x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Get the Look: Classic and stylish with a white and blue palette

Create a beach house atmosphere with hints of Arabic design with these locally available products.

Blad curtains. Courtesy of Ikea
Blad curtains. Courtesy of Ikea

Pattern

The designer chose a solid, printed screen behind the bed, but I've opted for a latticework alternative. It reminds me of the mashrabiya patterns so popular in Arab architecture. Maple green, Dh995, Freedom, Mirdif City Center

Theme

This mirror fits perfectly with its off white mother-of-pearl inlaid on blue resin. The inlay work, based on Islamic geometric patterns, gives it a Middle Eastern flavour. Feature mirror by Nada Debs, Dh6,100, O'de Rose, Al Wasl Road Dubai, www.o-derose.com

Contrast

The dark hues of this quirky accent table complements and grounds the blue and white palette. Frog Rain-Drum coffee table, Dh2,050, Pottery Barn, Dubai Mall

Bold prints

Donovan uses a slipper chair in the living room, and this modern version with wooden legs captures his elegant yet relaxed look. The striking blue and white pattern works well with a white sofa. Chloe arm chair, Dh3,029, Crate and Barrel, Mall of the Emirates

Humour

These curtains set the tone for the entire room without breaking the bank. The bold leaf graphics in two shades of blue add a playful touch to the interior. Blad Curtains, Dh395, Ikea