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Get the Look: Asian-inspired luxury

Dark wood and natural materials against neutral backgrounds create a peaceful getaway.

Asunden basket. Courtesy of Ikea
Asunden basket. Courtesy of Ikea

Natural

The designers opted for natural materials such as cotton, linen and woven seagrass to recreate a tropical Asian feel. Check out the Asunden family of baskets from Ikea, which are handmade using seagrass. Dh29, Ikea stores nationwide

International

The Dills's artwork comes from Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Borneo and the Solomon Islands. Objects & Elements in Dubai stocks a wide range of inexpensive artwork with international appeal. Monk, Dh1,725, Objects & Elements

Dark

Dark mahogany was used for the doors, window frames and furniture. If you want to experiment with dark woods but are worried that the overall effect might be too heavy, start small with pieces like the Koln mirror from The One. Dh6,495, The One stores nationwide

Neutral

A neutral but textured wallpaper will act as a subtle backdrop to your design. The Retro 1080 design from the Swedish brand Eco Wallpaper will work well with a neutral-coloured floor tile. Dh275, Kollektion & Co, Dubai