x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Get the Look: Antiques and bold colours for a trendy, retro home

Mix these traditional patterns, neutral furnishings and sparing shocks of colour, all of which can be found in UAE stores.

Hemnes cabinet. Courtesy of Ikea
Hemnes cabinet. Courtesy of Ikea

Accent

Kasia has used accent pieces to introduce pops of colour to her largely neutral scheme. These bold pink velvet cushions add both visual interest and texture to the plain white Ikea sofas. Velvet cushion, Dh75, Zara Home stores nationwide

Practical

By storing bright bedlinen and blankets in a glass-fronted cabinet, Kasia has made a storage solution an attractive focal feature. Hemnes cabinet, Dh1,475, Ikea

Versatility

Classic simple table lamps are a clever decorative touch to bridge the gap between vintage and contemporary. Denab table lamp, Dh169, Home Centre stores nationwide

Cohesion

With a traditional pattern and contemporary colour, this rug, when used cleverly, will bring together your modern pieces with antique furniture and flea market finds. Malmaison rug, Dh1,260, Laura Ashley, Dubai Mall

Contrast

Kasia's sleek Perspex coffee table demonstrates how statement boutique pieces can work with budget furniture buys. Mekong tables, Dh2,290, Indigo Living, Mall of the Emirates