Set modern accessories and fun wallpaper against a neutral paint palette to inject personality into the home.
Get the Look: Classic and comfortable
The Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen is a design classic that has graced interiors for more than 50 years. Get yours from Al Reyami Interiors, Knoll's agent in the UAE, price on request, www.reyami.com
Fun wallpaper on select walls creates continuity but ensures that the effect is not overwhelming. Try the Lace collection by the Swedish brand Borastapeter, Dh225 per roll, www.thekollektion.com
Use accessories to introduce pops of colour. Bright greens and oranges make the perfect springtime pick-me-up. Fendi Casa vase, Dh10,300, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
A contemporary cowhide rug set against a warm wooden floor makes for striking contrast, Dh999, Ikea stores nationwide
White curtains with a cheery floral motif lift up an interior without disrupting the flow of light. Marimekko's Lumimarja fabric comes in a range of colours, including this deep pink and magenta, Dh182 per metre, www.finnishdesignshop.com