Mix rich, traditional patterns with bold statement pieces to achieve a dramatic, artful interior.
Get the Look: Contemporary, colourful arts and crafts
A Persian carpet will add colour and richness to any space. Don't confine yours to the floor - they also make for stunning wall hangings. We love Hossein Rezvani's beautifully crafted creations. Bakhtiar in blue, Dh7,000 per square metre, Caspaiou Dubai or www.hosseinrezvani.com
Use colourful crockery to brighten up a white kitchen. The blue and white floral designs on Crate & Barrel's Palmira plate are suitably bold. Dh45, Crate & Barrel, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre
A single bold chair will transform a dead space into a lovely spot for reading and reflection. For something that is both comfortable and striking, try the sumptuous Tess chair in deep purple. Dh4,499, Crate & Barrel
Make a statement with an oversized vase set on a simple side table and highlighted with spot lighting. Try the 88-centimetre-high black ceramic Giant Ginger Jar by Andrew Martin. Dh3,910, Andrew Martin Dubai
The Kilim trunk coffee table - named for the traditional flat, woven carpets produced across central Asia - is brimming with character and bound to become a talking point. Dh17,960, Andrew Martin Dubai