwide
3 Blossoming into life
The design of this Paul Smith cushion was inspired by a photograph of cherry blossoms taken by the fashion designer during one of his many trips to Japan. First seen as part of his autumn/winter 2007 womenswear collections, the design is now to be found adorning this handwoven cushion created for the Rug Company.
• Birdie Blossom Cushion, Dh2,217, The Rug Company, DIFC, Dubai
4 A pretty perch
Made in Vietnam from lacquered bamboo, this stool is part of the new collection at Interior 360. The stark contrast between the white stool and the black bird motif, which is infilled with Arabic calligraphy, makes this a stunning piece.
• Stool, Dh850 (or two for Dh1,500), Interior 360, Al Quoz and Galeries Lafayette, Dubai
5 The tweet seats
The Wild Bunch range of furniture from Sweetpea and Willow has rocketed to the top of our most wanted list. Fantastical animal imagery is splayed across the back of acrylic chairs and stools to create quirky pieces of furniture that wouldn’t look out of place in a West End eatery. We’re currently envisioning this peacock stool perched in front of our breakfast bar.
• Paon Bar Stool, Dh2,972, www.sweetpeaandwillow.com
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